North American Kitchen Solutions (NAKS), factory-direct manufacturer of commercial ventilation and portable ventless hood systems as well as exhaust and supply fans, custom purpose build fabrication, and more.

HOOD SYSTEMS

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MOST FANS

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Food Truck

CUSTOM FABRICATION

Ships in 1-2 Weeks

HOOD SYSTEMS

Ship in 3-5 Days

MOST FANS

Ship in 1-2 Business Days

CUSTOM FABRICATION

Ships in 1-2 Weeks
Food Truck
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Since 1987
Type 1 Hood Packages
TYPE 1 HOOD PACKAGES
Type 2 Hood Packages
TYPE 2 HOOD PACKAGES
Exhaust / Supply Fans
EXHAUST / SUPPLY FANS
Concession Hood Packages
CONCESSION HOOD PACKAGES
Ventless Hoods
VENTLESS HOODS
Purpose-Built Fabrication
PURPOSE-BUILT FABRICATION
NAKS Experts Are Ready To Support You – Call Us
Type 1 Hood Packages
TYPE 1 HOOD PACKAGES
Type 2 Hood Packages
TYPE 2 HOOD PACKAGES
Concession Hood Packages
CONCESSION HOOD PACKAGES
Exhaust / Supply Fans
EXHAUST / SUPPLY FANS
Ventless Hoods
VENTLESS HOODS
Purpose-Built Fabrication
PURPOSE BUILt FABRICATION

NAKS Experts Are Ready To Support You – Call Us

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Over 35 Years of Delivering Kitchen Ventilation and Custom Fabrication Solutions
Commercial Kitchen

Back to the Drawing Board: Best Practices for Commercial Kitchen Design

Best Practices for Commercial Kitchen Design: NAKS, Inc.'s Expert Insights Today, we examine the crucial interplay between modern kitchen design...
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Commercial Kitchen

Ceiling Height and Cooking Equipment Specifications for Hoods – An In-Depth Look

In-Depth Look at Ceiling Height and Cooking Equipment Specs by NAKS, Inc. When it comes to selecting the right hood...
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Product Care

Insider Tips: What HVAC Installers Need to Know for Successful Hood Installation

Insider Tips for Successful Hood Installation: NAKS, Inc. Guides HVAC Installers Plea Hood installation is a crucial step in setting...
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Commercial Kitchen Product Care

NFPA 96 Guide: Commercial Kitchen Safety & Compliance

Welcome to NAKS, Inc.’s guide on NFPA 96, the Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations....
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Product Care

What Does “UL Certified” Mean? And How Is It Different From ETL Certification?

Introduction When it comes to ensuring the safety and reliability of products, certifications play a crucial role. In commercial kitchen...
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Commercial Kitchen

What Is a Portable Range Hood – And When Are They Useful?

Portable Range Hood 101 In busy, popular commercial kitchens, adaptability and efficiency are key. Whether you're expanding your kitchen, setting...
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Exhaust Hoods

The Importance of Regular Exhaust Hood Cleaning and Maintenance

When it comes to running a commercial kitchen, safety, efficiency, and compliance with regulations are paramount. One often overlooked aspect...
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Exhaust Hoods

What to Do When You Spot Leaks in Your Exhaust Hood

Learn How to Identify a Leak in Your Exhaust Hood You wake up, get out of bed, and get started...
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Commercial Kitchen

The Essential Role of Upblast Exhaust Fans in Your Kitchen | NAKS, Inc

In any commercial kitchen, the heart of an effective ventilation system lies in the upblast exhaust fan. These seemingly unassuming...
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Commercial Kitchen

Concession Trailer Hood Installation Guide

Embarking on the journey of setting up a concession trailer is truly exciting, but it comes with its unique challenges...
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Commercial Kitchen

Go Green: How to Select and Energy Efficient Ventilation System

In today's environmentally conscious world, choosing an energy-efficient ventilation system is not only good for the planet but can also...
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Product Care

Expert Tips For Maintaining Stainless Steel Wall Panels

Stainless Steel Wall Panels Are A Great Solution In Commercial Kitchens When it comes to commercial kitchen design, one of...
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Product Care

Concession Trailer Hood Maintenance Tips

Maintenance Tips for Keeping Your Concession Trailer Hood Clean and Functional Operating a concession trailer is an exciting and rewarding...
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Product Care

Protecting Your Ventilation and HVAC Equipment from Severe Weather

Protecting Your Ventilation and HVAC Equipment from Severe Weather As the seasons transition, they bring a wide range of weather...
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Commercial Kitchen

The Benefits of Tempered or Heated Makeup Air Units

What is a Tempered or Heated Makeup Air Unit? In colder regions, the installation of a Tempered or Heated Makeup...
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Commercial Kitchen

What Size Exhaust Fan Does Your Kitchen Need?

If you're setting up a new commercial kitchen, planning a kitchen upgrade, or facing an unexpected equipment replacement, you'll likely...
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Commercial Kitchen

Customizing Commercial Exhaust Hoods for Unique Kitchen Designs

Designing a commercial kitchen is a delicate balancing act that involves meticulous planning to ensure functionality, safety, and efficiency. One...
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Commercial Kitchen

NAKS, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Stainless Specialties, Inc.

Nov. 17, 2023 -- North American Kitchen Solutions, Inc. ("NAKS"), a leading food service equipment manufacturer headquartered in Elyria, OH...
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Commercial Kitchen

Pizza Oven Hood Packages by NAKS, Inc.

Introduction The wonderful scent of a perfectly cooked pizza can make anyone's mouth water. But crafting a delicious pizza is...
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Commercial Kitchen

Troubleshooting Noisy Commercial Exhaust Hoods | NAKS, Inc.

Experiencing bothersome noise from your commercial exhaust hood? Learn effective troubleshooting steps and maintenance tips in this guide from NAKS,...
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