In Focus

Through its subject-matter experts and years of expertise in the fenestration industry, Quanex brings you InFocus – the premier industry blog for the latest market insights, marketing trends, association news and legislation updates.

200 Anthony Wright

Anthony Wright is the Director of Strategic Marketing & Analysis for Quanex Building Products. With more than 20 years of experience leading research projects and setting long-term business strategies for national brands, Anthony will keep you up to date on the latest market insights and how they impact your every day.

Contact Anthony Wright directly at anthony.wright@quanex.com

200 Erin Johnson

Erin Johnson is the Director of Marketing at Quanex Building Products. Erin has more than 20 years of experience in the fenestration industry and leads the global marketing and branding efforts for all of Quanex’s business units. She’ll be keeping you up to speed on marketing trends to help maximize your business.

Contact Erin Johnson directly at erin.johnson@quanex.com

200 Ric Jackson

Ric Jackson is the Director of External Affairs and Government Relations for Quanex Building Products. An active member of the NFRC and WDMA, Ric has been key in the development of industry standards and will share his extensive knowledge of the latest government regulations and forecast for the fenestration industry.

Contact Ric Jackson directly at eric.jackson@quanex.com

The Importance of STEM Starts Early

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) represent one of the fastest growing fields of the economy. Quanex’s Natalia Bubis writes why companies have a big role to play in fostering interest in STEM jobs.

Posted: September 21, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: employee, HR, hire

GlassBuild 2017: Day 3 Recap

Another year, another GlassBuild in the books. As we wrap up this year’s show, here are some final perspectives on how we’ll keep moving forward together as an industry.

Posted: September 18, 2017 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: Glassbuild

GlassBuild 2017: Day 2 Recap

As noted in yesterday’s recap, there has been plenty to take in as fenestration professionals continue seeking new ways to build efficiency into their business. During today’s extended show hours, with an increase in activity, I think there is a real sense of urgency among attendees. People are here to make investments in their business. Because in today’s market environment, doing so isn’t optional.

Posted: September 14, 2017 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: Glassbuild

GlassBuild 2017: Day 1 Recap

As it always is, the first day of this year’s GlassBuild was a whirlwind. We took in plenty of new insights and developing trends, made connections with new contacts and caught up with some old ones. It’s always great to see the industry come together, especially at this critical time. In 2017, we’re facing some critical challenges that we must take on collectively in order to drive the industry forward.

Posted: September 13, 2017 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: Glassbuild, automation, plant transformation

What to Watch Out for At GlassBuild 2017

GlassBuild America is right around the corner. What should attendees expect at this year’s show? Quanex’s Erin Johnson makes some predictions.

Posted: September 01, 2017 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: tradeshows, Glassbuild, industry

What Comes After Automation?

You’ve invested in automation. Now what? Quanex’s Joe Erb will be leading two Express Learning Sessions at this year’s GlassBuild America on next steps for getting the most out of new manufacturing technologies.

Posted: August 29, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: industry, automation, strategies

Checking in On The Crazy Canadian Housing Market

 Is the Canadian housing market headed for a crash? Quanex’s Larry Johnson takes a look at some recent trends and explains why Canada’s “crazy” market might be leveling off safely.

Posted: August 25, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: housing, market, Canada

Making the Most of Tradeshow Season

Tradeshows are always a challenge to fit everything in. Read on from  Quanex’s Prject Manager and Tradeshow and Event Specailist Carrie Scheetz for three practical tips to make the most of your time at tradeshows.

Posted: August 24, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: tradeshows, planning, industry

Continuing Hurdles for Individual Homeownership

Likely homeowners are facing an uphill battle in today’s housing market. Quanex Marketing Director Erin Johnson takes a look at some of the contributing factors.

Posted: August 17, 2017 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: trends, housing, market

Keeping Your Employees Motivated

Employee motivation is critical to overcome today’s labor challenges. Quanex’s Natalia Bubis talks about some ways to motivate employees and contribute to overall better engagement.

Posted: August 16, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: communication, employee, HR

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