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October 30, 2023

Simpson Strong-Tie announces $110 million investment in new Gallatin production facility

Leaders at Simpson Strong-Tie cut a grand opening ribbon in Kent, Washington. (Simpson Strong Tie)

By Ian Bradley – Reporter, Nashville Business Journal

Simpson Strong-Tie today announced plans to invest $110 million to expand its Gallatin operations by locating a new facility on Airport Road.

The expansion will bring 37 jobs to Sumner County and increase the company’s total number of local employees 250, according to a news release from the state Department of Economic & Community Development.

The new location will allow the California-based company to better meet demand and relocate a portion of its fastener manufacturing operations to Gallatin.

At its existing Gallatin facility on North Blevedere Drive, the company produces structural screws, nails and fastening systems. Its current operations will relocate to the new facility.

“This expansion more than doubles our current production capacity and footprint, enabling us to meet increased product demand and keep fastener manufacturing close to our North America customers,” Mike Olosky, president and CEO of Simpson Strong-Tie, said in the release. “The new site will also improve efficiency, help ensure we continue to provide exceptional customer service, and open up career opportunities for employees and job applicants alike.”

The company will be working with the Nashville office of Cincinnati-based Al. Neyer to design and build the new facility.

The state declined to comment on any incentives the company may have received for the project. Grants are revealed 30 days after a public announcement, according to a department spokesperson.

Simpson Strong-Tie is part of the Simpson Manufacturing Co. Inc. (NYSE: SSD). The company manufactures wood and concrete construction solutions.

“Simpson Strong-Tie’s choice to expand in Gallatin is a complement to our workforce and our economic strength,” Gallatin Mayor Paige Brown said in the release. “They are a valued corporate partner, and we are happy to continue that relationship for years to come.”

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