In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc. Sells 1,000,000th Dryerbox®
(Jupiter, FL -March 2006) In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc. of Jupiter, FL announced the sale of the one millionth Dryerbox unit. Rick Harpenau, owner of In-O-Vate orchestrated the pass through of product from manufacturer to tradesman at the Palm Beach ACCA show on March 7, 2006 at the South Florida Fairgrounds.

Harpenau invented the idea in 1993, while he was the owner of Marlin Construction in the SE Florida area. He had a local sheet metal shop fabricate a metal receptacle that he used to facilitate the connection and collection of the dryers exhaust flex hose in a spec home he was building.

Today it is known as the Dryerbox®, a UL Classified metal receptacle that allows the clothes dryer to be pushed back against the wall of a laundry room without the fear of kinking the exhaust hose.

By eliminating the bends in the flex exhaust hose, the dryer has a less restrictive airflow, which in turn minimizes lint buildup, saves energy costs and reduces the serious fire hazard caused by lint buildup.

"As builders, architects, inspectors, subcontractors and homeowners see the product for themselves; they are asking why this wasn't available sooner. It really is a common sense type of product," Harpenau said.

For additional information, contact Rick Harpenau at (888) 443-7937 or visit

How many is 1,000,000 Dryerboxes?

Over 331 miles of Dryerboxes if laid end to end. A 6 hour trip from Miami to Jacksonville.

Or 112 stacks of cartons as high as the Empire State Building.

Or 1700 feet higher than Mount Everest if stacked in pallets.

Or weighing more than 6 fully loaded 747 jumbo jets or 18 steam locomotive engines.

About In-O-Vate Technologies
In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc., located in Jupiter, FL, is a manufacturing company focused on the development, manufacturing, and marketing of dryer venting products. With four patents issued and others pending, the building industry has benefited from In-O-Vate's commitment to innovation, quality, and customer service.
Contact Information:

Rick Harpenau
In-O-Vate Technologies, Inc.
810 Saturn Street, Suite 20 • Jupiter, FL 33477
Phone: (561) 743-8696 • Fax: (561) 745-9723