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by Casey Flores
Tara Taffera, vice presiDenT
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
HoLLy biLLer, vice presiDenT
dow f lm come a long way.
thank for that.
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—
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,
North East &
involvement, but new exhibitors are
includes our Annual Buyers Guide more companies will be represented
see page 30). Compare it to last at the show than ever before, which
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
One of the trends over the past two heats in the automotive division.
years has been the opening of “f lm
These last two years have been
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
all over the world.