Expansion Completed At Vent-A-Hood Plant

Richardson, TX - Vent-A-Hood, the Texas-based manufacturer of residential range hoods, has completed construction on a 50,000-sq.-ft. plant expansion at the company’s headquarters here.

According to Vent-A-Hood, operations will be phased into the addition over the next few months, with the expansion allowing for increased manufacturing design and efficiency of the company's signature products.

"We've added some much-needed space to meet the high demand for our range hoods and proprietary engineering," said Blake Woodall, director of sales for Vent-A-Hood.

The plant's expansion features a 250-ton straight side press with feeder system that will utilize the latest technology in Vent-A-Hood's manufacturing process of high-volume inventory. The addition also includes a state-of-the-art classroom facility where Vent-A-Hood's nationally-accredited "Basic Fundamentals of Cooking Ventilation" training program will educate distributors, dealers and kitchen designers. The popular two-day training sessions will begin again in the fall, the company said.

The addition will also feature a high-end showroom of the firm's designs in a series of kitchen vignettes, Vent-A-Hood noted.