Albina, located outside Portland, Oregon,is celebrating their 80th Anniversary. We thank them for 12 years of NOMMA membership also.
Albina, founded in 1939, is a family owned and operated, third generation business, run by Brian Smith. They specialize in structural steel, tube and pipe bending, plate rolling and fabrication. Albina has provided curved steel for many high-profile buildings, stadiums and structures in the United States and Canada. They 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.
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 Anniversary, Albina created a museum on site, called “The Smith-sonian.” 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 pipe, tube, and square and rectangular hollow structural steel. “The Smith-sonian” is ready for visitors.