Energy Absorption Systems is a leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of highway crash cushions and other highway safety devices. These products have helped save more than 25,000 lives on world roadways. The company has been among the industry leaders through technological breakthroughs in crash cushion impact protection for highway, work zone safety and highway railroad intersections. Crash cushion systems have been installed in all 50 United States and in more than 60 foreign countries. Energy Absorption Systems has been aggressive in the research and development of more efficient, energy-absorbing materials and technology. The company offers a variety of impact attenuators, crash cushions, truck-mounted attenuators and other products that utilize energy-absorbing materials, including sand, aluminum cells, elastomeric cylinders, and proprietary, highly efficient steel and foam cartridges. Founded in 1969, Energy Absorption Systems has headquarters in Chicago, and manufacturing facilities in Pell City, Ala.