Posts Tagged ‘ window film ’

Does Window Film Need Another Rating System?

Jan 28th, 2015

The U.S. Department of Energy and Window Covering Manufacturers Association are funding a new window film rating system.

*+-Is there room for another window film rating system? The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) thinks so. With a $1.6 million cost-shared grant from the DOE, the Window Covering Manufacturers Association (WCMA) has launched the new Attachments Energy Rating Council (AERC). According to a press release, AERC “will design and administer a new energy rating […]

Architectural Film Installers Look to Form National Entity

Jan 7th, 2015


*+-A group of more than 50 window film dealers convened recently on a public conference call intended to unite regional architectural installers on a national level in some sort of organized way. It all started with a post by Tampa, Fla.-based Advanced Film Solutions owner and Window Film magazine columnist Mike Feldman in the popular […]

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 […]

Window Film Veteran Lyman MacNutt Passes Away

Nov 19th, 2014


*+-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 […]