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Register Today For The 2022 WFCT Pub Crawl And Get Ready For A Great Night Out With Colleagues

Jun 8th, 2022

The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ Pub Crawl returns with excitement like never before! Experience the world-famous River Walk at the hottest spots in town. The WFCT Pub Crawl is sponsored by Madico. The entry fee includes access to six different bars, themed drink specials, and two drink tickets. Don’t miss out on karaoke […]

PPFMag Wins Silver Award

Apr 13th, 2022

The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) presented its awards on April 8 in Washington, D.C., and assistant editor Chris Collier received a silver award for his work in PPFMag. Collier was recognized in the category of Group Profile for his article Installers Assemble: PPF Veterans Rally Rookies Forward, which appeared in the magazine’s […]

Customer Experience is King. Are You Slaying it?

Feb 23rd, 2022

I recently returned from a sales summit targeted towards the home improvement industry. The audience, which ranged from owners to sales representatives and other personnel, received rapid-fire information from all angles for three days. I came away with dozens of insights for companies with anything to do with consumer sales. Let’s face it, that’s what […]

American Pacific Group Completes Acquisition of Interwest Distribution Company

Dec 8th, 2021

American Pacific Group (“APG”), a San Francisco Bay Area-based private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired Interwest Distribution Company, distributor of automotive and building films. Interwest will come together with Fellers, Inc. as an American Pacific Group portfolio company. Interwest, a Denver-based company, is a regional distributor of films for automotive shops and […]

Matt Phillips Emerges From Retirement and Joins a Legend

Oct 27th, 2021

Matt Phillips, who was the former chief operating officer of Suntek/Commonwealth Laminating before it was sold to Eastman, is emerging from retirement. Phillips is forgoing his love of full-time fossil hunting (keep reading), to serve as CEO of BlueGrass Protective Films and its Legend® Paint Protection Film brand. WINDOW FILM magazine editorial director Tara Taffera […]

Texas-Sized Tinting

Oct 6th, 2021

Everything is bigger in Texas and, for an industry novice, tinting is not an exception. It’s day three here at Pro Window Tinting in McKinney, Texas, and I’m gearing up for a final day of education with owner Jose Chimal. Days one and two provided hands-on experience, technical knowledge and networking opportunities that I will […]

What Companies Made the Franchise 400 List?

Oct 6th, 2021

Franchise Times released its annual rankings of the top 400 franchises, and Ziebart and Tint World once again made the cut. Ziebart ranked number 235, up from 267 last year and posted sales growth of 5.9% and unit growth of 2%. The franchise has 400 units and posted $180 million in global sales. The company […]

Talking Acquisitions, New Films and SEMA

Sep 22nd, 2021

The window film and PPF industries have been buzzing with news recently. It started last week when Eastman announced its intent to acquire the business and assets of Matrix Films LLC, marketer of PremiumShield Performance Films, including its extended line of automotive film patterns. Look to the upcoming September/October issue of WINDOW FILM for more […]

WFCT: Sponsors Unveil Their Latest Products–in Person

Jun 9th, 2021

COVID-19 had prevented window film suppliers from showing off their new innovation until now. Sponsors of the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off were out in force and eager to show off their new products —and attendees were eager to see them–in person. view on YouTube

PRO Act Passes the House but Fate in Senate Remains Unknown

Apr 21st, 2021

Just who is an employee and who is an independent contractor at your window film company may change if the House of Representatives has its way. The Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act passed in the House (HR 482) on March 9, seeking to redefine what constitutes an independent contractor. That move has everyone […]