Employee Spotlight: Steve Zanco, Inside Sales Manager

What does it mean to be an Inside Sales Manager at Simpson Strong-Tie? Steve Zanco, Inside Sales Manager of our Riverside, California location, shares the story of his career and role. His 24-member team is a mix of Inside Sales Reps, Hardware Quote Reps, and Strategic Account Reps. They’re laser-focused on customers while processing orders, requests, and questions throughout the Southwest. 

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Power Lifter: HSKP Expands Our Line of Concealed Beam Hangers for Mass Timber

As mass timber continues to grow in the commercial construction industry, so does the environment for innovation. With many projects increasing in size and complexity, larger structural dimensions result in higher loads. At the same time, developers, architects and occupants want to retain all the remarkable benefits of a mass timber project, including the value of an all-wood aesthetic. New designs call for new products, technology and services to build them.  

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Behind the Scenes: A Shared Vision for A Residential Mass Timber Build

Simpson Strong-Tie proudly features its mass timber products in the innovative residential project by TimberBLDR and Risinger Build. TimberBLDR discusses the selection process that resulted in the Simpson Strong-Tie critical connection hardware being chosen. Gain insights into how our engineering team played a crucial role in designing and overcoming challenges for this groundbreaking mass timber project. 

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From NHERI TallWood to Converging Design: Building Towards Resilient Structures

Simpson Strong-Tie is participating in NHERI Converging Design, the third phase of testing a six-story mass timber building on the NHERI UCSD shake table. This project follows up on the testing of a ten-story mass timber building with the NHERI TallWood project. Our Yield-Link® moment connection and Yield-Link brace connection underwent testing as potential alternatives to post-tensioned rocking wall systems, aiming to decrease the potential for residual drift. Learn more about this project and our live testing event. 

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From Concept to Creation: The Story of Mother Daughter Projects

Discover Mother Daughter Projects, a dynamic DIY duo that embarked on their journey in 2015, dedicated to sharing their expertise and serving as a valuable resource for anyone tackling DIY projects. They champion inclusivity, affirming that women of any age or skill level can thrive in DIY activities.

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Simpson Strong-Tie Viet Nam End-of-Year Party 2023: LET’S GROOVE TOGETHER

Hear from Vy Nguyen, Office & Branding Operations Team Lead, as she shares how Simpson Strong-Tie Viet Nam hosted a year-end gathering in 2023. The international branch, also referred to as Enterprise Services, was established in 2012 to offer No-Equal® engineering services encompassing structural and mechanical engineering, graphic design, and software solutions. The event allowed the team to unite, celebrate their achievements over the preceding year and recognize members’ dedication. 

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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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