Simpson Strong-Tie announces grand opening of distribution hub in Kent

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Based in Pleasanton, California Simpson Strong-Tie, a pioneer in designed structural connections and building solutions for the construction industry, celebrated the opening of its new distribution hub in Kent, Building No. 3 at 20210 66th Ave. S., on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

The company’s primary product is wood connectors, although it also manufactures metal dowels, chemical fasteners, and magazine screws.

According to a Sept. 14 Simpson Strong-Tie media release, the new hub features warehouse facilities, office space, training centres, and a newly constructed, two-story show area to accommodate contractors and timber and construction material suppliers for project and product training seminars.

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Simpson Strong-Tie moved into the building as part of a strategic investment to strengthen the company’s distribution reach in the United States. The new facility is one of three grand openings in the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain areas in a row. New facilities in Denver and Salt Lake City, together with the Kent distribution centre,  add 230,000 total square feet of inventory space. This is Simpson Strong-Tie effort to enhance its U.S. supply chain.

Additional facilities at the Simpson Strong-tie distribution hub

The addition of additional facilities will vastly increase the number of items available for next-day delivery to builders, contractors, and lumberyards. The expansions are projected to produce 50 or more new employment. It will also ensure consistent product supply through quicker and more timely delivery.

“These new locations, along with our manufacturing facility in Stockton, California, will provide customers with greater access to our products and solutions. Furthermore, they wil provide a diverse inventory and expertise,” said Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Mike Olosky.

Simpson Strong-Tie is spending extensively to expand its U.S. production and distribution footprint. This is due to supply chain issues continue to impair building product and material availability for construction projects. The simultaneous grand openings follow the launching of an enlarged manufacturing and distribution centre in Columbus, Ohio.

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