Pleasanton, Calif. – Simpson Strong-Tie, an industry leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions and a subsidiary of Simpson Manufacturing Co., Inc., recently acquired CG Visions, Inc., a U.S. company providing BIM (Building Information Modeling) technology, services and consultation to the residential building industry. The strategic acquisition is expected to help Simpson Strong-Tie deepen its partnerships with top builders throughout the country by offering scalable and flexible BIM software solutions to help builders control costs and increase efficiency throughout every stage of the home building process.

Building in more than 100 communities in six Michigan regions and Indiana, Allen Edwin Homes, www.allenedwin.com, Portage, Mich., closed 600 homes in 2015 and anticipates closing 680 in 2016. The company has a staff of roughly 100 employees, but perhaps one of the most unique stats is that it starts three homes every workday, with an offering of 1,000 options per home. That is quite a bit for any builder to manage.

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