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Blog posts of '2016' 'October'

2016 AISC Code of Standard Practice Now Available for Free Download
It's here! The 2016 AISC Code of Standard Practice for Steel Buildings and Bridges (ANSI/AISC 303-16) is now available as a free PDF download at www.aisc.org/2016code. Section 6.4.2 addresses chord / MO tolerances as it pertains to curved steel members. These tolerances are then applied to a ben...
Sherwood FFA and Les Schwab Are Partnering to Drive Away Hunger
Albina Co., Inc. recently donated to the Hunger Initiative called "Drive Away Hunger." This initiative is organized by the Sherwood FFA, Les Schwab Tire Centers, The Oregon Food Bank and Students at Sherwood High School. Donations help feed local families through The Oregon Food Bank. To learn mor...
Elbows Still Available! New Supplier and Better Rate
As you know, Albina has had some changes with our suppliers regarding the elbows we supply. Many of our customers have expressed interest in the old K&B style elbows that were discontinued when K&B closed this segment of their operations. Albina is excited to announce we have found a supplier tha...
Installation of Spiral Staircase at Orange Coast Memorial Hospital
Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center is the only nonprofit hospital in Fountain Valley, CA. Albina recently spiral bent and flat bent Tube Steel 16" X 8" X .500" WALL A500 GR B to 13’ 6” and 18’ 10” plan view radii the easy way to form the spiral stringers for the staircase. See the installation pic...
"If you Build It, They Will Come"
"If you build it, they will come!" Well, we are building up our network of social media platforms and we want to invite you to follow us on whichever platform you prefer to use in your daily life.  Check out our latest pictures on Instagram! Read reviews, customer quotes, job updates, and more on Fa...
Thank You! No, Thank You!
We follow-up with our customers after every job to make sure they were happy with their buying experience and the quality of the bent steel, as well as to simply say "Thank You for the work." We love feedback as we strive to make improvements every day in our in-office and shop procedures and proces...
New Steel Bending Equipment Has Arrived!
We added two new rotary draw benders, a 6” Coast Wallace and a Pines #6, to our current inventory of equipment.  Rotary draw, or compression bending occurs when material is bent by rotating it around a bend die (and typically pulled or pushed over mandrel rod). A bend die is formed to fit a specific...
Don't Let Shipping Be a Deterrent
I wanted to share a story from a customer whom we recently completed a job for. The customer found us through the internet and was impressed with our web page layout because it showed that we do architectural work. He said working with the team at Albina was a "great experience." "This project wa...