Industry News

Tint World Hires New Operations Manager

Feb 3rd, 2016

After spending years at Madico, Hanita and Eastman Chemical Company, long-time accounts manager Craig Shelby will join Tint World as its new franchise operations manager. His primary role will be window film education and assistance for all U.S. franchise store locations, according to a company press release. Last week, Tint World CEO Charles Bonfiglio told […]

IWFA Integrates EWFA into Association

Feb 3rd, 2016

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The International Window Film Association (IWFA) is expanding its global reach by integrating the European Window Film Association (EWFA) into its already-existing infrastructure. The EWFA, founded in 2000, is made up of six manufacturer members, all of whom are also members of the IWFA: 3M; Eastman Chemical Company; Hanita Coatings; Johnson Window Films; Madico Window […]

Arlon Graphics Announces Andrew McNeil as New President

Feb 3rd, 2016

Placentia, Calif.-based Arlon Graphics has appointed Andrew McNeill as its new president.  McNeill has more than 25 years of relevant industry experience to the position, having previously served as president and chief operating officer of Reflexite Corp. and CEO of Orafol Americas, formerly Reflexite. “Andrew has experience in leading and transitioning companies to make them […]

Window Genie Adds Another Florida Location

Feb 3rd, 2016

On February 8, Window Genie will open its newest Florida location, owned by Jorge Rodriguez. The new unit is located in Boca Raton, Fla. Before purchasing a franchise, Rodriguez was let go from his job of over 10 years unexpectedly. “For the last 10 years I was in senior management as an executive until one […]

LLumar to Supply Film on New Velocity TV Show

Feb 3rd, 2016

Eastman Chemical Company has announced LLumar has been named the official tint and paint protection film of Will Castro Designs. Seen on Unique Rides, a new television series featuring the Will Castro and his “Team Unique,” Will Castro Designs will make LLumar products part of every build, according to the company. “Will Castro Designs as […]

Happy 50th Anniversary, 3M Window Film!

Feb 3rd, 2016

The St. Paul, Minn.-based 3M Company is celebrating its fiftieth year in window film in 2016. “At 3M, we are always looking for ways to provide solutions to scenarios our customers encounter every day and take pride in designing products that stand the test of time,” says Tim Thornton, global business director of 3M renewable […]

What Film Franchises Made the Franchise 500 List?

Jan 27th, 2016

Tint World in Grapevine, Texas will have close to $800,000 in sales this year with only four employees. Its owner, Rodney Thiel, won the company's Franchisee of the Year award.

Where did the three franchises that offer window tinting services rank on Entrepreneur magazine’s annual Franchise 500? Check the stats below for the franchises that made the list—and their percentage of film sales.   No. 170 – Window Genie Initial Investment: $89,800 – $139,000 Year-Over-Year Change in Units: +23 This was the seventh year Cincinnati, […]

The PWFDA Releases Code of Ethics for its Members

Jan 27th, 2016

The Professional Window Film Dealers Association (PWFDA) has released its formal “Code of Ethics,” intended to emphasize a code of business behavior by which its members operate. “We are only as strong as the foundation we build and with the intention of moving our industry forward it’s necessary to have a solid code of ethics in […]

What’s New with the 2016 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™?

Jan 27th, 2016

There have been several new developments this month with our annual three-day international event, International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) 2016. The upcoming show will be held October 5-7 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas and will feature the crowd-favorite Tint-Off™ competitions, educational […]

Ontario, Canada to Include Tint Check in Car Inspection

Jan 27th, 2016

One Canadian province will be shining a spotlight on tint in the upcoming years. The Ontario Ministry of Transportation is making window tinting a part of the vehicle safety inspection for “all vehicles manufactured on or after January 1, 2017.” In the province, the windows to the right and left of the driver must not […]