Month: April 2013

KBIS 2013

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.

April Edition: From the Vent-A-Hood Vault

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.

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KBIS 2013: Here we come!

            In just a few days, we’ll be in New Orleans at KBIS 2013 – the place to be for kitchen and bath industry leaders.  We’ll be showing off the latest and greatest products from Vent-A-Hood. We will be celebrating our 80th anniversary with a national audience of peers. At the same time, the NKBA will be celebrating its 50th anniversary. Where the nostalgia continues to grow as we prepare to hit the exhibit floor.
          We’ve come a long way since the days that salesmen went door-to-door, taking orders for our products and explaining how a range hood functions. Today, people can go online and design their own hood on our website by clicking here. Stock items and custom orders continue to grow. And the versatility of our products, our finishes and even one-of-a-kind designs, show the skill and craftsmanship that come with 80 years of experience.
          That says a lot about the reputation of our brand, and the customers who have embraced us over the decades. To everyone who has been there on this 80-year journey, we give thanks.  And for everyone attending KBIS 2013, we invite you to stop by BOOTH #1335 and get a look at the future too.

Did you know….

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.