Posts Tagged ‘ 3M ’

Eight Companies Earn 3M Wrap Certification

Sep 16th, 2015

Eight graphics installation companies have completed the 3M Certified Graphics Installation Company Program. According to a company release, by completing the training, all “have fine-tuned and challenged their skillset, positioning themselves for continued and elevated success.” The following companies are the latest to have earned the title of 3M Certified Graphics Installation Companies: Creative Color, […]

Security Film Holds Glass in Place at Chattanooga Shooting Site

Jul 21st, 2015

An FBI investigator investigates the scene of a shooting outside a military recruiting center on Friday, July 17, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tenn., attacked two military facilities on Thursday, in a shooting rampage that killed four Marines. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Eleven years ago, Matthew Smith, owner of the Window Tinting Company in Chattanooga, Tenn., installed security window film on the city’s armed forces center, hoping it’d never have to get used. “I’ve done a lot of security film and I always thing to myself ‘I don’t ever want this stuff to be tested,’” he says. […]

Window Film Depot Receives 3M’s Top National Award

Jul 21st, 2015

For the second time, 3M has awarded the Window Film Depot its top national award. The Marietta, Ga.-based national sales and installation business, earned the top spot in 2014 due to its total sales volume, year-over-year growth and partnership with 3M. “Window Film Depot had an outstanding year. They bring a lot of value to the […]

3M’s National New Dealer of the Year Is …

Jul 15th, 2015

Since switching to 3M window film in 2013, it took the company just two years to become 3M’s national new dealer of the year. JAG Window Tinting and Treatments in Cocoa, Fla., which has additional offices in Orlando and Indianapolis, Ind., beat out more than 200 3M Authorized Prestige Dealers from throughout the United States […]

Wrap Suppliers to Tinters: We’ll Save You Time and Money

Jun 10th, 2015

3M’s 1080 White Gold Sparkle is placed on the hood of a _____ at WrapsCON last week in Indianapolis. A flame pattern, designed by Phil Aklin, were cut out using Knifeless Tech Systems.

How large is the overlap of tinting and vehicle wrapping? Quite large, according to major vehicle wrap suppliers. Company representatives tell Window Film magazine they can help make tinters’ businesses run more efficiently and gain more profit. “We have a lot of interaction with window tinters,” says Paige Maybrey, marketing coordinator for St. Paul, Minn., […]

3M Releases DIY Window Film Kits for Consumers

Jun 3rd, 2015

3M is moving past its certified window film installers and going straight for consumers and their homes. The company has made available new “Ultra Clear Energy Saving Window Film Kits,” in honor of National Home Improvement Month. The do-it-yourself kits were announced in a press release that contains interactive instructions on how to install. “3M’s […]

Window Genie to Give $1,000 of Window Film Away

Apr 22nd, 2015

Window Genie will give one consumer a $1,000 installation of window film manufactured by 3M, its new supplier.

In celebration of National Window Film Day on April 30, one lucky consumer will receive $1,000 of 3M window film installed by a Window Genie location for free. “Many of our services save customers money because regular maintenance and cleaning means a longer lifespan for windows, siding, gutters, driveways and more,” says Rik Nonelle, CEO. […]

3M Makes “Most Ethical Company” List for Second Consecutive Year

Mar 25th, 2015

In the fast-paced world of global business, it takes more than a written policy to keep a company doing business the right way. Ethisphere Institute, a leader in advancing ethical business practices, has named 3M as a 2015 “World’s Most Ethical Company” for the second time. “At 3M, living by our code of conduct is […]

3M Dealers Are Uneasy About the Manufacturer’s Latest Move

Feb 11th, 2015


A deal to become an exclusive window film provider to a fast-growing, Franchise 500 company would normally be a good thing for a manufacturer. But the results of a recent move by 3M are yet to be seen. 3M and Window Genie, the Cincinnati-based professional window washing and tinting franchise, have signed a contract that […]

Bird-Friendly Film Solution Sought for New Glassy Stadium

Dec 17th, 2014

The new Minnesota Vikings stadium - set to open in 2016 - has upwards of 190,000 square feet of glass.

Glass is no new foe to birds, but the ongoing construction of the new Minnesota Vikings’ stadium—which will utilize approximately 190,000 square feet of glass in a migratory area—has gotten the fresh attention of activists and legislators alike. Since the glass that has already been ordered was not bird-friendly, window film may provide solution. The […]