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

January 10, 2011 – East Longmeadow, Mass. – For the second year running, Excel Dryer, Inc., manufacturer of the high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® hand dryer has received the prestigious Building Operating Management 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. XLERATOR XL-SI custom cover hand dryer will be featured in the January 2011 issue of Building Operating Management as a Top Products Award Winner.
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.

“Traditional commercial restrooms are dated and inefficient,” says William Gagnon, Director of Marketing and Key Accounts, Excel Dryer, Inc.  “Implementing high-efficiency restroom design is a quick-win, green initiative that reduces costs, maintenance, waste and your environmental impact.”

Excel Dryer and Sloan Valve, a manufacturer of water-efficient solutions for the plumbing industry have recently teamed up to develop a new continuing education course, ‘Next Generation Green Restroom Design’. The course was developed in conjunction with the U.S. Green Building Council and is a featured education unit in their new virtual tour program. The virtual tour is an interactive showcase of the green products and sustainable design principles featured throughout the USGBC’s LEED Platinum certified headquarters in Washington, D.C.  The Next Generation Green Restroom Design CEU courseemphasizes how high-efficiency hand dryers and plumbing fixtures can help reduce maintenance and cost while delivering the lowest environmental impact. To learn more about Next Generation Green Restroom Design, visit:

XLERATOR hand dryer’s speed, effectiveness and proven performance have established it as the New Industry Standard by which other dryers are measured. Currently, XLERATOR is installed all over the world in a variety of restrooms , including high-profile destinations such as Disney World, New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium, Wembley Stadium, Johannesburg Airport,  Heathrow Airport, JFK Airport, Macau Casinos, Citigroup Class A Office Buildings just to name a few.

This award for XLERATOR complements an array of previous product awards that includes; BOM 2010 Top Product Award, ADEX Platinum Design Award; Buildings Magazine, Editor’s Choice Award; NEOCON, Product Innovation Award; Best New Product, technology category, at the International Hotel, Motel and Restaurant Show; Best New Product, International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions; Top 10 Products 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