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Steel Solutions Help Launch Seattle's Space Needle Into the Future

Albina Co. Inc. bent the spiral staircases at the newly renovated Space Needle in Seattle, Washington. The Space Needle's rotating glass floor, dubbed "The Loupe", is located just below the open-air observation deck and Albina Co., Inc. was the steel bender/roller for the custom spiral staircases connecting the two areas. The stair centilevers off concealed supports, so the staircase appears to float above the glass floor below thus creating a very unique experience for the visitors. 

Albina Co., Inc. bent 1" thick x 13 ¼" wide A572 GR 50 to yield three 180" pieces and three 144" pieces of rolled plate and 1" thick x 10-13/16" wide A572 GR 50 to yield one 80" piece of rolled plate. We also bent tube steel 10" x 6" x .625" WALL A500 GR B to a 11’ 6” inside plan view radius (the easy way).

More detailed information on the project can be found in the May 2022 Issue of Modern Steel

Space Needle Floating Spiral Staircase

Curved Steel Spiral Staircase at the Space Needle in Seattle

Steel Spiral Staircase at the Space Needle in Seattle

Space Needle Seattle, Washington

 

 

Rolled Plate Helps to Create Unique "Phoenix" Sculpture Designed by Damon Hyldreth
Rolled Plate Helps to Create Unique "Phoenix" Sculpture Designed by Damon Hyldreth

Albina recently rolled various sizes and lengths of plate for Sculptor Damon Hyldreth for his piece titled “Phoenix.” The piece measures 15 x 8 x 8 ft. and was commissioned by The Huntington, Duarte, CA

@damon_hyldreth_sculpture

Materials rolled included:
5 lengths x 20 ft: 1" x 15" A572 Gr50 Plate
1 length x 7 ft: 1½" x 84" A572 Gr50 Plate

Rolled Plate Sculpture "Phoneix" by Damon Hyldreth

Custom Spiral Staircase for Seattle Area Tech Company
Custom Spiral Staircase for Seattle Area Tech Company

We recently spiraled nearly 100 pieces of plate which formed the spiral staircase stringers of a multi-level spiral staircase for a major tech company in Seattle, WA. We also rolled 37 pieces of stainless steel tubing for the handrail. Materials rolled included:

1" THICK A572 GR 50 PLATE IMPORT MATERIAL
Phase 1: Spiral roll the easy way a total of 80 pcs.

1" THICK A572 GR 50 PLATE - 2" THICK A572 GR 50 PLATE
Phase 2: Bevel, Roll and Trim a total of 20+ pcs

1½" SCH40 T304 S/S #4 FINISH
Phase 3: Spiral roll 37 pcs of handrail.

We currently have three plate rolls in our facility ranging from small to large capacity. We just received a new CNC plate roll and have purchased another medium capacity plate roll to arrive in November. Contact us for all of your plate rolling needs!

Spiral Rolled Plate Staircase Stringers

Spiral Rolled Plate Staircase Stringers Aerial View

Rolled Stainless Steel Handrails

The DAVI MAV K30 Plate Roll is Cranking Out Some Pretty Impressive Cylinders
The DAVI MAV K30 Plate Roll is Cranking Out Some Pretty Impressive Cylinders

We recently rolled some large cylinders on our DAVI MAV K30 plate roll. We rolled A36 Plate ¼" THICK X 120" WIDE x 40 ft long. We rolled 21 lengths x 40 ft all rolled to a 5'-0" outside radius. Albina's job was to Cut, Bevel, Roll, Tack Weld, and Brace for Shipping.

Plate Rolling Cylinders at Albina Co., Inc.

Tack Welded Cylinders from DAVI MAV K30 Plate Roll

Spiral Staircase Graces the Lobby of San Jose Headquartered Tech Company
Spiral Staircase Graces the Lobby of San Jose Headquartered Tech Company

Albina Co., Inc., was lucky enough to be the bender/roller for a beautiful spiral staircase that graces the lobby of one of the major tech companies headquartered in San Jose, California. Albina bent the following materials for the project:

Tube Steel 3" X 3" X .375" WALL A500 GR B
Channel C15 X 40# A572-50
3/8" THICK X 24" WIDE CORTEN PLATE
¼" THICK X 77¾" WIDE CORTEN PLATE
¼" THICK X 29½" WIDE CORTEN PLATE

The Inside stringer for the staircase was rolled to a 26’-11” radius and the outside stringer was rolled to a 32’-3” radius.

Signature Steel Spiral Staircase in the ROKU lobby at their San Jose Headquarters
Rolling Along & Staying Strong: Our Variable Axis Plate Roll is Strong, Reliable & Efficient
Rolling Along & Staying Strong: Our Variable Axis Plate Roll is Strong, Reliable & Efficient

Boy, has it been a long time since we have heard words like "solid, efficient and reliable" used, instead of words like "uncertain, unexpected, and unknown" that have been used so often these last few months in our country. Well, we are here to share with you that our variable axis plate rolling machine has drastically increased our capacity for plate rolling and we are excited about the opportunity to bid your plate rolling needs!
DAVI recently contacted us to conduct an interview related to our experience with both the MCP Big Angle Roll and the MAV Variable Axis Plate Roll. Click here to read "Face to Face With A Master Bender." Watch the video below to learn more and to see the MAV in action!

The overall capacity for standard A36 plate is 10 ft x 2½” thick. For higher yield material (example 60 ksi) the machine can pre-bend and roll the following examples:

  1. 10 ft x 1 5/8″ thick to a 61″ outside diameter.
  2. 9 ft x 1 3/4″ thick to a 96″ outside diameter.
  3. 10 ft x 3/4″ thick to a 30″ inside diameter.
Custom Spiral Staircase Constructed of Rolled Steel Plate and Steel Tubing
Custom Spiral Staircase Constructed of Rolled Steel Plate and Steel Tubing

Albina Co., Inc. recently rolled several materials for a custom spiral staircase. Materials bent by Albina Co., Inc. include:
PL ¾" X 14" A36- spiral rolled to a 5’ 3” plan view radius and a 9’ 3” plan view radius.
PL ¾" x 4" A36- spiral rolled to a 5’ 3” plan view radius.
PL ¾" X 8" A36- spiral rolled to a 5’ 3” plan view radius.
1½" OD X .120" WALL HREW: Rolled to a 8’ 11” plan view radius.

Rolled Steel Plate Spiral Staircase

Custom Steel Spiral Staircase

Steel Spiral Staircase made of rolled plate and rolled tubing
Spiral Stringers Help Create Stunning Staircase at Altar'd State at The Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace
Spiral Stringers Help Create Stunning Staircase at Altar'd State at The Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace

Albina Co., Inc. recently rolled 16 pieces of 5/8" plate A36 to as tight as a 162" radius. Six pieces of plate were used as the inside stringers of a beautiful spiral staircase at Altar'd State at the Forum Shops at Caesar's Palace. Six pieces of plate were used as the outside stringers of the staircase, and four pieces were used on the landings. We bent the stringers, trimmed rectangular treat cut outs, trimmed to length, match paired plates, tacked them together and match drilled all holes. We bolt matched the plates together with a 6 bolts, (2) on the end, (2) in the middle, and (2) on the other end.

We also bent 2½" X 2½" X ¼" ANGLE A36 to help create the spiral staircase. Materials included:

1 piece leg in to a 25” inside radius.  Albina to bend 180° minimum.

1 piece leg out to a 162” inside radius.  Albina to bend 70” minimum arc.

1 piece leg out to a 30” inside radius.  Albina to bend 36” minimum arc.

1 piece leg out to a 19” inside radius.  Albina to bend 80” minimum arc.

1 piece leg in to a 38” inside radius.  Albina to bend 180° minimum.

Lastly, we bent one piece of Flat Bar 5/8" x 12" A36 UM Plate leg in to a 38” inside radius and 180° minimum.

Curved Steel Spiral Staircase at Alter'd State at Cesar's Palace

Alter'd State at Cesar's Palace Curved Steel Spiral Staircase
WE GOT YOU A GIFT THIS YEAR! A NEW DAVI MAV K30 PLATE ROLL MACHINE: OPERATIONAL BY THE FIRST OF THE NEW YEAR!
WE GOT YOU A GIFT THIS YEAR! A NEW DAVI MAV K30 PLATE ROLL MACHINE: OPERATIONAL BY THE FIRST OF THE NEW YEAR!

The color of the season around here is Red! Usually you wouldn't want to have the color red associated with a small business (ha!), but the signature red color we are seeing a lot of this season is our new DAVI MAV Variable Geometry K30 2-1/2” x 10 ft plate roll! The machine arrived in our shop a few weeks ago and will be up an operational by 12/31! This is our gift to you as this machine will drastically increase our capacity for plate rolling and we are excited about the opportunity to bid your plate rolling needs!
The overall capacity for standard A36 plate is 10 ft x 2½”. For higher yield material (example 60 ksi) the machine can pre-bend and roll the following examples:

  1. 10 ft x 1 5/8″ thick to a 61″ outside diameter.
  2. 9 ft x 1 3/4″ thick to a 96″ outside diameter.
  3. 10 ft x 3/4″ thick to a 30″ inside diameter.

 DAVI MAV Variable Geometry K30 2-1/2” x 10 ft plate roll
DAVI MAV Variable Geometry K30 2-1/2” x 10 ft plate roll

With 2019 wrapping up, we also wrap up our 80th year in business. What an amazing accomplishment. Most businesses are not fortunate enough to see this type of longevity. 2019 has been a strong year for Albina where we have seen our national “footprint” expand into states where we were not previously providing bent materials. I think it is safe to say that Albina has a presence in almost every state in the US, which is a tremendous accomplishment for a company that started as a small, local shop. We would not be where we are at as a company without the efforts and dedication of the Albina team who strive to exceed your expectations in quality workmanship, on-time delivery, customer service, communication, equipment and procedures. We are so very fortunate for the amazing customers and vendors we work with as well. You make coming to work every day a pleasure. We are looking forward to 2020 and all the new opportunities and unique jobs we hope to work on together!

Meet Brian and Jaime Smith
Happy Holidays from Brian & Jaime Smith, and Family
NEW DAVI MAV K30 Plate Roll Purchased at FABTECH!
NEW DAVI MAV K30 Plate Roll Purchased at FABTECH!
We had the pleasure of attending FABTECH this week and purchased a new MAV Variable Geometry K30 2-1/2” x 10 ft plate roll! The machine is due to arrive in our shop next week and we will have it up and rolling soon!

The overall capacity for standard A36 plate is 10 ft x 2½". For higher yield material (example 60 ksi) the machine can pre-bend and roll the following examples:

  1. 10 ft x 1 5/8" thick to a 61" outside diameter.
  2. 9 ft x 1 3/4" thick to a 96" outside diameter.
  3. 10 ft x 3/4" thick to a 30" inside diameter.

This machine will drastically increase our capacity for plate rolling and we are excited about the opportunity to bid your plate rolling needs!