Posts Tagged ‘Georgia’

Small Town USA: The Hidden Gems of the Film Industry

Jun 29th, 2022

Forsyth, Ga., meets the textbook definition of a small town. Its declared population is 4,077 people with a median household income of $32,173 in 2019. But small is a relative term and Forsyth just might be big enough for a tint shop. The city is home to Jeff Welch’s Surface – Tint, Wraps, and Design, […]

Overheated: Embracing Rookie Mistakes

Jun 8th, 2022

Angel Martinez’s industry deep dive spans two years and includes both good and bad days. One of his most challenging came on May 27, when he cracked a 2021 Toyota Camry windshield while excessively heating film. Martinez welcomes the errors and shares them with others in a bid to push his young career forward. “I […]

Window Film Depot Celebrates 30th Anniversary

May 11th, 2022

Window Film Depot (WFD) is a family-owned and operated business headquartered in Marietta, Ga., and has been serving the United States since 1992, marking this year as its 30th anniversary. In honor of celebrating 30 years of business, Window Film Depot’s founder Jeff Franson and president Krissy Mosby shared the release of a special edition […]

Roland DGA Corporation Opens New Atlanta Imagination Center

May 11th, 2022

Roland DGA Corporation, a provider of wide-format inkjet printers, vinyl cutters and 3D milling machines, has opened a new regional office in Atlanta. The Atlanta Imagination Center allows customers, prospects and partners to access Roland DGA’s latest technologies. The Atlanta Imagination Center houses many of Roland DGA’s newest products, including the recently launched third-generation TrueVIS […]

Tractor Trials

Mar 2nd, 2022

Farmland is part of the ride when traveling to and from Milledgeville, Ga.’s, Georgia College and State University. I traveled the route frequently from 2016 to 2020, when I studied mass communication. Tractors trekked the fields and came into view constantly. Today, I look at the machines in a whole new way. In Tractor Tinting: […]

Losing Labor: Film Shops Discuss Employee Retention

Feb 16th, 2022

Hiring—and keeping—a stockpile of experienced installers is on every owner’s wish list. It’s been a challenge for Kyle Fuller of Tint Pro in Warner Robins, Ga., whose workforce diminished by 40% to start the year. The Problem “I had an employee that worked for me for 88 days,” Fuller says. “He was coming up on […]

What’s Your Pain Point?

Feb 16th, 2022

This week’s lead story covers employee retention, but companies are also grappling with a labor shortage, reduced spending power, a stagnant supply chain and potential COVID-19 variants. What is your shop fighting most in these uncertain times? “The way the market is going, we’re trying to figure out whether or not we’re going to keep […]

Center Stage: Montana Johnson Makes His Mark

Jan 5th, 2022

When did you read your first WINDOW FILM magazine issue? For Montana Johnson, owner of Tint Guys Super Shop in Augusta, Ga., it was the early 2000s. He began his career installing automotive accessories at 16 years old but desired more in the decade ahead. “I was doing my research,” Johnson says. “I started ordering […]

New Year, New Me: Film Shops Rev Up 2022 Resolutions

Dec 22nd, 2021

The New Year dawns in 10 days, delivering a fresh calendar full of potential. With 2021 winding down, industry members are reminiscing on past accomplishments and reciting resolutions for the future. 23-year veteran Nipsy Mitch Goldman, owner of Tegridy Tint in Marrero, La., is focused on family for 2022. “I’ve been bringing my son to […]

Unfazed: Film Shops Thrive Through the Slow Season

Dec 15th, 2021

The film industry finds itself in the thick of slow season, a period packed with cooler temperatures, varying demand and overall financial uncertainty. Which strategies and services are shops leaning on this fall? WINDOW FILM magazine caught up with owners in Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, New Mexico and Colorado for a countrywide check-in. “We have to […]

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