New ECB Elevated Column Base Ready for Multifamily Residential Construction

As part of an expanding portfolio of multifamily residential solutions, we’re excited to introduce the Simpson Strong-Tie® ECB elevated column base. The ECB makes it simple to add a waterproofing layer when installing solid sawn posts or hollow columns. It’s perfect for construction of stacked balconies in multifamily housing, or whenever a post is being used to support an awning or roof.   Continue reading “New ECB Elevated Column Base Ready for Multifamily Residential Construction”

How Company Culture Inspires Employee Loyalty and Success

Hady Abboud, a Shipping/Receiving Supervisor at Simpson Strong-Tie, explores the significance of our eighth company value, “Giving Back”, and its impact on our company culture and values. He delves into how our culture empowers employees to thrive and develop by creating an environment that values and respects each individual.

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Simpson Strong-Tie Viet Nam Ringing in the New Year

Simpson Strong-Tie Viet Nam was excited to ring in the New Year together by putting on a pageant- themed costume competition and talent show showcasing our international branches. This event attracted a large audience from the growing Viet Nam branch. People dressed up in pairs for the costume portion of the show and later performed for the talent portion. This day was filled with fun, excitement and a variety of activities. 

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DIY Counter Bar Stools with Joana Bianchi

DIYer Joana Bianchi created these stylish barstools with the help of our Simpson Strong-Tie hardware. Not only do they look cool, but they add a bit of extra seating at her kitchen counter. This project is a great way to furnish out your kitchen without breaking the bank. 

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A Simpson Strong-Tie Event: Construction Industry and Career Paths for Youths

This article was originally published on Building Talent Foundation’s website, which you can read here 

Simpson Strong-Tie Training Specialist/Outreach Coordinator Dan Scullion has given product demonstrations to engineers, architects, building officials and construction contractors, but a group of students from Jacksonville Job Corps Center kept him on his toes. 

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Building a Pergola with Southwestern Flair

Popular DIYer Jen Woodhouse of The House of Wood is back again to build another amazing pergola, this time using Outdoor Accents Mission Collection decorative hardware. This collection gives a touch of southwestern flair to your outdoor structure with the arched mission-style profile of post bases, straps and angles. Learn more below about her build and her experience using our hardware. 

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Wheelchair Ramps Arise in Texas with Simpson Strong-Tie Hardware

The Wildwood United Methodist Church in Magnolia, Texas, reached out to our Technical Training Manager, Billy Viars, knowing that our hardware could help their efforts to build wheelchair ramps for people in need who were unable to afford them. Wildwood UMC volunteers have been building charitable ramps in Montgomery County since 2019, but the rising cost of lumber has strained their resources. Simpson Strong-Tie has stepped in to help by providing hardware for this cause. Hear from Robert Tonti, ramp program coordinator at Wildwood as he discusses the need for these wheelchair ramps. 

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Measuring Our Social Responsibility — Simpson Strong-Tie and ESG Values

At Simpson Strong-Tie, social impact and responsibility have been a cornerstone of our business philosophy from the very beginning. This philosophy is embodied most explicitly in our Company Values, which we’ve taken directly from the “Nine Principles of Business” laid down by Barclay Simpson. From “Long-Range View” and “Be the Leader” to “Give Back” and “Everybody Matters,” these are values we take pride in and that we use to help guide our business actions and decisions. We like to think that they help distinguish us as a company and make us who we are.

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Gorgeous and Green Floral Designer Integrates Outdoor Accents® Hardware into Her Eco-Business

As an avowed environmentalist and minimalist,  Simpson Strong-Tie marketing copywriter Sean Krainert was excited to have the opportunity recently to visit in Oakland, California, where he met with owner and lead designer Pilar Zuniga. Built on a foundation of making beautiful things while factoring the health of the environment and community into every decision, her green business has flourished into a beacon for sustainable floral design.

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