Building Dreams: The Impact of Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarships

We recently caught up with past recipients of our Simpson Strong-Tie Student Scholarship, part of our Strong-Tie Undergraduate Fellowship. The scholarship provides juniors and seniors majoring in architecture, civil or structural engineering, and construction management or technology at participating schools with $3,000 towards their education.   

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Strong Conversations: The Future of Women in Residential Construction

Strong Conversations Season One: Women in Construction
Episode Three: The Future of Women in Residential Construction

In this episode, we talk to three rising stars in their companies and the industry. We get to hear personal stories about how each of the guests entered the industry but, more importantly, what’s keeping them in the industry. We share tips on how to be successful when you’re just starting out and how to create your own career path. 

Host: Tina Haro – Director, National Accounts – National Builders (Simpson Strong-Tie)
Guests: 
Keaton Mower – National Accounts Manager, Westlake Royal Building Products
Kristin French – Director of Purchasing, Taylor Morrison
Justine Simmons – Director of Builder National Accounts, James Hardie Building Products 

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Women In Construction Episode Two: The Importance of Mentorship

Strong Conversations Season One: Women in Construction
Episode Two: The Importance of Mentorship

Mentorship is one of the most invaluable things we can have in our careers and lives. We discuss the importance of mentorship and how we can find it, provide it, and foster it in our work environments. We also discuss the different types of mentorships, whether through a formal work program or informal with our own network.  

Host: Shelby Short – Director of Global Quality (Simpson Strong-Tie)
Guests:
Angie Roseman – VP Supply Chain Services & Business Optimization (Beazer Homes)
Kellee Hansen, National Purchasing Director (Lennar)
Rebecca Matmiller, National Accounts Sales Manager (Whirlpool) 

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Simplicity in Strength: The Power of Concealed Structural Hardware

Henry Ryals, owner and founder of Ryals Design Build, LLC, used our concealed connectors to construct a pergola, offering his clients an ideal outdoor space. The connectors delivered a traditional look while minimizing exposed fasteners. Explore the use of concealed beam hangers and unravel the details of the project’s successful outcome. 

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Strong Conversations: Women in Leadership

Strong Conversations Season One: Women in Construction
Episode One: Women in Leadership

Being a leader is a challenging role. But being a female leader can offer many advantages. Listen to this episode as we talk to three women leaders about how they motivate their teams to be successful and create an environment where women belong and not just accepted. We also take a closer look at what makes a good and effective leader? How do we lead with heart and vulnerability? And how do we pay it forward to the leaders that come behind us? 

Host: Simpson Strong-Tie Vice President of Strategic Partnerships and Engagement Annie Kao
Guests:
Cyndie Roche, Vice President of Digital Sales and Architectural Design Services (Paradigm, a division of Builders FirstSource)
Kristi Acee, Vice President, National Accounts (Sherwin-Williams)
Melissa McGhee, Vice President of National Strategic Sourcing and Supply Chain (KB Home)

 

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The Future of Building: Exploring Offsite and Modular Approaches

Explore offsite and modular construction methods with Adrian Mitchell, Offsite Construction Business Specialist at Simpson Strong-Tie. Learn how these methods can address housing shortages and help engineer a more efficient and sustainable future.

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Why More Builders are Choosing the Titen HD® Heavy-Duty Screw Anchor

For heavy-duty mechanical anchoring into concrete, CMU or masonry, builders generally choose between screw anchors or wedge anchors. Both can handle high loads, require predrilling, and are available in corrosion-resistant finishes for either interior or exterior use. However, there are some key differences to compare and consider.

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New Year, New Projects

Discover the versatility of our Simpson Strong-Tie products as they find application in a diverse range of projects, spanning from DIY endeavors to professional-level creations. Whether you’re exploring the simplicity of a Plinko game or the intricacies of a sophisticated golf course, our products offer endless possibilities. Take inspiration from this varied assortment and unleash your creativity by showcasing how you uniquely incorporate our products into your own projects. Let the innovation begin! 

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Top Sales Maverick: Flying High at Simpson Strong-Tie

Reflecting on his career journey at Simpson Strong-Tie, Territory Sales Representative Johan Galeano has found fulfillment in his career, citing camaraderie with his team and a balanced work life. Johan’s accomplishments include winning the Sales by Objective (SBO) and Top Gun awards, both of which testify to his dedication and hard work. He genuinely enjoys his job and the trajectory of his career. 

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Adding Privacy to a New Paver Patio: Rogue Engineer’s DIY Outdoor Transformation

We worked with DIYer Jamison Rantz aka Rogue Engineer, who recently transformed his barn area with a fresh paver patio. Faced with an unsightly AC unit nearby, he turned to our Simpson Strong-Tie E-Z Spike™ to help build his DIY privacy fence solution. These spikes eliminate the need for digging or concrete pouring. What follows is his description of the build  

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