wc0512-DEPT-news-p1sl.jpgSimpson Strong-Tie is renewing its partnership with Habitat for Humanity for the sixth straight year, bringing the company’s overall donation to $1.5 million.

“Simpson Strong-Tie is excited to have reached the $1.5 million donation mark,” said Terry Kingsfather, president of Simpson Strong-Tie. “Our employees are very proud to support Habitat and to work alongside people who truly want to build and live in safe, strong, affordable homes. Habitat provides a valuable service to our community and we are honored to be a part of it.”

Simpson began its partnership with Habitat for Humanity International in 2007, annually providing $250,000 in cash and product donations, including the structural framing hardware (connectors and fasteners) and reinforced shear walls for new home construction. Simpson Strong-Tie has built homes with Habitat in the United States and abroad, supported Habitat’s Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Projects, and responded to communities affected by natural disasters including along the U.S. Gulf Coast Region and Haiti. Simpson Strong-Tie employees volunteer their time, labor and technical skills on construction sites, training volunteers in proper connector installation and the use of tools.