The Importance of National STEM Day

“Children are the world’s most valuable resource and its best hope for the future.”

This quote from President John F. Kennedy perfectly captures why National STEM Day is such an exciting time for us at Excel Dryer. Each year on November 8th, this observance emphasizes the values offered by science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), making it the perfect time to stress the importance of young Americans pursuing careers in these fields.

Just a few decades ago, studies indicated that the United States was not achieving in STEM disciplines at the rate of other top countries around the globe. Unfortunately, there are still not enough young Americans currently pursuing these jobs; since 2000, the number of STEM related degrees has remained relatively flat, while the number of available jobs has continued to increase. Here at Excel Dryer, our support for National STEM Day is twofold: creating excitement through the revolutionary work of our engineering team and supporting our commitment to the future of the American workforce.

A History of Engineering Excellence

We hope our proud history of innovation and excellence will inspire today’s students to become tomorrow’s engineers. Our team has been at the forefront of hand dryer technology for decades. In 2001, we introduced the XLERATOR® Hand Dryer, which single-handedly created the high-speed, energy-efficient product category. Our team was able to set an industry standard for performance, reliability and customer satisfaction that continues to stand today. And that’s just the beginning of our engineering accomplishments

Excel Dryer is Green…

Hand-drying technology doesn’t get any eco-friendlier than our original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOReco®, the first hand dryer to be BuildingGreen® approved.

In fact, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the organization behind LEED® certification, chose XLERATOR for the restrooms at its Washington, DC headquarters.

…And Every Other Color

With XLERATOR, your facility can go green while still embracing your own signature color and brand. Through specified hues, patterns, visuals, logos and printed messaging, Excel Dryer’s custom digital imaging technology allows you to display the qualities that represent you on an energy-efficient device. We also offer covers in a range of durable materials, from sleek traditional white to textured graphite.

A Commitment to the Future of American Workers

As an American manufacturing company, we have always recognized the importance of investing in American workers. In 2010, our XLERATOR Hand Dryers became the first and only to achieve the Made In USA® certification We further embody this commitment by employing a team of 50+ American workers in the area surrounding our East Longmeadow, Massachusetts facility, providing dozens of jobs for the region.

Do you know a future innovator in the making? Now is the time to encourage them. Join us in supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers as we provide opportunities for current and future engineers.

Most recently, our 33rd Annual Excel Open Golf Tournament again raised funds to support the Children’s Study Home, and we were happy to help the YMCA of Greater Springfield by donating to them to ensure that they could reopen and send kids to Camp Weber, a day camp with a wealth of activities for kids including swimming, archery, making crafts, STEM projects and more.

You can also discover the limitless ways the finest American-made hand dryers can help enhance your commercial restroom while exemplifying engineering excellence. Contact us for more information.