Construction Industry Sees Increase of 19,000 Employees for March 2014

Apr 8th, 2014

Construction employers added 19,000 workers to payrolls in March, bringing industry employment to the highest level since June 2009, while the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest March level in seven years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “The rate of construction hiring continues […]

Latest NAHB Index Shows Recovery Spreads to Additional Markets

Apr 8th, 2014

Of the approximately 350 metro markets nationwide, 59 returned to or exceeded their last normal levels of economic and housing activity, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/First American Leading Markets Index (LMI), released today. This represents a net gain of 11 metros year over year. The index’s nationwide score ticked up to […]

A 3D Experience – Will 3D Printing Impact the Window Film Industry?

Apr 2nd, 2014

As 3D printing technology begins to take off, just what influence will it have over the direction of the window film industry? According to industry members, the technology is already being used. Bob Williams, owner and designer at ProToolsNow in Denver, says his company has been using 3D printing for years. “We create all of […]

Johnson Window Films Earns the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation

Apr 2nd, 2014

The Skin Cancer Foundation has granted the Seal of Recommendation for all of Johnson Window Films products that block 99 percent or more of harmful UVA and UVB radiation. Johnson has qualifying products in automotive, residential/commercial/architectural, safety and security categories. President Scott Davidson released this company statement: “Our goal is to help increase awareness and […]

Xpel Sees Revenue Spike 67 Percent over Year

Apr 2nd, 2014

Xpel Technologies Corp. announced results for the year ended December 31, 2013, showing that the company had increased revenue 67 percent from 2012 to 2013. According to the company, revenue jumped from $10,670,838 in 2012 to $17,898,812 in 2013. Additionally, direct costs of sales increased as a percentage of revenue to 68 percent from 66 […]

Huper Optik Launches New Interactive Website

Apr 2nd, 2014

Huper Optik USA recently unveiled its new website. The company redesigned it “to focus on educating the consumer on what window film can do for them,” according to a statement. The website is tablet and mobile friendly. Incorporated into the site are both verbal and interactive areas that the company says cater to the different […]

January Construction Employment Increases in 37 States from a Year Ago

Apr 1st, 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 37 states over the past 12 months and in 30 states between January and February, according to an analysis released last week by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of Labor Department data. “Considering the mix of states adding and losing construction jobs for the month and year, it […]

Geoshield Opens New Online Store

Mar 26th, 2014

Geoshield announced the opening of its new online store for window film and related supplies. According to Burns Mulhearn, president, the site has been a long time coming. “We’ve been battling with it for a long time,” he says. “We probably spent the last five months actually doing it. For a long time we’ve toyed […]

3M and Eastman Named Most Ethical

Mar 26th, 2014

3M and Eastman Chemical Co. have been named as two of “The World’s Most Ethical Companies” by Ethisphere. 3M was recognized in the industrial manufacturing segment and Eastman in the chemicals category. This is the first time in the eight years since the list was created that either company has been acknowledged. According to a […]

Tint World® Partners with Katzkin

Mar 26th, 2014

Tint World® has partnered with Katzkin, an automotive leather company. Katzkin will be available in 36 Tint World franchises throughout the country with an expected expansion into 45 Tint World franchises in the U.S., later moving into international operations by year end. “There’s an enormous synergy between our two brands,” says Brooks Mayberry, CEO for […]