Good Ideas, Inc., Lake City, Pa., introduced the Defender Series Column Protector, a device to protect I-beams and other columns from forklift and truck damage.

This column protector consists of halves that simply clasp around the column held together with Velcro straps. Small impacts are deflected or absorbed. If the column is hit directly with a larger force, it's meant to break away like a crumple zone to keep both the pillar and the Defender safe from damage. 

The Defender can also be placed around light posts or against walls to form a barrier in high-traffic zones. 

Good Ideas, Inc.