For more than 55 years, Simpson Strong-Tie has focused on creating structural products that help people build safer and stronger homes and buildings. Considered a leader in structural systems research, testing and innovation, Simpson Strong-Tie works closely with industry professionals to provide code-listed, field-tested products and value-engineered solutions. Its structural products are recognized for helping structures resist high winds, hurricanes and seismic forces. The company’s extensive product offering includes engineered structural connectors, fasteners, fastening systems, lateral-force resisting systems, anchors and products that repair, protect and strengthen concrete.
Patented in 1976 by ITW Buildex, the Tapcon anchor is the original masonry fastener that revolutionized the fastener industry. The name Tapcon comes from its unique ability to TAP its threads into CONcrete. No other product in the industry anchors to concrete, block and brick with the ease and power of a Tapcon anchor.