Introducing The Makers of Simpson Strong-Tie: Material Handler Sam Dean

No matter where you are or where you want to be, we have a place for you at Simpson Strong-Tie. Material handler Sam Dean found his perfect fit at our company and felt instantly at home. Prior to working with us, Sam felt uncertain about his career path. However, upon joining our team, he discovered numerous growth opportunities. Our founder, Barclay Simpson, instilled in our company the belief that we offer new hires more than just a job — we provide a path to a career that fosters happiness, personal growth and recognition for hard work. Our team members are encouraged to seek out positivity in everyday challenges and to understand how their work contributes to our company’s success.

Sam started his journey with us on the warehouse floor but soon realized he wanted to become a lift operator. With encouragement from his supervisor, Sam underwent the necessary training and has since excelled in his new role. This growth opportunity positively transformed Sam’s life. He enjoys being a dependable team member that others can rely on. His newfound confidence has even impacted his family life.

At Simpson Strong-Tie, we understand that our employees have personal lives outside of work. We value each person’s individuality and prioritize creating a work-life balance that accommodates their needs. Sam, for example, recently welcomed twin girls into his family. He’s grateful for our company’s support in helping him care for his family while maintaining a fulfilling career. Sam stated, “I feel confident that I can do anything — for example raising twins. I’m thankful to have a job that lets me do that.”

Working at Simpson Strong-Tie means more than just putting in time at a job — it means having the chance to build a rewarding career with a supportive team. Many of our employees have been with us for years, viewing our company as a place to settle in and make a difference. We believe in recognizing and rewarding our team members for their positive efforts, leading to greater success for everyone in the long run.


Thank you, Sam, for sharing your story with us.