SITE Database Seeks Window Film Submissions
The Protective Glazing Council (PGC) International hosted
its PGC Legislative Retreat in May at the National Institute of Building
Sciences (NIBS) headquarters in Washington, D.C. and discussed the new
NIBS Security Information & Technology Exchange (SITE) database.
Richard Paradis of NIBS discussed the NIBS database and previewed the
product database for those in attendance, explaining that it allows visitors
to the website to view product listings, which also include the standards
that each product meets. There is currently a section for “blast film”
and submissions from the window film community are being accepted.
According to Paradis, the database, which is in the building phase, “helps
users find the most appropriate technology that best fits the potential
security threats of a specific facility.” He noted that SITE is a searchable,
online database of products that meets the Department of Homeland Security
Interagency Security Committee, Department of Defense and Department of
Veterans Affairs security criteria and standards.
“The Department of Homeland Security really wants to have a place to go
find these high-end products,” says Paradis.
A target date for the launch has not yet been set and NIBS also plans
to enter more products into the database before it does so. To submit
products for the database visit http://www.sitexchange.org/
and follow prompts to complete submission. Once there are enough submissions
NIBS will release a launch date.
Contestants From Around the World Vie for “Best Tinter” Title
The 2011 International Window Film Tint-Off™ is receiving contestant registrations
from around the world. While a majority of the participants hail from
the United States, technicians from around the globe are throwing their
hat into the ring and hoping to walk away with these top honors.
With the prize money increasing to $10,000 for the top spot, there are
more reasons than ever to compete in the contest to be held on September
15, 2011 at the Memphis Cook Convention Center. Educational sessions and
exhibits on the show floor make attendance at this event a solid business
decision for anyone looking to improve or grow their business in the window
Kurt Groenendaels of Cf-Window film Bvba in Limburg, Belgium is a 13-year
veteran of the window film industry. Groenendaels has competed in a number
of tinting competitions and placed first in the European tint-off in Belguim
in 2007. When asked why he wanted to compete, Groenendaels said, “I like
the spirit of competition and the chance to meet other people from the
trade. During the years I have learned a lot from these competitions and
there is always room for improvement.”
Each contestant has his or her own reasons why they want to win the title
“World’s Greatest Tinter.” In addition to the $10,000 prize money, the
winner receives extensive media coverage and press releases; use of the
Tint-Off Winner logo on stationery, business cards and advertising for
one year; use of the 2011 International Window Film Tint-Off and Conference
logo for an unlimited time; and a congratulations ad and coverage of the
victor in Window Film magazine.
For more information on the Tint-Off visit windowfilmmag.com/tintoff.
Eruzione to Deliver Keynote at International Window Film Tint-Off
International Window Film Tint-Off and Conference™ is delighted to announce
that hockey legend Mike Eruzione will address attendees at the Memphis
Marriott Downtown in Memphis, Tenn., on September 16, 2011. The keynote
address will take place Friday morning during the event. Eruzione will
speak on teamwork and the necessary steps to be successful.
Eruzione served as the captain who led the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team
to its improbable Gold Medal victory in Lake Placid, N.Y. Most memorable
was the moment that Eruzione scored the game-winning goal against the
unbeaten Soviet Union team to advance to the medal round. Being dubbed
the greatest sports achievement of the 20th century, this story was later
immortalized on film in the 2004 movie, “Miracle.”
For the past several years, Eruzione has traveled throughout the United
States for major corporations and organizations as a motivational speaker
and sports promoter. He also is the director of alumni programs at Boston
University and remains actively involved in fundraising events for the
U.S. Olympic Committee.
Window film is just one of the updates being made to the C concourse in
Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport. With the goal of being more
energy-efficient, the airport is counting on window film to reflect unwanted
heat from the hot afternoon sun. New heating and air conditioning controls
will also be implemented to maximize energy savings.
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