Industry News

WFCT: Film Shops Share Lessons Learned from COVID-19

Jun 11th, 2021

Industry veterans shared lessons and experiences from the pandemic during Crisis Aftermath: Lessons Learned from COVID. Moderated by Tara Taffera, editorial director of WINDOW FILM Magazine, the seminar featured Adam Feldman, vice president and sales manager of Advanced Film Solutions, Lutz, Fla. and Jeff Franson, president and CEO of Window Film Depot, Atlanta, Ga. Franson […]

Announcing the Winners of the 2021 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™

Jun 10th, 2021

The 2021 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) is in the books, and we are excited to announce all of the WFCT winners. The event concluded June 9 in Orlando. Congratulations to all of the winners this year. Automotive Tint-Off™ 2021 Winners 1. Chris Van Sickle, Tintz & Graphx LLC, Fraser, Mich. 2. Jason […]

IWFA Announces Joint Education Project at WFCT

Jun 9th, 2021

Day two of the International Window Film Conference and Tint Off™ (WFCT) included IWFA Education Day, a day of the event that is sponsored by the International Window Film Association (IWFA), which also presents the educational sessions. During Training New Installers and New Installer Training Program, part of the morning’s education-centric seminars, the IWFA announced […]

2021 Tint-Off™ Finalists Announced

Jun 9th, 2021

The 2021 Tint-Off™ finalists for the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) have been announced. They will be competing today and the winners will be announced tonight. Automotive Tint-Off™ 2021 Finalists Howard Buitrago Jason Collings Brian Felts Mitchell Goldman Maksim Kutsenko Jimmy Nance Josh Reeves Alex Rosales Art Salazar Jason Teasley Chris Van Sickle […]

WFCT Kickoff Sees Sleek Supercars and Savvy Seminars

Jun 8th, 2021

Day one of the International Window Film Conference and Tint Off™ (WFCT) at the Orlando County Convention Center is in the books. And what a day it was. Seminar Summary The Tangerine Ballroom stole the morning with a variety of educational seminars from insightful industry veterans. Here are some highlights: Randy Hutson, owner of Five […]

Randy Hutson Emphasizes Film over Fear During WFCT Seminar

Jun 8th, 2021

Opening day of the International Window Film Conference and Tint-off™ (WFCT) was highlighted by a slate of insightful seminars. Randy Hutson purchased Five Star Window Coatings, Grand Rapids, Mich., in 2005. For Entering the Decorative Market, Hutson used the seminar stage to sound off on decorative film’s lucrative potential. “There’s a huge lost revenue stream […]

With Remodeling Costs Soaring, Window Film Offers Consumers Choice and Value

May 26th, 2021

With remodeling costs soaring and homeowners caught between updating existing windows to achieve the desired goal to reduce carbon emissions, and a reported 300 percent increase in building materials, professionally installed window films may save the day and money. While the energy savings of window films are comparable to replacement windows, they may cost about […]

COVID-19 Creates Supply-Chain Challenges Across Film Industry

May 12th, 2021

Business has been booming at Performance Window Tinting in Carrolton, Ga. Owner Les Helton credits his company’s estimated 30% revenue bump to several rounds of stimulus checks. The uptick has allowed the film veteran of 30 years to hire a secretary and additional employees. But Helton can’t help but wonder if that percentile could have […]

Legislative Roundup: Alabama Passes Tint Exemption for Law Enforcement

May 5th, 2021

WINDOW FILM magazine continues to keep an eye on state legislation that would affect the window film industry, following recent developments in Alabama, Texas and Hawaii. Legislation that would exempt law enforcement from the state prohibition on tinted windows passed the Alabama Legislature on April 29 and is now awaiting action by the Governor. Alabama […]

Avery DennisonⓇ Graphics Solutions Modifies 2021 Wrap Training Classes

Apr 28th, 2021

Avery DennisonⓇ Graphics Solutions announced the addition of a new trainer to their vehicle wrap training program and an extension to their 2021 wrap-training schedule. The company offers two hands-on courses — beginner/intermediate and intermediate/advanced — and a certification exam that together provide a full-coverage platform of success for any wrap shop or freelance installer. […]

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