The XLERATOR® hand dryer gets a lot of attention...
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.
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 10-15 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."
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.
Don't Touch This
Building Services Management, November 2007
Denis Gagnon, owner of Excel Dryer, Inc., writes about the importance of hands-free fixtures for the modern restroom.
The recent dual emphasis on sustainable and hands free technology has guided restroom-related product development and marketing in recent years. There's good reason for this; hands free fixtures are more hygienic and require less cleaning, and facility owners are learning that sustainable technology can save them money.
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 - between 10 and 15 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."