National Building Products Company Simpson Strong-Tie Opens New Warehouse, Training, and Distribution Hub in Kent As Part of Expansion Across the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain Regions
14 September 2023
Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions for the construction industry, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday at its new distribution hub in Kent, Washington, that includes warehousing facilities, office space, training centers, and a newly designed, two-story demonstration room to host contractors and lumber and building material (LBM) suppliers for project and product training classes.
Part of a strategic investment to fortify the Simpson Strong-Tie US distribution footprint, the new facility forms one of three back-to-back grand openings in the Northwest and Rocky Mountain regions. Together with the Kent distribution hub, new facilities in Denver and Salt Lake City will add 230,000 total square feet of inventory space as Simpson Strong-Tie moves to strengthen its US supply chain.
Adding new facilities will significantly expand the range of products available for next-day delivery to builders, contractors, and lumberyards. The expansions are expected to create 50-plus new jobs and ensure reliable product availability with faster and more timely delivery.
“These new locations, in combination with our manufacturing facility in Stockton, California, will provide customers greater access to our products and solutions by offering a wide variety of inventory and expertise,” says Simpson Strong-Tie CEO Mike Olosky. “Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to ensuring next-day service to our customers throughout the Northwest, and these new locations move us much further in that direction.”
As supply chain woes have continued to impact building product and material availability for construction projects, Simpson Strong-Tie is investing heavily to grow their already robust US manufacturing and distribution presence. The simultaneous grand openings come on the heels of a groundbreaking in Columbus, Ohio, to build an expanded manufacturing and distribution center there. That project is expected to create an additional 120 jobs.
Office, warehousing, and training center square footage in the new Kent distribution hub includes:
Office: 10,311 square ft.
Warehouse: 97,942 square ft.
Training Center: 1,870 square ft.
2-Story Demo Room: 594 square ft.
For more information on Simpson Strong-Tie local distribution, manufacturing, training, and product testing and research and development facilities, visit strongtie.com/about/locations.
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.
Director, Marketing Communications at Simpson Strong-Tie