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 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.
Vent-A-Hood celebrates 84-years of manufacturing excellence with “Commitment to Excellence” video
“Grease is the Enemy, Vent-A-Hood is the solution,” says President and CEO Skip Woodall at the beginning of the new video, which celebrates Vent-A-Hood’s 84th anniversary. Skip along with Executive Vice President Blake Woodall and Regional Sales Director Bill Woodall speak about the values, culture and dedication to manufacturing excellence in America that has been passed down from generation to generation to keep Vent-A-Hood in a class by itself.
Vent-A-Hood exhibited last month at the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show in Orlando
Vent-A-Hood showcased its one-of-a-kind 3D experience at the 2017 Kitchen & Bath Industry Show. Attendees were invited to the Vent-A-Hood booth to build the range hood of their dreams, using the company’s proprietary 3D Build-A-Hood program. Consumers can choose widths, CFM, ceiling heights, finishes, and decorative treatments for the entire Vent-A-Hood product line.
Vent-A-Hood also debuted a new model and a new emphasis on V Line hoods, featuring the exclusive Power Lung blower, which offers filterless grease extraction through the use of active canopy engineering and a centrifugal blower wheel. V-Line is available in under cabinet, wall mount, and liner insert configurations with popular powder coated paint colors or stainless steel.
KBIS, in conjunction with the National Kitchen and Bath Association [NKBA], is an inspiring interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. KBIS is the voice of the kitchen and bath industry and has been for more than 50 years.
Vent-A-Hood debuts a video on the new Build-A-Hood portal built on Autodesk Configurator 360
Vent-A-Hood has unveiled a tutorial video showing the capabilities of the Build-A-Hood portal and how easy it is for consumers to design the hood of their dreams. Consumers can choose widths, CFM, ceiling heights, finishes, and decorative treatments for the entire Vent-A-Hood product line. Model numbers and prices update in real time based on every selection consumers make during their online designing experience. Consumers can download JPEG and PNG images from every angle of the 3D range hood. Dimensional drawings, which are useful for consumers focusing on kitchen redesign and planning, can be exported in PDF format to ensure proper placement, size, and design.
Vent-A-Hood celebrates employee Ralph Eli’s 20th anniversary
In December, Vent-A-Hood celebrated employee Ralph Eli’s 20th anniversary and induction into the Vent-A-Hood Hall of Fame. The occasion included a ceremony at corporate headquarters and CEO Skip Woodall presenting him with a ring and a name on the esteemed Hall of Fame plaque. Eli is the latest inductee into a growing club that has come to represent the dedication and loyalty of an incredible workforce for the Vent-A-Hood manufacturing family. As a proud Made In America institution, the company continues to pride itself on the long-standing jobs that have attracted and kept the best skilled workforce in the industry.