Posted July 12, 2018

Simpson Strong-Tie sponsors Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society

Simpson is founding sponsor of center that aims to help communities faced with natural disasters and other global changes.

Simpson Strong-Tie has announced it is the Founding Gold Sponsor of the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society. The Center works to increase the resilience of communities faced with natural disasters and other global changes by using science to make better-informed decisions about how to mitigate risk.

“I created the Dr. Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society to get the best science used to create safer communities. This endeavor is only successful due to the support of partners who understand the value of science, like Simpson Strong-Tie,” said Dr. Lucy Jones.

“We’re very excited about supporting and partnering with the Center. Dr. Jones is renowned for her work in groundbreaking scientific research and for her ability to effectively communicate the findings to aid in disaster resilience,” said Jeremy Gilstrap, vice president of Engineering with Simpson Strong-Tie. “We’re committed to providing solutions and supporting efforts that help communities build better to improve safety and to recover faster after a natural disaster strikes.”

The Center is currently developing resilience programs for communities, educational materials for individuals, and tools for local governments to assess their vulnerability to earthquakes.

For more than 60 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has dedicated itself to creating structural products that help people build safer, stronger homes and buildings. Considered an industry leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with construction professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products and value-engineered solutions. Simpson engineered structural products and systems are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces.

They include structural connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, lateral-force-resisting systems, anchors and product solutions for repairing, protecting and strengthening concrete. From product development and testing to training and engineering and field support, Simpson Strong-Tie is committed to helping customers succeed. For more information, visit

About the Lucy Jones Center for Science and Society
For more than 60 years, Jones Center for Science and Society has been created to foster the understanding and application of scientific information in the creation of more resilient communities. Working with both the public and private sectors, the Center is dedicated to increasing communities’ ability to adapt and be resilient to changes in the world around them arising from natural disasters and the impacts of climate change. For more information, visit