Strong-Wall® Wood Shear Walls

The Strong-Wall Wood Shear Wall is a structural wall product by Simpson Strong-Tie used in the construction of homes and other structures.

SGW Designworks provides development support for the manufacturing processes used by Simpson Strong-Tie at their factory in Stockton, CA. This support involves anything Simpson Strong-Tie needs ranging from adjustments to the fabrication system to moving the system and troubleshooting any problems.

The original Strong-Wall Wood Shear Wall manufacturing process was designed and built by SGW Designworks team members before SGW Designworks existed. The production system is the only one of its kind in the world and specifics of its design remain a trade secret.

The SGW Designworks team continues to provide support for the product’s production assets as the system evolves over the years.

Learn more about SGW Designworks process engineering services 


  • Feasibility Study
  • Development Planning
  • Prototyping
  • Performance Characterization