Excel Dryer Adds New Graphite Finish to its Line of XLERATOR® Hand Dryers

The hand dryer, which uses 80% less energy and dries hands three times faster than traditional dryers is now available in a graphite finish; modern-looking texture doesn’t show fingerprints

November 7, 2007 – East Longmeadow, Mass. – Excel Dryer, Inc., a leader in the manufacture of American-made electric hand dryers, has introduced a new graphite finished cover to its line of XLERATOR® hand dryers. The new, modern-looking textured finish helps to further cut back on time associated with restroom maintenance. “In addition to drying hands three times faster and using 80% less energy than traditional hand dryers, the new graphite finish helps to minimize the appearance of fingerprints and particles on the dryer,” says Denis Gagnon, president, Excel Dryer. The new cover, recently launched at an industry trade show, has already drawn attention from architects and specifiers. According to Gagnon, the company recently shipped an estimated 400 dryers for installation in England’s new Wembely Stadium, which is slated to open in early 2006.

“The new graphite version will continue to deliver the fast results that patrons have come to expect, while providing additional convenience and time savings for building and facilities managers,” adds Gagnon. XLERATOR delivers a 90% cost savings when compared to paper towels and is the first hand dryer to achieve GreenSpec® listing. It also helps facilities qualify for LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Currently, XLERATOR is installed in a variety of facilities, including high-profile destinations such as Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park and Westminster Abbey.