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Areva T&D

Taylor Devices, Inc.

Armstrong World Industries, Inc.

Degenkolb Engineers

Dynamic Isolation Systems, Inc.

Facility Risk Consultants

FM Global

Hydro Quebec Transénergie

ISAT Seismic Bracing

Johnson Controls, Inc.

KPFF Consulting Engineers

Terra Firm Earthquake Preparedness, Inc.


Weidlinger Associates, Inc.

Digitexx Data Systems, Inc.

Earthquake Protection Systems, Inc.

Globalnex, Inc.

Kinetics Noise Control

NGC Testing

Rutherford & Chekene

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, LLP.

Thornton-Tomasetti Group


WorkSafe Technologies

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Company Narrative

largeTaylorLogo.gif (1855 bytes)Taylor Devices, Inc., incorporated in 1955, is a leading manufacturer of shock absorbers, seismic dampers, wind dampers, shock isolation systems, seismic isolators, vibration dampers, powerplant snubbers, and other types of hydro-mechanical energy management products. The company's products form the cutting edge of technology in the marketplace, and are backed by 45+ years of successful experience in the shock and vibration control field. Taylor Devices' products are used extensively by both commercial and aerospace markets.

In 1991, Taylor Devices introduced its fluid viscous dampers to the structural engineering community. These products were previously developed by the company for the U.S. Government during the Cold War period to protect ballistic missiles and other large military platforms against nuclear attack. In 1990, Taylor Devices received permission from the government to commercialize this technology. Actual use in commercial structures began in 1992, after extensive testing at MCEER.

More than 140 major building and bridge structures worldwide are using Taylor Devices' seismic dampers. Today, thousands of Taylor fluid viscous dampers are in service worldwide, protecting engineered structures against the damaging effects of earthquakes and wind storms.


Company Address

Taylor Devices, Inc.
90 Taylor Drive, PO Box 748
North Tonawanda, NY 14120-0748

Tel: 716-694-0800
Fax: 716-695-6015



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Flagship Partners enjoy a variety of extended benefits, including: A seat on MCEER’s Implementation Advisory Committee, Participation in the "Practitioner in Residence" Program...See the benefits page for a full list of Flagship Partners' benefits.

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Buffalo, New York 14260
Tel: 716-645-5151
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