Engineered structural connector manufacturer Simpson Strong-Tie staged simultaneous ribbon-cutting ceremonies on Sept. 15 at three new warehouse, distribution and training centers in Denver, CO.; Salt Lake City, UT.; and Kent, WA.
Part of a strategic investment to increase the Simpson Strong-Tie U.S. distribution footprint, the new facilities will significantly expand the range of products available for next-day delivery across the Northwest.
The new distribution hubs include warehousing facilities, office space, training centers, and newly designed, two-story demonstration rooms to host contractors and LBM suppliers for project and product training classes. The new facilities are expected to create 50-plus new jobs as Simpson Strong-Tie deploys additional resources to optimize its U.S. supply chain and ensure reliable product availability with faster and more timely delivery.
“These new locations, in combination with our manufacturing facility in Stockton, CA., will provide customers greater access to our products and solutions by offering a wide variety of inventory and expertise,” said CEO Mike Olosky. “Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to offering next-day service to our customers throughout the Northwest, and these new locations move us in this direction.”
As supply chain woes have continued to impact building product and material availability for construction projects, Simpson Strong-Tie is investing heavily to grow their already robust U.S. manufacturing and distribution presence. The simultaneous grand openings come on the heels of a groundbreaking in Columbus, OH., to build an expanded manufacturing and distribution center there. That project is expected to create an additional 120 jobs.
The Kent location boasts 97,942 sq. ft. of warehouse space, 10,311-sq. ft. offices, 1,870-sq. ft. training story, plus two-story demo room.
The Denver center has a 69,892-sq. ft. warehouse, 8,082-sq. ft. offices, 2,756-sq. ft. training center, and 1,044-sq. ft. two story demo room.
The Salt Lake City location features a 61,258-sq. ft. warehouse, 8,755-sq. ft. offices, 2,494-sq. ft. training center, and 1,320-sq. ft. two-story demo room.