Hand Dryers and the Buy American Act
Hand Dryers and the Buy American Act
At ProDryers, we know hand dryers like Chuck Norris inflicts pain. Roughly 50% of our sales come from callers that require assistance in choosing the best hand dryer option for the facility at hand. ProDryers is a huge supporter of our USA made products because over time, the USA made products have proven to be superior made vs. products coming from other countries. Not only do the USA made hand dryers rarely have issues or break down, but in the rare case that they do, the American manufacturers are the absolute best when backing their warranties and handling our customers swiftly without delay or inconvenience. For that reason coupled with the elite quality of the products, we suggest you consider buying American!
Often, our customers ask us if a hand dryer falls under the Buy American Act. The Buy American Act passed in 1933 by Congress and signed by President Hoover on his last full day in office (March 3, 1933), required the United States government to prefer U.S.-made products in its purchases. Other pieces of Federal legislation extend similar requirements to third-party purchases that utilize Federal funds, such as highway and transit programs. The only high speed hand dryer currently (as of 4/22/2013) on the market to qualify under the Buy American Act is the Excel Dryer Xlerator. However, the American Dryer ExtremeAir is USA made as well with some parts coming from overseas. It is without question that these two companies are leaders in hand dryer technology and will without doubt introduce new top quality units in time. If you are looking for the best of the best, buy American made.
Now more than ever, consumers are looking to purchase products that are American made. ProDryers is happy to give our customers that option. Two of our most popular selling hand dryers are made in the USA. These two brands are the Xlerator hand dryer and the American Dryer ExtremeAir. The Xlerator has one of the fastest drying times among all the hand dryers. With around 300 M.P.H. the Xlerator will dry your hands in just 10 to 12 seconds! It does so while saving you up to 95% compared to paper towel costs. This dryer also has the 1.1 reduction nozzle now pre-installed (always at ProDryers) to lower the sound level by 10 decibels. All of our Xlerator’s have voltage options of 110/120, 208, 220/240, or 277V and with a variety of colors! These colors are white, black, chrome, stainless, and textured graphite. Another super high quality hand dryer made right here in the USA is American Dryer’s ExtremeAir. The most popular of the American Dryer models is the GXT series and EXT series. Both of these hand dryers are a great option, each series uses a multi-volt system so they can be used from a 110 up to a 240 volt line. Also, they each have the capability of adjusting the sound and speed. This is a great option for places like stadiums to libraries. In the case of a stadium (which is a high traffic area) you can crank up the speed to help quickly get people in and out of the restroom avoiding long lines. A library can benefit from this option by turning the speed down (which lowers the sound) to help maintain the quiet noise level desired in this setting. The GXT and EXT both run very efficiently saving up to 80% against conventional dryers and also up to 95% versus paper towel. Color options range from white ABS plastic, white steel, chrome steel, to stainless steel. Where these two dryers differ is in the heating element. The GXT series has a heating element and dries hand within 10-12 seconds while the EXT does not and dries hand within 10-15 seconds. Due to its heating element the GXT may only be installed on one line and costs about 42 cents for every 1,000 uses. Meanwhile the EXT with no heat may have three dryers connected to a single line and costs only 18 cents per 1,000 uses. All of these hand dryers made in the U.S. are great high quality made products. If unsure of which dryer may be right for you contact us at 1-888-50-Dryer to talk to our hand dryer experts. ProDryers has the lowest pricing and free shipping to the contiguous United States on all of your restroom needs!