The 50th anniversary of the KBIS show concluded Sunday in New Orleans, the perfect host city because of its reputation for innovative and delicious food. Vent-A-Hood was one of many companies that featured their latest designs to an appreciative audience of kitchen and bath designers and others involved in the industry. Vent-A-Hood was well represented by its president and CEO, Skip Woodall, who wore two hats at the show, as exhibiter and NKBA board member.
Check out this Vent-A-Hood cover from the 1950s. Talk about growing up in the family business…literally! Twin brothers Blake and Blair Woodall were enlisted to participate in a company photo shoot one beautiful, sunny day in this bluebonnet field. “You would never know it, but in the background both little boys are hot and crying,” says Blake Woodall, vice president of Vent-A-Hood today. You can check out this piece of Vent-A-Hood history by clicking the link below.
Vent-A-Hood has had an amazing 80-year history in the kitchen ventilation industry. But, did you know that Vent-A-Hood has also manufactured other products? During World War II, Vent-A-Hood, like all American manufacturing companies, helped with the war effort. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, the company manufactured beds and furniture for hospitals as well as, the “Skipper” bunk-bed. Another product that was produced was the Vent-A-Vac Vacuum system. Vent-A-Hood continued to manufacture range hoods as well as the above products. From the beginning, Vent-A-Hood has always manufactured range hoods.