News Pulse September/October 2023

October 13th, 2023 by Nathan Hobbs

What were’s top stories since our last issue? Here are the hottest topics in the industry:

1 Texas Adopts School Safety Standards that Include Window Film

In the aftermath of the Uvalde school shooting, the Texas Education Agency (TEA) has proposed new school safety standards, including security film installations. The TEA has now adopted a final rule pertaining to those proposed standards.

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2 Industry Veterans to Enter WF Hall of Fame

Long-time window film industry veterans Darrell Smith, executive director of the International Window Film Association, and Mike Burke, Sun Stoppers founder, will be the next professionals inducted into the Window Film Hall of Fame. They will be honored at the 2023 International Window Film Conference and TintOff™ in Virginia Beach, Va.

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3 IWFA Board Member Snapshots: Kristy Yelle and Michelle Hurtado

Window Film magazine and PPFMag connected with newer Board members of the International Window Film Association (IWFA): Kristy Yelle, co-owner of Palmetto Protection Films in Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Michelle Hurtado, president of Sal’s House of Tint in San Marcos, Texas, to delve into their roles and discover what led them to pursue Board positions.

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4 Kentucky Schools Invest in Security Film

Henderson County Schools and community partners in Kentucky have invested in 3M Safety and Security Window Films for all Henderson County School buildings. The total cost of the project is approximately $250,000.

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5 Eastman Named to Forbes’ Net Zero Leaders List

Eastman has been recognized as part of Forbes’ first-ever Net Zero Leaders list, highlighting the top 100 U.S. public companies positioning themselves to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and ultimately offset them by 2050.

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