Posts Tagged ‘California’

White House Launches Supply Chain Dashboard

Nov 24th, 2021

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., handle 40% of containerized imports entering the United States. Typically, only a few container ships are “at anchor,” waiting to dock. On October 29, there were 75 waiting for their turn. Addressing these concerns, the White House is launching a Supply Chain Dashboard to turn the […]

Falling for Flat Glass: Residential Film for Rookies

Sep 29th, 2021

The window film industry is nuanced with segments of differentiation for shop owners to incorporate into their service offerings. Flat glass work is one such area of contrast. Mike Powell, owner of Day To Night Window Tinting in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., has seen his sales double since he added flat glass in 2019. Day To […]

California Issues 600,000 Direct Payments in 1st Batch of New Golden State Stimulus Checks

Sep 1st, 2021

As California continues the slow recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down many businesses last year, new $600 state stimulus checks have begun arriving in the bank accounts of residents who earn up to $75,000 annually, to help them get back on their feet. The state distributed approximately 600,000 direct payments worth an estimated […]

California Film Company Moves to Bigger Location

Oct 7th, 2020

“It’s a big thing for us to move into a bigger location because when you stay in a place for 10 years or so you want to be able to challenge yourself and see your business grow and that’s exactly what we get to do,” said Sid Maharajh, co-owner of Genesis Window Tinting (GWT) in […]

California Clamps Down on 1099 Contractors

May 13th, 2020

California often serves as a bellwether for legislation that is slowly adopted in other states throughout the country and an Assembly Bill could have serious implications for window film companies that subcontract work to installers as independent (1099) contractors. Assembly Bill 5 chapter 26, if passed would amend section 3351 and to add section 2750.3 […]

Window Film Could Save the Equivalent of Four Million Barrels of Oil

Feb 27th, 2013

The International Window Film Association (IWFA) has reported that California residents could save the equivalent of four million barrels of oil each year, or the annual output of three 500-megawatt power stations, by installing window films on 10 percent of structures built before building energy codes were mandated. The California Building Standards Commission recently approved […]

Better Energy Ideas Teams up with Hyatt to Lower Energy Costs

Feb 27th, 2013

The Hyatt Century Plaza, near Beverly Hills, recently partnered with Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.-based Better Energy Ideas Inc. (BEI) to evaluate the use of window films to lower energy costs. An initial analysis performed indicated that the Hyatt could save more than $690,000 by using a “tinted window film that blocked 99 percent of UV light,” […]

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