Posts Tagged ‘ window film ’

Window Film Veteran Lyman MacNutt Passes Away

Nov 19th, 2014

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40-year window film veteran Lyman G. MacNutt, owner of Solar-X in Sarasota, Fla., passed away on November 12, 2014. According to the obituary, MacNutt passed away peacefully, “surrounded by loved ones.” Window Film magazine columnist and tint shop owner Mike Feldman has known MacNutt for years and is saddened by the loss. “I competed against […]

At SEMA, Wrap Companies Want Tinters’ Business

Nov 6th, 2014

An Infiniti wrapped in a matte style at Arlon's booth. The color, named "highlighter yellow," was custom-ordered by Frank Fellers, president of FELLERS, a wrap supply company.

In the automotive restyling section of the SEMA show, vehicle wrap and window film exhibitors are placed side-by-side, each aggressively courting the other’s customers.

SEMA: Film All About that Paint (No Window)

Nov 5th, 2014

Jose Pichardo installs Solar Gard's Clearshield Pro paint protection film on a Mini Cooper.

It happens once a year—the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show brings out the best in aftermarket automotive products.

Bettering Your Business Listing Management

Nov 5th, 2014

Last month we talked a little bit about branding. The idea is to be consistent, correct and optimized with your advertising efforts. So how can you achieve all that without putting all of your time toward managing your business listings? And more importantly, what are the benefits of doing so?

Tint World to Open Six New Locations

Oct 15th, 2014

Tint World will open six new stores from late-2014 to early-2015. The new stores will be located in Chamblee, Ga., San Jose, Calif., Miami, Fla., Colorado Springs, Colo., Houston, Texas, Naples, Fla. This move will expand Tint World to over 40 store locations across 13 states. This new wave of stores will also mark the […]

Man Caves and Shrinkage – This is WFCT

Oct 9th, 2014

Besides the tint-offs, there was another unspoken competition going on: the fight for foot traffic. Exhibitors got creative when it came to their booths. Also, educational seminars focused on easy add-on services for an already-existing tint shop.

Networking Expert Teaches WFCT the Art of Gaining Referrals

Oct 9th, 2014

In any business, referrals are almost a necessity. Quality referrals are even more important. Bill Lane, owner of the Referral Institute, joined the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ to kick off the second day with a session titled “Gaining Quality Referrals.” “Those that learn together earn together,” he said. He began with talking about […]

Why and How Glass and Film Shops Should Work Together

Oct 9th, 2014

Laurence and Charlotte Streidel brought their expertise in two separate industries – glass and film – into one session titled the Glass/Film Interphase. As current owners of Winners Window Tint in Rockville, Md., and former glass shop owners, the entrepreneurs have identified the two industries as an avenue of potential partnership. They spoke of four […]

WFCT Talks Adding PPF to a Business

Oct 9th, 2014

More product offerings doesn’t always mean more profit, but at the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™, Wednesday morning’s panelists made the case for film installers to add paint protection film (PPF) to their business. “It takes a lot of effort but the profit is there,” said Jamie Warner of Premium Shield. He recommends for […]

International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ Opens in Baltimore

Oct 7th, 2014

The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ officially kicks off today in Baltimore with a record number of attendees and tint-off participants. WINDOW FILM Magazine caught up with a few of the contestants to see how they planned to capture the top prize of $10,000. Click HERE to watch the video on YouTube.