Posts Tagged ‘California’

Tractor Trials

Mar 2nd, 2022

Farmland is part of the ride when traveling to and from Milledgeville, Ga.’s, Georgia College and State University. I traveled the route frequently from 2016 to 2020, when I studied mass communication. Tractors trekked the fields and came into view constantly. Today, I look at the machines in a whole new way. In Tractor Tinting: […]

Tinting Together—Industry Couples Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Feb 9th, 2022

Operating a film company is a complex undertaking loaded with daunting deadlines and demanding customers with eyes for the little things. It’s a journey full of hills, valleys and the in-between. Ahead of Valentine’s Day, industry couples say business is better together. Love at First Sight Jorge and Brenda Rivera run JR Auto Style together […]

Calling all Customers—Film Companies Cook up Leads

Jan 26th, 2022

Precision Window Tinting Co. of Clovis, Calif., spent a combined $20,277 on Google Ads in May, June and July 2021. Today, an estimated 75% of the company’s leads are generated from the online advertising platform during summer months. Owner Jeff Spraetz says the ads shift with local happenings. Where to Spend Money “They have an […]

Falcons and Film

Jan 26th, 2022

SoFi Stadium of Inglewood, Calif., plays host to Super Bowl LVI in a few weeks. The 298-acre stadium houses 100,240 fans and it will be the place to be on Sunday, February 13, 2022. My Atlanta Falcons won’t be in the big game, but my lifelong fandom holds value that extends into my life. The […]

Tractor Tinting: Is it Worth the Trouble?

Jan 12th, 2022

Decatur, Texas, is filled with farmland. John Deere, Kubota, Case IH and New Holland dealerships supply the region’s farmers with tractors for cutting and bailing hay. John Little owns All Pro Window Tinting in Decatur and has been cooling down tractors since he began tinting them in 1990. Up for a Challenge? Little has tinted […]

New Year, New Me: Film Shops Rev Up 2022 Resolutions

Dec 22nd, 2021

The New Year dawns in 10 days, delivering a fresh calendar full of potential. With 2021 winding down, industry members are reminiscing on past accomplishments and reciting resolutions for the future. 23-year veteran Nipsy Mitch Goldman, owner of Tegridy Tint in Marrero, La., is focused on family for 2022. “I’ve been bringing my son to […]

Female Film Stars Find Voice for 2022

Dec 8th, 2021

The women of the window film industry will kick off 2022 with a different form of customized artistry. Prominent female film stars will ring in the new year by launching a calendar titled the Women of Automotive Film. Ten women comprise the calendar’s pages. “I want to bring light to [the fact] that there are […]

White House Launches Supply Chain Dashboard

Nov 24th, 2021

The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, Calif., handle 40% of containerized imports entering the United States. Typically, only a few container ships are “at anchor,” waiting to dock. On October 29, there were 75 waiting for their turn. Addressing these concerns, the White House is launching a Supply Chain Dashboard to turn the […]

Falling for Flat Glass: Residential Film for Rookies

Sep 29th, 2021

The window film industry is nuanced with segments of differentiation for shop owners to incorporate into their service offerings. Flat glass work is one such area of contrast. Mike Powell, owner of Day To Night Window Tinting in Roanoke Rapids, N.C., has seen his sales double since he added flat glass in 2019. Day To […]

California Issues 600,000 Direct Payments in 1st Batch of New Golden State Stimulus Checks

Sep 1st, 2021

As California continues the slow recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down many businesses last year, new $600 state stimulus checks have begun arriving in the bank accounts of residents who earn up to $75,000 annually, to help them get back on their feet. The state distributed approximately 600,000 direct payments worth an estimated […]