Stefanik Memorial School in Massachusetts and Norwin Learning Center in Pennsylvania ‘Throw in the Towel’ and install high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® Hand Dryers

EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. – Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR Hand Dryer and new XLERATOReco® Hand Dryer, today announced registered projects for the fourth annual international Green Apple Day of Service, an initiative from the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council that brings together advocates from around the world and encourages them to take action in their communities through service projects at local schools. The Day of Service, now in its fourth year, provides an opportunity for students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations, companies and more to transform all schools into healthy, safe, cost-efficient and productive learning places.

Projects organized by Excel Dryer this year include the installation of the high-speed, energy-efficient Green Apple XLERATOR Hand Dryers at Gen. John J. Stefanik Memorial School, part of the Chicopee Public School system in Massachusetts, and Norwin Learning Center, a music academic learning center located in Irwin, Penn.

“As school facilities are looking for green and cost-savings initiatives, installing XLERATOR Hand Dryers or new XLERATOReco Hand Dryers accomplishes both,” said William Gagnon, vice president of marketing at Excel Dryer. “As an original Seed Sponsor of the Green Apple program since its inception, Excel Dryer is pleased to partner with schools like Stefanik Memorial School and Norwin Learning Center to not only educate students, but to help make their learning environments more sustainable.”

Last year, over 3,800 volunteer projects took place in communities around the world for the third annual Green Apple Day of Service, generating school improvement projects in all 50 states and in 43 countries with the help of 36,000 volunteers.

Many of today’s schools face a host of challenges that compromise our children’s health and wellness, causing everything from asthma to headaches and concentration issues. The Green Apple Day of Service is helping transform schools into sustainable and healthy places to live, learn, work and play while educating a new generation of consumers and leaders – sustainability natives – capable of driving global market transformation.

Through its Green Apple partnership, Excel Dryer created custom covered high-speed, energy-efficient Green Apple XLERATOR Hand Dryers that are available for any facility to purchase and a portion of all proceeds go back to support the Green Apple program. The Green Apple XLERATOR Hand Dryer can be co-branded to include school logos, colors, mascots or a custom sustainability message. In addition, the Green Apple XLERATOR Hand Dryer is available with the industry’s most complete line of optional accessories including a HEPA Filtration System and Speed and Sound Control for a clean and quiet air flow.

To learn more about Excel Dryer visit For more information on the Green Apple Day of Service, visit

About Excel Dryer, Inc.

For over 50 years, Excel Dryer has been manufacturing the finest American made hand dryers featuring the XLERATOR Hand Dryer. Excel Dryer is a family owned and operated company which revolutionized the industry by inventing the patented XLERATOR technology that created the high-speed, energy-efficient hand dryer category and set a new standard for performance, reliability and customer satisfaction. Excel Dryer continues to lead the industry and sets itself apart from other manufacturers with industry firsts. Excel Dryer was the first hand dryer company to commission a peer-reviewed Life Cycle Assessment, become a member of the United States Green Building Council, use third-party testing to prove its products’ performance, and manufactures the only hand dryers that are Made In USA Certified®. Excel Dryer maintains several industry partnerships and memberships with leading organizations in the building and commercial construction industry and is the recipient of a number of awards and green certifications recognizing superior performance and environmental benefits. Excel Dryer’s expanded product line features the most options and complete line of accessories, featuring speed and sound controls, HEPA filtration and custom covers, to design the best hand drying solution for any restroom environment. Excel Dryer products are marketed through an established network of sales representatives who call on more than 4,000 distributors globally and can be specified in 50 Hz or 60 Hz and from 100-volt to 277-Volt for distribution worldwide. Learn more about Excel Dryer at

About the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council

The Center for Green Schools at USGBC is making sure every student has the opportunity to attend a green school within this generation. From kindergarten to college and beyond, the Center works directly with staff, teachers, faculty, students, administrators, elected officials and communities to drive the transformation of all schools into sustainable places to live and learn, work and play. For more information, visit or find us on Twitter and Facebook

About the Green Apple Day of Service

The Green Apple Day of Service is an annual event that brings volunteers from around the world together to host local service projects that make schools healthier and more sustainable. Taking place on the last Saturday in September of each year, the Green Apple Day of Service presents an opportunity for students, teachers, parents, elected officials, organizations, companies and more to take action in their communities and demonstrate that where we learn matters. For more information and to start a Day of Service project, visit