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Blog posts of '2016' 'March'

Mobile Friendly Website Now Available!
In recent news, we released a “mobile-friendly” website ( that provides fabricators, architects, engineers and many more with vast interactive calculators, reference materials, and capacity charts to assist with all of their bending calculations and provide answers to their technical questions. The “mobile-friendly” site is completely responsive and is easy to use and navigate on your mobile devices as well as your desktop. Web Albina Co., Inc. offers custom bending calculators designed to assist customers with required bending calculations, and to provide bending tolerances and tangent material requirements needed to accurately bid a job. In addition to the general bending calculators, Albina also offers a Spiral Math Calculator to allow customers to enter known data for spiral stringers, automatically calculate Degree of Pitch and Arc Length, and save the calculated information in their files for future reference or submit a report directly to Albina Co., Inc. for a quote! It is that simple. Additional highlights include a virtual tour of the company, material capacity charts and bending profiles, brochures, technical articles, industry links and numerous work examples including professional photographs of installed projects and videos of actual bending processes. Albina has several easy to use forms for requesting information or for obtaining a quote. Online ordering is also available through Albina’s site for Duct Systems and Component Parts and a secure login can be obtained to view pricing and place orders from your smart phone or desktop. “The driving force behind releasing a new “mobile-friendly” website was to create a seamless user experience for our customers no matter what device they use to access information. We wanted to provide an informational tool rich with easy to read capacity charts and stunning visual images to give the user a quick view into our capabilities. We also wanted to provide accessible tools to assist users in their daily job functions.” –Brian Smith, President Albina Co., Inc.
Customer Quote of Appreciation for Steel Bending Quality
We always love to receive positive feedback from our customers when we meet or exceed their steel bending and fabrication needs. Here is a recent quote of appreciation for some curved steel we provided for a project currently being erected in Seattle, WA. "I would like to thank you and your team for your efforts on making this project a huge success. Because of your great workmanship and detail to meeting such tight tolerances, everything is fitting up in the field with no problems. In fact most everything in the field is fitting to +/- 1/8”. The erector is 85% complete with the erection and they are hanging the steel 2-3 times faster than they had anticipated with no problems. That is phenomenal. The on-site welding inspector told us that he has never seen anything fit so well with no problems in his lifetime."  
Curved Steel Construction in Seattle, WA.
There is an impressive curved steel building currently being erected in Seattle, WA. right now! For The Spheres, Albina’s scope of work included approximately 750,000# and 1.050 pieces of bent steel material consisting of TS 9" X 5" X .500" WALL A500 GR B, TS 10" X 6" X .500" WALL A500 GR B, and TS 12" X 8" X .500" WALL A500 GR B. The curved steel sections were bent the easy way and a portion bent off-axis. All material is AESS with very tight tolerances. The project consists of 8 miles of welds and 8 miles of grinding performed by the lead fabricator! The amount of welds and grinding was significant, but thanks to Albina's ability to bend portions of the project, a significant amount of welding and grinding was avoided. The bends fit to fixtures (fabrication) within 1/32nd of an inch! Almost NO correction was needed during fabrication or erection. [caption id="attachment_750" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Curved Steel Sections Curved Steel Sections[/caption] [caption id="attachment_751" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Curved Steel Sections Erected Curved Steel Sections Erected[/caption] [caption id="attachment_752" align="aligncenter" width="300"]Curved Steel Spheres Curved Steel Spheres[/caption]
Best Production Team in the Steel Bending Industry
Why Albina's Production Team is simply the best in the industry!
  • Knowledgeable management, estimating / project management, production workers, etc. that are industry experts for bending with many years of experience (longevity).
    • excellent training for every position;
    • family business with information handed down from generation to generation;
  • Dedication to our positions, Albina and our customers, results in quality products and quality service.
  • Small company creates a friendly atmosphere to customers;
  • All of our workers take a great deal of pride in what we do and what we provide to our customers.
  • Availability for emergency situations/services.
    • We have staff ready to work OT to get quick turn-around jobs done. Also have an after-hours call list for shutdown projects.
  • Our staff will put in the extra effort to research how to do something prior to just using trial/error. Be it a new bending process, a complicated bending configuration or a new weld process that we have to write, our staff excels in finding a way to get the job done right.
  • We are an all-union shop with skilled workers!
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