Industry News

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.

Where’d the Sun Go? Tint Shops Prep for the Eclipse

Apr 8th, 2024

Large parts of Mexico and the United States were covered by a solar eclipse. What does that mean for tint shops within the prime viewing areas of the eclipse? According to a map on, the U.S. path of the total solar eclipse cuts an arc from Texas through the heart of Indiana and across […]

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 […]

Eastman Performance Films, LLC Returns to WFCT 2024 as a Ruby Sponsor

Mar 27th, 2024

Eastman represents two brands window film and paint protection film—LLumar and SunTek—and is based in Kingsport, Tennessee with film operations based in Martinsville, Virginia. WFCT will return to the booming Sunshine State this year and is being held September 19-21 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Attendees can expect world-class educational opportunities, […]

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 […]

Autobahn, Huper Optik and Edge Name 2024 Dealer Awards

Mar 13th, 2024

It’s the height of annual dealer meeting season and Autobahn, Huper Optik and Edge just announced their honored dealers. Awarded by David Kratz, CEO of Autobahn, Huper Optik and Edge, the 2024 dealer conference took place at LeMay – America’s Car Museum, in Tacoma, Washington. The dealers who received awards from Autobahn include: Regional (West): […]

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 […]