Selling Safety — Tips for Educating Your Community

Apr 16th, 2014

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With the memory of the tragic events at last year’s Boston Marathon fresh on the minds of the public, security concerns are more prevalent than ever. While safety and security films could not have prevented the bombing, they could play a role in reducing the impact of such events. When selling and installing blast mitigation […]

Illinois Passes Bill Extending Renewal Period for Medical Exemptions for Window Tint

Apr 9th, 2014

The Illinois House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 5468 (HB5468), which amends the current Illinois Vehicle Code. The bill “provides that persons with medical certificates allowing tinted windows only need to renew their medical certificate every 4 years, rather than annually.”

EPA Honors Eastman and 3M with 2014 Energy Star® Partner of the Year

Apr 9th, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized Eastman Chemical Co. and 3M Co. with a 2014 Energy Star® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership in superior energy management.

Suntek CEO Talks Eastman Deal

Mar 19th, 2014

Following the news that Eastman Chemical Co. is in agreement to acquire Commonwealth Laminating and Coating/Suntek, editor Casey Neeley headed to Martinsville, Va., to Suntek’s headquarters to speak with the company’s president and CEO, Steve Phillips. Read more about this story here. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc. to be Acquired by Eastman Chemical Co.

Mar 13th, 2014

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Commonwealth Laminating & Coating Inc. (CLC) has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Eastman Chemical Co. “We believe that this merger will benefit CLC’s employees and customers. We have come to know that Eastman values the SunTek brand, the experience and dedication of our global workforce, our innovative products and technology, and […]

Kansas Considering Bill to Allow Darker Tint for Those with Medical Exemptions

Mar 12th, 2014

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Kansas currently is considering legislation that will allow people with medical needs such as skin cancer to have a darker tint than the currently prescribed 35 percent visible light transmission. House Bill 2471 (HB 2471) was introduced by Rep. Sydney Carlin (D-Manhattan). The proposed bill is an “act concerning individuals with light sensitivity; relating to […]

Learning to Install – Top Tips for Film Installers

Feb 26th, 2014

In the February newscast, FILM’d takes a look at some top installation training tips as well as some dos and don’ts when learning to install film. Click HERE to watch the video on Youtube.

Virginia Looking to Add Window Film Testing to State Auto Inspection

Feb 26th, 2014

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A new bill making its way through the Virginia General Assembly could add window film to the list of items checked during state auto inspection. Senate bill 408 (SB480) would require that the, “Department of State Police shall amend 19VAC30-70 of the Virginia Administrative Code so that a motor vehicle safety inspection shall include inspection […]

Too Cold to Tint – Winter Weather Preventing Window Film Installations

Feb 12th, 2014

Freezing temperatures are keeping many installers in the East and Midwest from completeing jobs.

If you live east of the Mississippi, chances are you’ve been impacted by the recent onslaught of winter weather. From snow and sleet to freezing rain, schools and businesses in the East and Midwest have been closed multiple times since the start of the New Year. For window film companies, the consistently frigid climate is […]

Marketing Gone Wrong: Backlash after Window Film Co. Uses Sandy Hook Photos in Ad

Feb 5th, 2014

The road to hell is paved with good intentions, according to the old adage. So what do you do when your well-intentioned marketing campaign backfires, inspiring resentment toward your window film company? Commercial Window Shield (CWS), a window film dealer with locations in Alexandria, Va.; Bonita Springs, Fla.; Taylors, S.C.; and Toledo, Ohio, currently is facing scrutiny for an ad it circulated featuring a crime scene photo from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.