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. What Size Exhaust Fan Does Your Kitchen Need?
    There comes a time in every restaurant kitchen’s life - whether it’s the initial build out, a planned kitchen upgrade, or an emergency equipment upgrade - where a new restaurant exhaust fan will need to be installed. Whenever you are choo...

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  3. How Often Should You Be Cleaning Your Kitchen Exhaust Hood & Ventilation System?
    Running any restaurant kitchen operation requires keeping up with industry regulatory codes. These codes are put in place to help provide a standardized safety guideline for restaurants to operate on to ensure the safety of the kitchen staff and the ...

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  4. The Importance Of Regular Maintenance For Your Exhaust Hood System
    Operating a commercial / restaurant kitchen is reliant heavily on a functioning exhaust hood system. The exhaust hood system is not only your first line of defense against a kitchen grease fire, but it also proactively pulls grease, dirt, and other a...

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  5. What To Expect With An Exhaust Hood Installation In A Commercial Kitchen
    Exhaust hood systems are one of the most vital pieces of equipment in any kitchen space. The exhaust hood helps keep a healthy air quality throughout the kitchen and restaurant, and also helps keep the kitchen space cleaner by removing contaminants s...

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