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In Focus

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

200 Carrie Scheetz

Carrie Scheetz is Marketing Project Manager for Quanex Building Products. She has more than 10 years of experience in the fenestration industry, planning and executing robust, modern tradeshow and event strategies. Carrie is an expert at bringing value to both customers and sales representatives.

Contact Carrie Scheetz directly at Carrie.Scheetz@quanex.com

200 Eric Thompson

Eric Thompson is a National Account Manager for Quanex Building Products with more than 15 years of experience specializing in vinyl window and door profiles. Eric’s high level of expertise and close relationships with customers will bring you the most relevant trends in vinyl.

Contact Eric Thompson directly at Eric.Thompson@quanex.com

200 Erin Johnson

Erin Johnson is the Director of Marketing at Quanex Building Products. She 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 keep you up to speed on marketing trends to help maximize your business.

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

200 Joe Erb

Joe Erb is a Commercial Sales Specialist for Quanex Building Products. With more than 20 years of experience, Joe drives awareness and use of high-performance glazing and framing in the commercial market through education and technical support. His technical background brings into focus the challenges and the opportunities in today’s industry.

Contact Joe Erb directly at Joe.Erb@quanex.com

200 Natalia Bubis

Natalia Bubis is the Corporate HR Manager at Quanex Building Products. She has over eight years of experience in human resources and career development, and will help you keep the pulse on today’s evolving HR and talent landscape.

Contact Natalia Bubis directly at Natalia.Bubis@quanex.com

Why You Should Rethink Investing in Screens Equipment

Interested in what screens outsourcing solutions can do for your business?  Quanex offers screens outsourcing solutions with multiple dedicated screens production facilities operating throughout the U.S. Since screens production is all we do at these locations, quality is assured, along with custom packaging and delivery options to meet the needs of any manufacturer.

Posted: July 30, 2020 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: screens outsourcing, transformation

How the Pandemic May Shift the Future of Home Design

For many of us prepandemic, our homes might have primarily functioned as a mere pass-through—a central location for our families to sleep, quickly eat meals and throw our belongings before running out to work or other activities. Now, for many of us, our homes have become the center for everything, from work to school for our kids and everything in between.

Posted: July 23, 2020 by Carrie Scheetz

Filed under: design, housing, trends

Imagine what the future will bring

Right now, many of us are living in the day-to-day, just trying to figure out what comes next in our personal and professional lives. Since the pandemic hit, the only constant has been change, and we’re rapidly adapting as individuals and as an industry. We are figuring out ways to persevere and come out of this stronger.
 

Posted: July 17, 2020 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: building, fenestration, technology

Is Screens Production Draining Your Time and Resources?

Screens production can be a time-consuming drain for a window and door manufacturer. Here are a few ways to know if screens production problems are causing larger plant floor issues, and how you can alleviate them.

Posted: July 10, 2020 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: plant efficiency, screens outsourcing

7 Reasons Screens Production Causes Headaches (and one way to fix it)

 Every manufacturing company has that one troublesome process. The one they hold lean events around and even hire consultants to help with. They map and remap the process only to achieve marginal results. When profits, on-time delivery and customer satisfaction are at stake, acceptance is not an option – so they keep trying.

Posted: July 01, 2020 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: customer, manufacturing, screens

Trends to Watch for Through the Rest of 2020

What should fenestration professionals be on the lookout for throughout the rest of 2020? Quanex’s Larry Johnson has a few predictions.
 

Posted: June 25, 2020 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: automation, color, IG, plant safety

Employee Spotlight: Allen Timmons

In Focus is sitting down with Quanex employees who exhibit exemplary service to our customers. This month’s spotlight is on Allen Timmons, maintenance coordinator, Cambridge, Ohio.

Posted: June 17, 2020 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: employee, maintenance, quality

4 Tips for Digital Marketing Success

Quanex's Erin Johnson provides tips to keep top of mind for digital marketing success—so you stay top of mind for your customers.

Posted: June 11, 2020 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: digital, marketing

Creating an Energy-Efficient Façade for the Hot Desert Climate

The city of Doha, Qatar, is known for its futuristic architecture that pushes the boundaries of modern building techniques. The climate is also one of the world’s most demanding, with temperatures regularly stretching well above 100 F. Here’s how performance and striking design came together at the recently completed Qatar National Library, with Super Spacer® TriSeal™ Flex from Quanex.

Posted: June 04, 2020 by Guest Blogger

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How Windows Play a Role in Indoor Air Quality

It takes a concerted effort with everyone doing their part to promote safety and well-being, from sanitation to respecting personal space. Indoor air quality is just one of the pieces of the puzzle when it comes to keeping our families and co-workers safe during the pandemic. But it is one we can help control—and one we can help our customers understand.
 

Posted: May 28, 2020 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: air quality, Health Smart Windows, windows

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