Owners of T&T Tinting Specialists Turning Company Over to Employees

    Hawaii’s T&T Tinting Specialists, Inc. has completed a transaction to become 100% employee-owned through its newly-created Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). The company was founded in Honolulu in 1982 and provides the installation of window films, paint protection films (PPF) for vehicles, solar, security and graffiti protection films, and custom glass graphics for residential and […]

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Energy-Conserving Windows Installed at University of Michigan

The Office of the Vice President for Student Life and Architecture, Engineering and Construction collaborated over the summer to replace windows at Oxford Houses in a move expected to significantly reduce energy use and save heating and cooling costs. The project involved approximately 16,000 square feet of windows at the facility east of Central Campus […]

‘They Dragged me to Their Vehicle Like a Dog’: Disabled Driver Shares Account of Dayton Police Altercation

A Dayton man with a disability seen dragged from his car by police said he’s preparing to sue the department, and the local NAACP is backing him up. . . . On Sept. 30, Owensby, who is paraplegic, was driving himself and his young child to a property he owned. He was pulled over, and […]

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International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) Returns to San Antonio in 2022

The annual International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) makes its way to the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas, Sept 14-16, 2022. Now in its 21st year, this must-attend event brings together all segments of the window, security, decorative and paint protection film industries — incorporating both architectural and automotive applications […]

WFCT 2022: The Big Reveal

Discover when and where the 2022 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) will be held!  

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Film Focus

By Tara Taffera
Editorial Director, Window Film Magazine

Upside-Down Thinking Talking Acquisitions, New Films and SEMA

The window film and PPF industries have been buzzing with news recently. It started last week when Eastman announced its intent to acquire the business and assets of Matrix Films LLC, marketer of PremiumShield Performance Films, including its extended line of automotive film patterns. Look to the upcoming September/October issue of WINDOW FILM for more […]

The New Guy

By Chris Collier
Assistant Editor, Window Film Magazine

The New Guy Welcome to ‘Jerry World’

As the Airbus A321-200 (321) began its descent into Dallas, the warmer-than-usual October sunshine spilled into seat 24A—my aerial observation point of The Lone Star State. The clouds faded and the Dallas Cowboys’ three-million-square-foot stadium stood tall. Thousands of feet above AT&T Stadium—or ‘Jerry World’—I watched fans funnel into the behemoth for game day on […]

Upside-Down Thinking

By Patric Fransko
President, Eye Magnet Management

Upside-Down Thinking What? Where? When? Which? To Land Your Intended “Fish”

Some of you might be asking, “What does fishing have to do with marketing?” Fair question—we are speaking of fishing metaphorically. I want to discuss why proper targeting for your marketing efforts is so important and fishing lends itself to the proper visual, so hang with me. In fishing, different nets and techniques are used […]

Slightly Shaded

By Jordan Campbell
Vice President, Fusion Tools

Slightly Shaded Offering Easy Upsells

Wow, what a time to live in. It’s been a while since I’ve sat down and morphed computer keys into an opinionated blog. I’m sorry about that, but as we all know the life of a business owner is unpredictable and at times hectic. When you add in a global pandemic and “free money” from […]

Window of Opportunity

By Micky Calcott
Founder, The Window Film Company

Window of Opportunity When The Going Gets Tough …

What a year it has been! As we entered the festive period this time last year, I’m certain no one would have been able to predict what an extraordinary twelve months that were ahead of us all. It’s been challenging, but rewarding and there are plenty of reasons to go into 2021 full of hope and […]

Leadership Inspiration

By Jonathan Thompson
Managing Partner, Sunsational Solutions

PPF Posts Having Passion

Imagine a career that is precise, unique, positive, and satisfying. One that doesn’t force you into a cubicle, rather, takes you from building to building, city to city, and home to home. A career that allows independence but still operates within a team. Something that consistently leaves a customer or project with a positive experience […]

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