Posts Tagged ‘South Carolina’

National Apprenticeship Week: Finding the Future of the Film Industry

Nov 16th, 2022

This week marks the eighth annual National Apprenticeship Week, a nationwide effort to recognize apprentices’ vital place in the labor force. More than two years after founding Myrtle Beach, S.C.’s, Palmetto Protection Films, co-owners Matthew and Kristy Yelle reflect on an apprenticeship’s significant role in their early successes. The Grumpy Monk “Matthew and I knew […]

Diversifying in the Slow Season

Oct 26th, 2022

Depending on your location, your window film business may have a slower season than others. Here in South Carolina, we have a short slow season, typically in December and January. But in other parts of the country with intense winter seasons, those slower months are likely more prolonged. So how do you keep steady business […]

Hurricane Ian: Florida Film Companies Provide Updates

Sep 30th, 2022

The White House declared a major disaster in Florida over the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian on Thursday. More than 2.5 million customers across Florida were without power Thursday morning, according to NBC News. Many of those in Lee County have no way to communicate yet, but WINDOW FILM magazine reached out to those in […]

Ebb and Flow

Apr 13th, 2022

The past two years have delivered unchartered territory to all businesses, from global corporations to the sole proprietor. Even as consumers, we had to adjust to constant changes, which haven’t been easy. However, the challenges have been more complex for business owners. From shutdowns to employee shortages, supply-chain issues to inflation, how do you adapt […]

Tinting Together—Industry Couples Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Feb 9th, 2022

Operating a film company is a complex undertaking loaded with daunting deadlines and demanding customers with eyes for the little things. It’s a journey full of hills, valleys and the in-between. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, industry couples say business is better together. Love at First Sight Jorge and Brenda Rivera run JR Auto Style together […]

Ziebart Announces Annual Growth

Jan 19th, 2022

2021 proved to be a year of growth for automotive protection services provider Ziebart. The company experienced a year-over-year increase of 40% in retail leads. As for franchise development, the number of profiles received more than doubled during the second half of 2021. The company signed seven new franchise agreements for future stores: Domestic agreements […]

Greatest Hits: 2021’s Top Stories

Dec 29th, 2021

2022 is only three days away, prompting reflection on a year in its final lap. WindowFilmMag.com’s greatest hits from 2021 reverberate with variety. Legislative developments, female empowerment, company transactions and philanthropy comprise the industry’s hottest topics. Top Five Stories of 2021 1. New Window Tint Legislation for this Year’s Session—Published on 1/27/21 This year’s most-read […]

Tint World® Opens Second South Carolina Location

Dec 29th, 2021

Tint World Automotive Styling Centers™, an auto accessory and window tinting franchise, expanded its reach in South Carolina by opening a second location in Lexington, S.C. Father-and-son team Tom and Drew Nixon own both stores. “We are excited to open our second location in South Carolina,” Tom Nixon says. “Our whole team is looking forward […]

The Wide World of Window Film

Dec 15th, 2021

I’ve traveled more than ever in 2021, and it wasn’t for vacation. From October 4 to December 9, I traveled to shops in Texas, Georgia, Nevada and South Carolina, connecting face-to-face with owners, installers and apprentices. Boarding six planes in 66 days, I had the opportunity to learn from industry veterans. I was welcomed with […]

The New Guy Meets the Newer Guy

Dec 8th, 2021

I don’t meet fellow window film newbies often. This industry is brimming with industry vets carrying resumes spanning longer than my 25 years of life. During my three-day visit at Palmetto Protection Films in Myrtle Beach, S.C., I learned from a veteran and bonded with a rookie. 20-year-old Donovan Whitley is new to the window […]

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