2022 Olympics: Support American Manufacturing and American Athletes

Are you ready to show your pride for the red, white and blue? We are—because it’s  time for the 2022 Winter Olympic Games! The highly anticipated international multi-sport event will be held from February 4–20 in Beijing, China. From figure skating to ice hockey to bobsledding to curling, we’re proud to show our support for all our American athletes. In the spirit of national pride, we examine our history of fair play, and explain how you can help support American manufacturing.

Not Made in the USA? Keep Off the Ice

Other companies may try to market their products as made in the United States but may still source parts from overseas. Not us. Our Made in USA Certified® seal is a country of origin label which guarantees that products, such as XLERATOR® Hand Dryers, are, in fact, made in the United States. For a product to become Made in USA Certified, it must meet specific criteria and prove to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) exactly where the labor, parts and assembly take place. Based in East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, Excel Dryer is the only hand dryer manufacturer to achieve Made in USA certification for its line of products. Not only that, but we previously won a dispute with the International Trade Commission (ITC) to keep knockoff products off the ice and in the penalty box where they belong. That’s what we call a power play.

Keep It Clean and Follow the Rules

When it comes to ensuring an environmentally friendly product, we’re skating laps around the competition. Back in 2016, alongside UL Environment (a business division of Underwriters’ Laboratories), we initiated the first-ever global Product Category Rule (PCR), which created a set of rules, requirements and guidelines for the hand dryer industry. PCRs make it easier to consistently evaluate products’ environmental impacts, to ensure companies are going for the gold when deciding to go green.

Whether you choose our XLERATOR, XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer, ThinAir® Hand Dryer or  the exclusive D|13 Sink System featuring our sink-mounted XLERATORsync®, you can be sure you’re getting a gold-medal product. That’s because we don’t make claims we can’t support. We were the first hand dryer manufacturer in the industry to publish independently verified Health Product Declarations (HPDs) and third-party verified Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs).

Never Second Best

As you can tell, we have confidence in our products and our ability to set the gold standard. We also have the history to back it up. We think the same can be said about Team USA! We hope you’ll join us in showing your American pride this month by tuning in to support our American athletes. And, if you want to learn more about our products and how we can help you, please contact us today.