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Blog posts of '2016' 'December'

Rolled HSS and Steel Angle for Fort Bliss Hospital in Texas
Albina has successfully completed bending various HSS and angle for the Fort Bliss Hospital in Texas. We induction bent and roll bent with internal support, materials to meet AESS standards. TS 16" X 4" X .500" WALL A500 GR B was induction bent to a spiral configuration down to a 29 ft plan view radius for the stringers. We also roll bent (with internal support) the same material, the easy way, down to a 29 ft radius for landing materials. Other materials required for this project included TS 10" X 4" X .375" WALL A500 GR B and 3" X 3" X 3/8" ANGLE A36. Just another project that proves distance is NOT a deterrent. If you want high quality bending, on-time, with great customer service, call us today!
Albina is "Tooling Up" to Meet Your Needs and Increase Capacities!
We have purchased new tooling to go on our new 6” Coast Wallace bending machine. This new tooling will allow us to bend 6” Sch10 and 6” Sch40 carbon and stainless steel to an 18” CLR and a 30” CLR. This new tooling allows us to offer high quality bends without wrinkles or unacceptable levels of ovality. We have plans in 2017 to purchase additional tooling sets to continue to meet your needs and increase capacities. [caption id="attachment_977" align="aligncenter" width="1632"]Tooling for 6" Coast Wallace Rotary Draw Bending Machine Tooling for 6" Coast Wallace Rotary Draw Bending Machine[/caption]
Do you Need Some Rolled Plate?
Albina has purchased a new plate roll to add to our capabilities! This new plate roll is a Lemas Hydraulic 4-roll, 3/8” capacity over 6 feet long. The diameter of all rolls measures 7.87”. This machine will allow us to roll material tighter then we could previously roll. It will also allow us to roll thinner material then we could previously roll. We had a recent project requiring us to roll some very tight cylinders which prompted the purchase of the machine, but we are excited to take on more new work that we previously had to turn away.
NCSEA "Excellence in Structural Engineering" Rewards Petersen Automotive Museum Renovation
The NCSEA (National Council of Structural Engineers Association) 19th Annual Awards for Excellence in Structural Engineering were announced in September and featured in the December issue of Structure Magazine.  The facade system for the Petersen Automotive Museum Renovation was awarded Outstanding Project in the "special use structures" category.  The exterior of the building was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox as a series of freeform stainless steel ribbons flowing over the structure.  The ribbons are supported by treelike structures, bent by Albina Co., Inc., which were designed to resemble engine manifolds. This project faced many structural concerns and the design team was able to come up with a solution that met all the structural needs as well as meeting the architectural vision. For a full list of winners click on the STRUCTURE magazine article. Photos courtesy of Zahner. [caption id="attachment_729" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Peterson Auto Museum Exterior Peterson Auto Museum Exterior[/caption] [caption id="attachment_728" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports[/caption] [caption id="attachment_727" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports[/caption]
Albina Co., Inc. Teams up with US Marine Corps Reserve for "Toys for Tots"
Albina Co., Inc. is teaming up this year with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve ‘Toys for Tots’ program to help bring smiles to children in our community this holiday season. If you would like to participate, please bring a new, unwrapped toy to Albina Co., at 12080 SW Myslony St. in Tualatin. We will be collecting toys through December 14th. Albina Co. will match the total dollar amount collected at our location in toys, to assist the U.S. Marine Corps.    
Attend the NASCC Show 2017 in San Antonio, Texas to Learn Why You Should Specify Curved Steel on Your Next Project!
This year's NASCC Show: The Steel Show will take place March 22-24 in San Antonio, Texas at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The Steel Conference is the place for engineers, fabricators, detailers and erectors to learn about structural steel design and construction, to interact with their peers and to see the latest products for steel buildings and bridges. Technical sessions and educational seminars are offered throughout the week in addition to the trade show. Albina Co., Inc. will be exhibiting and we are excited to share information on curved steel and why it is the better choice in architectural design. Just a brief glimpse on why you should specify curved steel on your next project:
  • Reduced Risk
  • Controlled Costs
  • Sensitivity to the Environment
  • An award winning project that stands out from the rest
R.O.L.L.-I.T. R: Recycled Material & Reduced Schedules O: On-hand & Odd Shapes L: Look & Laurels L: Less Labor Intensive & Lower Design Costs IT: Information Technology & Information Sharing: For more information, check out our "Why Curved Steel" information guide on our website and sign up for the NASCC Show today at