News Pulse November/December 2022

November 9th, 2022 by Nathan Hobbs

What were’s most popular news stories since our last issue? These headlines grabbed the industry’s highest attention.

1 The Inflation Reduction Act Extends Residential Energy Efficiency Tax Credits

As part of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) signed into law on August 16, 2022, residential energy efficiency tax credits have been extended through 2032 and may apply to window films.

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2 WFCT 2022 Competition Finalists Announced

The finalists for the 21st Annual International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) were announced on Thursday, September 15 during the event.

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3 Announcing the Winners of the 2022 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™

The 2022 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ is in the books, and we were excited to announce all of the WFCT winners. The event concluded September 16 in San Antonio. Congratulations to all of the winners this year.

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4 Industry Veteran Inducted Into the Window Film Hall of Fame

Veteran window film industry owner Joe Cobbe, president/CEO of Maxpro Window Films, was inducted into the Window Film Hall of Fame, sponsored by Window Film magazine.

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5 Solar Art Adds Chief Operations Officer as Company Expands

Matt Harvey was named chief operations officer at Solar Art. Harvey comes with an extensive background in operations leadership from Encore, a multi-billion dollar event planning and technology company.

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Tint World Appears for the Seventh Time on the Inc. 5000 Annual List

Inc. revealed that Tint World Automotive Styling Centers, an auto accessory and window tinting franchise, is No. 4,848 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, ranking the fastest-growing private companies in America. The list represents a look at the most successful companies within the economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent businesses. Tint World ranks 11th in the automotive industry, 389th in the state of Florida and 169th in the city of Miami.

The companies on the 2022 Inc. 5000 have not only been successful, but have also demonstrated resilience amid supply chain woes, labor shortages and the ongoing impact of COVID-19. Among the top 500, the average median three-year revenue growth rate soared to 2,144 percent. Together, those companies added more than 68,394 jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria, can be found at

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