The XLERATOR®hand dryer gets a lot of attention...

Industry leader helps set new standards in quality and sustainability
US Buildings Review, September, 2016

Excel Dryer has been manufacturing the finest American-made hand dryers for more than 50 years. Constantly innovating and challenging the status quo, the family-owned and -operated company revolutionized the industry with the invention of patented XLERATOR technology that created the high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer category and set a new standard for performance, reliability and customer satisfaction.

Excel Dryer Announces Publication Of First Dry Time And Energy Use Results
BuyDirectUSA, September 15, 2016

Excel Dryer Announces Publication Of First Dry Time And Energy Use Results To Global Product Category Rule (Pcr) Guidelines Published By Ul Environment

First global Product Category Rule for hand dryers published by UL Environment
FMLink, September 14, 2016

UL Environment, a business division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories), announced this summer the publication of the first global Product Category Rule (PCR) for hand dryers.

First Worldwide Product Category Standard for Hand Dryers Published by UL Environment
Buildings, September 14, 2016

The new provision allows product purchasers and specifiers to assess environmental impacts of hand dryers

Excel Dryer Announces Publication of First Dry Time and Energy Use Results to Global Product Category Rule (PCR) Guidelines Published by Ul Environment
ThomasNet, August 29, 2016

Testing Performed by SGS Proves Superior Performance of High-Speed, Energy-Efficient XLERATOR® Hand Dryer

Excel Dryer: Energy (and Money) Saving Hand Dryers
gb&d, July/August 2016

LEED Fellow Penny Bonda was surprised to find a green alternative to recycled paper towels. In fact, high velocity hand dryers blow away the perceptions of most in the industry.

UL Publishes Product Category Rule for Hand Dryers
Building Services Management, August 2016

a first step in developing Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) that allow product specifiers and purchasers to evaluate environmental impacts of hand dryers in line with ISO International Standards.

Excel Dryer showcases expanded, enhanced high-efficiency hand dryer line at BOMA 2016
FMLink, July 11, 2016

Excel Dryer manufactures the only Made In USA Certified hand dryers featuring the high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR hand dryer, which is now considered the industry standard, says the company.

Typology: Green Sports Alliance
gb&d, May/June 2016

In an era where the 2016 Super Bowl was widely touted as the greenest yet, the arena itself is taking the spotlight when it comes to energy efficient and sustainable practices.

Excel Dryer eco hand dryer to help University of Reading save energy
FMLink, May 25, 2016

The University of Reading recently decided to install high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOReco Hand Dryers from Excel Dryer throughout the campus to enhance its highly successful sustainability initiatives.

Fast hand drying from Excel
European Cleaning Journal, March 18, 2016

The XLERATOReco warm air hand dryer from Excel Dryer uses No Heat technology to dry hands in 12 seconds.

Excel Dryer Sets New Industry Standard
Retrofit Magazine, December 30, 2015

The XLERATOReco Hand Dryer uses new "no heat" technology to dry hands fast using only 500 watts, making it the most energy-efficient and environmentally friendly hand dryer on the planet.

Excel Dryer Supports Green Schools with Green Apple XLERATOR
Retrofit Magazine, December 30, 2015

Excel Dryer has partnered with the Center For Green Schools to help create high performing schools that save taxpayer dollars and provide safer learning environments for children.

Excel Dryer Introduces ThinAir ADA-Compliant Hand Dryer
European Cleaning Journal, December 23, 2015

ThinAir boasts a slim profile, adjustable speed and sound control, on/off heat, antimicrobial ABS cover and washable pre-filter to extend the life of the unit.

Focus On Green Restrooms
Facility Executive, November/December 2015

Excel Dryer’s ThinAir Hand Dryer reduces touch points and decreases the risk of cross-contamination from unclean restroom surfaces.

5 Takeaways from Greenbuild
US Builders Review, November 25, 2015

Excel Dryer’s hand dryers touted as accessible and affordable technology for sustainability and green building.

Energy Conservation Tops Reasons For Improving US Schools
Facility Executive, November 24,2015

Results from a nationwide survey show an increase in support for green schools.

Survey Shows Support For Green Schools
FMLink, November 23,2015

Eight out of 10 Americans support schools that create a healthy environment conducive to learning, while also saving energy, resources and money.

Support for Green Schools Is Growing
HPAC Engineering, November 19,2015

The survey shows eight of 10 Americans support schools that create a healthy environment conducive to learning while saving energy, resources, and money.

High and Dry: High-Rise Facilities Save with Hand Dryers
High Rise Facilities, November 19,2015

A simple way to reduce operating expenses in high-rise restrooms is to eliminate paper towels, which reduces labor and other costs associated with them.

Energy Conservation and Student Performance Top Reasons for Improving U.S. Public Schools
Metal Architecture, November 18,2015

Ninety-two percent of Americans across party lines agree that the quality of public school buildings should be improved.

High-Speed Hand Dryers a More Effective, Hygienic Option Than Paper Towels, Trough-Style Dryers
Facility Care, November 5,2015

Several independent third-party studies debunk the myth that paper towels are more hygienic than hand dryers.

Greenbuild 2015 Special Edition
US Builders Review, November,2015

US Builders Review 2015 Greenbuild Special Edition Features 8-page spread on Excel Dryer.

Greenbuild 2015 Editor’s Choice honorees
US Builders Review, October 26, 2015

US Builders Review Announces Greenbuild Editor’s Choice Honorees 2015

Excel Dryer Introduces ThinAir ADA-Complaint Hand Dryer
C-Store Products, October 28, 2015

ThinAir protrudes no more than four inches from the wall making it ADA-Compliant. It is touch-free, dries hands in 15 seconds, operates on 960 watts and is a quick and easy retrofit solution.

Excel Dryer Inc. Installs Hand Dryers in Schools for Green Apple Day of Service
Retrofit Magazine, October 23,2015

Excel Dryer announces registered projects for the fourth annual international Green Apple Day of Service.

Different Approaches To Hand Drying Hygiene
GreenBiz, October 15, 2015

A look at the XLERATOR versus industry’s other top hand dryers.

Excel Dryer Announces New Surface-Mounted, ADA-Compliant ThinAir® Hand Dryer
Business Wire, October 13, 2015

New high-efficiency model features a speed and sound control, slimmer profile and uses 960 watts or less

The Hand Dryer Vs. Paper Towel Debate
Green Lodging News, October 9, 2015

Hand dryers show considerable advantages over paper towels across the board.

Excel Dryer Helps Schools
Green Wizard, October 7, 2015

Excel Dryer announces registered projects for the fourth annual international Green Apple Day of Service.

State Lawmakers Visit Excel Dryer
MassLive, October 6, 2015

Sen. Eric Lesser and Rep. Brian Ashe met with local manufacturing business owners to discuss policies important to the industry.

Excel Dryer Helps Transform Schools During Green Apple Day of Service
FMLink, October 2, 2015

Excel Dryer announces registered projects for the fourth annual international Green Apple Day of Service.

Hand Dryers Help Stadiums Meet Sustainability Goals
Stadia Magazine, September 2015

Gillette Stadium reaps the benefits of XLERATOR hand dryers.

Excel Dryer Makes CNN’s Made In America Short List
CNN.com, July 4, 2015

Made In USA Certified XLERATOR recognized on list of top American-made manufacturers.

Fenway Park Hits Home Run With XLERATOR
Stadia Magaine, July, 2015

Fenway Park experiences big savings after installing XLERATOR Hand Dryers.

Excel Dryer Brings Their A-Game to Green Sports Alliance Summit
Green Business Bureau, June 30, 2015

Excel Dryer exhibits at Green Sports Alliance Summit.

Excel Dryer to Exhibit at Green Sports Alliance Summit
Recreation Management, June 29, 2015

Excel Dryer announces they will exhibit at the fifth annual Green Sports Alliance Summit in Chicago.

Excel Dryer Educates Students, Reduces Impact for Schools
Recreation Management, September 29, 2015

Excel Dryer announces registered projects for the fourth annual international Green Apple Day of Service.

XLERATOR Hand Dryers Improve Hygiene At Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Health Care Facilities Today, May 21, 2015

Northwestern Memorial Hospital focuses on improving hand hygiene habits with XLERATOR Hand Dryers.

XLERATOR Preferred Solution For The Restaurant Industry
Restaurant Daily News, May 18, 2015

Restaurateurs tout the benefits of the XLERATOR.

Pizzeria Saves Dough With XLERATOR
Restaurant Daily News, May 17, 2015

Pub Dog Pizza & Drafthouse installs XLERATOR hand dryers with great results.

Buffalo Wild Wings Franchises Score Big With XLERATOR
Restaurant Daily News, May 15, 2015

XLERATOR hand dryers help Connecticut Buffalo Wild Wings franchises save time and money while improving the guest experience.

BOMA Supplier Showcase
BOMA Magazine,May/June2015

BOMA Supplier Showcase features XLERATOReco hand dryer.

National Restaurant Association’s Conserve Program Announces New Sponsor Excel Dryer
Travel And Tour World, April 2,2015

XLERATOR hand dryers help restaurants can reduce their energy use and their bottom line.

Winds of Change
Business West, March,2015

Excel Dryer Gains Market Share by Touting Green Benefits

The Dirty Truth about Convenience Store Restrooms
Clean Link, December,2014

An Interview with William Gagnon, Vice President of Marketing

Debunking The Hand Drying Hygiene Myth
Clean Link, November 10,2014

The cold and flu season is rapidly approaching and with it, an age old debate rears its ugly head: hand dryer or paper towel?

Excel Dryer
Convenience Retailer Show Daily, October 09,2014

Benefits of XLERATOR hand dryer models extend beyond the aesthetic of a more clean and hygienic restroom environment.

Construction Innovations
Construction Executive, October,2014

Construction managers don't have to sacrifice quality to save money.

Excel Dryer Participates In Green Apple Day Of Service
Business West, September 25, 2014

Excel Dryer has partnered with Green Apple and created custom covered Green Apple XLERATOR hand dryers. A portion of all proceeds go back to support the Green Apple program.

World-class drag racing comes to MIR
SoMd News, August 22, 2014

These funny cars are no laughing matter

Massachusetts company working on the future of restroom hand dryers
Boston Business Journal, August 18, 2014

There's a battle going on in your local restroom.

Green Hotels
Green Hotels Association, July/August, 2014

Fairmont Chicago chooses XLERATOR® hand dryers.

Paper or Power: Nothing Cut and Dried About Hand Washing in Restrooms
Wall Street Journal, June 24, 2014

Electric Devices Gain on Paper Towels; 'Breeze Off the Ocean,' or a Lot of Hot Air?

Excel Dryer Announces New High-Speed, Energy-Efficient XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer
Business Wire, May 20, 2014

New ‘no heat’ technology dries hands using only 500 watts

Spotlight On XLERATOR Inventor Denis Gagnon
Beetle Press, April 21, 2014

President and CEO of Excel Dryer formed a research and development team and spent more than three years working on his invention.

Public washrooms - the gender divide?
European Cleaning Journal, March 5, 2014

There was a time when gents’ toilets tended to be grubbier, smellier and less well-equipped than ladies’ facilities. But with the rise of the metrosexual man and a growing interest in male grooming, has this position changed? ECJ finds out about current expectations in male and female washrooms – and whether these are being met.

Outlook 2014
MassLive, February 06, 2014

Excel Dryer's high-speed hand dryer poised for new uses

Hand Dryers And Restroom Design
Cleaning & Maintenance Management, December 09, 2013

How hand dryers can offer cleaners relief from common restroom issues.

Hand Hygiene
HealthCare Purchasing News, October 10, 2013

Hospital Hand Hygiene And Maintenance
Facility Maintenance Decisions, October, 2013

In 2010, Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), one of the country's premier academic medical centers, launched a major hand washing campaign aimed at employees, patients and visitors: Clean hands every time.

Financial Benefits of Hand Dryers
Clean Link, June 10, 2013

Years ago, facility managers balked at installing hand dryers because they deemed them pricey, noisy and messy from the water they blew onto restroom walls and floors.

Why Is It So Hard To Make A 100 Percent American Hand Dryer?
NPR February 5, 2013

The XLERATOR is the only hand dryer that is Made In USA certified.

How One Company Reinvented The Hand Dryer
NPR February 5, 2013

The XLERATOR revolutionizes the hand dryer industry.

Supply Chain: Secrets of the lavatory
gb&d, January/February 2013

The ultra-efficient XLERATOR hand dryer is just one of many eco-friendly products available through C&L Supply.

North by Northeast
SNAP, December 2012

A look at the manufacturing of building products in the Northeast, with a concentration on Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Paper Towels Versus Hand Dryers: A predicament of personal preference for removing moisture from hands.
Cleaning & Maintenance Management, November 6, 2012

Excel Dryer Director of Marketing William Gagnon was quoted in an article about hand drying methods. Among other topics, the piece discussed hand dryer drying times and hygiene.

Green hand dryers at the USDA
GOVPRO, October 29, 2012

Although much of the USDA's waste reduction plan involves recycling, officials took a major step toward stopping waste at its source by installing 20 high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryers in restrooms throughout the USDA headquarters.

Trends in School Restrooms
School Planning & Management, October 2012

Sustainability reaches the realm of education. The magazine explores this trend and Excel's partnership with the USGBC.

Excel Hand Dryers
Green Sense Radio Show, September 23, 2012

The latest technology in electric hand dryers means they're the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly way to dry your hands. We'll find out about the technology behind this and new technologies making restrooms even more green in the future.

National Guard Says "Goodbye" to Paper Towels
Architectural Products, April 2012

The National Guard chose to install Excel Dryer's XLERATOR high-speed hand dryers in select Guard facilities throughout Colorado, California and Vermont.

Tapping the Prison Market
Inc.com, January 24, 2012

It's one of America's fastest-growing and most innovative markets. Here's how one California company tapped it.

Convenience Store Hygiene, Maintenance And Sustainability
Convenience Store Decisions, 2012 Leaders In Convenience Supplement

XLERATOR® keeps convenience store restrooms clean and green.

XLERATOR® Helps Keep Convenience Store Restrooms Clean and Green
Convenience Store Decisions, 2011 Leaders In Convenience Supplement

XLERATOR XL-SB high-speeed, engery-efficient hand dryer completely dries hands in 10 seconds — three times faster then conventional dyers. It uses 80% less engery and delivers 95% cost savings versus paper towels, while creating a more hygenic restroom environment.

Excel Dryer at NRA 2010 (video)
RunningRestaurants.com, June 7, 2010

Excel Dryer was part of the Green Restaurant Association pavillion – and Dennis shared with us some tidbits about the potential costs savings from their energy efficient products.

Blowing Hot Air? Hand Dryer Myths Debunked
Building Services Management, January 2009

Denis Gagnon, owner of Excel Dryer, Inc., debunks top myths about hand dryers.

The following are several myths circulating among facility owners and users, as well as through the media. While there is an element of truth to some, others are based on heavily biased, outdated, or flawed information. In fact, some manufacturers have made great strides in improving hand dryer technology to address previous shortcomings.

Dryer Install Leaves Hands Clean and Dry
Architectural Products, September 2008

The U.S. Green Building Council (creator of the LEED certification program) selected the XLERATOR® hand dryer for installation in their new LEED Platinum headquarters.

"The XLERATOR, with its new patented technology, was a natural choice for us," said Ashley Katz, USGBC. "We wanted dryers that would limit paper towel use and minimize energy consumption, but we also wanted them to work quickly and thoroughly. Not many hand dryers can make that claim."

U.S. Green Building Council Case Study

Editors' Choice: Dry Hands Faster with XLERATOR®
Buildings, July 2008

XLERATOR received high marks from the editors at Buildings magazine.

Using less energy than other dryers and eliminating waste from paper towels, the XLERATOR is truly environmentally friendly-benefiting both your building and your budget.

High-Speed Efficiency, USGBC Installs Member-made Hand Dryer in Headquarters
Building Services Management, February 2010

"With its new patented technology, this was a natural choice for us," said Ashley Katz, communications coordinator at the USGBC. "We wanted dryers that would limit paper towel use and minimize energy consumption, but we also wanted them to work quickly and thoroughly."

Lighter than Air
WGBY TV, Making it Here, November 23, 2009

George visits the Excel Dryer Company in East Longmeadow, MA the makers of the XLERATOR a high speed hand dryer. Then it is off to the New England Falconry to meet hawk trainer Chris Davis. Finally we go to North Haven CT and the Haven Skate Park to see some awesome aerial stunts performed by a professional BMX bike rider.

Paper Trail
American School & University, September 2007

Denis Gagnon, owner of Excel Dryer, Inc. and industry expert, discusses the benefits of hand dryers in school restrooms.

Because hand dryers leave no waste behind, they are more hygienic than paper towels. With dryers in place, school and university facility managers can eliminate tons of paper-towel waste every year. Except for a recommended annual cleaning, high-quality hand dryers require little maintenance. Paper towels require one hour of maintenance for each case of towels used. In addition, a paper-towel dispenser can be empty, jammed or otherwise non-functioning; hand dryers are almost always available for use.

Can't Touch This
Today's Facility Manager, April 2006

Denis Gagnon, owner of Excel Dryer, Inc., explains the new options facilities managers have when it comes to restroom design and renovations.

In recent years, hands-free technology has effectively prevented some public rest room users from having to touch many bathroom surfaces at all. And although the initial investment in quality motion detector rest room appliances may be higher, facility managers could stand to save a great deal of money on janitorial and maintenance labor by adopting this technology.

Will Hand Dryers Blow Away Their 'Green' Competition?
Sanitary Maintenance, September 2005

Learn why facility managers are rethinking their stance on hand dryers.

While there are many financial benefits to switching to hand dryers, perhaps the greatest reason for a switch is because of the environmental impact. "My decision to get rid of the paper toweling was one to keep more waste out of the landfills," says Gary Homesley, California State Northridge. "As a native Californian, I [made the switch] to try to be more environmentally sound. It shows a good example for the students and it shows them where their money is going."

The Need for Speed
Sanitary Maintenance, August 2002

Denis Gagnon, owner of Excel Dryer, Inc., was featured in an article about washroom care - and the frustration caused by traditional hand dryers.

Excel's new machine, the XLERATOR®, cuts [drying time] down to a third of the time - 10 seconds. Excel designed its new dryers to have increased power and concentration of air flow. A sleek new design even makes it look futuristic.

Excel Dryer's XLERATOR® Dries Hands Three Times Faster Than Conventional Units
Restaurant Daily News, May 2002

In an interview, Denis Gagnon, owner of Excel Dryer, Inc., explains the motivation behind his company's development of an ultra-fast electric hand dryer.

"As a manufacturer of hand dryers, we conducted some research to find out why people don't like hand dryers. The answer was simple...hand dryers take too long to dry your hands, which is why hand dryers are installed in less than 10% of public restrooms."