World Dryer

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World Dryer
Founded 1950[1]
Headquarters 5700 McDermott Drive Berkeley, Illinois, United States
Key people
Tom Vic (President)[2]

World Dryer Corporation is a Berkeley, Illinois based manufacturer of hand dryers and related products. Established in 1950 with the Model A, it is an ISO 9002 certified company, briefly a subsidiary of Beatrice Foods, and has been a subsidiary of Carrier Corporation since 2000.



  • 1950- World Dryer introduces Model A cast-iron cover hand dryer as the industry standard
  • 1951- World Dryer brand is established
  • 1987- World Dryer introduces sensor-activated automatic hand dryers
  • 1992- World Dryer acquires Electric-Aire
  • 2000- World Dryer acquires NOVA
  • 2005- World Dryer launches SMARTdri
  • 2011- World Dryer introduces Airforce, an energy efficient high-speed hand dryer
  • 2012- World Dryer introduces SMARTdri PLUS
  • 2013- World Dryer launches VMax, a high-speed "hands-in" vertical hand dryer
  • 2015- World Dryer introduces VERDEdri, an all-in-on high-speed hand dryer


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  1. ^ "The History of the World Dryer Brand". Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "World Dryer Corporation: CEO and Executives - Businessweek". Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "Hand Dryer Manufacturers & Supplier | Cheap Hand Dryers - World Dryers". Retrieved 15 September 2016.