National Fire Prevention Week was October 8-14, 2017
The goal of National Fire Prevention Week is to urge people to take steps to protect their homes and loved ones. Did you know the Magic Lung® is the only residential kitchen ventilation system on the market today that prevents fire from spreading to the rest of the home? Constant speed creates centrifugal pressure that prevents fire from entering the ductwork. As needed, SensaSource® increases blower speed to its normal level to maintain this safety feature. In 80+ years of manufacturing this system, Vent-A-Hood has never received a report of an attic or wall fire when the Magic Lung has been in use.
October 6th was National Manufacturing Day
Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. This year it took place on Friday, October 6th. Vent-A-Hood is proud of 84 years of manufacturing excellence in America. (ICYMI – check out our WFAA-TV segment about our Made in the USA commitment.)
Registration is open for the 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
Registration is open for the 2018 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. This year it will take place from January 9-11 in Orlando. We look forward to attending to see some of the coolest products in the industry, connect with thought-leaders, and of course showcase what we’ve been working on at Vent-A-Hood. Look for us at Booth #W457.
With over 15k subscribers and 5 million views, Rob Barrett Jr. has been sharing his cooking secrets with the fatherhood community for over a decade on his YouTube channel, “Cooking for Dads.”
Barrett is a busy husband and father and also a full-time music production teacher at North Central University in Minneapolis, MN. And his idea for the show was easy: “I wanted to help fellow dads and other visual learners cook easy meals for the whole family,” he says about his reasoning for beginning the channel. “I had the idea of creating video recipes rather than written ones.”
Barrett recently embarked on a kitchen remodel as a summer project (done all by himself) and chose to upgrade his vintage Vent-A-Hood to a classic yet timeless Vent-A-Hood stainless steel design. Barrett confesses he didn’t really know much about Vent-A-Hood when they bought the house in 1998, but now he says he isn’t quite sure how people cook without one.
“My Vent-A-Hood is essential when cooking or frying so that the house isn’t filled with smoke and fumes,” Barrett continues.
The renovations are almost done, and the YouTube star can’t wait to put his new kitchen and Vent-A-Hood range to work. Be sure to check out his channel for easy and delicious recipes and plan your own kitchen remodel with inspiration from Vent-A-Hood.
Vent-A-Hood welcomes Terri Solinger to the Vent-A-Hood family
Hailing from Minnesota, Vent-A-Hood recently hired Terri Solinger as Lead Regional Account Manager. Terri will cover the North Texas, North Louisiana and Oklahoma territories, as well as assist the other three regional account managers in their respective territories. Terri, on board since May 1st, educates accounts in her region about premium Vent-A-Hood products while maintaining close working relationships with her contacts.
Well-versed in Vent-A-Hood products is an understatement. Prior to joining the Vent-A-Hood team, Terri sold Vent-A-Hood products at award- winning Shady Oak Distributing for over 15 years. She is widely regarded as one of the best reps in the country and Vent-A-Hood is confident she will help the company reach and exceed future goals.
Vent-A-Hood employee Johnny Cleveland joins Vent-A-Hood Hall of Fame
Celebrating 20-years working at Vent-A-Hood, Johnny Cleveland was inducted into the Vent-A-Hood Hall of Fame on April 17th, 2017. Johnny first joined the company March 31, 1997, as a grinder and has also built and boxed hoods. Johnny has moved up the ranks throughout his two decades with Vent-A-Hood and is now the shipping supervisor.
WFAA-TV puts the spotlight on Vent-A-Hood and its commitment to manufacturing in the USA
Many thanks to WFAA-TV for sharing our Made in the USA commitment to manufacturing the very best products in the industry. Watch our CEO Skip Woodall describe more than eight decades of dedication to our trade.
View the video here: http://www.wfaa.com/features/original/made-in-usa-richardson-company-defies-temptations-to-move-manufacturing/443916340
Vent-A-Hood’s James Adams is a guest columnist in the July issue of Retail Observer
James Adams, Vice President of Sales for Vent-A-Hood, wrote a guest column for Retail Observer on the company’s 84th anniversary celebration that took place in May with keynote speaker Former First Lady Mrs. Laura Bush. The column highlight’s Vent-A-Hood’s steadfast dedication to manufacturing in America.
Read the column here: http://www.e-digitaleditions.com/i/840487-july-2017/30
Vent-A-Hood welcomed former First Lady Laura Bush as keynote speaker for 84th anniversary celebration
On Friday, May 5, 2017, Vent-A-Hood celebrated its 84th anniversary with an all-day event filled with plant tours, Texas barbecue and live entertainment. Following the National Distributor Meeting on May 4, the celebration with longstanding distributors, retailers and suppliers kicked off with an early morning breakfast and a special keynote presentation from Former First Lady, Mrs. Laura Bush.
Mrs. Bush spoke about her “family business” and life in politics, life as a grandmother and her new focus with husband and former President, overseeing The George W. Bush Institute at The George W. Bush Presidential Library in Dallas, TX. She reiterated that freedom is the main focus of the institute’s initiatives and spoke on the theme of a free enterprise system – a founding principle of businesses in America, such as Vent-A-Hood.