Posts Tagged ‘International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off’

Fred Zwilling’s Summer Job of 1982

Jan 18th, 2023

Fred Zwilling was a 16-year-old high schooler who took on window tinting as a summer job in 1982. Now a 40-year veteran of the industry, Zwilling’s climb started in Redondo Beach, Calif. Hollywood Heights “I’m originally from Los Angeles, and it was right off the beach,” Zwilling says of the business. “I thought to myself, […]

Patent Not Pending: Jeff Rutherford Granted One

Jan 4th, 2023

Jeff Rutherford’s company, NiRoLL Lighting’s Tintlight, was granted a patent on December 20, 2022. Rutherford celebrated the milestone for the invention, which the patent cites as a “lighting apparatus and method for application of window tint to automobiles.” “Receiving this patent means I’ve passed the biggest hurdle and milestone,” Rutherford says. “Receiving this allows me […]

Reader of the Week: John Little

Dec 28th, 2022

John Little owns All Pro Window Tinting in Decatur, Texas, and has been cooling down homes, cars and tractors for 37 years. As his industry experience nears four decades, he reflects on the ability to earn a living from window tinting. “I’m proud that I’ve made a good living, supported the family and owned property,” […]

Reader of the Week: Jesse Izabal

Dec 14th, 2022

The WINDOW FILM magazine and PPFMag community is home to thousands of dedicated readers. That community—and its camaraderie—are displayed at each International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT). This week, we launch a new series spotlighting the professionals that make our events and industry coverage possible. Jesse Izabal entered the industry in high school in […]

Nicole Rubio Receives Award for Extraordinary Service to Key Media & Research

Dec 14th, 2022

Nicole Rubio, marketing coordinator for Key Media & Research (KMR), the parent company of WINDOW FILM magazine and the Focus on Film newsletter, received the company’s 2022 Award for Extraordinary Service. The honor is presented annually and was named after vice president Holly X. Biller, who has been with KMR for 27 years and epitomizes […]

San Antonio Snippets

Jun 22nd, 2022

I visited San Antonio from June 6-10, taking in the sights and sounds of the city and meeting with several film dealers ahead of the 21st Annual International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT). Day one of the show is 84 days away, and excitement is building. Seeking Support Jaime Wheeler founded Alamo City Window […]

Can You Take The Heat? New Hot Sauce Contest at WFCT 2022!

Jun 1st, 2022

We’re turning up the heat at the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ and where better than Texas to find out who can handle the hottest of hot sauces. This fun event will be certain to burn a few taste buds. Unexpected surprises await the winner! The contest is available for all International Window Film […]

Out with the Old, In with the New! Introducing our New Mobile App for WFCT 2022!

May 11th, 2022

A new and improved mobile app is now available for all International Window Film Conference and Tint Off attendees. The new mobile app keeps you connected to attendees, sponsors, demonstrations, competitions, educational sessions, networking events, and more! Check out what kind of features you can expect from the app this September 14-16, 2022 in San […]

Research Report: Trends in Window Film and PPF

Aug 11th, 2021

Window film companies know that business is booming—because many shops are as busier as ever. The data bears that out as well, even though research shows that consumer sentiment still has some recovering to do. Nick St. Denis, director of research at Key Media & Research (WINDOW FILM magazine’s parent company), discussed demand and trends […]

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 […]

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