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Simpson Strong-Tie Acquires TJ® Shear Brace Product Line from Weyerhaeuser

February 19th 2013 in Wood Products - #trus joist

Simpson Strong-Tie announces the acquisition of the TJ® Shear Brace product line from Weyerhaeuser. The TJ Shear Brace pre-fabricated shear wall complements the Simpson Strong-Tie® Strong-Wall® shear wall product offering and is the only trimmable shear wall on the market for custom heights and rake walls.

Simpson Strong-Tie will now handle all sales of the TJ Shear Brace. Weyerhaeuser will continue to distribute the product line in its 22 U.S. markets. Customers can also continue to source the product through current distribution in Canada and outside of Weyerhaeuser Distribution markets.

Simpson Strong-Tie and Weyerhaeuser have a longstanding relationship that spans more than three decades, beginning with the collaboration on new products for the Trus Joist® engineered wood products line.

“We are pleased to continue our relationship with Simpson Strong-Tie through this transaction. Both companies are dedicated to creating high-quality, innovative products for our customers and backing them with world-class service. We’ll work hand-in-hand to make this a smooth and efficient transition for our valued customers,” stated Carlos Guilherme, vice president of Engineered Lumber Products for Weyerhaeuser.

“The purchase of the TJ Shear Brace product line is mutually beneficial, and a positive step for both companies. We look forward to new opportunities and collaborations with Weyerhaeuser to bring new products to our customers,” said Simpson Strong-Tie President Terry Kingsfather.

A Simpson Strong-Tie branded shear wall will be launched later this year. Until that time, the product brand will remain TJ Shear Brace. Simpson Strong-Tie sales and technical reps will be working closely with Weyerhaeuser to ensure a smooth transition for customers and will notify customers when the product conversion is complete.