January 16, 2017

2016’s Biggest Hits on In Focus

by Erin Johnson

A lot happened in the fenestration industry in the past year, and as part of our commitment to our customers and our industry, Quanex was there to provide insight into how those developments affect your business.

In 2017, that won’t stop. But before we charge ahead, we thought it would be interesting to share with you our most popular In Focus posts of 2016. Check out the list below to see what you might have missed, or read some of our most popular posts again. And don’t forget, you can always subscribe for updates!

But before we get to the list, a note: If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that I’m a believer in tracking and analyzing digital marketing efforts. With the amount of data at our fingertips, there’s no reason not to, and it can help our communications become more effective by knowing how, what, and when your customers are clicking or engaging. This list is just one example of some of the insights to be gained from digging into the data.
And now, the list!

Beauty and Brains: Four Tips for Effectiveness and Efficiency in Complex Designs
How can glass fabricators balance increasingly complex architectural designs without sacrificing quality and performance? Joe Erb, commercial sales specialist at Quanex, has the answers.

Four Ways to Communicate with Non-Desk Employees
Internal communications are critical to keeping employees engaged—Quanex Marketing Director Erin Johnson talks how to stay in front of shop floor employees who might not have regular access to digital communications.

Getting the Most from Your Workforce
Demand for efficient windows keeps rising, and fabricators face the challenge of a shrinking labor pool. How to keep up? George Wilson, president of IG Systems at Quanex, offers some critical advice.

Building Engagement Through Culture
Quanex HR Manager Brenna Schmidt details how a commitment to positive workplace culture can boost employee engagement, which can have a huge impact on success.

Save Time and Cost with Disciplined Insulating Glass Line Maintenance
A commitment to your maintenance program can mean the difference between efficiency and business-hobbling downtime. Joe Erb has more practical tips for your plant.

Headwinds: Factors that will Continue to Hold Back Millennial Homeownership
Are millennials looking to buy? What are the hurdles? Anthony Wright, Quanex’s director of strategic marketing and analysis, is always taking the pulse of the housing market and its implication for windowmakers.

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Questions or comments? Contact me directly at Erin.Johnson@Quanex.com.

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Posted: January 16, 2017 by Erin Johnson Filed under: windows, trends, insights, industry, commercial