1. Valesco Industries Invests In North American Kitchen Solutions


    On November 10, 2022, Valesco closed its fourteenth platform investment out of Valesco Fund II. Headquartered in Elyria, OH, North American Kitchen Solutions, Inc. (“NAKS”, “HoodMart”, or the “Company”) is the leading omni-channel, factory-direct one-stop-shop supplier of customized commercial kitchen hoods, fire suppression systems, fans, and other complementary products. In addition to brick-and-mortar kitchen equipment, the Company maintains a market-leading position for food truck ventilation systems. The Company’s strong management team and exceptional digital marketing platform further position NAKS for continued growth within the industry.

    “We are very excited and proud to have the opportunity to partner with Valesco Industries. NAKS and its brands are poised for growth,” said CEO of NAKS, Sacha Polakoff. “With Valesco’s talented and experienced leadership team, the NAKS platform will be taken to the next level while remaining true to the core values that got the Company to where it is today.”

    Valesco is supporting a majority buyout of the previous ownership group, partnering with the existing management team and our investment partner, Centerfield Capital Partners, to capitalize on the Company’s exceptional market position. Additionally, Valesco has identified substantial growth opportunitie...

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  2. Do Not Neglect Your Exhaust Hood Ductwork
    A properly function exhaust hood system is imperative to a high operating commercial kitchen space. The components that make up an exhaust hood system require maintenance and cleaning, but if you keep up with these items you can expect a long life sp...

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  3. Keep Your Kitchen Cool With A Type II Condensate Hood
    Commercial kitchen spaces are prone to getting excessively hot due to the foods being cooked, the excessive amount of heat being produced through the kitchen equipment, and the amount of people crammed into cooking lines. It could be the dead of wint...

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  4. Keeping Your Restaurant Healthy During Winter Months
    As COVID-19 restrictions loosen up around the country and the world, more and more people are flocking to restaurants to get back a feeling of normalcy this holiday season. Spaced out outdoor seating helped with the social distancing aspect of preven...

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  5. Save Money And Go Green With Direct Drive Make-Up Air
    Make-Up Air units are becoming requirements in all commercial kitchen spaces for their exhaust hood system. The exhaust hood system works by removing dirty air from inside the kitchen space, and expelling it outdoors. A make-up air unit then comes in...

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