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I just wanted to take the time to let this forum know a little bit about us. We know many of you well already and have made some great friends here. This is not a thread to sell our products, as there are many more for that. :) This is simply an introduction to all of you new members and a brief history in the making for all of our friends and supporters.
We've had the opportunity to speak with many of you and this has been a popular request. We appreciate the opportunity that was given us to become supporting vendors to this fine SLK forum and hope that we can continue to support it as time passes. I've included a few video links for any of you that like watching videos. [/color][/size]
Here is our myspace for all of you that have it... MySpace.com - King Penn Industries - 98 - Male - Garland, Texas - [URL="http://www.myspace.com/windrestrictor"]www.myspace.com/windrestrictor[/URL]


The laser etched and illuminated wind deflector was invented by Robert King Pennington just after the turn of the century. The first roadster that it was designed for was the Mercedes SLK (his personal vehicle). Young Robert was an entrepreneur from the very beginning and was as creative as they come. Back porch projects were becoming almost a daily thing as Robert grew older and became more and more interested in cars and “fixing them up”. It was very normal for my grandfather not to be able to find his power tools because Robert had them scattered about the back porch, the back yard or at his apartment. Fast forward a little bit to spare you the boring details and he started testing the market with private dealers and a few individuals getting all of the feedback that he could. We would like to thank SLKman for all of his quality feedback and help he provided Robert with. His kindness will not be forgotten.

Eventually Robert became convinced that the product would be in big demand and made the decision to start producing "WindRestrictors" as he called them. Here's a clip off of the about us section on our website. (and a short video)


VIDEO: MySpaceTV Videos: WINDRESTRICTOR (Robert King Pennington) by Stephen


About Us

Wind Restrictor , a division of King Penn Industries, was founded by Robert King Pennington who in 1997 went through a liver transplant and battled to save the remainder of his life. Robert felt his ideas and talents were inspired by God and money never came first in his business. The prices of Wind Restrictor products are reasonable and the quality is superb according to thousands of satisfied customers. Unfortunately Robert lost his battle with his health and was called away on April 24th of 2007. Just before his passing he was approached by many dealerships and other automotive companies, to expand his product line and business, and he realized this could no longer be a small home based business that he could handle just on his own. Upon his passing his amazing God-loving family, who have stood by him, and believed in him have chosen to continue his legacy by taking the business to the next level. Wind Restrictor is growing, bringing out new products and carrying on business in a way that we know Robert would be proud. He is still with us in spirit.
It is Robert's vision and desire to offer the best wind blockers (Wind Restrictor ) on the market today that not ONLY offer the deflection of wind turbulence but at the same time offer the patent pending features of illumination and high-end laser etchings to promote your roadster, business or car club.


Robert was known for talking to customers for literally hours at a time like he had known them all his life. He had a kind heart and was very generous. He made many friends in many parts of the world before he passed away and those friends we are still in contact with today.

VIDEO: MySpaceTV Videos: King Penn Industries Inc. (The beginnings) by Stephen

As we began to see Robert getting sick and at the same time working harder and harder to satisfy customers we knew that something had to change. He would hire all of his friends and would always end up getting more and more in debt. Somehow we found time to begin helping him and after some long discussions we were incorporated in no time at all. Our first building which Robert picked out was near downtown Dallas and we stayed there for over a year. We’re now located in Garland which is a lot closer to home for most of the staff. We strive to always provide the top quality product that our founder created and nothing less. Much time and effort goes into each project order that is received. We have lots of fun helping people personalize their roadsters and could not wish for anything else to do in the world! Below you will see some of our photos growing Roberts legacy.

Our first wall in the new office. = )


Our President! (white hat) = )


not sure about this one... lol


This was a bunch of fun!




GETTING ORGANIZED... I think? :eek

MORE ON THE WAY IN 2 MINUTES :usa:
 

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Roberts SKY, now a marketing vehicle. I hope we can do a run with you guys one day! ?

And our other marketing vehicle! lol (gosh these are nice) owned by Pam and Ashli.


Us set up in Vegas with TONS of roadsters! yaaaa!

HERE IS ONE OF THE CARS WE SPONSOR. IT WILL BE IN NIGHT RIDER THIS WEDNESDAY IF ANY OF YOU WATCH THAT SHOW. ALSO, IT WILL BE IN FAST AND FURIOUS PART 4 in 2009 WITH VIN DEISEL... = )

Some of the staff in Vegas!
 

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Here's one of our valued customers that came to visit us after Roberts passing last year. She now travels the U.S. raising money for breast cancer awareness and organ donation.



Here's our corporate display board. Notice me all the way at the bottom! :lol:
Heck I barely made it on the board. We have such a great staff. We have all pulled together to try and make Roberts vision a reality. Thanks so much for those of you who have been a part of it and to those of you WHO HAVE TRUSTED us with your roadsters!!! :eek:
 

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The front of Roberts new office/shop here in Dallas.
Please stop by if you are ever in the neighborhood!!!!! :willy:
We have a big sign out front now so you can tell it's us..
 

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And finally, giving credit to where credit is due. Here's young Robert working away as always to build his business and satisfy his customers no matter what. He would want you to know that the credit is due to his creator.
Thanks for taking time to check this thread out. We're so thankful to all of you for making this one of the best forums in the world!!!!!!!

Roberts recent release that he began working on at the beginning of 07.
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Robert when he was first starting out with just the help of BETH!!!! His Fiance. Thanks so much to beth.
 

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Many Thanks.

A photo of Robert and I in his 170. It had a multi stage paint job with a blue/purple pearlized paint shot onto white. Really unique effect when viewed from different angles.

Thanks to all of you for your support. We look forward to working with many of you in the future.. :tu:
 

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Yes, Robert was one quality fella!

When it was just Robert and me planning the future direction of the company, we were nothing more than a couple of guys kicking around ideas of where we could take this idea.

We had many long distance calls concerning many aspects of the company. We spent many hours planning the future of the company, building websites, searching for the perfect name to represent the company, which companies to mold and etch the windcreens.

With Robert working in Dallas and me working in Houston, it made it difficult for us to combine our talents. Robert had decided to quite his job and devote 100% of his time to the company. I already had an 15 year career in the Airline industry and was not willing to quit that and move my family to Dallas. So Robert took control of it.

Robert said he had many Doctor friends that would give him the funds needed to start the company but Robert wanted to do it without oustide backing.

It was difficult at first to find quality manufacturing that would deliver the windscreens without scratches already on them from the factory so delivery time was slow in the beginning. Nothing but the best was to be sent out to the customer. Many times windscreens had to be re-oredered until a perfect piece could be shipped.

With my Glass etching background I had etched and lit a few car windows for car shows in my spare time. Robert thought my idea of lighting the Etched windscreens would be a great idea! It would be a great way for customers to express themselves and thier cars with custom designs. My windscreen in my SLK was the first to be lighted!

Over time, with Robert in and out of the Hospital, Robert and I talked less and less. Sadly Robert passed away. Thankfully Roberts Family rallied to keep the company alive in Robert's memory and today have a thriving business! Robert would be VERY PROUD of them all!

It was an honor for me to be a part of Robert's life and the start of the company! I wish much success to them all.

Brent Fruzia
SLKman:tu:
 

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Friendly bump for those of you that do not know anything about our company. We will be putting on a Spring Promotion starting April first. In April we will also be celebrating Roberts passing. I say celebrate because my little brother is in a much better place today. The suffering ended for him 2 years ago. I know he would be proud of the staff and everyone that has pulled together to help keep his vision alive. Thank you all for your continuted support and for allowing us to sponsor this wonderful forum. Have a wonderful weekend !!!
 

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I LOVE my Windrestrictor! So much so that I recommended to my friend in South Carolina (Saturn Sky, etched/illuminated "XOXOXO"). Mine is iluminated...I haven't got pulled over yet...but it sure gets the looks!!
 

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Thank you for this very nice post and histor of you guys' business and also my condolences...
I will for sure order my windrestricter soon from you guys....
 

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Thank you for this very nice post and histor of you guys' business and also my condolences...
I will for sure order my windrestricter soon from you guys....
Thanks. We think of him all the time and especially this month. It will be 2 years the 24th. We've added a special link to the homepage entitled "our founder"
 

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Today marks 2 years of Robert's passing. To his friends and customers I would like to say thank you so much for all of your support. God bless you all.
Stephen Pennington
Roberts Elder Brother

Rest in Peace Robert King Pennington
1979 - 2007

 

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WR now Official Liscensed Product [GM]

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Wind Restrictor™ Press Release June 12 2009

Just wanted to post this as an update for our company. We received confirmation about a month ago. It will open the door for new and exciting opportunities for us here. It was one of Roberts dreams for the company. :usa:
 

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Congrats!!!!

Glad to see you succeed!

I'm sure Robert is looking down and Proud of you all.

Way to go!

SLKman:tu:
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Congratulations !!!
 

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Hello, David from Windrestrtrictor.com! I would like to let you all know that we will be launching our brand new website in approximately one month. We are looking for beautiful photos so if you have any please send them to [email protected] if you would like your Windrestrictor to be featured on our new website.

All questions and inquiries should be directed to [email protected]. All forum members interested in our products will receive a discount when you enter the forum discount code. The forum member discount code this month is Paul.

By the way, if you have any Corvette owners on your block please let them know we have a brand new WindRestrictor that will be released next month for their roadster!
Help us get some views on this promo video here! >>
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAkjX957gXg
 
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