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Blog posts of '2014' 'August'

Spiral Staircase at the Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Seattle, WA.
Albina Co., Inc. bent several structural steel members to help create a beautiful spiral staircase at the very popular Purple Cafe and Wine Bar in Seattle, WA. bent channel (C12 x 20.7#), flat bar (FB 1/2" x 2"), various sizes of angle (2" x 1-1/2" x 1/8" and 6" x 3-1/2" x 5/16") and rolled plate 1/2" thick. spiral staircase purple cafe and wine bar
Plate Rolling
Albina Co., Inc. is a premier plate processing supplier for the United States and Canada.  Albina can source, cut, roll, bevel (end prep) and fabricate complete any plate project you may require.  Our plate roll allows us to bend up to 10 ft wide sections.  We can also bend up to 2” thick plate depending on the width of the section in question.  We have successfully provided bent and fabricated plate to countless industries and end uses, some examples include:   Tanks, Cones, Cylinders, Ducting projects (with Albina supplied Angle flanges welded to the ends), Gored Elbows, Column Wraps, Custom stair cases, Marine applications, Art Work, etc.  The requirements and applications for rolled plate are limitless.   We can take all of the hassle out of your project and be a one source supplier. You place an order and we will take care of everything else, including freight to your facility or job site.
Curved Steel in Modern Art Sculptures and Infrastructure Design
Over the years, Albina Co., Inc. has been involved in helping artists use curved steel to turn their visions into reality. One local artist, Ed Carpenter, specializes in large scale public installations ranging from architectural sculptures to infrastructure design. We have assisted Ed Carpenter on several high profile projects ranging from his signature "flying bridges", to interior and exterior sculptures. ed carpenter curved steel flying bridge ed carpenter curved steel san antonio ed carpenter hawaii curved steel structure ed carpenter curved steel ederal courthouse
Steel Day 2014 Interact. Learn. Build
Steel Day is scheduled to take place on September 19, 2014. Steel Day is an annual event sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and hosted at various member and partner locations throughout the country. Steel Day is an opportunity for professionals from various industries to learn about the benefits of using structural steel in everyday applications. Steel day is an excellent educational opportunity as well as a networking opportunity to meet people and tour facilities that play a key role in the steel industry. Visit the AISC Website for more information about events in your local area.
Curved Steel Earns Happy Hallow Pedestrian Bridge Project Award of Merit
Engineering News Record: California awarded the Happy Hallow Pedestrian Bridge in San Jose, CA. an Award of Merit in the small projects category. Completed in March 2012, the bridge is the first of its kind in Northern California and consists of twin 270-ft identical spans. These were constructed using only two rolled sections for the arch ribs and for the tie girders and cross bracing. Albina Co., Inc. rolled 140,000# of W14 x 109# A709 50W the Easy Way to a 225 ft. radius and 90,000# of WT9 x 38# A709 50W split from W18 x 76# and then bent to various radii. A single cable size (3/4 in. dia) was used for both spans. curved steel pedestrian bridge happy hallow zoo
Pacific Energy Concepts and the Energy Trust of Oregon Encourage Exterior Lighting Upgrades
Albina is in the process of replacing all of our exterior lights.  The upgrade is compliments of Pacific Energy Concepts and the Energy Trust of Oregon. We are excited about this project for a number of reasons. We will recognize monthly power savings which will result in lower power bills. Our exterior lighting will be brighter, covering a greater area. Maintenance of the lights will be less expensive when compared to our current fixtures. Most importantly, Albina’s lighting project will help decrease air pollution and environmental damage by the following amounts EACH YEAR: a) 14.2 tons of CO2 removed per year b) 3.9 acres of trees to be planted / saved per year c) 1,760.9 gallons of gas saved per year
Online Ordering for Duct Systems and Component Parts!
Albina Co., Inc. has developed an online ordering program for Duct System and Component Parts. Albina has been a distributor of component parts for dust and air handling systems since 1969. Stocked items (angle rings, plate flanges and cut-offs) can now be ordered online for your convenience. These stocked items, as well as our non-stocked items, can also be ordered via phone, email or fax. Albina's number one goal is to provide superior customer service and an online ordering program will streamline your ordering process. Log onto our website to request an account and begin the online ordering process.