Simpson Strong-Tie just put on a really nice all day seminar for the TRPEIA group at their SW manufacturing plant in McKInney Texas.
I went. It was an impressive room of their varied product. They served rolls, coffee, juice in the morning - a sandwich bar at lunch - and soft drinks all day. If you were a TRPEIA member, $50.01 got them the seminar, food and hotel room (dbl occupancy).
Nice group of guys. Barry Adair on this site told me about it and since I was gonna be in Lewisville for a friends daughters wedding, I went to it.
Simpson apparently puts these type things on about every other month.