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 […]

Ellen Rogers Wins Award for Extraordinary Service to Key Communications

Dec 17th, 2014

Window Film magazine's editorial director Tara Taffera presents USGlass editor Ellen Rogers with the Holly X. Biller award for excellence.

Ellen G. Rogers, editor of USGlass magazine, sister publication to Window Film magazine, has been recognized by the magazine’s parent company, Key Communications Inc., through its presentation of its Award for Extraordinary Service. The award is presented annually and was named after vice president for media services Holly X. Biller who has been with Key […]

NAHB: Upward Housing Trend to Continue in 2015

Dec 17th, 2014

Crowe pointed out that though construction numbers bounce around month to month, quarterly there’s an upward trend.

The economic and housing outlook for 2015 is a positive one, continuing trends seen in 2014. That’s according to a webinar hosted by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAHB) in which chief economist David Crowe explained the rationale behind builders’ positive outlook. The NAHB/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) had builder confidence for the newly-built […]

Eastman Completes Acquisition of Commonwealth Laminating & Coating

Dec 11th, 2014


Eastman has added another window film brand to its existing lines with the completed acquisition of Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc., manufacturer of Suntek Window Films. The acquisition was originally announced nine months ago, but just went through today. “This acquisition will help us better serve the broad and diverse customer base for window and […]

Kidnapping Victim Found During Stop for Illegal Tint

Dec 10th, 2014

Dubel was driving an illegally-tinted Dodge Charger, which was the reason he got pulled over in the first place.

While there’s much debate as to how states should regulate vehicle tint laws, it’s tough to argue with the results of a particular traffic stop in Twiggs County, Ga. Because of a traffic stop for illegal tint, a 13-year-old girl was rescued from her alleged kidnapper. According to the police report, Corporal Jeremy Johnson of […]

‘Tis the Season to Sell PPF, Dealers Say

Dec 3rd, 2014

Bulgins offers Christmas specials on PPF installs, which she says spurs sales through the winter.

When things get colder, they tend to move slower—and automotive window film industry is no exception. Each winter, some automotive tint shops (especially in northern states) struggle to stay afloat as the demand for heat rejection dies down. Paint protection film (PPF) takes the cold sting out of winter for Gail Bulgin, president of Private […]

XPEL’s Revenue Up 72 Percent Year-Over-Year in Third Quarter

Dec 3rd, 2014

XPEL Technologies Corp., supplier of automotive paint and headlamp protection films, announced positive results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2014, ended September 30, 2014. For the third quarter of 2014, company revenue was $8.4 million, a 72 percent increase as compared to revenue of $4.9 million in the same prior year quarter and […]

Casey Flores Named Editor of Window Film Magazine

Dec 3rd, 2014

Casey Flores has been named the new editor of Window Film magazine, effective Dec. 1, 2014. Flores is a graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a degree in communication studies and has been serving as Window Film magazine’s assistant editor since joining the staff earlier this year. “We are thrilled to name Casey to […]

Recent Civil Unrest Causes Spike in Security Film Demand

Nov 26th, 2014

DELLWOOD, MO – NOVEMBER 25: A reporter looks through the window of a laundromat that was damaged during a demonstration on November 25, 2014 in Dellwood, Missouri. Demonstrators caused extensive damage in Ferguson and surrounding areas last night after a St. Louis County grand jury decided to not indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

After months of speculation, late Monday night it was announced that the grand jury declined to indict officer Darren Wilson for the shooting of 18-year old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. The announcement was followed by riots, looting and arsonists setting fire to more than 20 buildings overnight, ABC News reported. Anticipating riots, local businesses […]

John Scott of 360 Tint Wins Chrome Sweet Chrome Top Prize

Nov 26th, 2014

Avery Dennison Graphics Solutions announced that John Scott, of 360 Tint in San Antonio, Texas, has won the Chrome Sweet Chrome grand prize full car makeover. The car makeover includes a car wrap with installation, Giovanna wheels, DUB audio package and Croftgate cleaning supplies. Scott says that with the prize, he will customize his company […]