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.
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
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
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
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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
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
The housing market is on the upswing. Read more from Eric Thompson on what homebuilders and other building professionals should be looking for in high-performance windows and doors.
Posted: September 11, 2020 by Eric Thompson
Filed under: housing, market, trends
Last week's GlassBuild Connect content was all about the insulating glass market. Did you miss our blog on skinny triples? Catch up on the latest trend with Mark Molinaro.
Posted: September 08, 2020 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: IG, technology, tradeshows
Paris’ Eiffel Tower sits high on the list of the world’s most recognizable landmarks. Built in 1887, the historic tower has undergone numerous renovations over the years, with one of the most recent taking place in 2014, including construction of the breathtaking Gustave Eiffel reception room and the Ferrié Pavilion on the tower’s first floor.
Posted: August 27, 2020 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: aesthetics, architecture, glass
Read how Super Spacer® TriSeal™ is helping to light the way for London commuters and tourists in one of the world’s largest outdoor lighting projects.
Posted: August 21, 2020 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: fenestration, IG, industry
Though this year's GlassBuild will be very different, you can expect the same real-time content and resources from Quanex. Erin Johnson outlines what to expect from us in the month of September.
Posted: August 12, 2020 by Erin Johnson
Filed under: Glassbuild, planning, tradeshows
In the 19th century and through more than half of the 20th century, adding significant amounts of fixed glass to buildings was somewhat of a risky business. Architects did so knowing that glare, ventilation and insulation would be an issue. But the aesthetics of glass overpowered its downfalls, and they adapted by adding shade, operable windows and mechanical ventilation for the summer months and insulation panels for the cold winters.
Posted: August 07, 2020 by Joe Erb
Filed under: commercial, insights, windows
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
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
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
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