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The Change You Create
The Change You Create

As we near the end of the pandemic, and start to come out of the recession, we are seeing little signs of change and positivity more and more every day. The phones are ringing, people are becoming more engaged, and projects are finally getting off the ground. Together, we have the opportunity to turn the dark and dreary days of the last year, into something bright and beautiful for the years ahead. Let's put some positivity and color into this world, and it wouldn't hurt if we put some more curved steel in it as well. Ha! @brooke_smith_photography

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

Curved Steel Roof at the UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Denver Graces the Cover of Modern Steel
Curved Steel Roof at the UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic in Denver Graces the Cover of Modern Steel

Albina Co., Inc. recently provided 102,000# of bent steel for the curved roof structure at the UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver in Englewood, Colorado. The building will serve as a rehabilitation and sports medicine center in Denver. The project's most prominant feature is the 185-ft-long, 40-ft-wide curved steel roof. The project is featured on the cover and as a feature article in of the February Issue of Modern Steel.

Curved Steel Roof UCHealth Steadman Hawkins Clinic Denver

Albina provided the following materials for the project:

W30 X 99# A992- 2 pcs bent to a 401 ft radius the hardway

W21 X 44# A992- 2 pcs bent to a 401 ft radius the hardway

W16 X 26# A992- 36 pcs bent to a 401 ft radius the hardway

W16 X 31# A992- 2 pcs bent to a 401 ft radius the hardway

C10 X 20# A36- 2 pcs bent to a 66’-5” radius with flanges in

C10 X 20# A36- 2 pcs bent to a 51’-7” radius with flanges out

C12 X 20.7# A36- 12 pcs bent to a 401 ft radius the hardway

Curved Steel Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge Along the South Bayfront
Curved Steel Pedestrian & Bicycle Bridge Along the South Bayfront

Albina recently provided 127,000# of bent steel for a 230-foot long bicycle bridge along the South Bayfront in Emeryville, CA. Albina induction bent 15 lengths of TS 16" X 16" X .625" WALL A1085 A513 to 149 ft and 289 ft radii and 9 lengths of TS 20" X 12" X .625" WALL A1085 A513 induction bent the easy way to 290 ft and 310 ft radii.

Do You Have Your Elevator Speech Ready?
Do You Have Your Elevator Speech Ready?

Photo Credit: Campus Planning & Facilities Management University of Oregon

Do you ever find yourself stumbling over your words when people ask you what you do or to describe what your company does? My father taught me at a young age that I should always have my elevator speech ready so I could describe to someone what we do in the amount of time it takes to travel up a few stories in an elevator. Since we can't ride in elevators with anyone other than our immediate family anymore, here is a quick 30 second video of some of the amazing rolled metal projects we have been a part of!

Photo Credits:
Signature Curved Steel Sky Bridge at the Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact by Campus Planning and Facilities Mgmt. University of Oregon.
Portside Pier San Diego Bay CA. (Building and Staircase) by @haleyhillphotography
Barbara Walker Pedestrian Bridge along Portland's Wildwood Trail in Portland Oregon by Ed Carpenter
Circular Staircase at the "Trinity Complex", home to American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, TX by Viva Railings LLC
Hayward Field Stadium Roof and Tower by Oregon Track & Field
Williams Creek Shoup Bridge in Salem, Idaho by Linda Ulery

Portside Pier Renovation Features a Unique Curved Roofline and a Gorgeous Spiral Staircase
Portside Pier Renovation Features a Unique Curved Roofline and a Gorgeous Spiral Staircase

The facelift to 1360 North Harbor Drive along the North Embarcadero is complete! The Port of San Diego and The Brigantine, Inc. began construction in July 2018 to redevelop Portside Pier including introducing four new dining concepts and enhancing the panoramic views of San Diego Bay for daily visitors. Albina Co., Inc. provided 60,000 pounds of various bent materials for the unique curved roof structure as well as for a signature spiral staircase that leads from the dock to the second floor public walkway and viewing deck. Photo Credit @haleyhillphotography

Materials bent by Albina Co., Inc. included:
TS 14" X 6" X .500" WALL A500 GR B (6 pieces spiral bent the easy way as tight as a 17 ft plan view radius, 4 pieces bent the easy way as tight as a 17 ft inside radius.)
TS 12" X 6" X .500" WALL A500 GR B (8 pieces bent the easy way as tight as a 2' 7" outside radius, 8 pieces spiral bent the easy way as tight as a 2' 7" plan view radius.)
TS 8" X 8" X .500" WALL A500 GR B (84 pieces bent to various radii and configurations.)
TS 18" X 6" X .375" WALL A500 GR B (4 pcs bent the hard way.)
W10 X 12# A992 (9 pcs bent the hard way.)
W18 X 35# A992 (15 pcs bent the hard way.)
W16 X 26# A992 (2 pcs bent the hard way.)
W14 X 22# A992 (13 pcs bent the hard way.)

Staircase Modeled After the Helical Structure of DNA takes Center Stage at New Biotech Facility
Staircase Modeled After the Helical Structure of DNA takes Center Stage at New Biotech Facility

Albina recently bent various parts for an interconnecting spiral staircase, modeled after the helical structure of DNA, at a new 1.6 million sq ft biotech campus in the Bay area. Materials: 1" OD X .120" WALL T304 S/S #4 FINISH, 1½" OD X .120" WALL 304 S/S #4 FINISH and 1½" OD X .180" WALL 304 S/S #4 FINISH
All railings and returns bent by Albina (flat rolling and spiral rolling).

Materials: PL 1" THICK X 14" WIDE A572-65, PL 1" THICK X 6.375" WIDE A572-65
Materials: 2½" X 2½" X 3/8" ANGLE A36, 2" X 2" X ¼" ANGLE A36
All misc. stair parts bent by Albina to various configurations.

Materials: PL 1" THICK X 14" WIDE A572-65
All Ribbon Helixes bent by Albina to a 3’-0” plan view radius (spiral rolled the easy-way).

What's Cool In Steel?: December Issue of Modern Steel Features Barbara Walker Crossing Footbridge
What's Cool In Steel?: December Issue of Modern Steel Features Barbara Walker Crossing Footbridge

What’s Cool In Steel? Modern Steel presents tons of fun projects showcasing the use of cool steel in the December Issue, including the Barbara Walker Pedestrian Bridge along Portland’s Wildwood Trail. The Barbara Walker Crossing Footbridge is a two time CODA Award Winner. The bridge, designed by local artist, Ed Carpenter, is 178’ long measured at the center of its curving deck. Its basic structure is a tri-chord truss of rusting and painted steel. Carpenter’s design evokes imagery of the sword ferns and vine maples lining the entire length of the Wildwood Trail. This project is a collaborative effort of the Portland Parks Foundation in partnership with Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R), the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT), and Metro. Albina Co., Inc. bent 3½” SCH80 A847 and 5″ SCH40 A847 all rolled to various radii, as well as 1″ SCH40 A53B, 1½” SCH40 A53B, 1½” SCH80 A53B all rolled to various radii. (Photo Credit: Ed Carpenter).

"Daunting Curves Ahead"- Article in O & M Metal Fabricator
"Daunting Curves Ahead"- Article in O & M Metal Fabricator

A recent issue of O & M Metal Fabricator Magazine, produced by NOMMA, features a case study written by Jeff Fogel with input from key members of the Albina Team, on the great spiraling feat it took to create the spectacular spiral staircase at the American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas.

We spiral bent Tube Steel 16″ X 16″ X .625″ WALL A500 GR B bent down to a an 18 foot radius, using our induction heating process to create the spiral stringers for the staircase. In addition to the 16″ square, we produced another set of spiral stringers consisting of Tube Steel 14″ x 6″ x .625″ wall REALLY tight, exposed and bent to a 5′-6″ radius on a 45° pitch. These are the type of bends that ONLY Albina can do! The 1.7 million-square-foot complex, dubbed the “Trinity complex,” consists of four seven-story buildings. It cost nearly $300 million to build and houses over 6,500 employees. There were 10 tower cranes on the project and more than 1,000 construction workers on-site during the peak of the project. Viva Railings LLC (Photo credit & Glass/Railing Fabricator). Read “Daunting Curves Ahead"

American Airlines Headquarters Steel Spiral Staircase

Steel Spiral Staircase in the Lobby of the American Airlines Headquarters
Signature Spiral Staircase at the Buddy Holly Hall of Arts & Sciences
Signature Spiral Staircase at the Buddy Holly Hall of Arts & Sciences

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Science in Lubbock, Texas is a 220,000 square foot state-of-the-art campus featuring two theaters, event space, a full-service bistro and a ballet academy under one roof. Albina bent various materials for the signature spiral staircase in the Christine DeVitt Lobby. See LINK IN OUR BIO to get a sneak peek inside!

TS 16" X 8" X .625" WALL A500 GR C
16 pcs: Spiral bend the easy way
Bent down to a 7 ft plan view radius.

TS 10" X 6" X .625" WALL A500 GR C
10 pcs: Spiral bend the hard way
Bend down to a 14' 11" plan view radius.

Steel Spiral Stringers for The Buddy Holly Hall of Arts & Sciences

Top Down view of the Steel Spiral Staircase at The Buddy Holly Hall of Arts & Sciences