East Longmeadow, MA –March 30, 2015 – For more than 50 years, Excel Dryer, Inc., has manufactured the finest American made hand dryers featuring the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® Hand dryer, today announced its sponsorship of the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Conserve Sustainability Program. The XLERATOR Hand Dryer manufactured by Excel Dryer creates a more hygienic restroom environment for the restaurant and food service industries.

“As part of our Conserve Program, NRA provides tips and tools for restaurant operators looking to maximize their sustainability efforts in their everyday operation,” said Jeff Clark, Conserve Program director. “By installing highspeed, energy-efficient XLERATOR Hand Dryers in place of paper towels, restaurants will reduce their hand drying carbon footprint by up to 70 percent, impacting not only the environment, but their bottom line.”

“The XLERATOR Hand Dryer allows facilities to eliminate bacteria laden paper towel waste and positively impact global warming trends while creating a more hygienic restroom environment,” said William Gagnon, vice president of marketing at Excel Dryer. “As all facilities are now looking for green and cost-saving initiatives, the installation of the XLERATOR Hand Dryer accomplishes both.”

Sustainability is becoming increasingly popular with restaurant diners. According to the NRA 2014 Restaurant Industry Forecast, over half of consumers say they are likely to make a restaurant choice based on its eco-friendly practices and a majority of restaurant operators across all segments say their guests are increasingly interested in environmentally sustainable menu items. Additionally, a restroom says a lot about a facility and can influence how likely guests are to return. A survey conducted by Cintas Corporation, a national restroom cleaning and supplies service provider, found that 88 percent of respondents identified overflowing trashcans as a sign of a dirty restroom. Eighty percent of those surveyed said paper towels and toilet paper on the floor was another sign. By adopting touch-free, high-efficiency fixtures such as the high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR hand dryer manufactured by Excel Dryer, facilities eliminate paper tower labor, maintenance and waste and improve restroom cleanliness.

Excel Dryer manufactures the industry’s finest quality hand dryers featuring the original, patented, high-speed,energy-efficient XLERATOR Hand Dryer and the new XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer. The XLERATOR Hand Dryer dries hands completely (in 10 seconds)* three times faster than conventional hand dryers and uses 80 percent less energy. The XLERATOReco Hand Dryer uses “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. XLERATOR Hand Dryers represent a 95 percent cost savings versus the price of paper towels and eliminate their labor, maintenance and waste, while creating a more hygienic restroom environment. In addition, the XLERATOR Hand Dryer is GreenSpec® Listed,endorsed by the National Restaurant Association, and helps qualify for several LEED® v4 Credits and Green Globes to achieve corporate or government sustainability goals.

XLERATOR and XLERATOReco are available with the industry’s most options and complete line of accessories including a HEPA Filtration System that removes 99.97 percent of bacteria from the air stream, adjustable speed and sound control for sound-sensitive areas, and custom digital image covers adopted by several companies and organizations including the USGBC Center For Green Schools Green Apple Program, the New England Patriots,Dunkin Donuts, Coca-Cola and many more.