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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 […]

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 […]

Making Film with Maxpro

Mar 27th, 2024

WINDOW FILM magazine went to Whiteville, North Carolina to visit Maxpro’s manufacturing facility. We toured the country’s newest window film plant, learned about the production and distribution process and sat down with president and CEO Joe Cobbe to discuss the company, manufacturing and the window film industry at large.

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 […]

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 […]

Eastman Names National, Regional Dealers of the Year

Mar 6th, 2024

It’s annual dealer meeting season, and next to get accolades for 2023 is team Eastman. The company held its 2024 Elite Dealer Conference last week in Amelia Island, Florida, and named Jason Yancer, owner of Sunbusters Window Tinting in Austin, Texas as its 2023 National Dealer of the Year. The gathering was made up of […]

What it Takes to be a Dealer of the Year

Feb 28th, 2024

Chris and Kelly Eder are at the top of their window tint game. Their McKinney, Texas-based business, Epic Solar Control, has been in operation for six years and was just named 3M’s National Dealer of the Year for a single market. How did they do it? “Our forte is safety film,” says Chris, the company’s […]

3M Files Countersuit Against Mr. Tint

Feb 21st, 2024

3M Company has responded to the court case involving South Carolina-based Mr. Tint, owned by Tom Nocilo, vs. the 3M Company. The case, filed by Mr. Tint against the 3M Company, alleges 3M defamed Mr. Tint, costing the company business after 3M told a school that Mr. Tint did not install 3M security film at […]

Window Film Magazine Visits Madico’s Plant in Florida

Feb 14th, 2024

Window Film magazine’s team traveled to Pinellas Park, Florida, for a tour of Madico’s coating and laminating lines and to find out what makes the company tick.

Virginia Bill to Legalize Tint for Emergency Vehicles Dies in Session

Feb 7th, 2024

A bill to allow emergency vehicles to tint their front windows was brought to the floor and killed in the Virginia legislature over the past week. The bill was sponsored by Delegate Kim Taylor (R-Petersburg), who was surprised the non-partisan bill didn’t receive any support from the opposition which controls the legislature. “A couple of […]