Johnson Window Films Completes Plant Upgrades

Feb 25th, 2015

Johnson's headquarters in Carson, Calif.

Johnson Laminating and Coating Inc., manufacturer of Johnson Window Films, has completed a two month long plant upgrade and modernization of its manufacturing facility. The overhaul, intended to enhance production efficiencies, film clarity and overall product quality includes improvements to plant equipment and air filtration systems, as well as the construction of a new research […]

Leonetti Leaving Madico

Feb 18th, 2015


Angie Leonetti, marketing and customer relations manager for Madico Window Films, is leaving the company to pursue another career opportunity. She is moving on to a new industry, as she will now be the chief marketing officer at the Tampa Bay Region Northwestern Mutual. “After 10 years, it is with a heavy heart that I’m […]

Window Film Franchises Make Franchise 500 List

Feb 18th, 2015

Ziebart Shield logo

Entrepreneur Magazine has released its list of top 500 franchises for 2015 and three companies that offer window film services—Ziebart, Window Genie and Budget Blinds—are all on the list. Becoming part of the list is no easy task and neither is compiling it. According to, the process began in July 2014, when the magazine […]

Window Genie Opens New Houston Location

Feb 18th, 2015

Andy Schneider will own/operate Window Genie's new Houston location.

The Franchise 500-ranked Window Genie is expanding its territory even further with an opening of a new location in Spring, Texas.  The new venture, officially called Window Genie of North Houston, will be operational on February 23 and its owner/operator is Andy Schneider. “Texas has always been home to me and I’m excited to return […]

Avery Dennison Hires New Marketing Leadership

Feb 18th, 2015

‪Avery Dennison is bringing on two new team members to serve its graphics department. Roxanne McSpadden will serve as as marketing director, and she will report to Shelly Woods Witing, who was recently appointed to vice president of marketing. ‪McSpadden will lead the product innovation and management team for digital and screen and cut media, […]

3M Dealers Are Uneasy About the Manufacturer’s Latest Move

Feb 11th, 2015


A deal to become an exclusive window film provider to a fast-growing, Franchise 500 company would normally be a good thing for a manufacturer. But the results of a recent move by 3M are yet to be seen. 3M and Window Genie, the Cincinnati-based professional window washing and tinting franchise, have signed a contract that […]

This Distributor’s New Tactic Just Made Window Film Easier to Sell

Feb 11th, 2015


Some film companies use heat lamps so customers can feel a difference with film. Now, a Singapore-based film distributor has released a study showing film’s heat reduction capacities visually. Filmtack, with their window film product applied to glass, used modern thermal imaging technology to capture a visual representation of heat reduction. “Premium window tints in […]

XPEL Acquires Canadian Film Distributor Parasol

Feb 11th, 2015

XPEL is a major supplier of paint protection films.

XPEL Technologies Corp., global supplier of paint and headlight protection films, has acquired Parasol Canada, a distributor of paint protection and window film products for the Canadian market. Parasol, founded in 2009, is headquartered in Terrebonne, a suburb of Montreal, with a distribution office in Calgary. The distributor has hundreds of independent installers and automobile […]

Nonresidential Construction Still Trends Upward Despite Small Drop in Planning

Feb 11th, 2015

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 4.8 percent in January to 121.1 (2000=100), down from a revised 127.2 in December, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings […]

U.S. Government Turns Up the Heat on Window Film Usage, Testing

Feb 4th, 2015

According to the DOE, window film has a five year payback period when used residentially and a 22 year payback period for commercial use.

The federal government’s confidence in window film continues. Besides funding a new rating system, the Department of Energy (DOE) recently released a report “Windows and Building Envelope Research and Development: Roadmap for Emerging Technologies,” which includes window film as one of those technologies. Specifically, the report lists window film as a “high priority” research and […]