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Curved Steel in our Parks & Recreational Facilities
Curved Steel in our Parks & Recreational Facilities

“We have to remember what’s important in life: friends, waffles and work. Or waffles, friends, work. But work has to come third.” Leslie Knope Parks & Recreation Quote Ha!

Todays Highlights: Curved Steel in our Parks & Recreational Facilities

Curved Steel Canopy at Dust Devil Stadium Pasco, WA
Curved Steel Canopy at Dust Devil Stadium Pasco, WA

Curved Steel Supports for the Batman Roller coaster at Six Flags in Fiesta, TX
Curved Steel Supports for the Batman Roller coaster at Six Flags in Fiesta, TX
Curved Steel Pedestrian Bridge at the Barbara Walker Crossing of the Wildwood Trail in Portland, OR
Curved Steel Pedestrian Bridge at the Barbara Walker Crossing of the Wildwood Trail in Portland, OR

Curved Steel Roof Trusses at the Rio Vista Rec Center in Peoria, AZ
Curved Steel Roof Trusses at the Rio Vista Rec Center in Peoria, AZ

Curved Steel Roof at the Robson Square Ice Rink in Vancouver, BC
Curved Steel Roof at the Robson Square Ice Rink in Vancouver, BC

Curved Steel Handrail at the Vancouver Waterfront in Vancouver, WA
Curved Steel Handrail at the Vancouver Waterfront in Vancouver, WA

Curved Steel Supports for the Cement Skin and the Exposed Rails at the Sherwood Skate Park in Sherwood, OR
Curved Steel Supports for the Cement Skin and the Exposed Rails at the Sherwood Skate Park in Sherwood, OR

Curved Steel Entry Canopy for LA Fitness in Tigard, OR
Curved Steel Entry Canopy for LA Fitness in Tigard, OR

Curved Steel Canopy for the Pacific Plaza Pavilion in Dallas, TX
Curved Steel Canopy for the Pacific Plaza Pavilion in Dallas, TX
Transportation Projects- "Oh the Places You'll Go"
Transportation Projects- "Oh the Places You'll Go"

Oh, The Places You’ll Go- “Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away!” -Dr. Suess. I know we are all anxiously awaiting the day that we can back out on the roads, in the skies, on the rails, or whatever your preferred form of travel may be. Keep the faith and check out a few of the transportation projects we have been a part of over the years.

Curved Steel Canopy at the Portland International Airport
Curved Steel Canopy at the Portland International Airport

Curved Steel Light-Rail Tracks for Bay Area Rapid Transit
Curved Steel Light-Rail Tracks for Bay Area Rapid Transit

Bent Steel Parts for Locomotive Frames
Bent Steel Parts for Locomotive Frames

Curved Steel Supports for Electric Car Charging Stations
Curved Steel Supports for Electric Car Charging Stations

Curved Steel Fence for Portland MAX Light-rail Shelter
Curved Steel Fence for Portland MAX Light-rail Shelter

Curved Steel Canopy for BART Berkeley
Curved Steel Canopy for BART Berkeley

Curved Steel Sign for Billings MET Transfer Station
Curved Steel Sign for Billings MET Transfer Station

Curved Steel Canopy for Portland Tri-Met Bus Shelter
Curved Steel Canopy for Portland Tri-Met Bus Shelter
Curved Steel in Bridge Construction
Curved Steel in Bridge Construction


“In the moment of crisis, the wise build bridges and the foolish build dams.” -Nigerian Proverb
We are choosing build bridges, figuratively and literally.
Today’s Infrastructure Highlight: Curved Steel for Bridges

Wagon Creek Bridge
Wagon Creek Bridge Lake Siskiyou, CA.

Dry Creek Bridge
Dry Creek Bridge

Highway 36 Bridge
Highway 36 Bridge Denver, Colorado

Happy Hollow Bridge San Diego, CA.
Happy Hollow Bridge San Diego, CA.

Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerated Scientific Impact Bridge
Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerated Scientific Impact Bridge

May Creek Bridge Maryville, WA.
May Creek Bridge Maryville, WA.

Riverview Park Aluminum Bridge
Riverview Park Aluminum Bridge

Union Station Bridge Portland, OR.
Union Station Bridge Portland, OR.
Building a "Strong America" with Steel
Building a "Strong America" with Steel

The use of cold formed steel as a construction material dates back into the 1800’s and has been the primary building block for America’s infrastructure. The one word I think of when I hear the word “steel” is “strong” and when we are building with steel, we are building a “Strong America.” This week, I will be highlighting a few of the projects we have been a part of over the years that shows how strong we were, how strong we are, and how strong we will continue to be.
Today’s Highlight: Hospitals & Medical Facilities (Special shout out to those on the front lines. We thank you for all of your efforts!)

Saint Mary's Center for Health Curved Steel Canopy
Saint Mary's Center for Health Curved Steel Canopy

UC Health Longs Peak Hospital Curved Steel Roof Structure
UC Health Longs Peak Hospital Curved Steel Roof Structure

St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Curved Steel Canopy
St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Curved Steel Canopy

Phoenix Children's Hospital Curved Steel Structure
Phoenix Children's Hospital Curved Steel Structure

St. Jude Medical Center Curved Steel Canopy
St. Jude Medical Center Curved Steel Canopy

Providence Medford Medical Center Curved Steel Roof Structure
Providence Medford Medical Center Curved Steel Roof Structure

John Muir Health Curved Steel Structure
John Muir Health Curved Steel Structure

HSS Bending for Hospital Bed Frames
HSS Bending for Hospital Bed Frames
Curved Steel for the Freyer-Newman Center at Denvers' Botanical Gardens
Curved Steel for the Freyer-Newman Center at Denvers' Botanical Gardens


Albina bent 40,000# of steel for the Freyer-Newman Center, home to Denvers’ Botanical Gardens. Albina bent 60 pieces of W8 X 31# A992 the hard way to a full scale layout. We also bent Tube Steel 8" X 6" X .500" WALL A500 GR B the hard way and MC8 X 20# A36 the hard way. The Freyer - Newman Center is a LEED GOLD building, designed by Denver’s Davis Partnership Architects. The Center will house six classrooms; four galleries; new herbaria for vascular plants, mushrooms and slime molds; laboratories; a new library and a coffee shop, and is slated for completion this spring. Final install pictures coming soon!

Curved Steel Supports for Freyer Newman Center Denver Botanical Gardens

Freyer Newman Center Denver Botanical Gardens Curved Steel Canopy Supports
Curved Steel Helps Create Unique Entry for the Eli Lilly San Diego Biotech Research Center in La Jolla, CA.
Curved Steel Helps Create Unique Entry for the Eli Lilly San Diego Biotech Research Center in La Jolla, CA.

Albina provided 109,000# of bent steel for the Eli Lilly San Diego Biotech Center in La Jolla, CA. Eli Lilly doubled the size of its research facility to 300,000 square feet during this project. Materials included: 8″ X 8″ X 5/8″ ANGLE A36- half of the parts rolled leg in and half of the parts rolled leg out. Tube Steel 8″ X 8″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B 8 5/8″ OD X .625″ WALL A500B Wide Flange W16 X 57# A992- Split into WT8 and rolled some parts stem in and rolled some parts stem out. Wide Flange W24 X 103# A992- DOUBLE split to a finished height of 8¼” tall. Albina then rolled some parts stem in and other stem out.

Best Crew in the Steel Business!
Best Crew in the Steel Business!
A shout out to these awesome guys for all their hard work and dedication! The shop is super busy right now and they are churning through the work creating top quality steel bends for our customers! We are so busy that we are looking for qualified candidates that want to join us in our steel bending adventures. If you are interested in learning more about the available positions in our shop, please contact HR dwilson@albinaco.com.

Curved Steel at New Skate Park: "It is So Fun to Drop In!"
Curved Steel at New Skate Park: "It is So Fun to Drop In!"

“It is so fun to drop in!” Sherwood Skate Park just opened and it is awesome! Filled with kids every day! Albina was thrilled to be a part of the project bending 4 lengths x 20 ft. Tube Steel 2" X 2" X .188" WALL A500 GR B to a 42 ft radius and a 46 ft radius, as well as 3 lengths x 21 ft.: 2" SCH40 A53B ERW bent to a 12 ft radius and a 5 ft radius, for the lip/rail that runs the perimeter of the park as well as for the benches kids sit and skate on.

bent steel parts for skatepark benches

bent steel for skatepark rails
"The Spheres" Grace the Cover of Structure Magazine
"The Spheres" Grace the Cover of Structure Magazine

“The Spheres”, the recipient of the AISC 2019 IDEAS2 Presidential Award for Excellence in Fabrication grace the cover of the August Issue of Structure Magazine! The article focuses on the inspiration, the vision and the design of "The Spheres." Albina bent 750,000# and 1,050 pieces rectangular tube steel bent the easy way and a portion bent off-axis for this project. Almost 8 miles of welding work and grinding was avoided because of Albina’s ability to bend a portion of the project. Almost NO correction was needed during fabrication or erection as the bends fit to the fixtures within 1/32nd of an inch! Numerous Pacific Northwest businesses collaborated to make The Spheres possible.

Curved Steel Sections of The Spheres Erected
Curved Steel Sections of The Spheres Erected

The Spheres in Seattle Washington
"The Spheres" Seattle, WA.
Rolled Plate Provides Additional Support for Concrete Columns
Rolled Plate Provides Additional Support for Concrete Columns

Albina recently rolled 89 pieces of plate to various radii (with holes) to fit on concrete columns for the Stonestown Galleria mall in San Francisco.
Our customer recently shared the below photos of the rolled plates and had this to say, “I just wanted to share that every single plate has fit phenomenally with no issues. I appreciate your companies attention to quality control and detail. We look forward to continuing to work with Albina on future projects.”

rolled plate for concrete columns