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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.

Curved Steel Earns Happy Hallow Pedestrian Bridge Project Award of Merit

Engineering News Record: California awarded the Happy Hallow Pedestrian Bridge in San Jose, CA. an Award of Merit in the small projects category. Completed in March 2012, the bridge is the first of its kind in Northern California and consists of twin 270-ft identical spans. These were constructed using only two rolled sections for the arch ribs and for the tie girders and cross bracing. Albina Co., Inc. rolled 140,000# of W14 x 109# A709 50W the Easy Way to a 225 ft. radius and 90,000# of WT9 x 38# A709 50W split from W18 x 76# and then bent to various radii. A single cable size (3/4 in. dia) was used for both spans.

curved steel pedestrian bridge happy hallow zoo

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.

Curved Steel Projects Heat Up!

The reemergence of the sunshine and warm weather in Oregon has seemed to also generate some very large Structural Steel, Plate, Pipe, Square and Rectangular tubing projects.  Many of these projects also include some supplemental fabrication work.  Supplemental fabrication projects typically involve bent materials that are then welded, drilled, trimmed, etc (i.e. value added services).  We provide these services to allow our customers (typically fabricators or manufactures) to cut one PO and not have to worry about processing secondary processes in their busy shops.  Albina has been proactive in our facility planning to allow for this surge of work.  We recently purchased another building that is being erected on our property.  This building will act as storage for work in process materials and projects.  Storing material outside our main facility will free up valuable manufacturing space for some of our massive summer / fall curved steel projects.  We are always trying to stay one step ahead of demand to continue to bring our customers the exceptional service they have grown accustomed to.

Curved Steel Canopy at World of Speed Museum

World of Speed, a nonprofit experiential motor sports exposition, purchased an 80,000 square foot building in Wilsonville, Oregon as the permanent home for an auto racing and performance car tourism destination and an auto industry educational program. A local contractor partnered with Albina Co., Inc. to have us bend the curved steel canopy on the top of the building. Materials consisted of 6″ SCH80 A53B rolled to a 48’ 4” center-line-radius. The customer will net 78’ 4” of bent material. All roll material is Architecturally Exposed Structural Steel. Click on their site, World of Speed for more information about the World of Speed and the new museum.

curved steel canopy world of speed museum

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.

Albina Celebrates 75th Anniversary in the Steel Industry!

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!

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.”

Feature Ad for Steel Bending in June Architectural Record

The 2014 AIA (American Institute of Architects) National Convention is right around the corner June 26-28 in Chicago. In order to highlight the many benefits of using curved steel in architectural design projects, Albina created a beautiful ad for one of the industries most highly renowned publications, Architectural Record.

Albina Co., Inc. June Ad