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CaptiveAire is the nation’s leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation systems. As the industry’s innovator, CaptiveAire sets the standard for commercial kitchen ventilation equipment and service, and offers the most competitive pricing.


North Carolina-based CaptiveAire began in a one-room facility in 1976. In 2008, CaptiveAire’s sales reached $224 million. INC. magazine has repeatedly named CaptiveAire one of the top 500 fastest growing private companies in America. CaptiveAire is continually voted ÒBest in ClassÓ by industry dealers and consultants, according to Foodservice Equipment & Supplies magazine.

Primary Benefits:

CaptiveAire is also known for the fastest and most reliable lead times in the industry. CaptiveAire’s integrated kitchen ventilation packages include hoods, exhaust fans, electrical controls, direct-fired heaters, grease duct systems, fire suppression systems, grease filters and utility distribution systems.

Innovative Products

Many other styles/options are available:

Wall Canopy Hoods (Type I and Type II)

Type I is used over cooking equipment to remove heat, smoke and grease-laden effluent. Type II is used to capture heat and/or condensate from non-grease producing appliances. Optional Sloped Front available on Type I to accommodate low ceiling applications. The ND-2 model has been certified by ITS.
Core Fire Protection System

The CORE Fire Protection System is an automatic, pre-engineered fire suppression system which is ETL listed to UL Standard 300. The CORE Protection System is designed to provide primary coverage for ventilating equipment including hoods, ducts, plenum and filters.
Indirect Fired Heater

The modular indirect fired bent tube heater is designed to deliver clean air into an indoor environment. Every unit is programmed to start in high fire mode to ensure consistent light-off and is equipped with an electronic, Vernier type fully-modulating control system.

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