Industry News

Tint World Opens 12th California Location

May 22nd, 2024

Plenty of sun calls for plenty of tint shops—and California just got another one. Tint World San Rafael, owned and operated by Janet Liang, is now in business. “Drivers and automotive enthusiasts in California have proven their trust in the world-class services Tint World delivers,” Liang says. Tint World’s president says she’s off to a […]

Chris Brooks’ Kauff’s Signs, Tint & Wrap Raises $7,000 for Billy Aiton

May 15th, 2024

Palm Beach Gardens-based Kauff’s Signs, Tint & Wrap has raised more than $7,000 for Billy Aiton. Chris Brooks, owner of Kauff’s Signs, Tint & Wrap in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, worked with Tinters for a Cause, a national nonprofit organization, to host a three-day vinyl wrap training class at his shop in Palm Beach Gardens. […]

Tint World Opens First Oklahoma Location

May 15th, 2024

Tint World is expanding to a new state. Owned and operated by Charles White, Tint World Tulsa is the franchise’s newest location. “We’re proud to offer Tint World’s industry-leading solutions to Oklahoma,” White says. “The Tulsa location is an essential part of the fast-growing Tint World family as we continue to enhance our position as […]

CoolVu Franchise Reaches 100 Locations 

May 8th, 2024

Residential and commercial window tinting franchise CoolVu announced it reached 100 locations just over two years after its founding.   Founded by industry veteran Jeff Franson and 30-year franchise wiz Mike Herrara, who is president of the CoolVu division, the company also offers graphics and architectural surface solutions as well. “Our expansion to 100 operating franchise […]

State Governments Recognize National Window Film Day, Held Next Tuesday

Apr 24th, 2024

National Window Film Day is April 30 and state and local governments are using their official channels to draw attention to film technology and its benefits. The day, initiated originally by the International Window Film Association (IWFA), has gotten attention from elected officials across the nation—including five governors (Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, Wyoming and North Dakota), […]

Training Your Future Competition Just Became Way More Likely

Apr 24th, 2024

The window film installers you train can now leave and start another shop right down the road—regardless of any prior agreement. On April 23, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted to ban employers from imposing non-compete agreements on almost all workers. The ban, which passed three to two, has already faced legal backlash. According to […]

NGS Becomes a National Aspire Dealer

Apr 24th, 2024

Atlanta-based nationwide film dealer NGS has become an authorized Aspire dealer—making the company an installer of dimensional and adaptive finishes brand in America. “Becoming an authorized Aspire dealer is a significant milestone for NGS,” says James Beale, NGS CEO. “With this partnership, NGS reaffirms its dedication to providing top-of-the-line architectural finishes and decorative window film […]

Window Film Magazine’s Parent Company Takes Home Five Azbee Awards 

Apr 24th, 2024

The American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) presented its Mid-Atlantic Azbee awards last week in Washington, D.C., where its sister publications took home a combined five awards. In the category of All Content – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Door and Window market magazine [DWM] took home a Bronze award for the article “DEI + […]

New Federal Law Requires Window Film Shops to Register

Apr 17th, 2024

A federal law increasing reporting requirements for companies operating in the United States took effect on January 1, 2024. The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) applies to most small and privately held businesses. The CTA requires more information from every corporation, limited liability company (LLC), limited partnership (LP) or any similar organization formed by filing the […]

Tint World Announces New Alabama Location

Apr 10th, 2024

Tint world has a new franchise location in Alabama. Tint World Birmingham, owned and operated by Clint Smith, is the third location in the state. “We’re thrilled to make Tint World’s high-quality products and services available to drivers in the Birmingham area,” says Smith. The location is 400 Cahaba Park Circle, Birmingham, Alabama 35242.