Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, announced it has renewed its support of Habitat for Humanity International’s Habitat Strong program for the sixth consecutive year. Simpson Strong-Tie remains the leading sponsor of the program.
Habitat Strong is designed to promote the building of homes that are more durable, more resilient and physically stronger. Habitat homes in areas susceptible to flooding, earthquakes, hurricanes, high winds and wildfires can benefit from Habitat Strong building standards, which include a suite of fortified codes and best practices developed specifically to make homes more resilient in the face of severe weather and other disasters. Available to all local Habitat organizations across the country, the Habitat Strong program was created to offer Habitat for Humanity homeowners long-lasting safety benefits at affordable costs.
Simpson Strong-Tie increased its monetary contribution to the program from $85,000 in 2015 to $150,000 in 2017 and now contributes $250,000 every year. The company has donated more than $1 million to the program overall.
“The Habitat Strong program is helping lead the way not only for Habitat affiliates but for the entire building industry on how to construct more resilient homes at minimal increased costs,” said Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Karen Colonias. “Habitat Strong continues to forge new industry collaborations and extend the influence of resilient construction into new areas, such as how to strengthen disaster response and increase equity in housing. We are proud to continue supporting this innovative work.”