We Test So You Can Trust!

Simpson Strong-Tie® has a state-of-the-art research facility where we test our products beyond normal wear and tear. We can test a structure’s ability to resist an earthquake, dangerous wind velocity, and other conditions that mother nature throws our way. We have a seismic shake table and a cyclic test frame. Using the shake table, we test for structural weaknesses and strengths that would occur during an earthquake. With the cyclic testing, we can test a structure as high as five stories. In this way, we can test a structure’s resistance to high winds seen during hurricanes.


When a home is built using Simpson Strong-Tie® durable construction hardware, it will withstand much more than homes in the past.  Our engineers use a variety of equipment to test not only individual connectors, but entire structural systems. We look for corrosion, different types of wood assemblies, concrete, and masonry.  We now have the capability to test for marine conditions when connectors are used under water. We test prototypes because we are constantly striving to improve building safety.


Simpson Strong-Tie® is the world leader in structural solutions, and recognized as the genuine connector brand in the residential construction industry. Over the last two decades, we have expanded  our products to infrastructures, commercial and industrial construction including mechanical anchors, adhesives, and products that repair, protect and strengthen concrete and masonry.  Simpson Strong-Tie® continues to improve and advance. Our customers’ safety is our #1 priority.


Remember, whether you are building a work bench, a gazebo, a fence, or a new home, look for the Simpson Strong-Tie® name. We are known worldwide for our attention to detail and our passion for being the best in the business.