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Crider Foods headquarters

Case study

Crider Foods

Crider Foods production plant

The business.

Since the 1970s, Crider Foods has been a producer, supplier and marketer of shelf-stable and fully cooked products among customers in retail, foodservice and education sectors. Crider holds Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level 3 status — a third party certification that emphasizes Crider’s dedication to safe and wholesome food.

 Two non-Dyson hand dryers side by side

The problem.

Crider had concerns regarding whether existing hand dryers were hygienic and safe for their food manufacturing environment. Additionally, because there were separate areas to wash and dry hands, water dripped onto the floor and increased risk of injuries. When Crider began new construction and rehab projects at its facility, it made the decision to find technology that offered a more hygienic, safe and fast experience.

Airblade

The solution.

Norman Scalf, Projects Engineer, contacted Dyson for an Airblade™ technology demonstration upon the request of Mr. Crider. The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer reduced water on the floor and saved space. The management team were impressed and elected to install Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryers in Crider’s washrooms and wash-in areas.

Features

Fast dry times
Other hand dryers can take up to 43 seconds to dry hands. The Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer uses two high-velocity sheets of air to scrape water from hands - drying hands in less than 14 seconds.⁺

Reduce water on the floor
With Airblade™ technology in a tap, users can wash and dry hands at the sink without moving to a separate area to dry hands. So no water is dripped on the floor.

More space in the washroom
A Dyson Airblade Tap hand dryer removes the need for a separate drying area - unlocking valuable wall and floor space in the washroom that can be used for other important facilities, such as extra cubicles.

Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry hand dryer

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The Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry

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⁺Dry time determined using Dyson test method 769 based on NSF P335 using a measurement of 0.1g residual moisture.

*Electricity prices as of April 2017. For more information, visit our calculations page.

**The environmental impact of electrical appliances and paper towels was measured by Carbon Trust. The calculations were produced using the software Footprint Expert Pro, based on product use over 5 years and using weighted averages of individual countries of use. Dry times for product were evaluated using DTM 769.