Introducing the Makers of Simpson Strong-Tie: Territory Sales Manager Emily Holtshouser

Simpson Strong-Tie is proud to recognize and celebrate International Women’s Month. In honor of this month, we would like to acknowledge the achievements of one of our outstanding salespeople, Emily Holtshouser.

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How to Build an Easy Fence Trellis

With the launch of our new Outdoor Accents® APRTR rail connectors, we set out to create a DIY project that would be fun and easy to do. A simple fence trellis for climbing plants was a perfect choice and was easily completed in a couple of hours. 

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Making a DIY Covered Firewood Rack Holder

Need a place to put your firewood? Simpson Strong-Tie software engineer Owen Shelton decided to build his own covered firewood rack holder with the help of our Strong-Drive® SDWS fasteners. This new shelter keeps his logs safe from the elements and was easy to make.  Continue reading “Making a DIY Covered Firewood Rack Holder”

Love Where You Work — One Woman’s Career Journey at Simpson Strong-Tie

Finding a career that fits you can be challenging. Luckily, after landing a Dealer Sales Representative role at Simpson Strong-Tie, Halye Vance found the right fit. Halye discusses her journey with Simpson Strong-Tie, what motivates her in her career, and why she loves where she works. 

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Meet Brutus, the Columbus, Ohio Branch’s Mascot

At our Columbus, Ohio branch, Simpson Strong-Tie Lean Innovation Technician Dan Dee also referred to as our resident Mr. Wizard created an Ohio State University Brutus Buckeye mascot statue using our Simpson Strong-Tie hardware. Learn more below about Dan’s career at Simpson Strong-Tie and the many creations he has helped build over the years at our Columbus branch. 

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Engineering As a Rewarding Career

Simpson Strong-Tie’s Engineering department held its annual engineering summit, giving our engineers across the country an opportunity to gather together for some team bonding and fun activities. Hear from branch engineer Phillip Hui about his experience at the summit and his thoughts on being an Excellence in Engineering award recipient. 

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Why Homes in High-Wind Regions Need a Structural “Seat Belt”

On a mission to educate homeowners about high-wind retrofits. Like most lifelong residents of the Gulf Coast, Simpson Strong-Tie employee Cheryl Zafiris has a long personal history with hurricanes. Hers started right after she was born.  

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Introducing the Makers of Simpson Strong-Tie: Meet Production Planner Benjamin

Family is a great motivator for many, and that is certainly true for Benjamin Dotsey, a Production Planner at Simpson Strong-Tie. Originally from Ghana, Benjamin holds a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. With the goal of providing a better life and opportunities for his family and loved ones, he moved to the United States. Despite initial struggles finding the right job, he persevered and eventually found Simpson Strong-Tie, where he started out as a contractor stacking boxes. After six months, Benjamin’s hard work and patience were rewarded with a permanent position as a press operator in our Columbus warehouse.  

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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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