Any company that makes a statement like "The Thomson Elite seatpost is the standard by which all other seatposts are judged" better have their ducks in a row! Well, I can tell you first hand Thomson does, it is the only seat post I ride... on the road, mountain and daily commute. Thomson is the strongest, lightest a most beautiful seatpost on the market!
American made out of Macon GA since 1994 Thompson has been machining parts since 1968. In short they know what they are doing! Thomson not only makes the highest quality bike parts, their roots are in manufacturing high quality aerospace parts as well. Thomson patented bike components are made using aerospace quality, design, principles, and manufacturing and it is still a family run business!