What makes Simpson Strong-Tie special? When you think of the best a family has to offer — support, collaboration and respect — that’s what we offer. One of the nine company values originally laid down by our founder, Barc Simpson, is Enable Growth. As Barc put it, “When people join our company, they don’t come for a bus stop. This is a career.” That means we try to foster a supportive environment that encourages personal and professional growth. We want every employee to know there’s a whole big team that always has their back. When there’s a win, we cheer each other on. When there’s a snag, coworkers step in to help you out. As an example of our commitment to employee success, we’re happy to be able to share the story of Product Manager Eric Philip. Continue reading “Introducing the Makers of Simpson Strong-Tie: Product Manager Eric Philip”
In 2021, Simpson Strong-Tie partnered with Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley (Habitat EBSV) to create the Construction Trades Support program. The program aims to promote the trades as a viable career path for youth and for other individuals who are currently out of the workforce and to create a pipeline for talent to help alleviate the current labor shortage.
Back in March, a few colleagues and I were discussing how to prepare kids for college. With that subject in mind, I wanted to do something fun and meaningful for the kids in our community. So I organized some workshops in my back yard focused on engineering with kids who might be interested in exploring structural engineering — and summer was the perfect time to do it! We had a group of 12 kids, aged 7–11, who signed up and were all set to explore some engineering concepts. It was a learning experience for me, as well!
Continue reading “Engineering with Kids: Popsicle Sticks, Spaghetti and Marshmallows”