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.
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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.
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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.
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Getting ready for new equipment installation takes preparation, and perhaps most importantly, it requires getting your shop floor workers on board and ready for the benefits automation can help them achieve. Here are a few things to think about to best prepare your entire workforce for what to expect.
Posted: October 29, 2020 by Joe Erb
Filed under: automation, industry, manufacturing
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
After two months of wrestling with the implications of the coronavirus pandemic, which saw many in the fenestration industry temporarily pause or slow production due to the challenging business conditions, it seems like manufacturers are ready to put their collective foot back on the gas pedal
Posted: May 21, 2020 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: automation, IG
Are you investing in the right skills for the future of manufacturing? Quanex’s Larry Johnson has some tips in a new post for In Focus.
Posted: October 03, 2019 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: automation, employee, Workforce
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