1. Valesco Industries Invests in North American Kitchen Solutions - HoodMart Walk-In Coolers & Freezers


    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. Hoodmart Guide To Commercial Refrigeration For Your Restaurant Or Business
    Building out a new kitchen space or even remodeling an old space comes with a ton of planning. Planning out your kitchen space is ideal for layout, it’s ideal for productivity, and honestly it is ideal for pricing. The more planned out your kit...

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  3. Understanding The Pricing Of Walk-In Coolers & Freezers
    A walk-in cooler or freezer is an expensive investment in your business. Whether it be for a mom & pop restaurant or a high-end medical laboratory, the price of walk-in units can vary heavily in price. What factors go into the pricing of walk-in ...

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  4. The Importance Of Proper Walk-In Cooler & Freezer Temperatures
    Implementing regular maintenance for your commercial walk-in cooler or freezers is important to keeping your unit(s) working as optimal as possible. Ideally you want to check every few weeks or months that the temperature inside of the walk-in unit m...

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  5. Keeping Your Walk-In Cooler & Freezer Running
    There are countless number of operations that could require a walk-in cooler or freezer - whether it be a restaurant, commercial kitchen, medical facility, gas station, or flower shop. The application of a walk-in unit is always the same though, and ...

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