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October 30, 2013
Window Films a Big Trend at 2014 SGIA Expo
Eastman Appoints Channel Manager for Window Films Business
SGIA Announces 2014 Board of Directors
IWFA Offers New Booklet Reports on the Harmful Effect of Indoor Sunlight and Prevention
Birds to Sing Praises of New Building Measures
McGraw Hill Construction Predicts Moderate Growth in 2014
View of Economy at Six-Year High Among Affluent in New Survey; Indicates Good Potential for Increased Spending
How Three Super-Busy Small Business Owners Make It Work

October 23, 2013
Shutdown is Over but Uncertainty Remains
International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off Location Announcement Coming Soon!
TODAY’S BLOG: A New Venture
Bird Deaths Lead Hotel to Action
Four Spooky Small-Business Myths Busted
Builder Confidence Down in October
NAHB Estimates Housing Starts Approach 900,000 Units in September
Experts Stress Transparency in Promoting LEED v4 Awareness

October 16, 2013
Window Film Companies Taking Hits as Government Shutdown Enters Third Week
International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off 2014—Where’s It Going to Be?
The Leadership Thing
Tint World Prepares to Open Five New Stores
CCL Design and SAi Partner to Create Cloud-Based Software
AUSTRALIA – Fire Destroys Roma Home
Your Marketing Strategy Needs to Keep Pace with Digital Culture
Older Workers: Age Bias Makes Job Hunt Tougher

October 9, 2013
Adding Window Film Services a Growing Trend for Auto Glass Shops and Performance Films Distributing Announce Restructuring
Gila Window Film Donates $35,000 to Susan G. Komen
Dennis McMullin Joins Interwest
Guest Blog: Interview with FDNY Chief Richard “Pitch” Picciotto
UNITED KINGDOM – Invicta to Expand Business and Move to New Location
UNITED KINGDOM – Attract the Christmas Footfall with Effective Window Wrapping
Small-Business Owners’ Confidence Slips Amid Economic Concern
What the Shutdown Means for Small-Business Loans

October 2, 2013
Eastman to Invest $40 Million in Virginia Plant
October Film Your Film Giveaway Topic
PPF Competition Added to 2014 Tint-Off Line-up!
St. Petersburg Company Cutting Landfill Waste by 80 Percent in 2013
Westport Schools Seek to Install Higher Security Door Locks
Fall Brings Sudden and Violent Death for Millions of Migrating Birds
Heliatek and AGC Sign Development Agreement to Integrate Organic Solar Films
How a Government Shutdown Could Wreak Havoc on Obamacare

September 25, 2013
Tinting and Trophies and Tampa, Oh My!
TODAY’S BLOG: Hosting an Event Can Be Hard
New Prizes for 2014 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off Winners!
Regional and State Unemployment Rates Stable in August
A Pause in Builder Confidence
Single-Family Production Pushes Housing Starts Up in August
August Construction Rises Two Percent
We Want You to Film Your Film!

September 20, 2013
Performing Under Pressure
Finalists Announced for Tint-Off Competitions; Winners to be Announced Tonight
Selling and Marketing Strategies Steal the Show in Morning Seminars
Champions Named in Tint-Off Competitions

Setember 19, 2013
The Heat is On
‘Are We Still Close that Way?’ 9/11 Survivor Shares His Story
Business Abounds at International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off

September 18, 2013
Abbott Gives Keynote Speech Today at IWFC
Welcome to Tampa!
Practical Social Media for Your Business
GUEST BLOG: More Than Just a Shirt
Hanita Coatings Restructures; Appoints New General Manager, National Sales Director
Interwest Distribution Announces New Tools Division

September 11, 2013
Exterior Window Films; Can They Keep You from Melting?
A Q&A with Madico Window Films, a Manufacturer in St. Petersburg
The 2013 IWFC Opens in One Week
Hanita Coatings Becomes the Only Window Film Manufacturer in India to be Registered by GRIHA
If You’re Thinking of Tinting Your Windows, Watch This First
Turn Your Windows into Works of Art
Five Small Business Social Media Mistakes

September 4, 2013
IWFC Has Record-Setting Pre-Registration Numbers
Exhibit Booths Sold Out for IWFC 2013; Waiting List Forms
Drytac Canada Names Paul Filippelli as National Sales Manager
Xpel Announces 2013 Second Quarter Results
Car Windows May Not Protect from Sun
UNITED KINGDOM – New Rules over Tinted Taxi Windows
UNITED KINGDOM – Skyscraper ‘Melts’ Man’s Jaguar (VIDEO)
Frosted Jail Windows Will Prevent Inmates from Flashing, Talking to Visitors
Athens Resident Speaks Out on Tinted Window Violations
What Small Businesses Need to Do for Obamacare Before October 1

August 28, 2013
Solar Art Window Film Named for Second Time in Inc. 5000
Marriott Sold-Out, A New Hotel Has Been Added for IWFC!
Pre-Registration Discounts End Friday
Eisenberg Leaves 3M Renewable Energy
Drytac Canada Appoints Paul Vanderweide
July Construction Recedes Two Percent Overall but Building Numbers Grow
Builder Deaths Climb First Time Since 2006 as Economy Rebounds
Higher Mortgage Rates Prompt Pause in New-Home Sales in July
Small Business Tips: How to Do Market Research
Laser Listening: Could You Eavesdrop on the Guardian?

August 21, 2013
Motivating Employees for Dealership Safety Programs
Pentagon Protection Appoints O’Brien and Grants Share Options
Solar Gard Promotes Garlo and Foster to Eastern/Western Regional Sales Managers
Less Than One Month Until IWFC 2013
Builder Confidence Rises Three Points in August
Housing Starts Rise 5.9 Percent in July
Window Film Cuts High-Rise Hotel’s HVAC Costs
The IRS is Cracking Down on Small Businesses
Small Business Can Have Big Presence on Web

August 14, 2013
CLC/SunTek Continues Growth and Expansion
HanitaTek Names Service Group Distribution as West Coast Distributor
IWFC Reaches Global Proportions
Tint World Franchise Partners with Focal America
Builder Confidence in the 55+ Housing Market Improves
Improving Markets List Includes 247 Metros in August
School Board Vets Security Upgrades
Window Film Can Improve Efficiency of Glass
Small Business Hiring is Better than Before the Recession

August 7, 2013
Charleston, S.C., Dealer Working to Make Schools Safer
Seminars You Can Expect to See at IWFC
Registration and Room Discounts End Soon
Construction Employment Increases in 191 Areas
Slowdown in 2013 Nonresidential Building Activity
Remodeling Gains to Continue into 2014
Scorpion Hosts iPad Giveaway

July 31, 2013
Aegis Opens Two New Distributor Locations
Window Film Wins Second Consecutive Azbee Award
Meet the Exhibitors of the 2013 IWFC: Huper Optik/Tubelite
Window Tinting Becoming Popular in Homes
June Construction Settles Back One Percent
Remodeler Confidence Rebounds in Second Quarter
BEIRUIT – Nearly 3,500 Tickets Issued For Tinted Car Windows
You Wouldn’t Expect this Home Burglary Trend

July 24, 2013
Florida AG Calls Hurricane Films a Scam; Are They?
Last Chance to Exhibit: Very Few Booths Remain at IWFC 2013!
Madico Completes Zero Net Energy Home in Tampa
AUSTRALIA – Tinted Vision for Tugboat Captain
New Window Film at Polk County Public Library
Remodelers Continue to Report Increase in Business
Experts Recommend Window Tinting to Cool Down Vehicles
PECO Offers Tips to Help Customers Beat the Heat

July 17, 2013
Plummer Details Fletcher’s Exit from Madico Window Films
Credit Card Settlement Could Send Thousands Your Way
TODAY’S BLOG: I’ve Grown “Attached” to this Industry
Window Film Works Smarter and Greener to Save Energy Costs
Auto Advice from Angie’s List: Tinted Windows Have Many Benefits
What are Disadvantages of Tinted Windows?
Super Handyman: Keep Your Cool this Summer

July 10, 2013
Maxpro Films Manufacturing Up and Running
U.S. Film Crew and Nationwide Window Film Crew Join Forces
Meet the Exhibitors of the 2013 IWFC: Matrix Films Co.
Florida AG Bondi: Hurricane Window Film is a Scam
How to Trust a Window Tinter
Are Your Windows Going to the Dark Side?
Indiana Supreme Court Okays Stops for Too-Dark Windows, Even if Tint is Legal
BEIRUT – ISF Issues More Than 1,000 Tickets for Cars with Tinted Windows

July 3, 2013
Provision of New Health Care Law Postponed One Year
Avery Dennison PPF Line Now CCL Industries
NFRC Database Now Lists Rated Window Film Companies
David Fletcher Retires from Madico
Flying High
Registration to Compete in Tint-Off™ Closes Monday, 7/8. Spots are Limited, so Register to Compete Today!
SGD Partners with Errecom and BlueChem
Oncor Adds $2.6 Million into Home Energy Efficiency Program
Good News Car Window Tinting Story
Window Film Can Help Control Temperatures
Legally Tinted Windows Are Reason Enough for a Traffic Stop, Says Indiana Court
New July 1 Laws Include Ban on Texting While Driving in Several States

June 26, 2013
Oregon Shop Owner Fights for Law Change and Wins
LONDON—Pentagon Protection Jumps on Contract Gains
Tint World Opens New Albany, N.Y. Location; First in State
Mutoh America Appoints Jessie Orabuena as Western Regional Sales Engineer
Window Film: Answering Demands for Energy Efficiency, Safety and Security
Window Film Effective in Improving Efficiency of Glass
FIJI—Some Government Vehicles Exempt from Removing Dark Tints
Businesses Taking an Interest in Electric Window Tinting
Tax Breaks Every Small Business Needs to Know About
Three Content Aggregation Tools for Social Media Marketing

June 19, 2013
CLC/Suntek Expanding; Say Dealers Will Have More Products
SGD Announces Partnership to Distribute Avery Dennison Automotive Aftermarket
3M Window Film Annual Conference Honors Dealers Across the Country
Tint-Off™ Competitor Registration Closes Monday, July 8!
New Attendee Attractions are Rolling into the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ 2013
Window Film on the Radio
Make Windows Safer and Less Inviting to Thieves
Florida Attorney General: Beware of Window Film Scams
Police Studying Idaho Tinting Law to Determine if Changes May be Recommended to Legislature
BEIRUT – Authorities to Crack Down on Tinted Windows July 1
Small-Business Owners: Working Harder, But Optimistic
Three Marketing Myths That Are Costing You Sales

June 12, 2013
SGD Adds Pentagon Protection; First to Distribute in U.S.
Window Film Magazine Named as ASBPE Award Finalist for Second Consecutive Year
Mactac Distributor Products Donates Vinyl to Portraits of Hope
Professional Baseball Player and Motivational Speaker, Jim Abbott, to Deliver Wednesday Keynote at IWFC 2013
Meet the Supporters of the 2013 IWFC:
THAILAND – Car Film Sales Lose Their Sheen as Domestic Auto Demand Deflates
GUAM – Senators Morrison and Tom Ada Propose Allowing Clear UV Window Films on Vehicles
NIGERIA – Ban on Tinted Vehicle Diversionary, Reactionary
Window Film Helps Battle Ultraviolet Rays
Window Film Keeps Your Pad Warm in Winter and Cool in Summer
Chicago Ridge Woman Snared in Auto-Wrap Ad Scheme

June 5, 2013
ASHRAE Discusses Reductions to Window-to-Wall Ratio
Fransko Joins Interwest as Chief Marketing Officer
Hotel Discount Available to IWFC Attendees
TODAY’S BLOG: The Busy Season
Eastman Chemical Co. Adding 300 Jobs, Spending $1.6 Billion
Hurricane 2013: Different Ways to Protect Windows, Sliding Doors
Help Mitigate Injuries and Property Damage with Safety Window Film
DUBAI – Open Minds: ‘Why Do People Tint the Windows on Their Cars?’
It’s Official: Obamacare’s Small-Business Exchange is Partially Delayed
Why Local-Mobile Marketing is Exploding

May 29, 2013
Gaining Steam: A Look at Tampa
Meet the Supporters of the 2013 IWFC: Commonwealth Laminating and Coating/Suntek
Window Film Retrofits: Moving Us Closer to a Sustainable Future
County Tightens Courthouse, School Security
McKinley, Welch Introduce Bipartisan Energy Efficiency Bills
Super-Energy Efficient Homes Built To Inspire More Stringent Codes
‘Made in USA’ the Trend for Small Business
New Option for Employers to Cut Health-Insurance Costs

May 22, 2013
Tornado Devastates Oklahoma; Local Shops Say They’re O.K.
3M Appoints Interwest as New West Coast Distributor
Meet the Supporters of the 2013 IWFC: Eastman Chemical Co.
Tinted Car Window Standards Poses Issues in Illinois Cities (VIDEO)
Clearing Up Tinting Laws (VIDEO)
NASCAR Star Beats the Heat at Home
The Obamacare Myth About Small Business
83 Incredible Examples of Social Media Marketing

May 15, 2013
Patric Fransko Details Reasons for Leaving Zola and SGD
Eastman Board Appoints Mark Costa as President and CEO
U.S. House of Representatives Approves Bill to Allow Time Off for Overtime
Eastman Announces Completion of Asia Pacific Technical Center
Four Big Names Make Forbes Global 2000
Window Tinting Offers More Advantages than Just Appearance
Legislative Roundup: Bill Rolls Back Energy Efficiency Standards for Builders
Health Insurance Tax ‘Scares the Daylights’ Out of Some Small-Business Owners
The Top Five Small Business Mistakes

May 8, 2013
Madico Exec Explains Stellar First Half for 2013
Court Strikes Down Free-Speech Violating Poster Law
Eastman Partners with the Skin Cancer Foundation
Meet the Supporters of the 2013 IWFC: Sonoco
Attention International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ Attendees
Bulletproof Whiteboards and the Marketing of School Safety
Northbridge Voters to Act on $38.1M Budget
Special Assessments Allow Businesses to Finance Energy-Saving Upgrades
UNITED KINGDOM – Older and Disabled People ‘Put Off’ Energy-Efficiency Schemes
Are Small Businesses Fleeing Facebook? Nope

May 1, 2013
Black Discusses His Move to Madico
IECC Code Hearings Feature Window Film Proposal
Eastman Releases First-Quarter Financial Results
World Trade Center Survivor and FDNY Fire Chief Richard Picciotto to Deliver Thursday IWFC Keynote
IWFC ’13 Set to Include Trade Show, Seminars and Competitions
Chute Joins Argotec as Senior Process Engineer
Window Film: An Overlooked Retrofit Option?
NIGERIA – Bill On Tinted Vehicle Glasses Passes Second Reading
Three Steps to Incorporate Big Data into Your Small Business
RUSSIA – Man Bites Traffic Cop over Tinted Car Window

April 30, 2013
Jim Black Moves to Madico

April 24, 2013
Does American-Made Window Film Matter?
Biz Buzz: Duo Opens Nation’s First Solar Gard Store
DUBAI – End Tinted Windows if You Want Safer Roads
Forbes Earnings Preview: 3M
How Energy-Efficiency Goals Hinge on Home Remodeling
Remodeler Optimism Stronger Than Ever During First Quarter
Should You Leave Facebook? EdgeRank Confusion, Promoted Posts and Why Small Business Owners are Exceedingly Frustrated
IWFA Regional Conference Attracts Many – Builds Momentum for IWFC

April 17, 2013
Window Film Magazine Publisher Gives Eye-Witness Account of Boston Marathon Bombing
Meet NASCAR Driver Greg Biffle at IWFC this September
Meet the Supporters of the 2013 IWFC: HanitaTek Window Films
IWFA Urges Consumers to Go Green with Window Film for Earth Day
Madico Promotes Leonetti
Kuraray Expands in Texas
Homeowners Say Now is a Good Time to Renovate
IRS Auditors Targeting Small Business Owners — But There are Ways to Protect Your Company

April 10, 2013
Window Film Spotlighted at 2013 NFRC Spring Committee Meeting
New Dealer Opens Solar Gard-Brand Concept Shop
TODAY’S BLOG: Wish You Were Here
Meet the Supporters of the 2013 IWFC: 3M
Time Lost To Bomb Threats May Be Made Up, Scranton Schools Says
NIGERIA – Boko Haram: Police Impound 100 Vehicles with Tinted Glasses in Benue
Small Businesses Wanting a Tax Break Next Week Should Check Out Obamacare

April 3, 2013
What it Really Means to be Made in the USA
Pam Preston Appointed as General Manager of HanitaTek Window Films
Solar Gard Announces New Android App
Solutia Names Dealer of the Year
GUEST BLOG – Eggstraordinary Event: Rollin’ with the White House by Holly Biller
Meet the Supporters of the 2013 IWFC: Johnson Window Films
SPONSORED LINK: Register to Attend the IWFA Western Regional Conference
George P. Steigauf, Founder of Two Companies
New Window Coating Allows Sunlight but Filters Heat
Pakistan Bans Tinted Auto Glass, Weapons in Public
Affordable Care Act Opens Doors for the Undocumented
Social Media Marketing Not as Easy as ‘Just Do It’

March 27, 2013
Watch the FILM’d Newscast!
Meet the Supporters of the 2013 IWFC: Solar Gard
EnerLogic Wins Technology of the Year Award
Window-Tinting Company Fetes 40 Years
Innovative Home Design Safeguards Against Extreme Weather
Greg Biffle’s Window Film Paint Scheme for Fontana
INDIA – Tinted Glass for Vehicles Banned in Assam
This Week in Small Business: Does Yelp Help?
Nine Social Marketing Mistakes You Should Really Try to Avoid Making

March 20, 2013
U.S. Film Crew Victim of Three-Alarm Electrical Fire
TODAY’S BLOG: A Very A-Peeling Proposition
Meet the Supporters of the 2013 IWFC: Madico Window Films
Film Crew Visits Area to Get Lowdown on Eastman’s Film
Solar Gard Recognizes its Top Dealers
Two New Films Hit the Market
Enhanced Security Proposed at School
Reducing Household Energy Waste
It’s Difficult Seeing through Virtually Opaque Glass
$10M for Business Energy Efficiency Upgrades Up for Grabs
Former Oklahoma Football Star Confirmed Dead in South Bend Plane Crash
Five Tax Breaks for Small-Business Owners

March 13, 2013
From Melting Pot to Salad Bowl: Selling to a Changing Consumer Base
Solar Eclipse Wins Hüper Optik Dealer Award
A Most Cost-Effective Solution to Power Savings
Can 3M Continue This Bull Run?
INDIA – Gadget to Help Traffic Police War on Tinted Windows
NFIB: Small Businesses Want Simpler Tax Code
NFL Player Arrested in Lee County

March 6, 2013
Solar Gard Appoints New GM
EPA Names Eastman as Energy Star Partner
Shatterproof Glass Planned for New W.Va. Schools
JAMAICA – Put Restrictions on Vehicle Window Tinting
DSU in the Running for Home Depot Prize
Ex-Solutia CEO Seeks to Oust Zoltek Board
A New Tax Crackdown on Small Businesses?
How to Build an Online Community for Your Small Business

February 27, 2013
Ohio Board of Motor Vehicle Repair Calls for Tint Shop Registration
Window Film Could Save the Equivalent of Four Million Barrels of Oil
Better Energy Ideas Teams up with Hyatt to Lower Energy Costs
JAMAICA – Energy Conservation Critical to IMF Agreement – Minister Paulwell
UNITED KINGDOM – Pentagon Protection Shares Rocket on Contract Win
Seven Habits of Great Small Business Owners
Eighteen Social and Local Marketing Ideas Based on the Consumer Journey

February 20, 2013
Local Tint Shop Restores Roofs after Tornado Rocks Mississippi
Could Security Films Save You from an Oncoming Meteor?
Solar Gard Earns LEED Certification
Torrington-Based Window Tinting Business Expanding
Franchising Means Entrepreneurs Don’t Have to Go it Alone
Town Council OK’s Transfer of Funds for Security
Stick-on Film Transforms Glass into Smart Window
Special Glass Provides Safety and Security
Precedent-Setting Verdict Should Reduce Bird Collision Deaths in Canada
Five Tools for Sharpening your Local Marketing Edge

February 13, 2013
Experts Give Advice on Lead Generation
Local Company Tests Bomb Resistant Windows
IWFA Launches Social Media Platforms Encouraging Consumer Benefits of Film
Birds vs. Mirrored Buildings: Environmental Group Loses Case, but Wins Important Precedent
UNITED KINGDOM – Rally Ace Gordon Aims for Revved-Up Return to Circuit
Signs are Good for Start-Up as Advice Pays Off
What Happened to Obama’s Big Plans for Small Business?
How to Win the Social Media Marketing Horse Race: Infographic

February 6, 2013
– Made in the USA: FTC Outlines Compliance with its Guidelines
– NBC2 Investigates: Illegal Window Tinting
– Hanita Appoints New Head of Window Films Division
– IWFA Elects Board of Directors
– Avery Dennison to Sell Business Units for $500 Million
– IWFC and TINT-OFF™ Hotel Reservation Block Now Available
– Everyone’s Children
– Officials Outline School Security Changes
– Revitaglaze Reduces Stained Glass Sunrays
– Residential Energy Tax Credits are Back
– Why Small Businesses Should Employ Apprentices
– Marketing to Other Businesses? Here’s Where Your Digital Priorities Should Lie

January 30, 2013
Watch the FILM’d Newscast!
Registration Opens for 2013 IWFC Following IWFA Co-Sponsorship
U.S. Film Crew Completes Major Install on Short Deadline
Stephens Starts as Trainer at EPD
Focus on Pass Area Business: Ding Masters
3M Earnings Call Insights: Industrial Dynamic, Security and Transportation
Versailles Schools to Add New Safety Measures
German-Engineered Window Coatings Comes to Gulf Coast
Why Online Video is Vital for Your 2013 Content Marketing Objectives
Don’t Lose Money in the Clouds

January 23, 2013
Gaining Consumer Pinterest
Commonwealth Laminating Illustrates Advanced Manufacturing
Pentagon Protection Announced Additional Contract Wins
Cutting Power Bills: It’s About Time
Remodeling Market Remains Strong in the Fourth Quarter
Remodeling Numbers are on the Rise
Businesses Not Adding Jobs Despite Optimism, Manta Poll Finds
Made in USA Makes Comeback as a Marketing Tool

January 16, 2013
DOE Considers Funding of Program for Attachment Systems
U.S. Economic Census Forms for Businesses Due February 12
Ziebart Announces New Promotions
IWFA Reminds Consumers of Tax Credit for Applying Film
Bomb Resistant Doors, Windows Installed at Sequoyah County School
School in St. Charles Adds Security ‘Piece By Piece’
AUSTRAILIA: Zero Energy Buildings – To Retrofit or Start Fresh?
Solar Film Produces Energy, Future of Solar Power Almost Here
Three Small Marketing Changes Will Make a Huge Impact on Your Business
How Small Firms are Gearing Up for Health Reform

January 9, 2013
Enpro Group Under New Management
TODAY’S BLOG: Nigeria … Not Exactly Paradise
Area Schools Beef Up Building Security
SPONSORED LINK: Mutoh America, Inc. Partners with Avery Dennison for Another Year of Car Wrap Training Classes
Invicta Helps to Restore Charles Dickens Museum
AUSTRALIA: Equipment Helps Firefighters Keep Their Cool
Staten Island New Businesses in Focus: Spray City Collision Center
Johnny’s Car Wash is Sold
Small Business Morale Heals, but Labor Market View Downbeat
How Marketing Will Change in 2013: The Strategic Forecast
Kanye Gets Warning For Speeding, Tinted Windows

January 2, 2013
Happy New Year: Take a Look at the Most Popular Stories of 2012
3M Co. (NYSE:MMM) Expected to be a Champion Again
Budget-Minded Business Vehicles of 2013
Tampa Couple Embraces Green Lifestyle with Home Renovations
Five Issues Small-Business Owners Will Confront in 2013
2013 New Year’s Resolutions for the B2B Marketing Department

December 20, 2012
Window Film Shops Recognized as Service Leaders
MaxPro Brings New Potential to Industrial Park
TODAY’S BLOG: New Beginnings
3M Forecasts 2013 Profit Slightly Below Estimates
IWFA Warns Consumers of Indoor Sun Exposure and Cataract Risk
What Falling Off the Fiscal Cliff Means for Employers, Jobs
Your Content Marketing Strategy for 2013
Social Media and Joint Marketing
USA TODAY Special Report: ‘Green’ Schools: Promises Not Delivered

December 6, 2012
‘Tis the Season to Smash and Grab
Geoshield’s Window Film in Global Markets
Xpel Technologies Announce Q3 Results
9 Online Marketing Trends for 2013
Michigan’s Utilities Surpass Energy Efficiency Goals for 2011, Gov. Snyder Urges More Improvements
Government Reveals Plan for Energy Efficiency Incentives
Buying an Energy-Efficient Home
Museum Replaces Curtains with Tinted Windows to Help Brighten Up Building
AGC Announces UV Verre Premium Cool On
The Game: LAPD Shows Him Mercy on His Birthday
Solutia Recognized for Energy Savings

November 8, 2012
Tint Shops Rocked By Series of Storms
Two Manufacturers Invest in Big Renovations
Hyatt Installs Solar Gard Window Film
TODAY’S BLOG: Have Tools Will Travel
INDIA:  Car Window Film Violation Penalty Hiked
Small Business and Social Media: Always a Surprise
A  Small Business Outlook for Obama’s 2nd Term
I Was a Passenger on the First Boeing 787 Dreamliner  Flight in the U.S
Tinting Your Vehicles Windows—Why?
Happier Consumers Ready to Spend Over Holidays
Study:  Green Operations Can Save Hospitals Billions of Dollars

October 30, 2012
SEMA Show Opens Today

October 25, 2012
Construction Forecast Shows Bright Spots
Saint Gobain to Develop Solar Film for KSA Market
3M Gulf Expands Authorized Autocare Centre Network in United Arab Emirates
Tint Technology Opens Window of Opportunity for V-Kool
Online Lead Generation and Internet Marketing Tips
Develop a Winning Marketing Plan with These 10 Tips
TODAY’S BLOG: Always Learning
3M Profit Rises 6.7 Percent as Margins Strengthen
Avery Dennison Rises on 3Q Income and Outlook
City Will Try to Sell Naming Rights to Columbus Civic Center
Somali Forces Implement New Security Plan in Mogadishu
How to Winterize Your Home: A Procrastinator’s Manual with 8 Tips
Beware When Buying New Tires, Wheels

October 17, 2012
Yannick Larose Sentenced for Assault and Intimidation Charges
McGraw-Hill Reports Decreased Construction Starts in September

October 11, 2012
3M Reorganizes Business Groups
Avery Dennison and 3M Deal Dissolves
Space Technology in Insulation Markets Cuts Energy Bills
Tint Rule: The Bias Shows
Restyling Area at SEMA Show to Showcase More Than 300 Exhibitors
Solar and Energy Loan Fund Breaks Records in August
Interior Motives—Decorate for Beauty and Efficiency this Winter
Energy Efficiency Saves on Resources

September 27, 2012
This Year’s IWFC Tint-Off Champions Reflect on Marketing and the Industry
2013 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ Dates and Location Set
Modagrafics Selects Avery Dennison as Graphics Solutions Vendor of the Year
Oklahoma City Alta Mere Franchisee is Recognized with Award
Andy Hayes Earns CEM Certification
Automotive Rust Protection Sales Up According to Ziebart International Corp.
City Hall Sun Glare Costs $15K
51 Motorists Summoned Over Dark Tinted Windscreens in Kedah Ops
– Broken Arrow Police Will Enforce Window Tint Law
– Standardize Rules for Tinted Vehicles

September 13, 2012
Solar Art Window Film Named in Inc.’s 2012 Rankings
Helen Sanders Discusses the Benefits of Dynamic Glazing
The 2012 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ Opens in One Week
Companies You Can Expect to See at the 2012 IWFC
3M Hosts Workshop on Energy-Efficient Manufacturing
Some Helpful Hints to Keep Intruders at Bay
MALAYSIA: Glass Safety Tint Sales Up
Minnows Would Do Well To Seek Bigger Fish

August 30, 2012
Watch the Film’d Newscast for a Look Back at our Award-Winning Video Program
One Day Left to Pre-Register for the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™
Window Film Community Gears Up For Annual Conference and Tint-Off™
Meet the Supporters of the 2012 IWFC: LLumar
3M Completes Manufacturing Expansion for Ultra Barrier Solar Film in Columbia
Former Window Film Dealer Advances to Finals Round of 3M Championship Golf Tournament
TODAY’S BLOG: The Times They Are A-Changin’
Are U.S. Thin-Film Deals ‘Killing’ Solar Module Manufacturing In India?
UCLA’s New Transparent Solar Film Could Be Game-Changer
Heliatek Trials Solar Film Technology Production
Company Says Window Film Will Reduce Energy Costs
Dark Window Tint Now Illegal in Broken Arrow
A Toronto Tower That Aims to ‘Blend into the Sky’

August 16, 2012
California Assembly Passes New Tinting Regulation
Window Film Magazine Wins Best “Webcast Series” Category in National Competition
ON THE BLOGS: Liquid Security Film?
Pre-Registration Deadline Nearing for the 2012 IWFC
Meet the Supporters of the 2012 IWFC: Solar Gard
Additional Items Requested for Silent Charity Auction at IWFC
Arizona Public Service Seeks 32MW Solar Project
USA Seaclear Introduces Demist™ Anti-Fog Window Film
Kohima Police Bans Tinted Films on Vehicles
Port Charlotte Man Arrested For Selling Percocet

August 2, 2012
Window Film Companies Employ Marketing Strategies to Increase Sales in Summer Months
Discounts on Hotel Room Rates for IWFC to End
More Competitors, More Competitiveness, More Winnings: The 2012 International Window Film Tint-Off™ Hosts More Competitors
Defending Champion University of Michigan’s Solar Car Features Avery Dennison Vehicle Wrap in 2012 American Solar Challenge
IWFA Offers Free Consumer Info About Benefits of Window Film
– Better Business Bureau: Beware of Auto-Wrap Advertising Pitch
– More Drivers Being Ticketed for Illegal Window Tint
Too Dark Window Tint Could Be Illegal 

July 19, 2012
London Event Requires Large-Scale Window Film Installations
Window Film Magazine Named as ASBPE Award Finalist
– Meet the Supporters of the 2012 IWFC: Madico Window Films
– Rules and Regulations and Score Sheet Now Available
International Window Film Association Announces Membership Drive and Readies for Annual Conference
Don’t Paint Your Car: Wrap It
Cutting Your Home Energy Costs
Tint Crackdown Day Two

July 5, 2012
New Window Film Technology Introduced at WDMA Conference
Meet the Supporters of the 2012 IWFC: 3M
Monika Baraket, Online Marketing Strategist, to Speak at the IWFC 2012
Studio AM Works on Designs for London Cable Car
Believe in Tomorrow House at St. Casimir Gets Wrapped
TODAY’S BLOG: And the Thunder Rolls
Invicta Launches New Energy Saving Window Film
Renters’ Tips for Reducing Summer Cooling Bills
Illegal Window Tint Leads to Drug Charges for Milwaukee Man

June 21, 2012
California Energy Commission Includes Window Film in State Building Code
Security Film Ad Banned for Warnings About Terrorism and Flying Glass
Early-Bird Pre-Registration to End Next Friday for the IWFC
Meet the Supporters of the 2012 IWFC: HanitaTek Window Films
Civic Offices to Sport Olympic Images
Kentucky Utilities Offers Rebates on High-Efficiency Appliances
3M Completes Manufacturing Expansion of Solar Film at Missouri Plant
TODAY’S BLOG: Window Film Brings People Together
Ax Wielding Hero Stops Would be Burglar

June 7, 2012
– FILM’d Newscast is on the Road for AIA and Preparing for the IWFC
– International Window Film Conference Full Seminar Schedule Now Available Online
– Businesses Use Plastic Film to Protect Windows from NATO Protesters
– A Glare Grows in Dallas: Why a New Condo Tower has the City’s Art Community Up in Arms
– KU Offering Rebates for Energy Efficient Appliances
One Face, But Two Sides of a Story
New Product Withstands Storm Winds, Saves Energy
Clay to Participate in Weather Preparedness Tax Holiday

May 24, 2012
Israeli Film Company Offers Protection to Hospitals
IWFC Early Bird Registration Discounts End One Month From Today
Solar Gard Releases Second Environmental Product Declaration
– Phila K-9 Cruiser Gets Free Tint for Summer
– Tint World to Open New Greensboro Location
– Boomer Q&A: We’re All Interdependent
– Lead Letter: Window Tint Law Should be Enforced More
TODAY’S BLOG: Remembering

May 10, 2012
– Court Documents Reveal Larose Case Full of Physical Violence
Geoshield Renews Distribution Agreement with Gulf Coast Countries
Solutia Reports First Quarter Results for 2012
Hottie’s Window Tinting Opens in Iron Mountain
Broward Launches Energy Conservation Campaign
Spaces: A Fully Recycled House on the Green Home Tour
TODAY’S BLOG: London Bound

April 26, 2012
– Yannick Larose Pleads Guilty to Masterminding Assault and Intimidation
FILM’d Updates on Window Film Industry Happenings
Southwest Michigan Branch of USGBC Hosts AIA Accredited Course
Bugatti Veyron Sang Noir Wrapped by Cam Shaft
Retired Teacher Nearly Falls for Vehicle Wrap Scam
Red Phone: Tinted Windows Create Problems
Illegal Window Tint Leads Officers to Pot Bust

April 12, 2012
FMCSA Begins Allowing Window Film Use on Big Rig Sidelites
Tint World Franchise Announces New Store Opening in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Window on the World for Advanced Glass Technology
The Gleam’s Not Just in Your Eye
Going to the Dark Side
Man Jailed for Allegedly Beating Son over Window Tint
TODAY’S BOLG: The Arrival of Black Betty

March 29, 2012
Solar Gard Announces New Tools for Dealers
3M Recognizes Dealers at Annual Film Dealer Conference
Sophia Man Turns Hobby into Successful Business
The Comeback Curtain
Window Tint Gives San Juan County Law Enforcement Fits
Security Firm Seeks World Cup Glory
200 Vehicles Fined for Tint
TODAY’S BLOG: Something to Sink My Teeth Into

March 15, 2012
IWFA Report Reveals Window Film as Most Cost-Effective Energy Saving Choice for Californians
Madico Acquires More Distribution Rights
IWFC 2012 Launches New Website and Opens Registration
Solar Gard Recognizes Dealers with Awards at Panorama Dealer Meeting
3M Became the Path to a New Business for WF Glazing
David Ragan Adds Sponsor for 2012 NASCAR Season
Windsor’s Motorcycle Armor Receives National Award
Hero of the High Seas, Captain Richard Phillips to Deliver Keynote at International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ 2012
Vehicle Wrap Competition Between Australia and New Zealand
A Room with Too Much View?

March 1, 2012
Minnesota Window Film Association Seeks to Change State’s Tinting Laws
Kirkwood Bar & Grill Reflective Windows Case Rescheduled for March 12
Businesses Try Car Wraps
Kaiser Permanente Looks to Cut Carbon Footprint 30% by 2020
KUWAIT—Front Vehicle Windscreens Must be Transparent
DUBAI—Car Window Tinting Shops of Dubai’s Satwa Area are Rusting Away
TODAY’S BLOG: Nawlins, Dahlin!

February 16, 2012
FILM’d Visits New Orleans Window Film Shop
Pittsburg Hospital Adds Window Film in Wake of Tornado
– Mercedes C63 AMG Gets Chrome Blue Window Tint
– 30 Percent Tinted Glasses OK’d – Windshield, Driver’s Side Clear
– Vroom to a New Look
– Patriots WR Ochocinco Fined in Ohio Court for Traffic Violation

February 2, 2012
Solutia Acquisition Will Increase Growth Rate for Eastman in Asia Pacific
Madico Aquires Select Enpro Distribution Assets
Utah Legislature Move to Allow Darker Car Windows Dies
State Announces Clean Tennessee Energy Grant Program And Energy Efficiency Projects
Window Tint: Slashing Business Costs While Going Green
Citations for Loud Mufflers, Illegal Tinting are Issued
Today’s Blog: Change, Meet My Friend Denial

January 19, 2012
3M Takes Better Buildings Challenge In-House
Tint World to Open New Location in Charlotte
Hightstown High School Grad Loses Battle With Cancer, Friends Continue Fundraising Efforts
Window Tinting Prices: Three Things That Make a Difference
IWFA Promotes Window Film as Solution for Glare
LEBANON- Police Confiscate 929 Unlicensed Motorcycles

January 5, 2012
Performance Films Distributing Moves Forward with Distributorship Agreement
V-Kool Planning New Solutions Next Year
Genealogical Society Promotes Awareness of African American Culture
Key Communications Events Manager Receives Award for Outstanding Performance
Noticing Window Film on Your Honeymoon
Bayonne Cops Pull Over Man with Tinted Windows, Also Discover Suspended License and $50 Bill
Today’s Blog: Why I Hate Resolutions

December 15, 2011
FILM’d Reviews the Events of 2011
Holiday Deals Popular Among Window Film Shops
Madico Opens Northeast Service Center
NTSB Calls for Nationwide Ban on Driver Cell Phone Use of All Sorts
Tinted Windscreens and a One-Stop Career Centre Are on the Agenda for MPs Today
Researchers Develop SolarWindow With Faster, Rapid Scale-Up Process for Applying Solution-Based Coatings
Thornton Named Business Director for 3M’s Energy Conservation Division

December 1, 2011
Commonwealth Laminating and Coating to Expand Facility in Martinsville
Dates Announced for International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ 2012; Scheduled for September 20-22 in Louisville, Ky.
Solutia’s EnerLogic Film Awarded as Innovative
IWFA Warns Consumers about Effects of Winter Sun
Adding Shades or Film Can Improve Inefficient Windows
Driver Fined for Tinted Windows
Today’s Blog: Bad Reputation

November 17, 2011
Wrapping Up the SEMA Show with FILM’d
FILM’d Goes Off the Record: 2011 Edition
FILM’d: The Tint-Off Challenge
Auto Wraps Can Save Struggling Phoenix Companies
– Brent Tatum: Life Under Wraps
– November/December Digital Edition of Window Film Magazine Now Available
TODAY’S BLOG: Using Your Business Facebook Page to Build Connections by Patric Fransko
Bird Deaths on Campus Prompt Window-Design Project, Art Exhibit
– Keep Out Cold This Winter
– HPD Monitoring Window Tint
– Cops Say They Discovered Huge ID Theft Operation
– Officials: Police Use ‘Best System Available’ to Measure Window Tint

November 3, 2011
FILM’d Discovers Status of Industry and New Products at SEMA Show
SEMA Show 2011 Kicks Off in Las Vegas
View Window Film Magazine’s SEMA Show Slideshow
NIST Researcher Shares Results of Test on Properties of Polymer
Solutia Extends Distributorship Agreement Through 2015
Window Film Editor Katie Hodge Weds
Energy Tip #3: Plastic Window Film
Window Tint Violations Becoming More Prevalent on Base
Viva La Film

October 20, 2011
Industry Responds to Solutia’s Acquisition of Southwall Technologies
Window Film Industry to Make Appearances in Maryland and Las Vegas
Energy Entrepreneurs Flock to Renewables Bonanza
IRS Eases Up on Worker Misclassifications
Window Tinting Tickets Biased?
Businessman: Town’s Window Tint Meters Are Inaccurate
5 Ways to Lower Your Heating Bills This Winter

October 6, 2011
Industry Reacts to Finalized Sale of Solar Gard
Energy-Efficiency Remains a Major Focus at Greenbuild
Glass TEXpo™ Returns to San Antonio in April 2012
Tint World® Licenses Three New Franchise Locations
3M Film Turns Windows Into Transparent Solar Panels
DigiGlass Names EURO Windowfilm AB Official Reseller in Sweden
DuPont and Bürkle Claim Glass/Glass Thin-Film Solar Module Productivity Breakthrough
Shelby County Considers Vehicle Tint Ordinance
Agency on Lookout for Tinted Windows at Jakarta Terminals
Drivers with Tinted Windows Win Some and Lose Some
TODAY’S BLOG: What I Know for Sure by Katie Hodge

August 25, 2011
Florida Kids Attend “Film School”
Solar Gard Donates Items for Silent Auction
Five Reasons Why Accreditation Matters
IWFA Announces Release of Dealer Survey
Tinting Can Keep Your Car Cooler in Florida’s Summer Sun
Inexpensive Window Film Has Many Benefits, From Cutting Energy Bills to Preventing Break-Ins
David Beckham Caught for Illegal All-Black Tints on Car Window
Alleged Tinting Violations Lead to Felony Charges

August 11, 2011
Bekaert Specialty Films Sold to Saint-Gobain
What Happens in California, Never Stays in California
Contest Winner Competing in Tint-Off
Want More Out of Your Online Marketing? Cody Flanagan Has Answers
Johnson Window Films Gives Away Trip to the International Window Film Tint-Off and Conference
New Energy Generates Electricity on Flexible Plastic Using Novel See-Through SolarWindow Coatings
PHILLIPINES—Elevating Auto Tinting to an Art Form
AUSTRALIA—Starleaton Opens International ‘Wrap Artist’ Contest to Australia and New Zealand
Q&A: Window Film Helps to Keep the Summer Heat Outside
Lamar County Buildings to Receive Facelift

July 21, 2011
A New Law in Florida Has Window Film Companies Up in Arms
International Window Film Conference Seminars Focus on the Customer
Play by the Rules: Rules and Regulations and Score Sheet Now Online
Become IWFA-Accredited During the Conference
3M Introduces Exterior Window Film Prestige Series
Consider Window Film First
SAGE’s Dr. Helen Sanders Tells Congress Green Building Loans Drive Job Creation
Homeless Center Gets Energy Boost
Vehicle Window Tinting Company Opens in Ferndale
No Developments on ‘Tinted Car Windows Proposal’

July 7, 2011
How $2.86 an Hour Made Tinter Michael Phifer Rich
IWFA Launches New Branding Campaign
Who is Behind the Big Event?
U.S. Film Crew Takes Common Courtesy Approach to Competition
Drivers Opt for Window Tinting to Avoid Rays
Angie’s Advice: Try Window Film to Make Room Temp Just Right
How Do You Use Daylighting While Reducing Excess Heat from Windows?
Try Film on Windows, Doors to Stop Bird

May 26, 2011
It’s All Natural
International Window Film Tint-Off and Conference™ Information Update
Advent of V-KOOL® Heralds a New Era of Change in the Window Film Industry in South Korea
Solar Gard Photovoltaics Delivers New Benchmark for Backsheet Cost and Performance
Lilly Planning to Add Life-Science Artwork to its Campus

May 12, 2011
PGC International Legislative Retreat Wraps Up in Washington, D.C.
Tint-Off First Prize Increased to $10,000
3M to Build Solar Materials Plant in Hefei, China
Chemistry Energizes China
Pioneering Efficiency Advocate Blair Hamilton Dies
Unapproved Hurricane Protection Draws Warning in Florida
The Pros and Cons of Window Films

April 28, 2011
Chairman Discusses New Members Action Committee of the IWFA
Hanita Coatings Acquires Film Pacific Australia
Obama Signs 1099 Repeal Into Law
New Tool Helps Police Crack Down on Tinted Windows
Footballer Josh Walker Stopped for Having ‘Too Dark’ Car Windows

March 10, 2011
FILM’d Presents the State of the Industry
Advanced Window Solutions Named National Dealer of the Year by Solutia
Mizrachi Brothers Open Three New TintWorld Centers
3M Introduces New Translucent Polyester Window Films
IWFA Announces Creation of Members Action Committee
Heavily Tinted Car Window Leads to Arrest of Maryland Probationer in Brookside

February 24, 2011
Steve Phillips: “I’m Here to Stay”
Solutia Expands Llumar Decorative Window Film Program
Digital Light Sensor Chip Draws 0.65µA
Do It Yourself: Some CFL Options For Covered Fixtures
PRO/CON: Is Crackdown on Minor Traffic Violations Fair?
Window Smashed While Pupils Work

January 27, 2011
Window Film Proves Itself as Powerful Marketing Tool
Solar Gard® Window Film Calls for Increased Transparency as it Publishes Largest Environmental Product Declaration
National Window Films Celebrating 20 Years Of Excellence
Licenses Granted to U.S. Companies Run the Gamut
Nano Ceramic Technology Wins 2010 Car & Driver Award
CHINA – Solar Gard Plans to Build New Specialty Film Production Plant in China
Operation vs Tinted-Windows to Start Today: LTFRB Official
Easy Eco Ways to Credit Crunch Proof Your Home and Save Over £500 Per Year
Drug/DUI Arrests Appealed; Drivers Say Window-tinting Wasn’t Cause to be Stopped

January 13, 2011
International Window Film Tint-Off and Conference™ Makes Plans
Directed Electronics Enters Film Industry
2010 Top Products
Hodge Promoted to Editor of Window Film Magazine
Retailers’ Green Efforts Focused on Energy Management
Tottenham star faces speeding sentence after being clocked at 105mph