Industry News

“Operation 35% Illegal Window Tint Enforcement” Took Place in Murfreesboro This Past Week

Sep 22nd, 2021

Murfreesboro Police recently cracked down on those who had window tinting that was too dark or on the windshield of their vehicle. Tennessee law states that it is unlawful to operate any motor vehicle in which any window has a visible light transmittance equal to but not less than 35 percent. The Rutherford County Traffic […]

$64 Million in COVID-19 Grants Available for Minnesota Small Businesses

Sep 22nd, 2021

A 10-day window opens Monday for applications for a new state program that offers grants to Minnesota-owned small businesses that suffered economic hardship because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The “Minnesota Main Street COVID relief grants” range from $10,000 to $25,000, depending on the size of the business. Companies with up to 200 employees are eligible […]

NGS Makes the Inc. 5000 List for 2021

Sep 15th, 2021

National Glazing Solutions (NGS) landed at No. 2,103 on Inc. Magazine’s annual 5000 list, ranking America’s fastest-growing private companies. The company, which accrued $29,392,731 in revenue in 2020, also made the list in 2016, 2017 and 2018. “This award is a symbol of our company’s continued commitment to bringing the latest product innovations to market […]

Tint World® Expands with New Kennesaw Location

Sep 15th, 2021

Tint World® Automotive Styling Centers™, a window tinting and automotive accessory franchise, announced the launch of a location in Kennesaw, Ga. The store is under the ownership of Michael Kruse. “This is a fantastic opportunity for me to join the Tint World® family of franchises and gives me the best path for the greatest success […]

Window Film Works at Marous Brothers Headquarters in Willoughby

Sep 15th, 2021

Along with the benefits of bright sunlight, there is a need for protection from its strong and potentially harmful rays. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and clothing help block UV rays from the sun outdoors, but what about the rays emitted from windows indoors? Abundant sunlight can not only damage your skin at home, in the car, or […]

Biden Mandates COVID Vaccines for Federal Employees, Contractors

Sep 15th, 2021

President Joe Biden issued an executive order mandating that federal government workers, contractors and employees of contractors who do business with the federal government receive vaccinations against COVID-19. The measure is part of the administration’s plan to stop the Delta variant and boost COVID-19 vaccinations among federal employees, according to the White House. The news […]

Eastman to Acquire PremiumShield

Sep 13th, 2021

Eastman Chemical Company has agreed to acquire the business and assets of Matrix Films, LLC, marketer of PremiumShield performance films, including its extended line of automotive film patterns. The acquisition will expand Eastman’s paint protection film (PPF) pattern development capabilities, pattern database and installation training expertise, according to the company. It will also complement Eastman’s […]

XPEL Named Official Paint Protection Film (PPF) for Xtreme Xperience Supercar Fleet

Sep 8th, 2021

XPEL, Inc., a provider of protective films and coatings, announced its designation as the official paint protection film (PPF) provider for Xtreme Xperience. Xtreme Xperience will exclusively use XPEL’s PPF product on its fleet of supercars, muscle cars and support vehicles. The experience allows guests to drive or ride a selection of supercars and is […]

WINDOW FILM Editorial Director Launches Book Two in Romance Series

Sep 8th, 2021

Tara Taffera, WINDOW FILM editorial director, launched book two last week in her Christian romance series. Love Unfailing follows Love Ordained, which was published in February 2021. While her first novel was 20 years in the making, this process went much faster, she says. “It’s all about making it a priority,” says Taffera. “I set […]

Arkema Acquires Ashland’s Performance Adhesives

Sep 1st, 2021

Ashland Global Holdings Inc., parent company of Bostik, announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Ashland LLC, has signed a definitive agreement to sell its performance adhesives business to Arkema in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $1.65 billion, according to a press release. “We are very happy and proud of this move. In a context of […]

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