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Honoring Ed Gober

Vent-A-Hood dedicated its showroom and learning center to the late Edward C. Gober.

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On November 21, Vent-A-Hood proudly dedicated its showroom and learning center in honor of the late Edward C. Gober, a beloved longtime past employee. His exemplary commitment and service to the company paved the way to educate our North American distributors, appliance dealers, and kitchen designers on the Vent-A-Hood product line and our superior patented technology. That focus continues as we host some 500 guests from across our distributor network in our learning center every year. (Pictured L to R: Blair Woodall, partner; Miles Woodall III, CEO; Blake Woodall, partner; and James Adams, Vice President of Sales for Vent-A-Hood.)

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Celebrating Manufacturing in the Modern Age

While many people have a very dated idea about this country’s manufacturing industry and commonly describe it as a dangerous workplace created for low-skilled workers lacking higher educations, there are companies proudly advancing their fields, keeping and creating more jobs in America and sustaining profitable companies with legendary reputations. At Vent-A-Hood we know this point-of-view first-hand and we want others to know this as well.

Manufacturing industry in the United States

Today, the U.S. manufacturing industry is an admirable field requiring skilled workers with knowledge of technology changes and advances in automation, engineering, robots and more.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the United States manufacturing industry supports an estimated 17.6 million jobs and more than 12 million Americans, 9 percent of the workforce, are employed directly in manufacturing. With statistics like this, it is no wonder we have a day set aside to recognize the manufacturing mavericks and workers who continue to build this industry up to make it one of most productive in the world.

October 2 was National Manufacturing Day in North America. Since the inaugural Manufacturing Day on October 5, 2012, the annual event held on the first Friday of October continues to grow in popularity and help educate the public about the important role the manufacturing industry plays and how it effects society today.

This event is an opportunity to celebrate the U.S. companies, policies and more that are striving to make our economy stronger by supporting technological growth in the manufacturing industry. These initiatives to inspire more innovations help make American manufacturing a globally competitive industry and create new business opportunities as well as new jobs across the country.

The National Association of Manufacturers sites manufacturers in the United States perform more than three-quarters of all private-sector R&D in the nation, driving more innovation than any other sector.

Vent-A-Hood – The first manufacturer of kitchen ventilation and range hoods

As a family-owned business and a contributor to manufacturing since 1933, we would like to recognize everyone who has helped build the Vent-A-Hood brand to become one of the most recognized names in range hoods. We have long been a champion for American-made kitchen appliances and have been generating local jobs in North Texas and across the nation for more than 80 years.

Vent-A-Hood was the first manufacturer of home cooking ventilation and range hoods. Our first range hoods were manufactured in a house with a dirt floor in Dallas, and then sold door-to-door. The Vent-A-Hood employees would go out and make a sale, then return to the shop to make the hood for the customer.

Manufacturing industry continues to grow, so does Vent-A-Hood

Since then the manufacturing industry has grown substantially and incorporated more technological advances into the process. This has allowed Vent-A-Hood to grow from local door-to-door sales to national recognition with an excellent reputation beyond just the kitchen ventilation industry by offering a top-quality in-stock range hood. Over the years, as homeowners develop bigger ideas for kitchen renovations and kitchen designs, we continually innovate our handmade custom range hood series to fit any interior design needs.

As the manufacturing industry continues to push the boundaries of invention, Vent-A-Hood is constantly pushing the limits of technology in the kitchen ventilation category. Our patented Magic Lung blower system sets our range hoods apart by providing one of the most quiet and powerful ventilation systems that effectively traps all cooking contaminants, liquefies grease vapor and removes heat-polluted air. The Magic Lung system with multi-blower technology allows CFM to double, triple or quadruple with very little effect on the sound levels.

As the U.S. manufacturing industry continues to grow, we hope to raise awareness among people across the nation about the importance our industry plays in the every day lives of millions of Americans and the vast amount of skills required to succeed in the American manufacturing industry.

Pinspiration

Everyone has a unique sense of style when it comes to designing and decorating a home. At Vent-A-Hood, if we have learned anything while working with our amazing customers across North America, they get their inspiration from so many places when deciding on a range hood for the kitchen. And it’s true. There are many different ways to find inspiration for future home updates, remodeling projects, décor trends and more. From the traditional magazines at bookstores, to fix-it DIY publications in hardware stores, monthly subscriptions, and online portals, the possibilities are endless. One great resource people love to turn to for inspiration is Pinterest. This online database of ideas from happy “pinners” around the world is a great place to start when looking for new upgrade ideas in the kitchen or different color palettes for the family room. Pinterest brings a whole collection of images and ideas together in one place to help homeowners and future homeowners generate different ideas on home improvement projects. Here’s to your inspiration!

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National Fire Prevention Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month and a great time to remind people about the features of the Magic Lung centrifugal blower in Vent-A-Hood products! Sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Fire Prevention Month has roots that date back to The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 that killed more than 250 people and left more than 100,000 homeless. And today, the kitchen remains the #1 hot spot where cooking equipment accounts for 40% of residential fires each year.

At Vent-A-Hood, product performance and fire safety remain top priorities. And the proprietary function of our signature patented Magic Lung blower continues to lead the industry as the only residential ventilation system on the market today that prevents fire from spreading to the rest of the home.  For more about the efficiency, power and fire-safe performance of the Magic Lung, visit us online at http://www.ventahood.com/magiclung.jsp

Here’s to safe and happy cooking in your kitchen!

Back to School Remodeling

It’s that time of year when the kids are saying goodbye to summer fun and heading back to school. The house is empty and ready for some TLC.

Now that the distractions of summer activities are gone, it’s a great time to start those home improvement updates you have been thinking about. Whether you need to redo a color scheme or update your kitchen appliances, now is the time to concentrate on a remodeling project before the holiday season begins.

Venta-A-Hood specilizes in residential ventilation for both indoor and outdoor kitchens. We understand the need for quick and easy customer service when it comes to updating your exisitng kitchen or creating the new kitchen of your dreams. Let us help you determine the type of hood which will enhance both the beauty and function of your kitchen.

Vent-A-Hood’s 2014 North Texas Scholarship Recipients

Vent-A-Hood, the company that created the modern residential range hood, recently announced the recipients of the 2014 – 2015 Vent-A-Hood Scholarship Fund. The seven students are graduates of North Texas high schools and each received a one-year scholarship in the amount of $2,000.

Since starting the program in 2000, Vent-A-Hood has awarded more than 100 scholarships to outstanding North Texas students as they pursue their higher education.

“Vent-A-Hood congratulates these hard working students and wishes them continued success as they pursue and achieve their educational goals,” said Skip Woodall, CEO of Vent-A-Hood.

The 2014-2015 Vent-A-Hood Scholarship recipients include:

  • Kylie Leeper, freshman, attending Auburn University
  • Rafael Serrano, sophomore, attending the University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Marisol Rodriguez, freshman, undecided
  • Lauren Wells, sophomore, attending the University of Oklahoma
  • Denise Mata, senior, attending Texas Tech University Health Science Center
  • Carlos Andaluz, freshman, undecided
  • Erica Gonzalez, junior, attending Texas Woman’s University

All scholarship recipients are children of Vent-A-Hood employees.

About Vent-A-Hood:

Founded in 1933, Vent-A-Hood, based in Richardson, Texas, is the oldest manufacturer of residential range hoods in America. Each product manufactured by Vent-A-Hood is individually engineered for performance in addition to style. Vent-A-Hood products are sold in all 50 states as well as Canada. For more information, please visit www.ventahood.com. You can also follow Vent-A-Hood on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/VentAHood, linkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/ventahood and Twitter at @ventahood_co.

 

November Press Release

Vent-A-Hood Honors Meadow Creek Sales, Vent-A-Hood of Georgia, and Pinnacle Express

With 2013 Sales Achievement Awards

 

RICHARDSON, Texas – (Nov. 13, 2013) – Vent-A-Hood, the company that created the modern residential range hood, recently named Meadow Creek Sales, Vent-A-Hood of Georgia, and Pinnacle Express as the recipients of its 2013 Sales Achievement Awards.

“It’s been a great year across our entire network,” said Mark Klein, director of sales for Vent-A-Hood.  “Our distributors have done an incredible job representing the Vent-A-Hood brand, increasing distribution of our range hoods in astounding numbers to their appliance dealers throughout their territories across North America.”

Kitchen appliance distributor Meadow Creek Sales, headquartered in Denver, saw sales amounting to 133 percent of Vent-A-Hood’s year-to-date sales goal. Meadow Creek distributes Vent-A-Hood products over a large area, covering Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Southern Idaho, and Montana.

Based in Haines City, Fla., Pinnacle Express sales were up 22 percent over last year. The company distributes Vent-A-Hood products across North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida and parts of Virginia, bringing the range hood industry leaders to a lot of happy customers.

Sales came to 122 percent of the company’s year-to-date goal at Atlanta-based Vent-A-Hood of Georgia. The distributor supplies Vent-A-Hood products across Georgia and Alabama, nurturing the range hood needs of an important market for the company.

“We proudly commend these outstanding efforts and results,” Klein said. “Thanks to our excellent distributors who promote an incredible product line behind a Made-In-America brand, Vent-A-Hood couldn’t have asked for a better year to celebrate its 80th anniversary as the forerunner of the range hood industry.”

About Vent-A-Hood:

Founded in 1933, Vent-A-Hood, based in Richardson, Texas, is the oldest manufacturer of residential range hoods in America. Each product manufactured by Vent-A-Hood is individually engineered for performance in addition to style. Vent-A-Hood products are sold in all 50 states as well as Canada. For more information, please visit www.ventahood.com. You can also follow Vent-A-Hood on Facebook.

Dick Baur, Meadow Creek Sales, accepts the 2013 Vent-A-Hood Sales Award from Mark Klein, Director of Sales at Vent-A-Hood.

Dick Baur, Meadow Creek Sales, accepts the 2013 Vent-A-Hood Sales Award from Mark Klein, Director of Sales at Vent-A-Hood.

Pinnacle Express receives 2013 Vent-A-Hood Sales Award. Pictured from left to right: David Savant, Pinnacle Express Executive Vice President; Pete Ronco, Pinnacle Express Executive Vice President of Sales; Mark Klein, Vent-A-Hood Director of Sales; Tiffany Collins, Pinnacle Express Manager, Customer Service and Marketing; Ron Avery, Pinnacle Express President.

Pinnacle Express receives 2013 Vent-A-Hood Sales Award. Pictured from left to right: David Savant, Pinnacle Express Executive Vice President; Pete Ronco, Pinnacle Express Executive Vice President of Sales; Mark Klein, Vent-A-Hood Director of Sales; Tiffany Collins, Pinnacle Express Manager, Customer Service and Marketing; Ron Avery, Pinnacle Express President.

Tommy Carter and Larry Carter from Vent-A-Hood Georgia accept the 2013 Vent-A-Hood Sales Award from Mark Klein, Director of Sales at Vent-A-Hood.

Tommy Carter and Larry Carter from Vent-A-Hood Georgia accept the 2013 Vent-A-Hood Sales Award from Mark Klein, Director of Sales at Vent-A-Hood.