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 […]

Convenience Group Turns 40

Mar 26th, 2014

Toronto-based Convenience Group began in company president George Turjanica’s south Etobicoke basement in 1974, when 3M selected his company as a dealer for its window film products. The company, which is a master distributor and 3M dealer, turns 40 this year. “We extend our sincere thanks to our dedicated team, 3M our supplier partner and […]

Getting it for a Steal – Prevent Embezzlement and Theft in Your Window Film Shop

Mar 26th, 2014

Is it possible to be too focused on providing quality installations to customers? Perhaps, say several window film shop owners and such a focus can have a number of costly unanticipated consequences. Ken Steele, owner of Solar Shade and Truck and Car Paradise in Waynesville, Ohio, says not focusing closely enough on his company finances […]

New-Home Sales Continue to Trend Relatively Flat in February

Mar 26th, 2014

Sales of newly built, single-family homes fell 3.3 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 440,000 units in February, according to newly released figures from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau. “We still expect 2014 will be a strong year for housing,” says NAHB chief economist David […]

February Construction Unchanged from January, McGraw Hill Reports

Mar 26th, 2014

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $486.7 billion, new construction starts in February were nearly the same as in January, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. According to the report, the flat pace for total construction starts in February was due to a mixed performance by major sector—less nonresidential […]