Teaming Up With Glass Installers Can Bring in Major Profit

May 27th, 2015

-+*This window film company gets more than 50 percent of its business from glaziers. Watch the FILM’d newscast to find out how. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Thanks to Film, This Concrete Wall Now Produces Energy

May 27th, 2015

The project features three rows of concrete modules with Heliatek’s solar, energy-generating film totaling nearly 60 square meters.

-+*Always ahead of the times, Europe now has its first “solar concrete wall” thanks to film. HeliaFilm, that is. The product, manufactured by Dresden, Germany-based Heliatek, was applied at the headquarters of Reckli, a manufacturer and designer of concrete walls. The wall has an installed power of 1kWp and the south-west oriented wall will supply […]

One of the World’s Top Tinters ‘Finally’ Starts His Own Company

May 20th, 2015


-+*After fifteen years of experience, placing in the International Window Film Tint-Off twice—winning the gold medal once—and becoming a well-respected player in the window film industry, Randy Humphries has taken the bold step into entrepreneurship. Burlington, Mass.-based Tint Works celebrated its grand opening last Saturday with owner Humphries at the helm. His company offers automotive, […]

Global Window Films Has a New Distributor

May 20th, 2015

-+*Global has found a new partner to help distribute its products in seven states. The window film manufacturer has teamed up with Dragon Distributing to form Global-Dragon, based in Kansas City, Mo. The distribution center will serve Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Mississippi and North Carolina. “As a distribution company, we are very excited to be […]

Pepco Energy Uses Window Film to Save a County on Energy Bills

May 20th, 2015

-+*Arlington, Va.-based Pepco Energy Services Inc., has implemented its Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) with Florence County, South Carolina. Under the contract, Pepco Energy will install more than $6.6 million of energy efficiency improvements, including window film, at thirty Florence County facilities. The products are “guaranteed to save more than $432,000 annually and $7.6 million […]

This Film Distributor is Starting a Tinting School

May 13th, 2015


-+*Ralph Van Pelt, owner of Flex Film Plus, wants his company to be a one-stop-shop for tinters’ needs. So in addition to film and tools, Van Pelt will soon offer an education. He had the idea for the Flex Film Tinting School at the start of 2015 and wasting no time, broke ground in late […]

SolarTex Window Film & Glass Tinting Wins Two Coveted Awards

May 13th, 2015

-+*Columbus, Ohio-based SolarTex Window Film & Glass Tinting has done well to set itself apart in its target market. The company has received the Angie’s List Super Service Award 2014, which goes to service providers nationally who maintain a superior service record, which is less than 5 percent of businesses. “We’re honored to have received […]

Early Bird Deepest Discounts End in Less Than One Month

May 6th, 2015

-+*Early bird registration for the 2015 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) closes on June 1, so now is the time to book your trip and secure your spot before the best discounts end! This year’s event will be held September 30-October 2 at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center. Early bird registration will save you […]

Solar Art Window Film Acquires another LA-Area Film Company

May 6th, 2015

Solar Art Window Film has acquired San Diego Glass Coatings.

-+*Solar Art Window Film is on a proverbial roll, purchasing a second film company in just a few months. The Irvine, Calif.-based company recently acquired San Diego Glass Coatings and just last week added another window film company to its portfolio: Royal Window Films (RWF) in Anaheim, Calif. “The acquisition of RWF will be instrumental […]

Window Genie Opens Maryland Location

May 6th, 2015

-+*A new Window Genie location is set to open on May 11. Dan Diggs will own the Bethesda, Md.-based location, which will serve the city and its greater metropolitan area. “I am my own boss but I’m joining a team with a great support staff and almost 80 other franchise partners nationwide that I can […]