News Pulse September/October 2018

August 2nd, 2021 by Bryan

What were’s top stories since our last issue? These were the headlines that grabbed the industry’s attention

Edited by Emmariah Holcomb

1 New Owners Purchase 44 Tools and Performance Auto Spa

Performance Tool Distributing (PTD), known as 44 Tools and Performance Auto Spa (PAS), has two new owners. Bill Valway, owner of AP Corp., of Sykesville, Md., and Bo Ryan, president and chief operating officer of 44Tools, have joined together to purchase PTD of Plain City, Ohio.

Visit and search the key phrase, “44 Tools” for more information.

2 Guinness World Record for Tinting Set

Thousands of car windows are tinted every day, but have you ever stopped to think about how many windows could be tinted in an eight hour work day? That was the question that motivated XPEL and dozens of window tinters to set a record in the Guinness Book of World Records on Sunday, July 29.

Visit and search “Guinness World Record” for Businesses Can more information.

3 Security Cameras— A Benefit for Show Owners

It’s not uncommon for some customers to become hesitant at the thought of leaving their car at a shop overnight. But there’s something that more and more shop owners have to help them keep an eye on things … security cameras…

Visit and search the key phrase, “Security Camera” for more information.

4 Businesses Can Be Affected by Auto Tint Laws

Businesses across the country can be affected by auto tint laws, but the first step is understanding them. The International Window Film Association (IWFA) hosted a webinar explaining the differences between different types of laws and how they impact the industry.

Visit and search the key phrase, “Tint Law” for more information.

5 Begin Using This Overlooked Google Local Marketing Tool

Blogger Patric Fransko talks about how businesses may use their Google my business listing, as a valuable tool for local marketing. If you do not have one of these set up currently, he recommends doing this immediately.

Visit and search the key phrase, “Marketing Tool” for more information.

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