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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 Cristina Murray

Cristina Murray is the North American Marketing Director for Quanex Building Products. An award-winning marketing leader, Cristina Murray has significant experience driving brand awareness and achieving market excellence in the B2B marketplace. She is a leader and team builder who thrives on building marketing and communications messages to drive a business.

Contact Cristina Murray directly at cristina.murray@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 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 Need to Make ENERGY STAR 7 Decisions Today

ENERGY STAR version 7.0 is right around the corner. Are you ready to make the energy-efficient window system changes necessary to meet new requirements?

Posted: August 12, 2022 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: ENERGY STAR, windows

Lessons Learned from Making Real Operational Improvements by Larry Robinson

By making operational improvements, Quanex’s Mikron vinyl window profiles manufacturing facility improved on-time delivery and boosted customer satisfaction.

Posted: April 06, 2022 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: Mikron

Five Reasons to Consider a Career in Manufacturing

Manufacturing jobs offer growth potential, competitive compensation and a chance to make a difference. Read why you should consider a career in manufacturing.

Posted: March 24, 2022 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: manufacturing

3 Trends that Will Shape 2022

The challenges we dealt with in 2021 are obvious to anyone reading this. But demand remains high, and looks to do so throughout the next year. It means we’ll have to continue fighting to do right by our customers and meet some converging new trends.

Posted: January 28, 2022 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: automation, ENERGY STAR

Employee Spotlight: Larry Robinson

This month’s employee spotlight is on Larry Robinson, director of operations for Quanex’s Mikron vinyl window profiles.

Posted: January 05, 2022 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: employee, Mikron, windows

Tackling Performance Challenges at GlassBuild America 2021

GlassBuild America returned to Atlanta in September, where eager attendees and vendors converged on the show floor for the first time since 2019, looking for new ways to solve some of the industry’s toughest challenges.

Posted: October 18, 2021 by Cristina Murray

Filed under: fenestration, Glassbuild, industry, insights, tradeshows

Lessons Learned From COVID-19: Navigating the Ever-Changing Supply Chain

It might be the understatement of the year when I say we’ve learned a lot in the past 18 months—both from personal and business perspectives. And among many other industries, the building and construction market has had to navigate a lot of change since March 2020.

Posted: August 19, 2021 by Joe Erb

Filed under: architecture, commercial, customer

Housing Trends: Preferences Have Changed, Energy-Efficient Windows Remain a Constant

According to the IBSx presentation “Home Trends, Buyer Preferences and Must-Have Features For 2021,” there have been some pretty big shifts in homebuyer desires since the beginning of 2020. Remote work, remote learning and living more at home have made a real impact on the housing market.

Posted: February 26, 2021 by Carrie Scheetz

Filed under: housing, IBS, insights

One Effective Way to Cut Your Lead Times

One potential solution is rethinking your in-house screens production. Making screens involves frame cutting, punching corners, frame assembly and applying screen mesh, with each of these distinct processes involving a different skilled worker.

Posted: January 28, 2021 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: screens outsourcing

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