Kids + Structural Engineering = The Tech Challenge!

This week’s post comes from Marlou Rodriguez who is an R&D Engineer at our home office. Prior to joining Simpson Strong-Tie, Marlou worked as a consulting engineer. His experience includes commercial, multi-family residential, curtain wall systems and the design of seismic bracing for non-structural components. Marlou is a licensed professional Civil and Structural Engineer in California, and too many other states to list. He received his bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Here is Marlou’s post.Continue Reading

Where Did All These Kids Come From?

On the About Paul McEntee page of this blog, I told the story about hosting Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day, which was four years ago. My son Ryan then described my job as, “Goes and gets coffee and sits at his desk.” I don’t know what my daughter Kira would have said about my job, as she was too young to attend back then, but ever since I took her brothers she has been asking, “Daddy, when do the kids get to go to your work again?” So, of course, we just had to have this event again this year on April 30.Continue Reading