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.
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 smart manufacturing industry is growing quickly, with many manufacturing companies making strides toward greater efficiency. Quanex’s Larry Johnson discusses some of the implications.
Posted: November 09, 2018 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: automation, industry, technology
There are a lot of theories out there on how to boost employee engagement. We’ve written about some of them here on In Focus in the past, but this week I want to focus on one that might at first seem counterintuitive: Automation.
Posted: July 12, 2018 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: automation
In a new post on In Focus, Quanex’s Larry Johnson looks at the history of automated equipment for fenestration manufacturing for a lesson on how we should be continually investigating new efficiencies on the plant floor.
Posted: July 06, 2018 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: automation, efficient, Labor Shortage
Quanex’s John Kowalewski takes a look at some of the trends found at the 2018 Glass Expo Pacific Northwest, held in early June in Bellevue, Washington.
Posted: June 14, 2018 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: automation, manufacturing, tradeshows
Automated equipment can bring many new benefits to your plant floor—one of the most important of which is safety. Quanex’s Joe Erb explains how on In Focus .
Posted: April 17, 2018 by Joe Erb
Filed under: automation, Plant, safety, transformation
Over the past few years, we’ve been monitoring and writing about how automation has affected the fenestration industry. High-speed lines for IG automation have transformed the way we can think about producing high volumes of finished products. Semi-automated lines, meanwhile, have helped manufacturers gain new efficiencies for a more modest investment.
Posted: February 27, 2018 by Joe Erb
Filed under: automation, manufacturing, Workforce
Upfront design and engineering remains one of the most important components of modern fenestration manufacturing. Quanex Technical Services Rep John Ryba explains why.
Posted: November 29, 2017 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: automation, codes, design
Are you getting the most out of your automated equipment? Quanex Commercial Sales Specialist Joe Erb details some ways you can be sure your investment pays off.
Posted: October 02, 2017 by Joe Erb
Filed under: automation, insights, strategies
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: automation, Glassbuild, plant transformation
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 Joe Erb
Filed under: automation, industry, strategies