McKinney, TX — June 16, 2022 — The Simpson Strong-Tie branch in McKinney, Texas, is supporting the community of Uvalde with a donation of $10,000 to the victims’ relief fund managed by Communities Foundation of Texas. Simpson Strong-Tie is based in Pleasanton, California, and is the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions.
On May 24, 2002, the community of Uvalde was devastated by a mass shooting at Robb Elementary School. Nineteen children and two adults lost their lives to a gunman who entered the school. The donation will contribute to medical and funeral expenses as well as grief and trauma counseling in an effort to help support the families, victims and community impacted by this senseless and violent attack.
“The tragedy that occurred at Robb Elementary School was a heinous act of violence,” said Simpson Strong-Tie Vice President and McKinney Branch Manager Phil Burton. “We are committed to doing what we can do to help the people in our local communities, and we hope that our contribution will help defray some of the monetary impact for the victims’ families and ease their burden. Our prayers go out to the entire community of Uvalde.”
About Simpson Strong-Tie Company Inc.
Simpson Strong-Tie is the world leader in structural solutions — products and technology that help people design and build safer, stronger homes, buildings, and communities. As a pioneer in the building industry, we have an unmatched passion for problem solving through skillful engineering and thoughtful innovation. Our structural systems research and rigorous testing enable us to design code-listed, value-engineered solutions for a multitude of applications in wood, steel, and concrete structures. Our dedication to pursuing ever-better construction products and technology and to surrounding our customers with exceptional service and support has been core to our mission since 1956. For more information, visit strongtie.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.
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