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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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 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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Barc Simpson Community Hero Award Winners

Congratulations to this year’s Barc Simpson Community Hero Award winners. Simpson Strong-Tie has nine company values, with the eighth being Give Back. The award encourages the spirit of giving and gives recognition to our employees for doing valuable work in their communities. 

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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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How the Finance Team Has Fun and Stays Humble

One of our core company values is “Have Fun, Be Humble”. Our finance team-  work hard to make sure that everything and everyone gets paid.  Simpson Strong-Tie Billing Specialist Maria shares what the dynamic financial team is responsible for at our company and how her team makes time to bond and have fun together. 

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A 20-Year Workweek

At Simpson Strong-Tie, we believe that Everybody Matters, no matter your role, and we treat coworkers like family. So it’s not uncommon for employees to stay with the company for years or even decades. In this article, a 20-year veteran, Sam Marcoux, reflects on his Simpson Strong-Tie journey so far.  

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Discussing Simpson Strong-Tie Work Culture on the TED WorkLife Podcast

Adam Grant, an organizational psychologist and bestselling author, recently featured Simpson Strong-Tie Vice President of Engineering Annie Kao on his TED original podcast WorkLife. Adam and Annie were joined by Berkeley Haas Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jenny Chatman (full disclosure, she’s a member of Simpson Manufacturing’s Board of Directors) to discuss “The 4 Deadly Sins of Work Culture.”  Continue reading “Discussing Simpson Strong-Tie Work Culture on the TED WorkLife Podcast”

A Simpson Strong-Tie Navy Veteran’s Journey

Sheila Johnson is an IT Technical Project Manager at Simpson Strong-Tie. For Veteran’s Day we’re proud to present her Navy story and how she arrived at  Simpson Strong-Tie.

Values, principles, pride, commitment, honor, courage, trust, family and friends, goals, respect, success, opportunities and fun. My life and Navy service share these words. Most of these also appear in Barclay Simpson’s nine principles of doing business.    Continue reading “A Simpson Strong-Tie Navy Veteran’s Journey”

An App That Keeps Giving: How I Do What I Can 

Our company values are defined by the nine principles of our founder, Barclay Simpson. The eighth principle is “Give Back.” According to Barclay it reflects the idea that “we’re all connected in some way and are all part of a greater community. It’s important to make what impact you can – you may not have the financial means that others might have but whatever you can do, do it. Look for small ways to give back every day.” Dena Lee, a Customer Service Representative from our Stockton branch, has taken that value to heart. She shared with us why this is her favorite value and how she applies it to her personal life.

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