AIMing Higher in Marketing: Celebrating Innovation and Impact at Simpson Strong-Tie

In 2023, the Simpson Strong-Tie Marketing Department introduced its inaugural Award for Impact in Marketing (AIM). This recognition recognizes team members’ exceptional creativity, innovation, and commitment to delivering outstanding results.  

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Looking Back on My 2023–2024 Internship at Simpson Strong-Tie Vietnam

Entering the Business English major at Ton Duc Thang University, Son Chu’s career trajectory took an unexpected turn upon encountering Simpson Strong-Tie Vietnam during his internship search. As a Talent Acquisition Intern, he navigated recruitment tasks, embracing challenges and growth opportunities. Despite initial struggles, Son found support within his team, embodying SST-VN’s ethos of inclusivity and empowerment. This experience not only refined his professional skills but also deepened his connection to the organization’s core values, amplifying his sense of belonging and purpose.

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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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From Maui to the World: How We Gave Back in 2023

Annually, Simpson Strong-Tie observes “Do What You Can Day,” a day dedicated to employee participation in activities benefiting nonprofit organizations. This tradition is embodied in our eighth company value: Give Back. In 2023, branches nationwide joined forces to assemble disaster relief packages for survivors of the devastating Maui wildfires and initiated various endeavors to support their respective local communities. Discover the meaningful contributions made by our branches and the positive outcomes they achieved.

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From Our CEO: Simpson Strong-Tie — A Strong Culture

Mike Olosky is the Chief Executive Officer at Simpson Strong-Tie as of January 1, 2023. Before that, Mike served for two years as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. In what follows, he discusses some of the characteristics that define the  Simpson Strong-Tie culture and make it stand out.

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Tech Trek: What I Discovered During My IT Internship at Simpson Strong-Tie

This summer, Luca Disbrow, a graduate in data science, joined Simpson Strong-Tie for an IT internship. Shifting from academics to on-the-job IT, he contributed to our 24/7 IT help desk and gained hands-on problem-solving experience. Luca reflects on the close-knit community within the company, his learnings from diverse colleagues, and the impact he’s made. Explore his journey to uncover insights into his internship experience. 

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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.

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Introducing the Makers of Simpson Strong-Tie: Associate Inside Sales Representative Missy Joseph

At Simpson Strong-Tie, giving back to the communities we serve is a crucial part of our company culture. We’re all connected in some way and part of a greater community. It’s essential to make what impact you can — you may not have the financial means that others might have, but whatever you can do really matters. Associate Inside Sales Representative Missy Joseph is a shining example of our company value #8, “Give Back,” which encourages employees to volunteer and give back to their community in whatever ways they can. 

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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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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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