Design and Development of Shear Plates

In the 1930’s, the Timber Engineering Company (TECO) designed and developed shear plates and several other timber connectors that are still used today in heavy timber construction.

The Timber Engineering Company still exists today, but has long since stopped manufacturing and selling timber connectors.  Products that were once produced by TECO including shear plate timber connectors, split rings, and spike grids can all be purchased through Portland Bolt.

More information on the history of TECO and the various products they designed and developed will be presented on this website in the near future.