Industry News

Update in 3M vs. Mr. Tint Case Due Today

Feb 14th, 2024

An ongoing court case between 3M and a South Carolina-based tint shop, Mr. Tint, is due for an update today. 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 their results revealed security film used for an installation at […]

Tint World Expands Further into Northern California 

Feb 14th, 2024

Tint World has opened a new California Location.   The new franchise is located in Concord, California, and is owned and operated by husband-and-wife team, David Vronay and Weiru Cai.  “Embarking on the journey of entrepreneurship with Tint World has not only been a strategic business decision but a pathway to creating a legacy for our […]

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.

Johnson Window Films Inks Deal with Automotive Glass Experts

Feb 7th, 2024

Johnson Window Films has partnered with Automotive Glass Experts (AGE) to supply the automotive glass repair and replacement company with its window film products. The partnership is set to provide “a comprehensive range of window film applications, as a complementary service in AGE workstations,” according to a company release. “AGE is excited to collaborate with […]

NGS Named 3M National Dealer of the Year for the Fourth Time

Feb 7th, 2024

Atlanta-based NGS has been named the 2023 3M National Dealer of the Year, Multiple Market. It’s the fourth time the company has received this award, which is given to the authorized window film dealer that demonstrates exceptional performance and leadership in the industry, according to 3M. “We are honored to receive this award from 3M […]

Turbo Tint Opens New Franchise in Georgia

Feb 7th, 2024

Moran Family of Brands, a franchise group specializing in general automotive repair, transmission repair and window tint services, has opened a new Turbo Tint. The Kennesaw, Georgia, location is the first Turbo Tint store in the state and the 11th in the country. “When I was looking at franchise opportunities, I was blown away by the […]

XPEL Names James Melfi to PPF Product Manager 

Jan 31st, 2024

James Melfi has been named the PPF product manager for XPEL.  According to a company memo, Melfi has more than 10 years in the car care industry, having been the general manager at AutoNuvo, which XPEL acquired.  He has also been a content creator and author for Detailed Image, one of the largest e-commerce detailing […]

Tint World Grows Tennessee Footprint

Jan 31st, 2024

Tint World is announcing a new location in Tennessee—its sixth in the state.  The new franchise will be in the Clarksville metropolitan area, near the Fort Campbell U.S. Army base.  “It’s an honor to serve the community around Fort Campbell,” says new owner Gamaliel Martinez, who serves in the Army Reserve as an aviation mission survivability officer.   […]

Celebration of Life for Billy Aiton Takes Place in Phoenix 

Jan 24th, 2024

Family, friends and industry members gathered at the Arizona Center in Phoenix on Saturday, Jan. 20 to celebrate the life of longtime window tinter Billy Aiton, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer and with only a few months left to live and is currently in hospice care. “I’m feeling good today – let’s keep […]

Tint World Ranked a Top Franchise  

Jan 24th, 2024

Tint World, an auto accessory and window tinting franchise, was recognized for the 11th consecutive year as a top 500 franchise in Entrepreneur’s Franchise 500 list. The company ranked 249th.   The Entrepreneur editorial team researches and assesses several factors, including costs and fees, size and growth, support, brand strength and financial strength and stability. Each franchise is then given […]