Industry News

Window Tint Lands Calhoun Woman in Jail on Drug Charges

Mar 15th, 2023

Jena Baigh Hopper, 34 of Calhoun, was arrested in Rome after a traffic stop allegedly turned up various drugs. Reports said that officers stopped Hopper on US 411 near Chulio Road for a window tint violation. Click here to read more.

31% of New Cars Sold For Above Sticker Price Last Month. These 10 Models Have the Biggest Premiums

Mar 15th, 2023

The average new-car price in February was $45,296, compared with the average manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $41,637, a new study shows. Click here to read more.

Pete and Barbra Muller of Tint World Awarded Franchisee of the Year

Mar 8th, 2023

The International Franchise Association (IFA) named Pete and Barbra Muller, owners of two Tint World Automotive Styling Centers locations in Orlando, Fla., as two of its 2023 Franchisees of the Year. The Mullers were honored at the 63rd IFA Annual Convention in Las Vegas. “Franchisee of the Year recipients represent the best in franchising,” says […]

Moran Family of Brands’ Pete Baldine Talks Turbo Tint

Mar 8th, 2023

The first Turbo Tint store opened in Oklahoma City, Okla., in October 2020. There are currently two additional open locations in Orlando and Delray Beach, Fla., with signed agreements for 46 more stores. The brand expects to open six or eight Turbo Tint stores in the first half of 2023 and anticipates having 18 to […]

White House Aims to Shift Cybersecurity Burden From Individuals and Small Businesses to Tech Providers

Mar 8th, 2023

The White House released its long-awaited National Cyber Strategy on Thursday, providing a road map for how the Biden administration aims to defend the U.S. from a rapidly growing number of online threats. Click here to read more.

Affordability Crisis: The Vanishing Sub-$25K Models and the Surge of $60K-Plus New Cars

Mar 8th, 2023

In 2017, buyers could choose from 36 models that cost less than $25,000. In 2022, they had just 10 options. Click here to read more.

Here Are the Worst Cars from the Years You Were Born

Mar 8th, 2023

Everyone’s convinced that things were better back in their day. When it comes to music, movies and house prices, we have a tendency to look at a lot of aspects of life through rose-tinted glasses. But what about cars, is the same true that the vehicles we knew growing up were better than the ones […]

XPEL Reports Fourth Quarter and 2022 Year-End Results

Mar 1st, 2023

XPEL, a global provider of protective films and coatings, announced results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2022. Fourth Quarter 2022 Highlights: • Revenue increased 11.9% to $78.5 million compared to fourth quarter 2021; • Net income increased 34.7% to $8.4 million, or $0.30 per basic and diluted share, versus net income […]

Window Film Depot Hires New Director of Operations

Mar 1st, 2023

Window Film Depot, a nationwide window film installation business, has hired Lindsay Spires as its new director of operations. Spires will be responsible for managing and reporting on all operational aspects of the business, including building out and maintaining a scalable business infrastructure to achieve company success and its vision for growth. Window Film Depot, […]

Turbo Tint to Expand to Nevada, Arizona and Texas

Mar 1st, 2023

Moran Family of Brands, a general automotive repair, transmission repair and window tint service franchise, announced a new development agreement with Clear Window Solutions LLC to expand its Turbo Tint brand to the Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson and Houston markets. The first store is expected to open in Las Vegas later this year. Moran Family […]

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