Volume 13, Issue 3 — 
May/June 2009

A Publication for the Entire Film Industry

Value Added
We hear the term “value added” all the time in the distribution world. But, when it comes to window film, or any other product for that matter, what exactly does it mean? A Baltimore-based distributor is expanding the role of distribution, well beyond simply moving product, to include a full line-up of educational and marketing services marked by the latest technologies.

In February of this year, 3M formed a Renewable Energy Division, announcing that a new structure will enable the company to maximize its responsiveness in this fast-changing segment. Window film falls under the Energy Management portion where, according to Ranjit Thakur, the unit’s director, it serves as the backbone for this segment. Thakur took time out recently for an interview.

Despite the Times
2008 proved a difficult year for most industries, window film included. Despite the times, however, some companies are investing heavily in the segment’s future. In 2008 alone, Commonwealth Laminating and Coating invested $15 million into its manufacturing facility. Steve Phillips, the company’s chief executive officer, sat down with Window Film recently to discuss what led his company to make these improvements.

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On the Cover: Energy Products Distribution, a Baltimore-based company, is redefining the role of a window film distributor. At the helm of this effort are: (from left to right) Manny Hondroulis, Jim Hondroulis and Troy Vlahos.

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