This year’s Simpson catalog has three new lines of truss hangers that the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations says have “some of the highest loads in the industry.” HTHGQ Heavy Girder Truss Hangers ($350 to $400 each) will support two- to five-ply girder trusses on structural posts. HTHMQ Heavy Multiple Truss Hangers ($650 to $750 each) are designed for hip-jack connections and will support two or three trusses at angles of 30 to 60 degrees. HHSUQ Heavy Severe Skew Truss Hangers ($100 to $125 each) are truss-to-truss connectors for hanging single hip trusses at angles of 45 to 84 degrees.

Simpson Strong-Tie, 800/999-5099,

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