March 31, 2014

Sun-Gard Products Featured at Courage Film Fest Seminars


Courage Distributing, Inc. has been the exclusive distributor of Sun-Gard Solar Control products in Canada for over 20 years. As part of their commitment to their customers, the company hosts its own Courage Film Fest seminars in Toronto and Vancouver each year. The seminars bring together manufacturer representatives, dealers and installers for a day of educational sessions, business forums, product demonstrations, tint-off competitions and networking.

We recently attended the Toronto event and showcased our full line of Sun-Gard automotive, commercial and residential films. Our Sun-Gard film products were also provided for the automotive and architectural tint-off competitions along with manufacturer support for the contestants. 

A Sun-Gard vehicle was on site for installers to try their hand at heat shrinking various Sun-Gard products on an actual car window. Film Fest attendees were also able to stop by the Sun-Gard booth and meet with manufacturer representatives to learn more about our company’s film lines, dealer marketing support, exclusive dealer programs, and more.

This year’s Film Fest was a great success with over 300 attendees. The Madico team enjoyed meeting with window film dealers representing locations from across Canada.  As always, our valued partner Courage Distributing did an excellent job of creating an informative and fun industry event that we were proud to be a part of.

If you are in the Vancouver, Canada area you can stop by the upcoming Film Fest on April 6. For more information visit Courage’s website.

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March 26, 2014

Madico Window Films Hosts Open House in California


Madico representatives from across the country gathered together with West Coast film dealers for an Open House at our Service Center in Huntington Beach, California last week. The Open House was a great opportunity for Madico staff to meet with both current and potential customers in one location and discuss the latest happenings at Madico, introduce new programs and products and personally answer questions.

While at the Open House, attendees learned about our new Decolite™ and Solution Series films, Sunscape designer film program, Wincos automotive film, available marketing support and experienced a virtual factory tour.

We even hosted exciting Automotive and Flat Glass Tint-offs. The competition was fierce and we were impressed by the contestants’ abilities and techniques. Congratulations to Cisco Sanchez of Sunshades Window Tinting in Indio, CA for taking home 1st place in both the automotive and flat glass competitions!  Runners up included Dan Hillary of A1 Precision in Norco, CA and Arturo Cayetano of Cayetano Tint in Anaheim, CA.

Open House events are also scheduled at our Madico Mid-America Service Center in Dallas, Texas on April 13th and at our Madico Florida Service Center on April 23rd.  Please call 888-887-2022 or email windowfilm@madico.com for additional details.

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December 19, 2013

Madico's Window Film and Specialty Film Divisions Join Forces to Grow Business in China


Picture2Madico Window Films is leveraging the Madico Specialty Films ‘Representative Office’ in Suzhou, China to conduct market research and liaise with local prospects and customers.  The goal is to increase Madico Window Films’s architectural film sales in the fast growing – and ultra-competitive – Chinese market.

Michael Lyons, Madico Window Film's International Sales Manager, traveled to Suzhou in early December to provide window film training and a Chinese window film market overview to Madico Specialty Film’s Jacky Zhang and Kevin Chen.  The group also visited several large window film prospects and customers in the metro Shanghai area to discuss current market trends and explore potential architectural film business opportunities.

Welcome Jacky and Kevin, the Madico Window Films team is looking forward to an exciting 2014 in China!

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November 21, 2013

Madico Window Films Returns from SEMA 2013


Madico Window Films headed to Las Vegas once again this year for the annual SEMA Show November 5-8, 2013.  The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more. This year’s show boasted the largest attendance Madico has seen in nearly 8 years which was quite exciting!

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With a two-story booth that took up 20’x 50’ of floor space, our brands were highly visible to all that visited the North Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We exhibited our full line of Sun-Gard and Madico automotive products with a special focus on our premium Wincos films. Dealers at the show had the opportunity to take advantage of a show special that offered a complimentary Wincos Promotional Kit if they purchased three rolls of Wincos at the show. The kit included a number of marketing materials and our new wallboard and “WOW Box” heat reduction demonstration display.

While SEMA is an auto focused show, we did highlight our Sunscape Architectural line. Many of the large automotive tinters also market and sell to commercial/residential customers and are great potential candidates for the Sunscape Dealer program.

Each year the SEMA show presents a great opportunity for us to easily connect with our international distributors in a convenient location. This year we brought them all together for a distributor dinner at PF Changs. It was a great way for them to mingle with one another and share information about their markets.

Madico also hosted a Customer Appreciation Party at the Hard Rock Café on the Las Vegas Strip. Over two hundred people enjoyed good food, great music and a beautiful view of the Strip.

Overall the show was a success as it allowed Madico Window Films to connect with potential customers as well as nurture our current relationships at one of the most exciting industry events of the year.

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August 30, 2013

Healthcare Real Estate Firm Improves the Look and Energy Consumption of Medical Buildings with Sun-Gard Optivision®


Our latest case study explores the benefits achieved by an
Atlanta, Georgia healthcare real estate firm through the application of our
Sun-Gard Optivision® window film on several of their properties. The firm was
able to solve a variety of issues at various locations through the use of a
single window film product, Optivision.

Click here to download the complete case study.

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August 27, 2013

Madico Window Films Supports the 2013 International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off


The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™
(IWFC) 2013 is quickly approaching and Madico Window Films is once again a
supporter and exhibitor. The event will be held September 18-20 in Tampa, FL,
at the Tampa Convention Center and Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina.

During the conference, attendees will take part in
educational seminars by industry leaders and expert speakers, network on the
Exhibition/Extravaganza show floor with window film manufacturers and suppliers
and view the Tint-Off™ competitions.

This year, Madico Window Films will also be taking advantage
of the show’s close proximity to our manufacturing facility and offering tours
of the Madico factory to interested dealers. You can register for the tour, here.

During a recent interview with Window Film
magazine
, Madico’s marketing and customer relations manager Angie Leonetti,
described what attendees can expect to see from Madico at the show, “We will be
showcasing our full line of Madico and Sun-Gard automotive and flat glass
films. We are also looking forward to meeting with prospective dealers who are
interested in our new Sunscape Designer Film program. In addition, we’ll be
hosting a presentation on installation techniques and specific tools geared
toward safety/security film products and improving flat glass installation
productivity.”

This year’s Tint-Off competition is the largest one yet with
60 automotive and 25 architectural competitors. Madico has sponsored two tinters
in the competition, Hahn Kim from Song’s Tint Masters in Los Angeles, CA and
Damon McKenzie from Performance Tinters in Babson Park, FL. We also have a
number of other loyal customers participating in the competition. The
Tint-Off’s bring together tinters from around the world to showcase their
skills and compete for the $10,000 prize. Industry veterans judge the
competitors’ tint installations as well as their procedures, safety,
cleanliness and customer interaction. It is also a chance to learn from other
professionals, execute quality installations, pick up innovative techniques and
of course compete for the chance to hold the title of “World’s Best Architectural
or Automotive Window Film Tinter.”

Our very own Andy Hayes, technical services engineer, has
been chosen as a presenter for the show’s seminar series. Andy will be
presenting “Installation Techniques for Architectural Glass and Safety/Security
Films.” This session will review installation techniques related to safety and
security film products and how you can gain a better understanding of specific
tools for the flat glass market. There will also be a review of installation
techniques that are specific for flat glass, to help you improve productivity.

We look forward to meeting with our valued dealers at this
year’s show. Please plan to visit the Madico Window Films booth, # 313!

The International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off is
co-sponsored by Window Film magazine
and the International Window Film Association.

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July 16, 2013

Sun-Gard Nova 70 Protects English Wine Shop’s Fine Wines from Damage Due to Overheating


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We are pleased to share our latest case study highlighting an installation at an English wine shop.  This is a great testament to the fact that even in rainy and cold England window film is necessary! The complete case study can be downloaded here.

June 28, 2013

Madico Window Films to Host Factory Tour for Dealers


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Madico Window Films is looking forward to the upcoming International Window Film Conference taking place in our own backyard - Tampa, Florida – this September! Given the close proximity of the conference to our manufacturing facility, we are taking the opportunity to open up our factory for an exclusive dealer tour.

The tour will be taking place the evening before the conference for the convenience of those that wish to attend. Dealers will experience how Sun-Gard and Madico Window Films are made in our clean room, quality controlled environment. Our highly trained staff will be on hand to answer any questions that may arise during this exclusive tour. The night will end with a casual dinner with the Madico team before heading back to the Tampa Marriott Waterside to prepare for the next day’s conference.

Madico Window Films is always eager to share our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with those in the industry.  We have always found that our customers appreciate the opportunity to witness first-hand the work that goes into creating the products they work with on a daily basis. We look forward to introducing dealers to the Madico advantage this September!

This is a private event and not affiliated with the IWFC-sponsored event in any way. Only window film installation dealers are invited to attend. Complete details for the event are being sent out to eligible dealers.

April 30, 2013

Sun-Gard Korea Exhibits at Seoul Motor Show 2013


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The Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) hosted one of Asia’s largest automotive shows, running ten days, March 29 through April 7, in Seoul, South Korea. Sun-Gard Korea joined hundreds of exhibiting companies from 14 countries, including the world’s largest automobile manufacturers from the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Korea, at the Seoul Motor Show 2013.

Visitors to the Sun-Gard booth at the Seoul show were treated to demonstrations of Sun-Gard window film products. One such demo involved a thermal heat rejection test that gave visitors a first-hand feel for the heat rejection capability of Sun-Gard film. Another featured a tinter from Sun-Gard Korea showing the film heat shrinking process on automotive glass.

The booth also featured a dart game, which drew attention to the Sun-Gard displays and lent an element of fun to the visitor’s experience. Sharpshooting dart-tossers were awarded a free auto tint installation for hitting the bulls-eye.

Michael Lyons, Madico Window Films’ International Sales Manager, attended Seoul Motor Show 2013, and gave it a thumbs-up. “I was very impressed with Sun-Gard Korea's approach to the Seoul Motor Show 2013 exhibition,” Lyons said. “SGK staff worked hard and actively engaged with visitors, and the tinting demonstrations drew a lot of attention. Everything was extremely well thought out and executed.  An all-around excellent showing by Steven Chun and SGK’s management team and staff.”

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March 07, 2013

New Sun-Gard Professional Automotive Installation Videos Now Available


YouTubeMadico Window Films strives to provide useful tools and resources to our valued Sun-Gard dealers  and customers. As part of that continued effort, we are happy to introduce our new professional automotive film installation videos.  These videos cover a basic method for installing rear and side view automotive window film.  While, many techniques can be used to install auto film, we have chosen to demonstrate one basic, universal method.

These videos also feature the tools necessary to properly complete a professional installation.  These tools are available at your local Madico Service Center and can be ordered by calling our US toll free number at 888-887-2022.

The automotive installation videos are available for viewing on our new Madico YouTube channel - MadicoFilms. Stay tuned for additional training videos that we will also be uploading to our YouTube channel!

The Madico team would like to thank Shawn Fawcett of Apollo Window Tinting in Trinity, FL for serving as our installing dealer in the videos.  We always enjoy working with our dealers on these types of exciting projects!

If you want to learn more about professional window tinting, please call us at 888-887-2022.




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