Simpson Strong-Tie has developed its second training kit for builders and trade contractors to improve product installation in the field. The company's training materials on joist and beam hangers recently received National Housing Quality certification from the NAHB Research Center.

The latest training materials on joist and beam hangers are part of Simpson's ongoing commitment to improve installation practices and reduce common callbacks on jobsites. The company's "Introduction to Joist and Beam Hangers" identifies the differences between typical face mount and top flange kit includes an instructional video, an instructor guide and a student guide. All of these materials are provided in both English and Spanish, and accessible via a CD-ROM, which is provided in the kit.

For more information about the NHQ Certified Training Materials program and to order a copy of Simpson's certified training kit on joist and beam hangers, visit and click on "Training."