54 posts categorized "Window Film"

July 14, 2014

Madico Window Films Featured in Florida's Business Observer Newspaper

Madico Window Films was recently featured in The Business Observer, a weekly newspaper for business leaders on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

The article entitled, "Window Watchers," gives a glimpse into Madico's 90,000 square feet manufacturing facility and window film operations in St. Petersburg, FL.

Check out the full article on The Business Observer's website.

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Photo by Mark Wemple. Madico Window Films executives Shawn Kitchell and Jeffrey Plummer have worked to upgrade Madico’s coating and finishing operations to clean-room environments and reduce 350 tons of packaging waste in the last couple years.

July 11, 2014

Sun-Gard Sales Representative Dave Metcalf had plenty to Celebrate this Independence Day

Dave Metcalf, Sun-Gard Sales Representative for the Northeast,  was a proud father this Independence Day. His son, Eric Metcalf, Chief Warrant Officer Level 4, is retiring from the Army after 25 years of service and his grandson Mike Metcalf has just enlisted in the Navy.  Eric has had a very illustrious career starting in the Navy during the first Gulf War and then switching to the Army so he could fly Blackhawk helicopters. He has completed five combat deployments and will be flying medical flight helicopters out of Dallas, TX when he retires in a couple of weeks.

Seaman Mike Metcalf, Dave’s grandson, recently graduated from boot camp in Great Lakes, IL and is now attending nuclear submarine training school in South Carolina for the next couple of years. The apple didn’t fall far from the tree. Dave is very proud of both of them.  

The photo below was taken of Eric while he was flying the Blackhawk helicopter in the first Transformers movie. He is the one standing behind the monitor with the ball cap with a helicopter on it. Also in the photo are the stars of the movie Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel (wearing camo) and the director, Michael Bay (sitting).


April 30, 2014

Sun-Gard Commemorates National Window Film Day

Today, April 30th, is the inaugural National Window Film Day!  As a leading manufacturer in the industry, we are honored to have this day recognized and celebrated.

Here at Madico Window films we chose to commemorate National Window Film Day by honoring those that have helped develop our industry over the years - our valued film dealers.  Dealers play a vital role in the success of the window film industry by sharing their knowledge and selling the benefits of window film at the consumer level.  Through our dealers, Madico’s films have helped to improve the comfort and energy efficiency of homes and work spaces throughout the country. To express our appreciation, we offered free commemorative National Window Film Day hats to film dealers.

In addition to our own recognition of the day, a recent press release issued by the IWFA stated, “Top elected officials across the nation are proclaiming April 30th as National Window Film Day. The purpose is to help educate consumers and commercial building owners about a solution to save energy and gain health and safety benefits.”  

We look forward to celebrating National Window Film Day on April 30th for years to come as well as the day serving as a reminder for our industry to continue to spread the word regarding the many benefits of window film. 

Since 1935, Madico has been at the forefront of window film innovation. Highlights of the innovations Madico has made in the window film industry over the past 80 years can be viewed on our new timeline.

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!


 (Jacky) Zhang Wenhui,  Michael Lyons,  (Kevin) Chen Cang   

July 16, 2013

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


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

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


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.”


February 28, 2013

International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ 2013


Madico Window Films is proud to announce that we will be exhibiting at the International Window Film Conference and Tint-Off™ 2013 (IWFC) September 18-20 in our hometown of Tampa, Florida.  We 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.

The IWFC was first held in 2000 and in 2011 the International Window Film Association signed on as the co-sponsor of the event, along with Window Film magazine. The IWFC was created to provide an educational venue for film technicians, company owners, managers and suppliers to come and learn from one another as well as industry experts.

The IWFC is an international event providing an unmatched learning experience to all who are involved. In addition to the seminars, the event is host to the International Window Film Tint-Offs™ – two divisions, an automotive and architectural, are held to showcase film technicians’ applications.  A trade show floor is also present where attendees can mingle with manufacturers and suppliers; see the latest products available; and take part in demonstrations from some of the top industry installers.

To register for the event click here. Early bird registration ends May 31st!

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

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

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