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Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

April 19, 2021
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)


(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


New York 0-3498 16-0797789
(State or other jurisdiction
  of incorporation)
(Commission File
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)


90 Taylor Drive, North Tonawanda, New York   14120
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number

, including area code: (716) 694-0800

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Section 8 – Other Events


Item 8.01 Other Events


Taylor Devices, Inc. announced today that it has partnered with Thornton Tomasetti to manufacture and distribute the Pumpkin™ Mounts absorber.


Pumpkin Mounts are the next generation of shock and vibration isolation technology for critical systems and structures. Originally developed by Thornton Tomasetti and its innovation accelerator TTWiiN, Pumpkin Mounts feature a symmetry that resists multi-directional lateral and vertical loads. It can support a payload in tension, compression or under shear for isolation of wall or bulkhead-mounted fixtures on all structures, including naval and commercial vessels subjected to extreme shock and vibration.


Offering significantly improved performance over standard devices, Pumpkin Mounts provide enhanced load capacity that can withstand repeated shock, along with reduced high-frequency noise and efficient use of space. Unlike rubber mounts, which require secondary devices to avoid tearing and failure, Pumpkin Mounts are resistant to high-tension forces.


Pumpkin Mounts reduce input accelerations of several hundred g's down to as low as 15 g or less when tested in naval environments where explosive shock standards are extremely rigorous. The mounts have exceptional shock performance during repetitive and multiple events without compromising equipment.











Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: April 19, 2021 



/s/ Timothy J. Sopko

    Timothy J. Sopko, Chief Executive Officer