Window Film Magazine Acquires TintTV and

Mar 25th, 2015


Window Film magazine has purchased the assets of TintTV and from owners Laurence and Charlotte Streidel of Rockville, Md. “We are pleased to be able to add TintTV to our current products servicing the window film industry,” said Window Film magazine publisher Debra Levy. “Our audience can benefit from the technical advice the first […]

Registration for Tint-Off Competitors Now Open

Mar 25th, 2015

Registration is now open for Tint-Off competitors.

Competitor registration is now open for the 2015 International Window Film Tint-Off™. The competitions are set to be held September 30 – October 2 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center and will include automotive, architectural and paint protection film (PPF) divisions. They are once again sponsored by Window Film magazine. “The number of competitors has grown […]

MACtac Announces New Company President for the Americas

Mar 25th, 2015


MACtac has brought on Ed T. LaForge as the company’s new president for MACtac North and South America.  LaForge isn’t moving far from his previous position—vice president of sales and marketing—and has spent 23 years with the company. “We are very pleased that Ed, a seasoned industry veteran, will lead MACtac forward in both North […]

3M Makes “Most Ethical Company” List for Second Consecutive Year

Mar 25th, 2015

In the fast-paced world of global business, it takes more than a written policy to keep a company doing business the right way. Ethisphere Institute, a leader in advancing ethical business practices, has named 3M as a 2015 “World’s Most Ethical Company” for the second time. “At 3M, living by our code of conduct is […]

Hüper Optik Celebrates its Dealers of the Year

Mar 18th, 2015

Huper Optik dealers convened at meetings in Reno, Nev., and Houston.

Hüper Optik USA honored its top dealers in the nation over the last two weeks at its regional meetings in Reno, Nev., and Houston. There were nine companies honored for their regional successes in 2014. The regional Hüper Optik dealers of the year were: Anaheim, Calif.-based XLNT Window Tint; Adams Window Tinting in Bethany, Okla.; […]

Fransko Leaving Interwest to Launch Window Film Marketing Company

Mar 18th, 2015

Patric Fransko will leave Interwest to serve the window film industry as a whole.

After nearly two years as the company’s chief marketing officer, Patric Fransko is leaving Interwest Distribution Company April 3, but not cutting relations entirely. Fransko’s exit-strategy is three-pronged. First, instead of being his full-time employer, Interwest will now become one of Fransko’s first clients, as he is launching Eye Magnet Management, a marketing and media […]

Eastman Named a “World’s Most Ethical Company” by Ethisphere Institute

Mar 18th, 2015

For the second year, the Ethisphere Institute has recognized Eastman Chemical Company as a 2015 World’s Most Ethical Company. “The World’s Most Ethical Companies designation recognizes organizations that have had a material impact on the way business is conducted by fostering a culture of ethics and transparency at every level of the company,” according to […]

Pope Francis Talks Tinted Windows

Mar 11th, 2015

Pope Francis

Tinted windows can keep rich people from seeing beyond themselves—at least according to Pope Francis. Commenting on the parable of the rich man, found in Luke chapter 16 verses 19-31 of the Bible, the leader of the catholic church said, “When he went about town, we might imagine his car with tinted windows so as […]

Window Genie Just Added Another Location in Pennsylvania

Mar 11th, 2015

Owner/Operator Jerry Mastrofilippo

Window Genie added another location recently—this time in Allentown, Pa. Jerry Mastrofilippo Jr. will be the owner/operator. Before he was a Window Genie franchise owner himself, Mastrofilippo spent 10 years as the lead technician and field manager for the franchise’s Sparta, N.J., location. “I worked for Window Genie’s top earning franchise location for 10 years,” […]

Rumors Put to Rest, Dealers of the Year Announced at Eastman’s Annual Meeting

Mar 11th, 2015

Eastman's elite dealers convened at the manufacturer's annual meeting. The theme of the event was "Winning as One."

Top dealers converged recently in Palm Coast, Fla., for Eastman Chemical Company’s Elite Dealer Conference for educational and networking opportunities. But perhaps most important for some dealers was hearing from company executives that its elite lines would not be replaced with the Llumar brand. “We value and are committed to having an elite dealer program,” […]