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Albina Co., Inc.
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Building The Spheres was a project that began in February 2013 and just this month The Spheres will officially open. Numerous Pacific Northwest businesses collaborated to make The Spheres possible. The Spheres website is officially live (https://www.seattlespheres.com/explore-the-building) and you can explore not only the building itself, but also the very unique plant life that inhabits The Spheres. Albina was the steel bender on this project. #curvedsteel #seattlespheres #steelbending #rectangulartubesteel #architecturalsteel #architecturephotography #aia #aisc #structuralsteelbending #yoursteelbendingexperts #steelbendingexperts #structuralsteel #seattle #canron
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1/17/18
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True HSS Stair stringer for a spiral staircase project in Washington. Tube Steel 16" X 12" X .625" WALL A500 GR B spiral bent the easy way to a 77” Center Line Radius. VERY TIGHT and VERY IMPRESSIVE! Great work team!
#yoursteelbendingexperts #steelbendingexperts #steelbending #steelfabrication #structuralsteel #structuralsteelbending #curvedsteel #HSS #tubesteel #compoundsteelbending #offsetbend #spiralsteel #spiralstairs #spiralstairaware #spiralsteelstaircase #spiralstaircase #houzz #nomma1958 #worldstairs
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215 pieces of .79” OD X .083” WALL C-276
C-276 alloy is one of the most corrosion resistant alloys currently available. Used for a chemical processing application.

#yoursteelbendingexperts #manufacturing #bentsteel #steelparts #alloy #consistent #accurate #repeat #corrosionresistant #chemicalprocessing
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1/17/19
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Albina provided 109,000# of bent steel for the Eli Lilly San Diego Biotech Center in La Jolla, CA. Eli Lilly doubled the size of its research facility to 300,000 square feet during this project.

Materials included:

8″ X 8″ X 5/8″ ANGLE A36- half of the parts rolled leg in and half of the parts rolled leg out.

Tube Steel 8″ X 8″ X .500″ WALL A500 GR B

8 5/8″ OD X .625″ WALL A500B

Wide Flange W16 X 57# A992- Split into WT8 and rolled some parts stem in and rolled some parts stem out.

Wide Flange W24 X 103# A992- DOUBLE split to a finished height of 8¼” tall. Albina then rolled some parts stem in and other stem out.

#yoursteelbendingexperts #steelbendingexperts #steelbending #steelfabrication #structuralsteel #structuralsteelbending #curvedsteel #steelbending #curvedsteelentry #steelframe #elililly #sandiego #sandiegobiotechcenter #biotech #lajolla #biotechresearchcenter
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1/9/19
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Albina Co., Inc. Celebrating 80 Years in the Steel Bending Industry! Albina Co., Inc., located outside Portland, Oregon, has been providing customers with innovative, quality curved steel services and products since 1939. A family owned and operated, third generation business, run by Brian Smith, specializes in structural steel, tube and pipe bending, plate rolling and fabrication. Albina produces virtually any metal component that needs to bend or curve without the use of pre-formed fittings. Albina has provided curved steel for many high-profile buildings, stadiums and structures in the United States and Canada. Albina was the steel bender of choice on the recently completed Amazon Spheres in Seattle, Washington.

Albina is an industry leader in research and development and in 2018, purchased an MCP30 by Davi, the first type of bending machine in the United States with a “iRoll” smart camera system, allowing operators to view the part being bent compared to a radius template on the control screen. The machine has the ability to “learn and remember” how different materials bend, where the rolls need to be positioned, and how much spring back is associated with a bend / material.

Albina also purchased a Bend-Tech Dragon A400 Plasma Cutter, a commercial grade CNC tube cutting, engraving, and marking machine with the world’s most powerful CAD/CAM software. Other new equipment included new welders, jib cranes, induction heating coils, an electric forklift and 40 sets of tooling.

Albina was an instrumental player in the development of the first ever Design Guide of its kind in the United States offering information on the fabrication, design and detailing of curved members. Design Guide 33 “Curved Member Design” was released in October 2018 by the AISC Bender/Roller committee and is an invaluable resource for the industry!

Albina not only has one of the newest, most technologically advanced machines on the market, Albina also has one of the oldest, custom made bending machines ever created! In honor of the 80th Anniversary, Albina created a museum on site, called “The Smith-sonian”, honoring the family name and housing one of the first ever pieces of equipment that Albina owned and used to bend materials. Brian’s grandfather built the “Model-T” bending machine in the early 1940’s utilizing the transmission and differential from a “Model-T” Ford. This machine was used until the 1990’s to bend various materials such as pipe, tube, and square and rectangular hollow structural steel. “The Smith-sonian” is ready for visitors. Cheers to 80 Years!

#yoursteelbendingexperts #steelbendingexperts #steelbending #steelfabrication #structuralsteel #structuralsteelbending #rollformedmetal #metalforming #curvedsteel #1939 #80years #80yearsinbusiness #80th #anniversary
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With every New Year comes excitement about the anticipation of what is to come, but also a bit of caution as to what may lie ahead. And with every New Year comes reflection about the year prior. 2018 was one for the record books as we worked on many exciting curved steel projects. Albina was fortunate to team up with some great fabricators on a massive project in California this last year. The project (to be named at a later date) consisted of 100’s of trucks, thousands of pieces and millions of pounds of bent steel. This was the largest project Albina has processed to date and we look forward to working on more projects that have this level of complexity and excitement in 2019, the 80th Anniversary of our company!! Cheers to 80 Years!

#albinaco #steelbending #structuralsteelbending #structuralsteelrolling #steelrolling #curvedsteel #80years #80thanniversary #2018retrospective #yearinreview
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AISC recently released the first ever Design Guide of its kind in the United States offering information on the fabrication, design and detailing of curved members and we are offering you a FREE DOWNLOAD of the Design Guide!

https://www.aisc.org/technical-resources/curved-steel

Design Guide 33 was a collaborative effort of the members of the AISC Bender/Roller committee. We worked together for many years to provide this invaluable resource for the industry. If you are interested in obtaining a print copy of the Design Guide to assist with your efforts in specifying curved steel members, please contact us and we will be happy to get one to you!
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Back in June, I posted a picture of some 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, for the new American Airlines headquarters in Fort Worth, Texas. In addition to the 16″ square, we produced another set of spirals consisting of Tube Steel 14″ x 6″ x .625″ wall REALLY tight, exposed and bent to a 5′-6″ radius on a 45° pitch. Below is a progress picture of the installation of these spiral stringers.

The 1.7 million-square-foot complex, dubbed the “Trinity complex,” consists of constructing four seven-story buildings. It will cost at least $300 million to build and will house over 6,500 employees. There are 10 tower cranes on the project and there will be more than 1,000 construction workers on-site during the peak. It is scheduled to open during the second half of 2019. These are the type of bends that ONLY Albina can do!

#yoursteelbendingexperts #steelbendingexperts #steelbending #steelfabrication #structuralsteel #structuralsteelbending #curvedsteel #HSS #tubesteel #compoundsteelbending #offsetbend #spiralsteel #spiralstairs #spiralstairaware #spiralsteelstaircase #spiralstaircase #houzz #americanairlinesheadquarters #fortworth #texas #nomma1958 #worldstairs
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Albina Co., Inc. Teamed up again this year with the US Marine Corps Reserve for “Toys for Tots” We collected toys this year for the U.S. Marine Corps,"Toys for Tots". The team collected $488 in toys, and Albina Co.contributed $432, totaling $920.00 worth of toys! Way to go team!

#toysfortots #usmarinecorp #charitabledonations #tistheseason #happyholidays
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