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Crider Foods headquarters

Crider Foods case study

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.


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 restrooms and wash-in areas.


  • Fast dry times

    Other hand dryers can take up to 24 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.¹

  • 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 waste water is dripped on the floor.

  • More space in the restroom

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

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