Volume 18, Issue 6
November/December 2014


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New Department: Chronicles of a Tint Shop Startup
When we found out a tint shop was opening near our offices, we couldn’t resist. Owner Rick Haines obliged to let us in on the first year of his new business venture, for better or worse.

Got Window Film?
Decades into its existence, world-renowned marketing experts and industry associations with past experience weigh in on what it would take to lift window film into true public awareness.

See You at SEMA
Want to know which products exhibitors are displaying at this year’s SEMA Show? Here’s our preview of the event, complete with an exhibitor list of the names and booth numbers of companies you’ll want to visit.

Save Two Birds with One Film
Besides providing buildings with better energy ratings, a movement is brewing that involves using window film to prevent birds from colliding into glass.

WFCT Wrap-up: Squaring Off in Charm City
Not just in the Tint-Offs but throughout every aspect of the conference, there was one common theme: beating the competition.

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Ever wonder what it takes to open a window film business? We’ve got it covered.
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