A Look Back at 2018’s Top HeadlinesJanuary 2nd, 2019 by Emmariah Holcomb
The New Year is finally here, but before we begin to focus on making 2019 successful, let’s take a look back at the articles on windowfilmmag.com that received the most views for 2018.
In February, Utah State Senator Lincoln Fillmore pushed to revise the state’s tint law by introducing an amendment that would lower the permissible visible light transmittance (VLT) on vehicle side windows to 35 percent.
In June, history buffs looked forward to an industry documentary that highlighted J.O. Maldonado. After his passing in April 2018, his son Eric started working on a documentary, “Flow-On” The History of Window Tinting. “It is a tribute to the early pioneers of the liquid glass tinting business,” says Maldonado.
More than just fireworks helped kickoff this past July, as Performance Tool Distributing (PTD), known as 44 Tools and Performance Auto Spa (PAS), gained two new owners. Bill Valway, owner of AP Corp., of Sykesville, Md., and Bo Ryan, president and chief operating officer of 44Tools, joined together to purchase PTD of Plain City, Ohio. The two purchased the company from owner, George Lewis, and have formed a new umbrella company called Applied Performance Group LLC (AP). AP’s umbrella includes Performance Auto Spa and 44Tools.
Madico Inc. announced its big plans in April of 2018 and spoke with Window Film magazine one year after Shawn Kitchell’s promotion to CEO, following Bob Connelly’s retirement. Kitchell shared the company’s latest endeavors, including its $30 million investment into a new manufacturing facility, and its renewed focus on its specialty films segment.
September wouldn’t have been complete without announcing the winners of the 2018 International Window Film Tint-Off™. Thousands of readers clicked and shared the news when the winners were announced in San Antonio.