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NGS on its $1.2 Million Bird-Friendly Film Job

Jul 17th, 2024

National Glazing Solutions (NGS) is installing bird-friendly window film at McCormick Place, just months after a devastating bird strike killed approximately 2,000 birds at the Chicago convention center. The $1.2 million project, which involves applying around 100,000 square feet of Feather Friendly window film, aims to prevent future bird collisions at the facility. “It’s the […]

Houston Tint Shops, Distribution Centers Begin to Reopen After Hurricane

Jul 10th, 2024

Tint shops in Houston are still suffering the effects of Hurricane Beryl, which hit the major U.S. city on Monday. The storm slammed into southeast Texas on Monday, knocking out power to more than two million homes, closing ports, flooding roadways and killing at least seven people. Window Film magazine reached out to multiple window […]

Here’s What We Know about Hyundai’s New Window Film So Far

Jul 3rd, 2024

Large consumer brands have tried adding window film to their repertoire  before—but never by a company as globally recognizable as Hyundai. The almost $50 billion Seoul-based auto manufacturer announced in April it would be getting into the window film industry with its “Nano Cooling Film” product. Hyundai spokesperson Dain Kang says the company chose window […]

Rick Tallman the Revolutionary

Jun 26th, 2024

Rick Tallman says he never wanted to lead anything. The “45-and-a-half” year-old tinter with a deep country accent has gone from a standard online forum commentator to leading one of tinting’s online communities: Window Film Revolution. “I have not always been vocal and never could’ve envisioned myself the head of a large organization of people […]

“Above Normal” Hurricane Season on Deck 

Jun 19th, 2024

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is predicting  an “above normal” hurricane season for  2024 , leaving some window film dealers to get creative in their marketing efforts—particularly in Florida.   Hurricane season, which spans from June 1 to November 30, has an 85% chance of being above normal with near-record warm ocean temperatures […]

3 Months Out, Here’s What’s New for WFCT 2024

Jun 12th, 2024

With just 100 days to go until the 2024 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ (WFCT), the time has come not just to book your flight, but plan your tip. This year brings a wave of first-time opportunities longtime attendees will find fresh and valuable. Here’s what’s new for 2024: Wednesday Pre-Day: Visit Madico’s Plant! […]

Longtime Atlanta-Based Dealer Feels the Heat from Franchise Competition

Jun 5th, 2024

Chris Robinson, owner of the Tint Guy, operates two Atlanta-area locations—one in Kennesaw, and one in Woodstock, Georgia. Robinson is a staple in the window film industry, having been a featured speaker at multiple industry-wide events and moderating an online window film forum. He’s been named a regional dealer-of-the-year for 3M multiple times. Managing 16 […]

Major U.S. City Will Soon Ticket Illegally Tinted Parked Cars

May 29th, 2024

In what seems to be a first-of-its-kind ordinance, one major U.S. city will soon start ticketing illegally tinted windows on parked cars. Coming after a unanimous 15-0 vote, the Philadelphia City Council passed a bill that will allow the city to issue car owners a fine of $100 if its windows are tinted beyond the […]

What Are Window Film Suppliers Worth?

May 22nd, 2024

We’re almost halfway through the year and there’s been a lot of talk about “growth” in the industry. Is that sentiment reflected in the valuations of industry suppliers? While privately held companies like Maxpro and Johnson Window Films don’t disclose valuations, many film suppliers are publicly traded, giving observers a window into what they’re worth […]

Where are the Window Tint Franchises You Compete Against? We Mapped it Out

May 15th, 2024

Window Film magazine has been highlighting the industry’s expansion in production and distribution capacity both domestically and globally, including some major projects completed in the last year. That new film supply has to end up somewhere—and a lot of it is going to new franchise locations for tinting. Our research department mapped the locations out […]