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Excel Dryer Joins the Patriots at Gillette Stadium

March 07, 2018

Excel Dryer’s original, patented, high-speed, energy-efficient XLERATOR® Hand Dryer can be found in iconic facilities from coast to coast. Case in point: Gillette Stadium, home of the five-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots. The 70,000-capacity stadium plays host to top entertainment and sporting events, and now counts among its offerings the leading brand in hand-drying solutions.

As state-of-the-art as Gillette Stadium’s facilities were, its restrooms were one area that offered room for improvement. Originally equipped with paper towel dispensers, the stadium used an average of 6,264,000 paper towels per year at a cost of more than $50,000 for paper, maintenance and waste removal. But that all changed in September 2009, when Excel Dryer and The Kraft Group announced a partnership to install more than 125 XLERATOR Hand Dryers.

The XLERATOR dries hands fast while using 80% less energy than conventional hand dryers. It is the only Made in USA Certified® hand dryer on the market and helps facilities qualify for several LEED® v4 Credits, Green Globes and other certifications to achieve corporate and government sustainability goals.

The installation was a natural fit for Gillette Stadium, given XLERATOR’s proven environmental benefits and the stadium’s reputation as a leader in conservation. The stadium saved 95% versus paper towels while eliminating their maintenance and waste, reduced the facility’s carbon footprint by 70% and improved its restroom hygiene.

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