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September 20, 2011

Simpson Strong-Tie will begin supplying software systems and truss plates to the U.S. component industry, the company has announced. Mike Bugbee, a 30-year veteran of the company, will lead the new division.

Simpson Strong-Tie has already developed many products that have helped expand the innovative use of trusses in light-frame design, so offering software and truss plates is a natural progression for the company, it said. 

March 17, 2011

Companies that specialize in retrofitting homes in California against earthquake damage are reporting a surge in business following the Japan earthquake, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times

Firms interviewed by the newspaper said they are receiving a threefold increase in phone calls, particularly in Southern California, where the Northridge earthquake caused 60 deaths and 5,000 injuries in 1994. 

August 1, 2007

The acquisition will add steel roof trusses to the Builders FirstSource product array....