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Mar 19th, 2014

As the 2014 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) approaches, make sure you stay on top of the latest information by following us online. The 2014 event is set to be held October 7-9, 2014, at the Baltimore Convention Center and Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor at Camden Yards and will include educational seminars, an […]

Filmtack Announces Window Film Carbon Emission Reduction Calculator

Mar 19th, 2014

Filmtack announced that it has completed the development of a window films Carbon Emission Reduction Calculator (CERC) tool for air-conditioning systems in joint-collaboration with Japanese associates. The findings currently are being reviewed by independent third-party auditors before publication. The CERC tool is expected to be available by mid-2014. According to officials from Filmtack in a […]

Glass Apps Appoints William Ostrander as Chief Technology Officer

Mar 18th, 2014

Glass Apps has appointed William Ostrander to the role of chief technology officer. Ostrander most recently served as vice president and general manager at Citala US. He will report to Thomas Lee, CEO, and will focus on customer needs and product quality. “As we continue to expand our business, both domestic and international, we depend […]

Builder Confidence Treads Water in March

Mar 18th, 2014

Builder confidence in the market for newly built, single-family homes rose one point to 47 on the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI). “A number of factors are raising builder concerns over meeting demand for the spring buying season,” says NAHB chief economist David Crowe. “These include a shortage of […]

Housing Starts Hold Steady in February

Mar 18th, 2014

Nationwide housing starts were virtually unchanged in February, inching down 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 907,000 units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and U.S. Census Bureau. “While housing construction is in a recent lull due to unusual weather conditions, we expect to […]

Construction Employment Increases in 38 States

Mar 18th, 2014

Construction firms added jobs in 38 states between January 2013 and January 2014, while 27 states experienced construction employment gains between December and January, according to an analysis this week by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) of Labor Department data. “Especially considering the fact many parts of the country experienced very harsh weather […]

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

Mar 13th, 2014


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

Judges gavel with  old paper

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 […]

Escape from Alcatraz

Mar 12th, 2014

For many prisoners of Alcatraz, seeing and hearing just how close San Francisco was made their sentences more difficult than at other prisons.

Last week, I was fortunate enough to spend the week in—relatively—sunny and warm San Francisco while my poor officemates were stuck in a snowstorm (suckers). While I was there, I also got the chance to tour Alcatraz, the island which served as home to the infamous prison of the same name. While there wasn’t any […]

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 […]