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Business 1.0 September/October 2023

Oct 13th, 2023

The Bridge I heard them before I saw them and surprisingly was startled by their arrival. I had been walking through the Fullersburg woods along the Salt Creek in Oak Brook, Ill., and there didn’t seem to be another human anywhere to be found … until they came along. I regularly walk these woods and […]

On the Horizon September/October 2023

Oct 13th, 2023

September 20-22, 2023 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ 2023 Virginia Beach, Va. Sponsored by Window Film and PPF magazines wfctevent.com September 20-22, 2023 Auto Glass Week™ 2023 Includes the OE and aftermarket automotive glass repair and replacement, calibration and customer service representative competitions. Virginia Beach, Va. Co-sponsored by AGSC™, NWRD and AGRR™/glassBYTEs.com™ autoglassweek.com September […]

Open 24/7 September/October 2023

Oct 13th, 2023

Talking Windshield Protection Understanding the Developments and Opportunities in Window Protection Film Think about how you got your start in this industry. You may have been a car tinter who diversified to paint protection film (PPF) and eventually ceramic coatings. Maybe you even dabbled with color-change vinyl wraps. With just a few product categories, you’re […]

Film Stars September/October 2023

Oct 13th, 2023

A Middle Georgia Masterpiece Kyle Fuller’s Story Nitrous canisters, wheels and a fresh coat of paint. Kyle Fuller grew up around all of them, modifying model cars. He was never short on upgrade options, and those options expanded—literally and figuratively—with time. A Young Gearhead “I started as a window tint installer when I was 15 […]

News Pulse September/October 2023

Oct 13th, 2023

What were WindowFilmMag.com’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 […]

Tiny My Ride September/October 2023

Oct 13th, 2023

Who Should You Train? Have you ever had an employee leave and start a tint shop nearby? Yes – 42% No – 33% I am that former employee – 25% By Joe Doyle The pictured graph is part of an article from this magazine written several years ago by Casey Flores. I liked it so […]

Ask a Pro September/October 2023

Oct 13th, 2023

Are You Really Running a Business? By Mike Burke I talk to many business owners, and I often find myself asking the same question: “Are you running a business, or do you have a job working for yourself?” This is a distinction few small business owners think to make, but it is a critical one. […]

Dear Reader September/October 2023

Oct 13th, 2023

Building a Team By Casey Flores It’s been more than five years since I last worked for Window Film magazine’s parent company Key Media & Research. Now, having returned, it makes something of a case study in what employers can do right. Despite what seems like economic storm clouds in the distance (especially a commercial […]

Success by the Seaside

Oct 13th, 2023

WFCT Sponsors to Display their New Products in Virginia Beach By Chris Collier Virginia Beach, Va.’s, Virginia Beach Convention Center plays host to many events. From September 20-22, though, the facility hosts this film industry’s most popular event: the 2023 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT). The gathering features exhibitors from the industry’s top […]

That’s a Wrap September/October 2023

Oct 13th, 2023

Analyzing the Addition of Vinyl Wraps as a Service By Chris Collier Window film is a perfectly profitable segment, but is there even more financial success to be had? Vinyl wraps represent a valuable secondary revenue stream— and there are various ways to use the versatile product. Combining Forces “You’re seeing a merger,” says Cory […]