WFCT 2015 Location Announced PLUS Window Film in a War Zone

Jan 23rd, 2015

We’ve got the location set for the 2015 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off! But first, see what it was like for one dealer to secure all of a nation’s hospitals with security film. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

How This Cleveland-Based Tint Shop Has Made it 40 Years in Business

Jan 21st, 2015


It takes more than being a wide-eyed, passionate entrepreneur to run a business, and John Hansen knows it. The owner of Cleveland, Ohio-based Suntrol is celebrating his 40th year in business in 2015. What started as a hobby in high school led to a career for Hansen. He started Rainbow Window Tinting in 1975 (when […]

Mutoh Hires New Regional Sales Manager for Canada

Jan 21st, 2015

Mutoh America Inc. has hired Matt Bartlett as its regional manager for Canada. According to a company statement, Bartlett’s main responsibilities will be growing sales and brand awareness throughout the Canadian market, as well as developing and cultivating relationships with the Mutoh distribution network. “I’m looking forwarded to creating positive brand awareness and increasing Mutoh’s […]

Homebuilder Confidence Down Slightly in January

Jan 21st, 2015

Though still high, builder confidence in the market for newly-built, single-family homes declined one point to 57, according to the latest National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) released today. This marks the third straight month that the index has hovered in the upper 50s range. “January’s HMI reading is in […]

Architectural Film Installers Look to Form National Entity

Jan 7th, 2015


A group of more than 50 window film dealers convened recently on a public conference call intended to unite regional architectural installers on a national level in some sort of organized way. It all started with a post by Tampa, Fla.-based Advanced Film Solutions owner and Window Film magazine columnist Mike Feldman in the popular […]

Congress Just Did Something Your Residential Customers Will Want to Hear About

Jan 7th, 2015

In a rare display of bipartisanship, Congress pulled together to pass the “Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014” (HR 5771), signed by the President December 19. While the bill includes many provisions, there is one in particular that residential film installers may want to know about. According to section 25C of the bill, window film […]

From Skin Cancer to Bird Safety:’s Five Most-Read Stories of 2014

Dec 30th, 2014

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It was a good year for window film, but what did our readers pay the most attention to on Was it news about mergers? Tint-Offs? Or birds? Surgeon General Issues Skin Cancer Warning, Tint Shops Respond When government officials speak, people tend to listen. This was the most-read story of 2014 and marked a […]

Rogers Corporation to Acquire Arlon

Dec 30th, 2014

Around the holidays, some buy gifts. Others buy companies. Rogers Corporation, a company that specializes in engineered materials solutions, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Arlon, LLC, currently owned by Handy & Harman Ltd. for $157 million, subject to closing and post-closing adjustments. The transaction, which is subject to regulatory clearances, is expected to […]

What You Need to Know About Facebook’s New Page Rules

Dec 23rd, 2014

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Many in the window film world utilize Facebook as a source of free advertising. Well, as of January, that will all change. According to information released by Facebook last month, the social media site will begin to weed out promotional content in response to user preferences. “People told us they wanted to see more stories […]

Bird-Friendly Film Solution Sought for New Glassy Stadium

Dec 17th, 2014

The new Minnesota Vikings stadium - set to open in 2016 - has upwards of 190,000 square feet of glass.

Glass is no new foe to birds, but the ongoing construction of the new Minnesota Vikings’ stadium—which will utilize approximately 190,000 square feet of glass in a migratory area—has gotten the fresh attention of activists and legislators alike. Since the glass that has already been ordered was not bird-friendly, window film may provide solution. The […]