Tag Archives: manufacturing

Going Above and Beyond to Meet Our Customers Needs

Albina is not only known for bending large structural members, but we service a wide range of manufacturing companies. We have consistently bent hydraulic lines for a local manufacturing company in Portland Oregon. We will bend 100’s of parts at a time on our CNC equipment. A recent production run was bent out of ½” OD X .049″ WALL T316 S/S material. This customer required some very specific radii. We did not have all of the tooling to match the exact needs. So to service our customer and meet their requirements, Albina purchased tooling to meet every radii our customer required!

Shipping Yard Packed with Curved Steel Projects

Summer months in the steel bending industry always present very fun and interesting curved steel projects from various manufacturing and structural customers alike. Our shipping yard is filled with various small material, mass production runs for our customers in the manufacturing industry.

Pipe Bending for Boat Lifts

Pipe Bending for Boat Lifts

Heating Coils for Asphalt Trucks

Heating Coils for Asphalt Trucks

In addition, we have many large material, heavy tonnage, unique bending requirements for our structural and architectural customers who are extremely busy during the summer construction months.

Structural Steel Bending of Wide Flange for Store Canopy

Structural Steel Bending of Wide Flange for Store Canopy

Structural Steel Bending of Rectangular Tube for Curved Roof Trusses

Structural Steel Bending of Rectangular Tube for Curved Roof Trusses

 
No matter the size or difficulty of your project, Albina can meet and exceed your expectations. If you have a project that requires a curved steel element, call us today!

“New-Shoring” Trend Boosts US Manufacturing Market

Unlike “reshoring” — which implies bringing jobs back to the United States that had previously left — many small businesses are “new-shoring” their products, which means starting from scratch right here in the States. Rich Thomas wrote an article titled “Why ‘New-Shoring’ Is the New School of Manufacturing for Small Business”. He claims it may cost a little more, but by locally prototyping and building the first few batches of your product close to you, you’ll be able to see and fix potential issues and confidently get your item to mass market.