Tag Archives: bent steel applications

Size Doesn’t Matter for Albina Co., Inc.

Albina Co., Inc. is a small, family owned, 3rd generation company that can handle LARGE and SMALL projects requiring bent steel. While we do have a large national presence in the structural steel and architectural market of bent steel, we also love to work on smaller, local and regional projects that might only require a few simple bends. We have mastered the craft of steel bending and can be price competitive on smaller projects as well.

Keep in mind that our company was built on providing bent steel products for the manufacturing and industrial sectors and that mainstay of our business has not changed. We can provide the consistent, accurate, repeatable small parts you require for your bent steel project.

Steel Doesn’t Bend Itself

Steel Doesn’t Bend Itself! The Process Requires a Qualified & Reputable Bender-Roller Company!

If you take the time to look around you, you will see many instances where bent, curved or rolled steel is used in manufacturing, industrial, architectural and structural applications. Do you ever ask yourself “What process is used to bend steel?” Albina Co. Inc., a family owned and operated bending and fabrication company, located in Tualatin, Oregon, has been providing customers with innovative, quality bent and curved steel products since 1939.

Albina works with all forms of structural steel including: angle (up to 8”), wide flange (up to 40”), channel (up to 18”), square and rectangular tubing (up to 20” x 12”), and solid bars. In addition to structural steel, Albina also bends pipe and round tubing (up to 26” OD) and has the ability to roll plate. Albina can virtually bend any ferrous and non-ferrous metals produced.

To learn more about the various processes used to bend steel, please refer to our tech tool box to review the common bending methods.

Curved Steel at UCSF Medical Center

Albina Co., Inc. recently completed a project involving various curved tube steel to create a state-of-the-art car canopy at the UCSF Medical Center in San Francisco, CA. Albina Co., Inc. bent tube steel 5″ X 3″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B and tube steel 5″ X 3″ X .250″ WALL A500 GR B for the project. All of the material was rolled the hard way to AESS (Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel) standards.

Curved Steel Car Canopy

There is a Price and There is a Cost

When it comes to choosing which vendor you are going to use for a job, are you just buying on price? Please don’t. There is a price, and an ultimate end cost for every job you do.

Price vs. Cost
The price of a competitor might be below ours, but when you add up all of the actual costs to receive and install the material, is there really a cost savings?
If you chose the lowest price, you may deal with late delivery, poor quality or incorrect parts and a lack of or delayed communication.
If you choose the lowest price, you will get what you pay for.

Risk vs. Reward

It might seem like a risk to purchase from a supplier that isn’t the “lowest price.”
The rewards are greater than the risk. Albina will provide you with a “fair price” and we will provide you with a better quality product. We will provide you the correct parts the first time. We will provide on-time delivery.
Our trained, experienced staff will provide unmatched service and communication related to every aspect of your project.

Albina Co., Inc. Steel Bending Experts

Bent Tube Steel Featured in Warm Springs BART Pavilion Building Expansion Project

Albina Co., Inc. bent 42,000# of curved hallow structural steel all of which will be Architecturally Exposed for the Warm Springs BART Pavilion Building expansion project located in Fremont, California. The bent structural material consisted of TS 10″ X 4″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B bent to a 29’ 9½” radius the easy way and TS 10″ X 6″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B bent to a 27’ 9½” radius the easy way.

Warm Springs BART Pavilion Buiilding

Warm Springs BART Pavilion Buiilding

Warm Springs BART Pavilion Buiilding

Bent Steel for Recreational Applications

A wide variety of mounting options, tooling sets and finishes allow us to produce a custom bike rack to fit your needs and specifications. We produce custom bollards for urban traffic and vehicle control, barriers and barricades, pedestrian security, ornamental landscape structures and bike rack solutions.

We specialize in playground equipment including spiral climbers, arch caps, manufactured parts and custom design applications.

How to Order Curved Steel

There are certain pieces of information that we require to process your order for curved steel.

When you call to place your order for curved steel, we need the following information:
a) Material, including alloy or temper
b) Outside diameter (OD) and wall thickness (WT)
c) Centerline radius (CLR)
d) Minimum straight bend between tangent points (ST)
e) Maximum bend angle (BA)

We can curve steel to your specifications. Please specify tolerances to be held on part shape and send drawings, print samples, fixtures or templates if necessary along with the above information to ensure that your bent steel project goes exactly as you envisioned.

Bent Wide Flange for School Construction Projects

School construction this time of year is always very busy. Albina has been fortunate to work on a number of national school projects. These projects consist of anything from improvements on existing schools to new construction. We were recently awarded the contract for bending all of the wide flange for the Pueblo West High School out of Pueblo, Colorado. This project includes 27,000# of wide flange all being bent the easy way by Albina, material consisting of W12 x 26#, W12 x 335#, W14 x 34# and W24 x 76#. When contractors and fabricators require bending for school projects they know to come to the best in the industry- Albina Co., Inc.

Send Us Your Next Order That Specifies Bent or Curved Steel

Albina Co, Inc. has set customer satisfaction as our number one goal when servicing the steel bending industry. Customers must be satisfied with our communication, customer service, adherence to our schedule, fair pricing and quality product. This list of measurables all being top priorities might seem to be overwhelming, but to Albina it is standard operating procedure. Since our inception in 1939, our customers have always come first, our customers are part of our team, our customers are like family. One satisfied customer from the rocky mountain region recently emailed me the following message:

“Brian – We just received the parts yesterday and want to say thank you. Aaron, Mark, Mike and many of your other staff have done an excellent job of taking care of us over the years. They are prompt, friendly and most important professionals who turn out a GREAT product!!! We look forward to doing many more projects over the years.”

It is always refreshing getting this feedback because it helps affirm that our philosophy is not just words, but reality. To fully understand everything Albina can do for you on your next project specifying bent or curved steel, you need to give us a chance to prove to you what we are capable of doing. Send us your next order, you will not be disappointed.

Best Customer Service in the Steel Bending Industry

Do you need a piece of bent or curved steel? Albina is “Your Bending Expert” and provides the best customer service in the steel bending industry. Keep reading for some quotes provided by some of our loyal customers.

“We are faithful Albina customers even though we are small potatoes. First time in 1976. We call you first. Aaron H. has been our man.”

“I just would like to say that your guys over there were really good about keeping me in the loop on everything (Aaron/Jason) from material arriving to you guys, your schedule, when the material would ship to us, etc. Also, your price was very competitive.”

“I have some history with Albina; having used you guys as a vendor at 3-separate companies over about 25-yrs. As I told my group, when we first started looking at the project you rolled for us, “ … send it to Albina. If they can’t do it, it can’t be done.”