Posts Tagged ‘Xpel’

Two-Year Trends

Mar 1st, 2023

Time flies when you’re having fun, and I have had a great time covering the window film industry. I celebrate two years at WINDOW FILM magazine on April 26, and I’m thankful for your support. With March 1 here, let’s take a look at the top trends during my time at the magazine. The Top […]

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 […]

How to be “The Best Shop in Town”

Feb 22nd, 2023

Most shop owners recognize the need for quality and how customer satisfaction means repeat business, referrals and reviews. During my years of training installers, I developed two critical processes to have the best quality that are not installation related. This means that even the new installer or new shop can come out of the gate […]

The Art of Work-Life Balance

Jan 18th, 2023

Work-life balance is something that I struggle with to this day. I know the cliché phrase, “Do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life.” Unfortunately, I couldn’t find anyone to pay me to lay on a beach and sip a margarita, so here we are. No Sleep I have […]

XPEL’s Chris Hardy Discusses Wholesale Pricing Changes

Jan 4th, 2023

WINDOW FILM magazine caught up with XPEL’s director of sales Chris Hardy to discuss a wholesale pricing shift and the market conditions facilitating the move. The conversation follows a social media post centered on the changing conditions, which generated 280 comments as of January 3. WF: Can you confirm the current minimum purchasing volume needed […]

Window Film Unwrapped: 2022’s Top Stories

Dec 28th, 2022

As window film companies prepare to enter the third chapter of the 2020s, WINDOW FILM magazine’s team reflects on a year dominated by powerful headlines. Tractor tinting, legislative developments, new patents, employee retention and female empowerment propelled this year’s most-read stories. 1. Tractor Tinting: Is It Worth the Trouble? Decatur, Texas, is filled with farmland. […]

Trainer Marco Cazorla Joins Madico

Dec 21st, 2022

Industry trainer Marco Cazorla, formerly of XPEL, announced his move to industry supplier Madico. Cazorla accepted the role this December and is gearing up for an official start date of January 5, 2023. Cazorla will assist Madico dealers by advancing their sales processes and hiring systems, in addition to tint, paint protection film and Clear […]

Film Companies Celebrate Thanksgiving

Nov 23rd, 2022

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day packed with family, football, and, of course, a copious supply of cooked and baked goods. As the holiday season begins, film companies prepare for an end-of-year push with rest and reflection on what they’re most thankful for. Open or Closed? “We are closed Thursday and Friday to give our team […]

Compensation Plans: The Pros and Cons of Each

Nov 23rd, 2022

I have met many shop owners in the industry, and we have frequently talked about compensating employees. In this article, I want to break down the compensation plans I have seen over the years. Keep in mind that the plans and positions vary, and there is no one perfect solution. I recommend that owners/managers consider […]

XPEL Reports Third Quarter 2022 Results

Nov 16th, 2022

XPEL, a global provider of protective films and coatings, announced results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2022. Third Quarter 2022 Highlights Revenues increased 31.0% to a record $89.8 million in the third quarter; gross margin percentage improved to 39.8% in the third quarter, a new high for the company; and […]

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