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A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

HIP: A milestone for Albany’s metals industry

Written January 27th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

You can get an idea of size of the Quintus HIP, newly installed in Albany, from the people taking a look at the machine this morning. You don’t see the bottom part, which sits in a deep concrete pit.


On Albany’s Marion Street: The big lift

Written November 26th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

It took two giant cranes this morning to insert a component of the “Stack HIP” into the building contructed for it on Marion Street in South Albany.


Council acts to support Albany industry

Written October 10th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

Nov. 18 will be a red-letter day for the Albany metals industry. That’s when a 1.5-million-pound “hot isostatic pressing” or HIP unit is scheduled to arrive at the building Stack Metallurgical Group is having constructed on southeast Marion Street.


No more mystery: Council prepares big loan

Written October 5th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

A confidential deal tentatively approved by the Albany City Council in February now has become public: It’s a proposed city loan of $745,000 to the company that is building a high-pressure furnace for the special-metals industry.


‘HIP’ project in South Albany: Taking a look

Written April 24th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”qmm4c8PytfY” rel=”0″] Inside a deep pit near the end of Southeast Marion Street, construction is well underway on the foundations of a high-pressure furnace for the Albany metals industry. On Tuesday I took a look at the site.


 
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