Security Film Holds Glass in Place at Chattanooga Shooting Site

Jul 21st, 2015

An FBI investigator investigates the scene of a shooting outside a military recruiting center on Friday, July 17, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tenn., attacked two military facilities on Thursday, in a shooting rampage that killed four Marines. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Eleven years ago, Matthew Smith, owner of the Window Tinting Company in Chattanooga, Tenn., installed security window film on the city’s armed forces center, hoping it’d never have to get used. “I’ve done a lot of security film and I always thing to myself ‘I don’t ever want this stuff to be tested,’” he says. […]

Window Film Depot Receives 3M’s Top National Award

Jul 21st, 2015

For the second time, 3M has awarded the Window Film Depot its top national award. The Marietta, Ga.-based national sales and installation business, earned the top spot in 2014 due to its total sales volume, year-over-year growth and partnership with 3M. “Window Film Depot had an outstanding year. They bring a lot of value to the […]

IWFA’s Darrell Smith is Featured on Home Talk Show

Jul 21st, 2015

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) took window film straight into the homes of consumers with an appearance on the nationally syndicated HomeTalk USA. Darrell Smith, executive director, spent the 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. slot on Saturday, June 20 speaking with host Michael King about the benefits of window film for your home. You […]

Film Defects the Focus of Construction Lawsuit in Portland

Jul 21st, 2015

Indigo 12 West. Photo: Bill Taroll, Flickr

Alleged defects in spandrel glass units on a newly completed mixed-use building in Portland, Ore., have prompted a lawsuit against the project’s contract glazier and glass supplier. Building owner 12W RPO LLC is suing general contractor Hoffman Construction Co., contract glazier Benson Industries of Portland and glass fabricator Viracon Inc. for a collective $6 million […]

Madico Appoints New Marketing Director for Window Films

Jul 21st, 2015

Michael Mancini has been welcomed to the Madico team. He will fill the role of director of marketing, replacing Angie Leonetti, who moved on last February. Mancini will be responsible for the creation and implementation of Madico Window Films’ worldwide marketing activities and strategy. He has prior experience in a variety of industries where he […]

Window Film vs. an RPG: Lawmaker Says It’s No Contest

Jul 15th, 2015

Congressman Jason Chaffetz

House Members are famous for taking swipes at government officials in certain hearings, but it’s not every day they criticize window film by name. But in a recent Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing, Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) did just that. When grilling State Department officials on the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Chaffetz noted […]

Window Film Pros Rally Around Tinter’s Deceased Niece

Jul 15th, 2015

Baby Maxcena

When Randy Humphries’ niece Maxcena passed away, he took to Facebook simply to ask for prayers. What he got instead was a whole lot more. “I don’t ask for many things from people but in this case I do I ask for prayers,” the Burlington, Mass.-based Tint Works owner posted. “My sister’s 2-month-old daughter passed […]

3M’s National New Dealer of the Year Is …

Jul 15th, 2015

Since switching to 3M window film in 2013, it took the company just two years to become 3M’s national new dealer of the year. JAG Window Tinting and Treatments in Cocoa, Fla., which has additional offices in Orlando and Indianapolis, Ind., beat out more than 200 3M Authorized Prestige Dealers from throughout the United States […]

Eastman Inks Partnership With West Coast Customs

Jul 15th, 2015

West Coast Customs' Llumar Tint Shop.

The former stars of MTV’s Pimp My Ride will now not only be known for “pimping” cars, but tinting them too. Burbank, Calif.-based West Coast Customs has made LLumar its official window tint and paint protection. WINDOW FILM magazine spoke with Friedlinghaus at SEMA last year about how important window film is to a full […]

Tint World Opens New Virginia Location

Jul 15th, 2015

Tint World Christiansburg.

The Tint World franchise is franchising again—this time in Virginia. The company’s new Christiansburg, Va., location will be owned and operated by Todd Furrow. “The automotive and marine customization industry a huge player in Virginia,” says CEO Charles J. Bonfiglio. “Todd brings seasoned enthusiasm for automotive care and detailing and his can-do attitude coupled with his love […]