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Posted by Tasha Weiss on September 24, 2013 at 2:33 PM.
SidePlate (an AISC member), a Berkshire Hathaway company that designs innovative steel building connections, recently announced that it has doubled its employee base in the last 36 months to accommodate rising demand for its consulting and project-management services. As another indicator of the company’s growth, SidePlate’s active projects have more than doubled since July 2010.
Since 1995, when the company was founded, SidePlate has seen a steady increase in demand for its connection technologies and consulting services, which offer economical solutions for general steel building applications and high-performance seismic and blast-resistant designs. In the last three years, SidePlate has seen that demand accelerate, as indicated by the recent doubling of its active projects. In 2009, the company was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway’s MiTek.
“In the last three years, the demand for SidePlate’s connection technologies and consulting services has exceeded our most ambitious goals,” said Henry Gallart, SidePlate’s president. “We’re honored to serve an expanding roster of clients in the construction industry, as our efforts are ultimately in service of the people who live and work in buildings that we’ve helped to make safer and more affordable.”