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Structural Steel Bending at Peterson Auto Museum

Albina Co., Inc. bent 36 pieces of 6 5/8″ OD X .375″ wall round steel tubing and 384 pieces of 6″ SCH80 6061-T6 ALUM to create the unique shape for the Peterson Auto Museum in Los Angeles, CA.  Albina cut, bent and trimmed all pieces per the provided drawings. While most of the bent material was covered with the “skin” of the building, the bent steel parts are what gave the museum its’ unique shape and appearance. Every part was slightly different and needed to be processed to very tight tolerances. Photos courtesy of Zahner.

Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports

Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports

Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports

Peterson Auto Museum Bent Pipe Supports

Peterson Auto Museum Exterior

Peterson Auto Museum Exterior

A Closer Look at the Bent Tube Steel that Creates Lighted Marquee at the Moda Center

Albina recently bent Tube Steel 5″ X 3″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B and Tube Steel 6″ X 4″ X .375″ WALL A500 GR B, all bent the easy way, to create the new lighted marquee at the Moda Center. The Moda Center is the home of the NBA’s Portland Trailblazers. The bent tube steel was used to create the following letters: O, A, E (2), C, D. In addition to the marquee outside, we also bent to the tube steel that provides the base to the jumbotron scoreboard that hangs above center court.
bent tube steel moda center

bent tube steel moda center

bent tube steel trailblazer scoreboard

bent tube steel trailblazers scoreboard

Bent Pipe Creates Unique Signage for NBA’s Moda Center

Albina Co., Inc. bent several pieces of custom pipe for the brand new marquee at the Moda Center, home of the NBA Portland Trailblazers. Installation of the marquee began on March 20th and the new lighting is targeted for next week.
bending pipe for moda center

In addition to the Moda Center sign, Albina has produced several custom signs created from various forms of bent steel. Some of our most noteworthy projects include:
a) Eldorado Business Campus Meridian, ID.
bending pipe eldorado business campus

b) Happy Hallow Zoo San Diego, CA.
bending pipe happy hallow zoo

bending pipe happy hallow zoo

bending pipe happy hallow zoo

c) Curt Gowdy State Park Cheyenne, WY.
tube bending curt gowdy state park