Rexnord acquires World Dryer, adding eco-friendly hand dryers to its water-efficient plumbing products

by Brianna Crandall — October 13, 2017 — Rexnord Corporation, global manufacturer of moving components and water products, just announced that it has acquired World Dryer Corporation. World Dryer is an innovative global manufacturer of commercial electric hand dryers with a large worldwide installed product base developed over six decades of business.

World Dryer will join Rexnord’s Zurn business. The combination of World Dryer’s fast-drying eco-friendly hand dryers and Zurn’s water-efficient plumbing products is expected to bring even greater value to commercial building owner and facilities manager (FM) customers in the form of lower operating costs.

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Rexnord is comprised of two strategic platforms, Process & Motion Control and Water Management, with approximately 8,000 employees worldwide. The Process & Motion Control platform designs, manufactures, markets and services specified, highly engineered mechanical components used within complex systems. The Water Management platform designs, procures, manufactures and markets products that provide and enhance water quality, safety, flow control and conservation.

Zurn, a business within Rexnord’s Water Management platform, provides a large breadth of engineered water solutions, including a wide spectrum of sustainable plumbing products, for commercial, municipal, healthcare and industrial markets. Zurn delivers total building solutions for new construction and retrofit applications that enhance building environments.