Simpson Strong-Tie Acquires Foundation-Focused Company

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Originally Published by: Simpson Strong-Tie — June 5, 2023
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Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, today announced that it has acquired certain assets of Arlington, TX-based PIERESEARCH, LLP. Established in 1986, and acquired by the late Stan Agee and his wife Jan in 2005, PIERESEARCH offers a range of tested products for the deep foundation and earth retention industries.

PIERESEARCH is an industry leader in rebar reinforcing alignment products, specializing in durable, tested, non-corrosive plastic rebar reinforcing alignment and centralizer products for drilled shafts, soil nails, rebar-reinforced earth retention anchors and more.

“This acquisition enables Simpson Strong-Tie to expand our offering of concrete products in the commercial market,” says Simpson Strong-Tie vice president of Strategic Market Development, Ryan Kaelin. “By combining PIERESEARCH’s quality products with the strength of Simpson Strong-Tie sales, field support and distribution network, we’re creating even greater value for concrete construction professionals.”

As part of the acquisition, Greg Belt from PIERESEARCH will remain with Simpson Strong-Tie to ensure a seamless transition as Simpson Strong-Tie assumes customer sales, service and distribution.