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Dawn campbeLL  
very once in a while, it’s good high schools and are in the process  
to look back and ref ect on how of becoming a trade school option  
far something or someone has for juniors and seniors. This shows  
come. This issue marks my two-year the maturation of f lm. It’s gone from  
anniversary as part of this industry, an industry with a stigma to a via-  
and even in that time, I’ve seen win- ble career path—and everyone is to  
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dow f lm come a long way.  
thank for that.  
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As the industry has grown,  
so has the number of its sup-  
pliers. Private label f lm brands  
have had much success, long-  
Another signpost of growth  
is the International Window  
Film Conference and Tint-  
Off™. The 2016 conference—  
bryan Hovey  
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Janeen muLLigan  
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time f lm manufacturers offer more now in its 16th year—has grown  
solutions than ever and our subscrip- consistently and is set to have its  
tion base has grown tremendously, biggest year yet. Not only have annu-  
telling us more tint shops are spring- al exhibitors been increasing their  
ing up all around the world.  
This issue of winDow fiLm magazine making their mark as well. This year,  
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see page 30). Compare it to last at the show than ever before, which  
scott RickLes  
year’s and you’ll get a glimpse of how tells me tint shops’ buying power has  
the industry has been bolstered.  
increased tremendously. The compe-  
titions have expanded as well, with  
this year being the f rst to have four  
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Tint Schools  
One of the trends over the past two heats in the automotive division.  
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These last two years have been  
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schools” nationwide. There are sev- good to us as an industry. Let’s con-  
eral in Florida and California—two of tinue these trends and make sure  
the largest f lm markets—and others the next two years bring nothing but  
throughout the rest of the U.S. Some more growth, innovation and maturi-  
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The exhibition floor will be record- The Tint-Offs™ are also bringing in  
setting in 2016, with more suppliers more competitors than ever—from  
than ever.  
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