The BOM Top Products Award recognizes the most popular manufacturers and suppliers of the year, as determined by readers

January 6, 2010 – East Longmeadow, Mass. – Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® hand dryer has received the prestigious Building Operating Management 2010 Top Products Award. This award recognizes the best manufacturers and suppliers of the year as determined by building and facility executives who sought further information about the products when they appeared on the web site.

Unlike conventional hand dryers, which average 30 to 45 seconds of drying time, the XLERATOR hand dryer completely dries hands 3 times faster (in 10 seconds) and uses 80% less energy than conventional hand dryers. XLERATOR also delivers a 95% cost savings when compared to paper towels and eliminates paper towel maintenance while creating a more hygienic restroom environment. XLERATOR also is the only hand dryer to be MADE IN USA Certified, the first hand dryer to be GreenSpec® Listed and helps facilities qualify for multiple LEED®(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) credits by the U.S. Green Building Council.

A recent ISO 14040, peer reviewed Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of XLERATOR confirmed that, when compared to paper towels or traditional hand dryers, XLERATOR hand dryer reduces the Climate Changing Score (Carbon Footprint) of hand drying by 50%-75%. For more information about the LCA study, visit

Eight years after its official launch, the XLERATOR hand dryers speed, effectiveness and proven performance have established is as the new industry standard by which other dryers are measured. Currently, XLERATOR is installed in a variety of high traffic restrooms, including high-profile destinations such as Disney World, New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium and Citigroup’s Class A Office Buildings.

This award for XLERATOR complements an array of previous product awards that includes; ADEX Award, 2009; Buildings Magazine, Editor’s Choice Award, 2008; NEOCON 2007: Product Innovation Award; Best New Product, technology category, 2005 at the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show; Best New Product, 2002, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions; Top 10 Products of 2002 by the editors of Environmental Building News, and more.

Excel Dryer, Inc. can be reached at P. O. Box 365, 357 Chestnut Street, East Longmeadow, MA 01028 (888) 998-7704 or at