Structural Protection Products: Seismic Dampers, Lock-Up Devices, Tuned Mass Dampers. Originally developed for NASA in the 1960s, fluid viscous dampers have successfully transitioned to the civil engineering community for use in protecting buildings, bridges and other structures worldwide. As a 2015 inductee into the Space Technology Hall of Fame, Taylor Devices has been recognized by NASA for innovations for the space program that now improve life on Earth. Stated further, these innovations not only improve life on Earth, but in fact save lives on Earth. More than 600 buildings and bridges now use Taylor dampers. Our products are made in the United States at our two manufacturing facilities in North Tonawanda, New York. Watch our introductory video to learn more about how our seismic dampers are used to protect structures all over the world.