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Window Film Veteran Carole Lockwood Passes Away

Apr 10th, 2024

Window film industry legend Carole Lockwood has passed away. Harry Rahman, head of architectural film at XPEL, shared the following reflections with Window Film magazine on her contributions to the industry and and legacy she left in this world: Carole Lockwood, an amazing mother, friend, and mentor to the window film industry, passed away on […]

Tint World Announces New Alabama Location

Apr 10th, 2024

Tint world has a new franchise location in Alabama. Tint World Birmingham, owned and operated by Clint Smith, is the third location in the state. “We’re thrilled to make Tint World’s high-quality products and services available to drivers in the Birmingham area,” says Smith. The location is 400 Cahaba Park Circle, Birmingham, Alabama 35242.

Autobahn Joins WFCT 2024 as Keynote Co-Sponsor 

Apr 10th, 2024

Autobahn will return to the 2024 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT) as a keynote co-sponsor. Autobahn provides window film, paint protection film and ceramic coatings. WFCT will return to the booming Sunshine State this year and is being held September 19-21 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Attendees can expect […]

From Auto Tinter to Film Plant Owner 

Apr 3rd, 2024

Shin Soon Lee is not an engineer, but he runs a manufacturing plant. Lee is self-made; even though he’s not a college graduate, he owns and operates an international company worth well over $100 million. This tinter-turned-distributor has achieved the South Korean dream: constructing an exporting powerhouse out of nothing that now provides film for […]

Sign up to Compete at WFCT! 

Apr 3rd, 2024

Register today and showcase your skills on a global stage at the 2024 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT)! This is your gold medal opportunity to compete for the title of “World’s Best” in various divisions, alongside tinters and installers from around the world. With substantial cash prizes for the champions, up to $20,000 […]

Eastman Performance Films, LLC Returns to WFCT 2024 as a Ruby Sponsor

Mar 27th, 2024

Eastman represents two brands window film and paint protection film—LLumar and SunTek—and is based in Kingsport, Tennessee with film operations based in Martinsville, Virginia. WFCT will return to the booming Sunshine State this year and is being held September 19-21 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Attendees can expect world-class educational opportunities, […]

Solar Tint Expands Ohio Presence with Suntrol Acquisition

Mar 20th, 2024

Solar Tint, a window film company based in Cincinnati, has announced the acquisition of Suntrol, a Cleveland-based industry company. The transaction, effective February 28, 2024, solidifies Solar Tint’s presence in Ohio and expands its reach to seven locations across four states. Founded in 1975, Suntrol serves high-profile clients such as the Cleveland Clinic, Akron Children’s […]

The Benefits of Attending WFCT

Mar 20th, 2024

The time has finally come: registration is now open for another International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off (WFCT)! I truly hope that this year has started off great for your business and that you are trending in line with the goals you had outlined at the start of this year. But I hope even more […]

Mr. Tint Asks Court to Dismiss 3M Countersuit

Mar 13th, 2024

Mr. Tint’s lawyers have responded to 3M’s countersuit. The South Carolina-based tinting company, which sued 3M for business losses and alleged defamation after accusing 3M of saying 3M film was not used on a school security film installation after the film had been specified. 3M has countersued saying that they tested the film and found […]

Autobahn, Huper Optik and Edge Name 2024 Dealer Awards

Mar 13th, 2024

It’s the height of annual dealer meeting season and Autobahn, Huper Optik and Edge just announced their honored dealers. Awarded by David Kratz, CEO of Autobahn, Huper Optik and Edge, the 2024 dealer conference took place at LeMay – America’s Car Museum, in Tacoma, Washington. The dealers who received awards from Autobahn include: Regional (West): […]