ROCHESTER, N.Y.— R.P. Fedder Industrial LLC worked with Excel Dryer to develop a filter solution for a new, portable hand drying station. By repurposing an air filtration element, R.P. Fedder helped Excel Dryer launch its new Mobile XLERATOR® Hand Hygiene Station in just four weeks.

Proper hand hygiene, according to both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, entails thoroughly washing hands for at least 20 seconds, and then drying them completely.  Excel Dryer sought to make the benefits of its touchless XLERATOR® Hand Dryers, found in restrooms throughout the world, available as part of a mobile unit for use outside the restroom. This can bring proper hand hygiene wherever it is needed most, such as temporary facilities, field sites, or positioned at building entrances. Representatives reached out to R.P. Fedder, who custom manufactures HEPA filters for Excel Dryer, to develop a solution for the new stations.

“In light of the COVID-19 crisis, our team put in valiant efforts to respond quickly to Excel’s needs,” said Chris Fox, president of R.P. Fedder. “We leveraged our experience making HEPA filters to create a low-cost, high-volume filter optimized for their intended use.”

 “We wanted to utilize the R.P. Fedder filter solution as much as possible and figured out a way to mobilize our units, which helped us meet the needs of workers at outdoor COVID-19 testing sites and other essential facilities during the height of the pandemic,” said William Gagnon, vice president of marketing and sales at Excel Dryer. “The mobile units will continue to meet new and evolving hand hygiene needs in and outside of the restroom.”

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