Curved steel is not just used to create architecturally aesthetically pleasing buildings, it is also used in smaller manufacturing applications that require consistent, accurate and repeatable bends to create parts. Albina bends steel parts for aircrafts, boat trailers, boats,agricultural farming equipment and automotive applications. We have recently done several steel bends for light rail and electric bus and car applications. Our bends are used on Locomotive frames, boat frames, deck rails and even components for homeland security helping to protect our docks and ports.
In honor of Veteran’s Day, I thought I would share a PT-658 boat restoration project that Albina Co., Inc. participated in. Albina bends and curves steel parts used on locomotive frames, boat frames, deck rails and even components for homeland security helping to protect our docks and ports. One example includes, PT-658, the last remaining operable PT boat from World War II. Albina bent and donated 3/4″ Sch40 Bare pipe bends to form a protective railing for the deck mounted guns and 5” OD x .120” wall stainless steel exhaust tubing for the Packard Diesel engines and 1/2” OD x .065” wall T304 stainless steel bends (coils) around the 5” OD stainless material to cool the extremely hot exhaust tubes.
Architecturally designed pedestrian bridges and walk-ways are often erected at transportation stations, universities, museums, business centers, and state parks. Most often, these curved steel bridges are constructed of bent or rolled structural steel including, pipe, square or rectangular tube steel, channel and wide flange. It depends on the application, the load requirements the AESS (Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel) requirements, and fabrication specifications of the project to determine which type of structural steel will best fit the needs of the project.
When people ask me what I do and where I work, I get excited to tell them the answer because it almost comes as a surprise when I describe what our company does. When I say, ” I work for a steel bending and fabrication company” many people look at me inquisitively and ask “so what does that mean?” Since many of the products we make require someone to look above eye level, my common response is “next time you are outside, look up, look around, any time you see bent steel on a canopy, a roof truss, a store front…those are the kinds of things we make.” Many people go as far as to comment, “I never really thought about the fact that the steel has to be bent somehow!” So next time you look up and see a curved steel structure, think of Albina. “We’ve Got You Covered!”
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! 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.
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.
Kickstands are overrated! Albina Co., Inc. can manufacture your bike racks to specifications listed by designers and architects. We have the ability to bend pipe and tube, flat bar, square and rectangular tubing, plate and all other forms of structural steel. We have the capacity to do large runs of wave racks and staple racks. We can also produce to your custom design.
A wide variety of mounting options, tooling sets and finishes allow us to produce a custom bike rack to fit your needs and specifications.
Albina, located outside Portland, Oregon, has been providing customers with innovative, quality bent steel products since 1939 and we are celebrating 75 years in the steel industry! A family owned and operated bent steel, metal tube bending and pipe bending company that can produce virtually any metal component that needs to bend or curve without the use of pre-formed fittings.
Albina’s number one goal is to provide customers with competitively priced, quality products, on time. Regardless of the order size, your individual specifications and requirements will be met. With over 12 decades of combined experience Albina’s friendly, qualified staff has the ability to meet all of your bent steel and metal rolling and fabrication needs. If you are in the area, we would love for you to stop by and take a tour of our shop!