EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass. (WWLP) – U.S. Representative Richard Neal toured the Excel Dryer manufacturing facility in East Longmeadow on Wednesday.

According to a news release sent to 22News, Neal was guided through the factory tour that displayed the Excel Dryer’s XLERATOR Hand Dryer which includes a HEPA Filtration System proven to remove 99.999 percent of viruses from the air stream.

Neal also viewed their new mobile hand hygiene station created to support frontline workers at field and drive-thru testing sites.

Neal visits Excel Dryer manufacturing facility in East Longmeadow on May 6th.

“We tested our units with HEPA to see how they perform with virus and we were pleasantly surprised to find out they removed 99.99 percent of viruses virus from the airstream as well so it was a nice discover,” said Denis Gagnon.

A discussion involving Neal took place regarding the possibility of establishing Excel Dryer as an essential manufacturer due to its important roles in preventing the spread of germs like the coronavirus.

Future installations throughout the state are currently in the works and are expected to be established in a few months.

Due to the pandemic, Excel Dryer began making mobile hand dryers with special filtration systems, so front line workers can use them anywhere.