The New ProDryers Online SLOAN Shopping Experience

Adding to Our Restroom Shopping Experience with SLOAN

ProDryers has had some tremendous years of growth since inception. We have since become a well trusted brand in the restroom supply industry and we have hit many goals. Two of our most memorable milestones are making the INC 500 / 5000 list as one of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. with 8.2 million in 2013 sales with a 667% 3 year growth rate, and our most recent 2014 growth of 9.2 million in sales. To start off 2015, our ambitions for growth have not changed. One of our largest tasks is the addition of SLOAN to our ever-expanding product line.

We still specialize in hand dryer sales (and always will), but with many thousands of restroom accessories and equipment already added to our shopping experience, SLOAN was an excellent choice to offer our loyal customer base. ProDryers has become one of the largest restroom accessory suppliers in the United States. SLOAN is the most reputable manufacturer of flushometers, faucets, sinks, toilets, urinals, and more. We have access to over 10,000 SLOAN products. We have limited items in stock for fast same day shipping while we grow with SLOAN, but we can still ship directly from the manufacturer normally in 2-10 business days. We have a direct relationship with SLOAN. We buy direct and receive the best possible prices. In turn, we can offer our loyal customers extremely competitive pricing, often the lowest found anywhere. Call us at 888-503-7937 to buy any SLOAN product or shop online. We are expanding our online SLOAN shopping experience fast. To shop online, visit the ProDryers SLOAN shopping experience now.

Check out some of our most popular products like our flush valves, automatic sensor operated faucets and more.

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More About Category Five Technologies, INC.

If you are reading this blog, chances are you are interested in one of our niche market ecommerce specialty sites.  ProDryers, ProDrinkingFountains, ProFloorMachines, and MRDIndustrial are just a few of our shopping experiences.  We have a team of compassionate customer care professionals that handle all of our order processing and customer service under one company.  Although each shopping experience is unique and distinct to a specific market, everything is handled by the same company; Category Five Technologies, INC..

Hand Dryers and Over 2500 Restroom Products

Hand Dryers and Over 2500 Restroom Products

It all started with ProDryers.com, where we have become a master distributor of hand dryers for commercial restrooms offering only the best of brands such as the Excel Dryer Xlerator hand dryer, the Dyson Airblade and more along with over 2500 restroom products.  Some of our top selling hand dryers include the following:

Although we offer much more (many hundreds of hand dryers and other products), it’s difficult to mention much more in this article.  We source these hand dryers (and much more) direct from the manufacturers in bulk enabling us to offer the absolute best price found anywhere in addition to fast free shipping.  We simply cannot be beat on the above products.  The above products are superior built, long lasting, durable and reliable products.  We have a long enough history to identify the above as 2 of our top manufacturers when it comes to quality.

Our second store was designed around 2007; ProDrinkingFountains.  We offer top quality drinking fountains such as Elkay, Oasis, Haws and more.  We also offer bottle filling stations, indoor drinking fountains, outdoor drinking fountains, commercial sinks, and faucets just to name a few of our plumbing supplies.  We offer super low pricing along with 100% free shipping to anywhere in the continental US.  Shopping for a drinking fountain can be difficult.  That’s why we designed our shopping experience to move our shoppers quickly to the exact product or style of drinking fountain being searched.

ProFloorMachines and MRDIndustrial are functional but still in the early development stages.  We have many more domains (more than 150) waiting to be developed into pleasurable shopping experiences.  Look for more Category Five Technologies, INC stores soon.

You can trust that our team of customer care professionals will always handle you with a high level of importance.  We hope to earn your trust for life, not just for one sale.

ProDryers Helps Lift Category Five Technologies to INC 5000 List for 2014

INC 5000

It’s public info today, we made the Inc. 5000 as one of the nation’s fastest growing companies.  Top 12 in Michigan.  Top 10 in Detroit Area.  Buy all your hand dryers, commercial restroom accessories, drinking fountains, commercial sinks and more from one of the most trusted companies in the United States!

View the INC 5000 List: http://www.inc.com/profile/category-five-technologies

Hand Dryers

It all started with ProDryers and then sites like ProDrinkingFountains, ProFloorMachines, and more.  MRDIndustrial is in development and will be launched very soon allowing Category Five Technologies, INC. to expand far beyond the current niche market shopping experiences and focus on a broader approach to industrial and commercial supply.  We’ll always be hand dryer experts but we’re hungry for more as a company!

We’d like to thank companies like American Dryer, Excel Dryer, Dyson, World, Bobrick, ASI, Palmer Fixture, Bradley, Elkay, Oasis, Haws, Sunroc, Global Water, Mitsubishi, Zurn, Koala, Saniflow, Falcon, Hydrotek, CARR, Clarke, Betco, Sandia, Mercury and so much more to come such as SLOAN.  Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to grow with all of you.

Call 888-503-7937 now or visit one of our online sites to shop hand dryers, drinking fountains, commercial sinks & plumbing products, floor machines, over 2500 restroom accessories, and more.  Buy from the trusted supplier and get elite customer care, always.

Learn more about Category Five Technologies, INC. and how we started…

Businesses Saving Money with Category Five Technologies

ProDryers, the most popular division of Category Five Technologies is just one of the outlets for any business to cut costs and increase savings.  Along with our other divisions: ProRestrooms, ProDrinkingFountains, ProFloorMachines, and HandDryer Distributor we supply energy efficient hand dryers, drinking fountains, floor machines, water coolers, and over 2,500 restroom accessories!  In any business, it is imperative to find ways to cut operating costs, through Category Five Technologies businesses can make this happen and even likely reduce their impact on the environment.  By using hand dryers like the Xlerator, ExtremeAir, or Dyson Airblade, companies can save up to 95% when compared to paper towels.  Many of the top selling dryers operate at under $.50 per 1,000 uses which is a huge savings versus paper towel!  To calculate your savings, for example with an Xlerator follow this link (http://www.exceldryer.com/calculator.php).  Not to mention, hand dryers don’t create the mess like paper towel or have a harmful effect on the environment.  Beyond hand dryers we supply items like automatic flush valves that can conserve water further reducing expenses.  HydroTek, one of the most reliable valves on the market is available in AC powered, battery powered, and solar powered.  These valves are efficient and promote cleanliness with hands free use.  Another great way to save money in the office setting is to provide employees with clean cold water by the use of a water cooler.  Forget the need to purchase water bottles and stock up the break room refrigerator, water coolers like the Global Water G3RO Hot/Cold water cooler easily pay for themselves and are much more convenient and cost efficient.  To go beyond this installing a drinking fountain will provide clean refreshing water and reduce the amount of cups or bottles being used.  With less trash, the garbage removal costs will also decrease.  Whether looking to reduce expenses, upgrade restroom products, or both look no further, ProDryers among our other divisions have you covered.  We have an excellent customer service team and the best pricing making us the right supplier for you!  Contact us at 888-503-7937 for further information about hand dryers or any other of our nearly 10,000 products! 

Myths About Hand Dryers Part Two:

This blog was written by a 3rd party source to give our readers a different point of view.

Good to see everyone back for part two. Lets dive right into Myth Number Three: “Hand Dryers are More Expensive than Paper Towels.” In the article “Blowing Hot Air? Five Myths About Hand Dryers Debunked” by president of Excel Dryer Inc. Denis Gagnon he points out “Hand dryers are a one time purchase; once installed they require considerably less attention than paper towel dispensers. Unlike paper, which can cost $15-$30 or more per case, the energy costs of using a hand dryer amount to pennies per day.” It seems logical that a company trying to save money would install a hand dryer. Even though dryers may require larger upfront cost- money is saved in the long run when the company no longer has to purchase paper towel. This generates a positive ripple effect as staff can then spend less time cleaning up and refilling the paper towels.

Myth Number Four: “Paper Towels are Better for the Environment Than Hand Dryers.” The theory behind this myth comes from hand dryers using electricity as opposed to paper towel, which seemingly uses none.  I feel this is an easily debunked myth. In the bathroom you can’t see how much energy went into making the paper towel. However, behind the scenes many resources were used to get the paper to that point. “Although paper towels do not consume electricity in their use, they consume a great deal of energy to be fabricated in the first place…there are also the well-documented environmental costs of paper fabrication; deforestation, pollution and contaminated sediments in nearby sources of water, air pollution from pulp and paper mills, and solid waste production.” The amount of electricity used by a hand dryer that only runs when needed does not outweigh the environmental costs of paper towel. 

 The final myth is Myth Number Five: “Hand Dryers are Difficult to Install and Maintain.” This could be a subjective myth as every installer is different as is every model. However, “Many modern models are instead surface-mounted and can be installed at various designated heights quite easily. Quality dryer models do not require much mechanical attention or repair to work properly.” Meaning one doesn’t have to cut a large hole in the wall and hire a hand dryer maintenence department to watch over them. “As long as you choose a vendor with good customer service, installing and maintaining dryers should not present much of a problem.” It’s always good to keep in mind that as time passes and technology improves popular myths need to be reexamined.

Learn more about hand dryers vs paper towels now!  ProDryers is a master distributor for all top quality hand dryer brands such as the Excel Dryer Xlerator, the Dyson Airblade, the American Dryer ExtremeAir, World Dryer, and more.  Get all hand dryers at the best prices with free shipping to anywhere in the contiguous US and shop over 2500 restroom accessoriesProDryers is the restroom giant you can trust!

Commercial Restroom Design and Why it Matters

Commercial restroom design is much more important than most business owners realize.  The restroom is a direct reflection of the quality of the business itself.  Customers and clientele will appreciate a clean, hygienic, well-designed restroom.  Some customers won’t think much of it.  However, if the restroom is not designed well or worse yet, if the restroom is unhygienic, it can present a negative impact resulting in the loss of repeat business.  Even the “best food in town” type restaurants can lose repeat business and positive word of mouth when the restrooms are less than tolerable.  All restrooms should be designed with a clean, sanitary and convenient theme.  A business owner should consider the audience, and then consider every possible scenario that can occur in a restroom and build in solutions to each.  For example, all restaurants should have a baby changing station in the restroom.  A unit such as the Koala KB200 is just 189.78.  The price of the changing station is well worth the cost compared with providing comfort and convenience to a mother looking to change her baby’s diaper.  In addition to designing for functionality, convenience, and hygiene, the audience is very important.  For example, the pure basics of sex; men and women display very different behavior in a restroom.

Hand Dryers

Hand Dryers and More at the Best Prices!

We all know women go to the bathroom in groups.  From night clubs to bar and grills, the ladies room is an important place of conversation.  The USA made American Dryer Extreme Air hand dryer and all other current American Dryer hand dryers are designed smaller than most other hand dryers.  In fact the American Dryer hand dryers like the GXT9, EXT7, advantage and GX series are all 43% smaller than most other hand dryers.  Smaller hand dryers in the restroom leave more room for nice décor and mirrors, plus, the smaller hand dryer is perfect for female hands.  The most important feature of the Extreme Air is the ability to adjust the motor down which brings the sound to a lower decibel level.  At the lowest setting (which is about what the American Dryer Advantage operates at), a decibel level of 69 and about a 25 second dry time can be achieved.  This allows for women to have the natural conversations without the need to shout.  Other hand dryers are often too powerful for conversation to take place and results to shouting and frustration.  The women’s’ restroom could benefit from a tampon dispenser, especially in night clubs, theme parks, hotels, venues, or anywhere that this convenience may be needed.  All ladies bathrooms should be designed to fit the needs of every female.

Men are a whole different animal!  Not many men want to have a conversation in the restroom.  In fact, many men don’t even wash their hands after using a public restroom.  Sad but true!  One product that could attract men to use is the new Dyson Airblade Tap.   This new, innovative technology is an automatic faucet and hand dryer in one so hands can be washed and dried right from the sink.  Most men love technology so Dyson Airblade hand dryers are often a great solution.  Hand dryers such as the Xlerator hand dryer are super tough, durable, reliable, and most important, powerful!  The Xlerator hand dryer will dry even the largest hands in 10-15 second with is powerful 300 MPH blast of air.  It’s also 100% manufactured in the United States and qualifies for the Buy American Act.  Noise in a men’s restroom is perfectly acceptable (in most cases) and most men will love the fast dry time.

In settings such as night clubs, vandalism of mirrors may be a concern.  Consider the new “Perfect Reflection” by shale-Inland.  This new mirror is anti-graffiti mirror with a 2 or optional 4 layer design.  A protective film is simply peeled off when the mirror is vandalized.  A 4 layer mirror would be like buying 5 mirrors.   The cost savings achieved is undeniable.  Tough, durable hand dryers like the Xlerator should be used.  Paper towel should be eliminated completely in this case to remove the threat of stuffed toilets by vandals.  Powerful automatic flush valves should be used with a thin style toilet paper.  Even if vandals stuff the toilets, as soon as they walk away, the automatic valve will flush the thin paper down the toilet.

As you can see, upfront design of a restroom is just as important as the design of the rest of the business.  Every angle and scenario should be thought of before issues arise.  The design should allow for flexibility so high costs are not required to maintain the restrooms.  Design it right and the business will benefit significantly.

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The ProDryers Hand Dryer Blog is Moving

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Get the Absolute Best Prices with Free Shipping on All Top Brand Hand Dryers

We are in the process of moving all of our blogs over to this location as our other blog host has had some technical issues.  We apologize for the inconvenience.  If you are in search of hand dryer articles please see our hand dryer news section at ProDryers.  We are one of the top 3 hand dryer distributors in the entire United States.  Get the absolute best prices possible on all top, major brands such as the Excel Dryer Xlerator hand dryer, the Dyson Airblade, the American Dryer ExtremeAir, all World Dryer models, Palmer Fixture’s BluStorm, the Mitsubishi Jet Towel, and even hard to find models by Bobrick, ASI, Saniflow, and more.  Call ProDryers at 888-50-DRYER now and we’ll educate you on hand dryers like no other company can!  We will offer the best solution for your specific needs and take the time to make sure we understand the type of business, the restroom audience, the amount of traffic, concerns for noise, ADA compliance requirements, and anything that may play an important role in the deciding factors of which hand dryer may best fit your restroom.  View our online reviews and see why so many choose ProDryers!

Sound Level Comparison With Hand Dryers

Sound levels per brand

            Each of the top hand dryer brands we sell at ProDryers is unique with its features and also unique depending on the consumer’s needs.  Noise level is one of the features that we are here to compare.  Always remember the general rule (which is majority of the time) the louder the dryer, the faster it will dry hands.  Keep in mind the average hand dryer is about 80 dB.  Our top brands include Dyson, Excel, American Dryer, Palmer Fixture, World Dryer, and more.  We will start with the loudest hand dryers and work our way to the quietest.  All of the sound ratings are directly from the manufacturer.  If you are unsure just how the ratings work or how loud they actually sound, follow this link How Hand Dryer Sound and Noise is Measured.  The Dyson Airblade which is one of the most powerful hand dryers on the market is also one of the louder dryers at 85 dB; with an air speed of 400 M.P.H. this makes sense.  The new Dyson Airblade models will operate with a reduction of the unpleasant tones but offer 420 MPH as the motor has been improved.  The SLIMdri by World Dryer also rates at 80-85 dB.  Next would be the World Dryer SMARTdri which can also reach 85 dB, however with an adjustable motor speed this can be toned down to 73 dB or lower.  One of our most popular items the Xlerator which is pre-installed with the 1.1 noise reduction nozzle has a sound level between 77-82 dB.  American Dryer’s line the Extreme Air which includes the GXT and EXT come standard at 83 dB but have the possibility to lower the motor speed and get to the 60’s decibel range.  The ExtremeAir is perfect for nearly every situation.  The Extreme Air can handle high volume traffic from facilities such as zoos, stadiums, venues, parks, and more, while the motor can easily adjust down for a quieter operation suitable for offices, schools with small children, restaurants, and even libraries.  The Xlerator hand dryer also offers a (add-on for about $30) kit that will enable the adjustment of the motor which yields a quieter experience.   Finally our products from Palmer Fixture, the storm hand dryers:  The BluStorm is rated at 80 dB, the uniquely designed iStorm at 67 dB, and the EcoStorm with a very minimal 64 dB.  All of these dryers each provide something unique to the consumer.  In the end, don’t get too caught up on the technical dB ratings as each is measured by the manufacturer.  Call us so we can explain in easy terms which hand dryers would be best for each specific facility.  Call 888-50-Dryer to talk to our hand dryer experts now and we’ll educate you on sound levels and how they truly compare to one another side by side.  We’ll throw out all the technical data and get to the truth as we truly compare each unit against one another.  If you are near Livonia, MI and would like to come and test each unit out, stop by our office and visit our demo room!

Storm Hand Dryers, BluStorm, EcoStorm, iStorm

Storm Hand Dryers

Buy Storm Hand Dryers at the Best Prices with Free Shipping!

Have you heard about the new Storm hand dryers?  At ProDryers we carry all the major brands of hand dryers including the newest line of Storm hand dryers.  The storm series includes the well-known BluStorm hand dryer, the EcoStorm hand dryer, and the newest technology in restroom hand dryers, the iStorm.  The iStorm dries hands in 10-15 seconds like most high speed hand dryers do, but it combines the best features of most machines into one unit.  Features such as fast dry times, hygienic filtration, quieter operation than other high speed units, capturing water and keep walls and floors dry, unique stylish design suited for professional facilities such as car dealerships, dentist offices, physician offices, casinos, airports, and more.

The iStorm is unique because its design utilizes a ceramic absorbent plate that captures most of the water as the 3 air outlets drive water back and away from the user.  This hand dryer minimizes splash-back and much of the water is naturally absorbed through the ceramic absorbent plate.  The iStorm also features a drip tray much like the Mitsubishi Jet Towel where water is prevented from hitting the walls and floors.  It’s also quieter than most other high speed hand dryers, yet it still offers a high and low switch to make it even quieter if desired.  It filters through 3 layers with a HEPA/Carbon/Anti-Bacteria system that eliminates 99.97% of all bacteria in the air before it’s blown onto the hands.  No paper towel can compare hygienically.  The iStorm is super-stylish with a unique design making it easier to use and more appealing to the eye as it improves on the restroom décor.

ProDryers is a master distributor of all major hand dryers such as the Excel Dryer Xlerator hand dryer, the American Dryer ExtremeAir, the Dyson Airblade hand dryers, World Dryer models such as the SlimDri and SmartDri, and much more.  Get the absolute best price, best customer service, best product support, best product knowledge and everything ships free to anywhere in the contiguous US.  There is no better place on earth to buy hand dryers!  Call 888-50-DRYER now!

How Much Money Can Hand Dryers Save In Paper Towel and Maintenance Costs?

Hand DryersWell this isn’t exactly rocket science as some companies and seasoned sales people may pitch.  You really don’t need anyone using pushy sales tactics trying to convince you on numbers.  That’s the difference with ProDryers; we aren’t sales people.  We don’t use pushy tactics.  Most of our customers come to us.  We will never pressure you in any way on buying anything.  We don’t have to.

Why would you need a sales person to tell you what is just basic math?   How much do you spend on paper towel per year?  Well, there is your answer.  Paper towels can be totally eliminated if you really want.  Of course it depends on your facility and the types of users the restroom encounters.  For example, a restaurant has customers; we all know some people prefer paper towel.  They may prefer paper towel over hand dryers altogether.  They may prefer to use paper towel for opening doors when exiting the restroom.  They may actually believe paper towels are more hygienic than hand dryers.   In these cases, you just can’t afford to ignore your customer base.  Visit hand dryers vs. paper towels to read case studies and get proof on how hand dryers are superior to paper towels hygienically.  However, the fact is, not everyone believes hand dryers are more hygienic and sanitary than paper towels yet.  Whatever the case, you may have to provide a combination of paper towel dispensers and hand dryers. 

With ProDryers, you get the best customer service possible, the best prices possible, and the fastest (free) shipping on all major brands.  Don’t take our word for it, read our reviews.  At ProDryers, we understand every customer is unique and requires a complete understanding of the business, the users, customers, employees, etc.; we aren’t just trying to push hand dryers on businesses and using the “save money” tag.  Of course hand dryers will save businesses money, and of course we state the obvious, but we go deeper.  We aren’t just hitting huge school projects and bidding all day long.  We get the opportunity to talk to many thousands of buyers from large facilities to small business owners such as bars, restaurants, car dealerships, doctor offices, dental offices, daycare centers, and much more.  We go the extra step for each and every one of them, regardless of the money we stand to make.  We take the time to understand which hand dryer would be best for the situation at hand, and then guide our customers on how to best encourage the users to gravitate towards the hand dryer and not the paper towel.   For example, a zoo may need a super-fast hand dryer that stands up to major punishment and abuse.  It may get over 1,000 uses per day.  Durability and dry time is most important.  The doors are often left open or non-existent so exit towels are not needed.  Zoo restrooms and the like could clutter very fast with paper towels.  People can stuff the toilets with paper towels.  The floors become a mess of paper quickly and it requires cost in maintenance wages to constantly clean up.  In this case, we might suggest eliminating paper towel by 100% using one of the two USA made high speed hand dryers such as the Xlerator hand dryer or the Extreme Air.  Dyson has come out with the Dyson Airblade V hand dryer and the Dyson Airblade Tap, which would also be a great fit for this scenario.  The new Dyson Airblade hand dryers should hit the US market soon.

At ProDryers, we don’t push our way into your restroom.  Most of our customers come to us.  And we treat each customer with the concept that we’d like to build a long lasting relationship.  Call us at 888-50-DRYER or visit us at www.ProDryers.com today and we’ll take the time to understand your business before we make suggestions on cutting costs in your commercial restroom.