10 Things Every Business Website Should Have

Nov 25th, 2015

Hong gave this as an example of a “unique selling proposition.” It lists key statistics that will help build rapport with customers.

Welton Hong of Ring Ring Marketing knows what it takes to get dealers’ phones ringing. Much of that has to do with how their websites are set up, and on a recently held webinar, Hong laid out 10 things every dealer’s website should have. They are as follows: 1) A Call to Action This would be […]

What Will The Performance Group Do Now?

Nov 18th, 2015

44Tools will continue to do its regional competitions in training as part of its reorganization.

Performance Films Distributing Inc. (Performance Films Distributing) has some reorganizing to do. “We’ve been in a contract with Eastman since 2007 where they had the right to buy back the distribution rights of PFD,” says Bo Ryan, president. “In 2011, they elected to renew those rights and in 2015, they elected to move back to […]

Window Genie Ranks a Top Franchises for Veterans

Nov 17th, 2015

Franchise Business Review, a national franchisee satisfaction market research firm, has put Window Genie on its annual Top Franchises for Veteran’s list. “As a proud member of VetFran, Window Genie has a unique ability to give back,” says Window Genie’s founder and CEO Rik Nonelle. “We offer veterans additional territory at no cost when purchasing a […]

Eastman to Take Over its Dealer Services, Distributorship

Nov 11th, 2015

Dealers of Eastman Chemical Company’s film products, including LLumar, Vista and Formula One, will soon be serviced by the manufacturer directly rather than by Performance Film Distributing Inc. (PFD-Ohio). The change will be effective December 1, 2015. The company will have “dedicated sales, customer service, warranty and technical service professionals assigned to each and every […]

After 35 Years, One of Chicago’s Original Tinters is Retiring

Nov 11th, 2015

Freund in front of a newly-tinted Lamborghini.

When Craig Freund shuts the door of Mid-America Glass Tinting, it will mark the end of his 35-year career in window tinting. Mid-America will be shutting down and some of the accounts have been sold. Freund worked at the very first tint shop in Chicagoland while his then-roommate Tom Shultz, ran the shop. “It happened […]

Autobahn Brings on Mark Carlson

Nov 11th, 2015

autobahn has brought on Mark Carlson to expand its dealer network.

In an effort to expand its brand and dealer network, autobahn, which utilizes Huper Optik automotive window films, has brought industry Mark Carlson on board. Carlson has been in the window film industry since 1999 and has worked at all levels—dealer, manufacturer and distributor. Most recently, he was the energy solutions engineering manager at National […]

3M Wrap2Wrap Battle Winners Announced

Nov 11th, 2015

The other Wrap2Wrap winner.

Casey Folk of PDX Wraps and Jamie Mullican of WrapArtist.com were announced as winners at the second annual 3M Wrap2Wrap Battle at last week’s SEMA show. Folk and Mullican crafted dynamic wraps with installation help from 3M Preferred Graphics Installers John Deuver, Joshua Marquardt, Mingo Richter and Luis Tirado. The Wrap2Wrap Battle is an open […]

Eastman Reports Third-Quarter Growth

Nov 4th, 2015

Eastman Chemical Co., parent company to LLumar, Suntek and other window film brands, recently announced its earnings for the third quarter. “Our solid third-quarter earnings once again demonstrate the quality and value of our portfolio transformation to specialty market and product positions,” says Mark Costa, chairman and CEO. “The combination of volume growth in specialty […]

Clark Joins Solar Gard

Nov 4th, 2015

Industry veteran Gary Clark has joined the Solar Gard team as architectural business development manager for the Americas. “I saw a tremendous opportunity with Saint-Gobain,” Clark says. “It actually revealed itself as a perfect blend that provided me with all the support of a committed and well-resourced organization, alongside great people and some incredible plans […]

SEMA Kicks Off, DUB Launches Window Film Line

Nov 4th, 2015


California-based DUB used the first day of SEMA to announce its breaking into the automotive window film market. We spoke with Myles Kovacs, a company representative, on what went into this decision. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.