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Advances in EPD technology offer complete protection for buildings and virtually any structure that is subject to earthquake damage. New EPD technology for buildings promises immediate occupancy after an event, and faster return on installation investment.

And, we've worked very hard to make these solutions easier to install and maintain than ever before.

Advances in EPD technology offer complete protection for buildings and virtually any structure that is subject to earthquake damage. New EPD technology for buildings promises immediate occupancy after an event, and faster return on installation investment.

"People worry about earthquakes, hurricanes and other seismic events," explained Douglas Taylor, president of Taylor Devices, Inc. (http://www.taylordevices.com). With new Earthquake Protection Device (EPD) technology and efficiencies in place, the company extends its commercial experience directly into the residential marketplace. "We now have the framed-structure solutions to help keep families safe at home and we can do it affordably," said Taylor.

Advances in EPD technology offer complete protection for buildings and virtually any structure that is subject to earthquake damage. New EPD technology for buildings promises immediate occupancy after an event, and faster return on installation investment.

"You can now protect almost any new or existing structure against earthquakes...simply and inexpensively. You can also protect sensitive equipment inside your building, like computers and generators," he added.

Commercial building owners and managers will also find the newest systems very attractive because, in many instances, they allow for retrofit installation without having to close or empty the structure during installation.

"Our dampers offer a turn-key solution to shock and vibration problems, with Taylor Devices providing full analysis, development, manufacturing and testing capabilities to satisfy the most exacting customer requirements," he explained.

"Whether in new construction, or for refurbishing an unsafe building to bring it into code, we have developed solutions that fit our customers' specific needs -- for safety, for reliability, and for affordability," Taylor said. "And, we've worked very hard to make these solutions easier to install and maintain than ever before."

"Because most buildings have very little damping, they keep moving for a long time after an earthquake - like a car with bad shocks. With our dampers in place, the buildings get a smooth ride, making them structurally much safer. Buildings with our dampers can generally ride out a severe seismic event with only cosmetic damage."

He continued, "Construction of a new building with our earthquake dampers will generally cost no more than a conventional building. The dampers 'soften' the effects of seismic activity, and therefore reduce the amount of concrete and steel required. This reduction is enough to offset the cost of the EPD."

The foundation for the company's success rests on its precision machining and manufacturing of the EPD systems. For example, Taylor Devices utilize solid stainless steel piston rods, not chrome plated steel or other less reliable alternate metals. "We do not skimp on quality because we know lives are at stake," Taylor explained. In order to maintain its high leadership excellence, the company also manufactures its own seals, which are essential to the long-term performance of their product.

Taylor said technical/engineering updates, materials and manufacturing techniques for its line of cutting-edge EPDs are designed to keep his company at the forefront of the marketplace. "This also exemplifies," he continued, "our commitment to ongoing research to provide viable, affordable, real-life solutions for our global customers."

Founded in 1955, the company's structural earthquake resistant solutions are at work today in over 275 installations worldwide. Taylor, who represents the second generation of his family in the business, has been instrumental in pioneering Shock Absorbers, Liquid Springs, Shock Isolation Systems, Seismic Isolators, Vibration Dampers, Power Plant Snubbers, and other types of Hydro-Mechanical Energy Management products for new construction and retrofit projects around the globe. Taylor Devices, Inc. (Public, NASDAQ: TAYD) headquartered in North Tonawanda, NY serves the Southern California region from its La Verne office.

(Editors Note: Mr. Taylor is available to answer questions for interview. Please contact John Juneau at 760-518-9302.)

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