Window Film Professionals Group Surpasses 3,000 LinkedIn Members

Sep 17th, 2014

In a note on the group’s Facebook page, founder Patric Fransko announced Window Film Professionals’ LinkedIn group has surpassed 3,000 members. “With this Facebook group nearing 2,500 members and nearly 500 following on Twitter, the total membership of the group is nearing 6,000 members across the platforms,” Fransko wrote. “I had no idea when I […]

Window Genie Receives Multiple National Accolades

Sep 10th, 2014

Window Genie, a national franchise that offers window cleaning, residential window tinting and other services, has received attention from many national publications over the course of a year.

Save Two Birds with One Film

Sep 3rd, 2014

This is an imprint left by a pigeon that flew into a window.

A growing number of consumers are purchasing specialty window film not only for its energy-saving qualities, but also its bird-saving capacity. At Atlantic Cape Community College (ACCC), bird collisions were occurring almost daily, campus administrator Lisa Apel-Gendron told “It was disturbing to students and faculty. While researching solutions, we realized we could also address […]

Xpel Announces Second-Quarter 2014 Results

Sep 3rd, 2014

Xpel Technologies Corp. announced results for the second quarter and first six months of fiscal year. “We continue to see strong organic growth in revenues and improved earnings driven by brand awareness of the XPEL solution, a broader installer base both domestically and internationally, and customer satisfaction,” says Ryan Pape, president and CEO. The company […]

New-Home Sales Fall 2.4 Percent in July

Sep 3rd, 2014

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 2.4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 412,000 units in July, according to newly released data by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Sales numbers for June were revised up 16,000 to 422,000. “Though new-home sales is a volatile […]

Apartment and Condo Housing Index Gains in Second Quarter

Sep 3rd, 2014

The Multifamily Production Index (MPI), an indicator for the multifamily market released by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), posted a gain of five points to a reading of 58 for the second quarter. It is the 10th straight quarter with a reading of 50 or above. The MPI measures builder and developer sentiment […]

Tint World Franchise Receives 2014 Retailer Store Chain of the Year

Aug 27th, 2014

Tint World Automotive Styling Center has been awarded the 2014 Retailer Store Chain of the Year Award by Mobile Electronics Magazine. Charles Bonfiglio, CEO of Tint World, is proud of his company’s accomplishment. “It is my continuous goal and responsibility to lead our corporate and franchise team to be forward thinking in creating systems that […]

Window Film Association of Australia and New Zealand Offers Window Film Advice to Homeowners

Aug 20th, 2014

The Window Film Association of Australia and New Zealand (WFAANZ) has released two short videos to help home owners get the most from their window film. The first, Window Film – More Than Meets the Eye, explains the benefits and types of films available. The second, Preparing for Your Window Film, lists the things to […]

Housing Starts Rise in July

Aug 19th, 2014

Nationwide housing starts, fueled by strong single- and multifamily growth, rose 15.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.093 million units in July, the highest level since November 2013, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. Single-family housing starts were up […]

National Unemployment Rate Stagnant as Construction Employment Increases

Aug 19th, 2014

The national jobless rate was little changed in July at 6.2 percent, 0.1 percent higher than in June. The rate, however, sits 1.1 percentage points lower than in July 2013, according to a report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The West continued to have the highest regional unemployment rate in the U.S. in […]