Posts Tagged ‘ window film ’

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 […]

New Legislation Offers Opportunity to Increase Usage of Energy-Efficient Window Film

Apr 16th, 2014

Recently introduced legislation could be a positive step forward for the window film industry. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.) introduced the Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives Act (S. 2189), restoring energy-efficiency tax incentives, specifically a tax deduction “for retrofits of existing commercial and multifamily buildings” and “performance-based home energy improvements.” The 179D provision currently allows building owners […]

The Day I Tried to Tint

Apr 16th, 2014

Last week I was fortunate enough to spend a few days traveling around the country meeting with window film suppliers, distributors and dealers. One of my stops was at Interwest Distribution Co.’s Anaheim, Calif., office where Dennis McMullin was kind enough to teach me a little bit about installing film. To start, the guy trusted […]

Solar Gard Signs on to Sponsor the 2014 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™

Apr 16th, 2014

Solar Gard®, a manufacturer of architectural and automotive window films, photovoltaics and custom coatings, has signed on to be a Sponsor of the 2014 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT). The event is set to be held October 7-9, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center and will include educational seminars, an exhibition hall and […]

Holly Biller Named to Women’s Leadership and Networking Council

Apr 16th, 2014

Holly Biller, vice president of digital media services for Key Communications Inc., publisher of Window Film magazine, has been named to the prestigious American Business Media’s (ABM) Women’s Leadership and Networking Council. Biller has been with Key Communications for 19 years, and has been instrumental in the development of Key Communication’s Inc. digital products and […]

Builder Confidence Holds Steady in April

Apr 16th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 in April from a downwardly revised March reading of 46 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “Job growth is proceeding at a solid pace, mortgage interest rates remain historically low and home prices are […]

Construction Employment Increased in 175 Metro Areas

Apr 16th, 2014

Construction employment expanded in 175 metro areas, declined in 106 and was stagnant in 58 between February 2013 and February 2014, according to a new analysis of federal employment data released by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). Association officials noted, however, that despite the gains construction employment remained below peak levels in all […]

ASTM Standards in Building Codes Available in DVD and Online

Apr 16th, 2014

The latest compilation of ASTM Standards in Building Codes is available in DVD and online. The ASTM Building Codes contain more than 2,000 ASTM construction specifications, practices and test methods compiled from the Annual Book of ASTM Standards. These standards satisfy the international code requirements established by the International Code Council. ASTM Standards in Building […]

Build Your Business with the Customers You Already Have

Apr 9th, 2014

As we head into the spring and summer selling season, I am reminded of some advice that I was given a long time ago and that I have shared with many of my clients over the years. Don’t worry so much about bringing in new customers that you fail to see the opportunity with the ones you already have.

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.”