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 […]

Eastman Names Vista™ “National Dealer of the Year”

Mar 12th, 2014

The recognzied Vista dealers include, from left: Nathan Saikali of APW Film in Ottowa, Ontario; Bob Viehmeyer of Del-Val Window Tint in Warminster, Pa.; Mike Castelli of Solar/Tek Window Tinting Inc. in Tampa, Fla.; Mike Wanke of Mobile Tint/A1 Glass Coating in San Antonio, Texas; Jim Brown of Suntrol in Cleveland, Ohio; and Peter Mott of Sunmaster Window Films in Napa, Calif.

Eastman Chemical Co. recently presented national and regional dealer awards at its annual Vista™ Elite Dealer Conference, held in Scottsdale, Ariz. The 2013 National Dealer of the Year Award was presented to Mobile Tint/A-1 Glass Coating of San Antonio, Texas. Mike Wanke accepted the award on behalf of his company. His business was chosen from […]

Solar Gard Holds Annual Dealer Meeting; Recognizes Top Performers

Mar 12th, 2014

Solar Gard recently recognized its top-performing dealers.

Solar Gard recently held its eighth Annual Panorama Dealer Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to educational workshops and exhibits, the company also recognized its top-performing dealers. The full list of award recipients includes: Panorama Dealer of the Year: Steve Clark, Window Innovations Inc., Brentwood, Calif.; Outstanding New Panorama Dealer: Paul Zaccaria, Atlantic Solar […]

Israeli Ambassador Supports Hanita and Company Releases New Marketing Video

Mar 12th, 2014

Israeli Ambassador to China Matan Vilnai (left) with Hanita Coatings’ Lior Chemke (center) took part in a live product demonstration in support of the company.

At the recent 18th China International Expo for Car Care Products, Israeli Ambassador to China Matan Vilnai showed support for Hanita Coatings. The ambassador took part in a live product demonstration, smashing panes of glass protected by Hanita’s automotive safety film. Additionally, in a speech to the crowd, he commented that he was familiar with […]

Tint World Opens Five New Franchise Locations

Mar 12th, 2014

Tint World® recently announced the addition of five new franchises, with their stores currently in development and scheduled to open over the next few months. “I can’t help but be so proud and excited every time we expand our family of franchise owners into new market locations,” says Tint World Franchise CEO Charles Bonfiglio. “Continual […]

Nonresidential Construction Spending Remains Frozen in January

Mar 12th, 2014

Nonresidential construction spending declined for the second consecutive month, falling 0.3 percent in January, but is up 6.5 percent over the past year, according to a March 3 release by the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled $578.7 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis. “Wicked weather has produced a temporary halt to […]

Construction Industry Adds 15,000 Jobs in February

Mar 12th, 2014

Construction employment grew by 15,000 workers in February despite harsh winter working conditions, raising industry employment to the highest level since June 2009, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). “The rate of construction hiring has outpaced job growth in the overall economy for the past […]

Leading Markets Index Shows 59 Metros at or Above Normal Levels

Mar 12th, 2014

Markets in 59 out of the approximately 350 metro areas nationwide 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 yesterday. This represents a net gain of one from the previous month. The index’s nationwide score […]

Virginia House Rejects Proposal to Add Window Film Testing to State Auto Inspection

Mar 5th, 2014

A recently proposed bill in Virginia to add window film to the list of items checked during state auto inspection was voted down yesterday, March 4, by the House of Delegates.