Who We Are

Since 1950  Universal Metal Industries (UMI) has been a premier manufacturer of residential kitchen and bath ventilation products.

Our success has relied on superior customer service, design and engineering excellence and high quality standards.

Our people make the difference.

Our Services

By trusting us you will have at your disposal a wide range of exclusive services

  1. E-commerce for spare parts.

    With our online shop you can buy spare parts for your hood remaining comfortably sitting at home.
    Visit our shop and discover how easy it is to order a spare part.

  2. Technical support Hotline

    Call 800-875-3654 to be technically assisted by one of our engineers.

  3. Custom products and sizes available

    Contact us here for details.

Our Priorities

We make your home cleaner with style, we care about air!

Our products are extremely quiet, very easy to clean, very easy to install.

We make your outdoor cooking experience more enjoyable with our BBQ Hoods capturing smoke and odors.

We are focused on design, high performance and high quality.

We care about our Customers!



calendar-icon1950 – Universal Metal Industries, Inc. (UMI) was founded in January 1950 by brothers John, Fred and Bob Urschel, who were sons of a Yugoslavian immigrant and shoemaker in Phoenix, Arizona.

calendar-icon1995 – In 1995 UMI acquired the Trade-Wind low sone, high performance ventilator product line from Thermador and moved to an 80,000 square feet factory.

calendar-icon2003 – In 2003 UMI began collaborating with an Italian range hood OEM manufacturer to become very familiar with their European style and manufacturing techniques.

calendar-iconToday – Today UMI manufactures various ventilation products under the Trade-Wind and Air-O brands.

UMI distributes its products throughout North America, Canada and Mexico via a network of regional distributors, appliance dealers, kitchen dealers, remodelers and builders.

UMI also OEMs for other appliance manufacturers such as GE and Whirlpool.