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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 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

Qualities to Look for in Your Vinyl Supplier

2020 has been a wild ride for everyone. But as we look toward the end of the year, we’re seeing some signs of stability, at least compared to earlier in the year. Specifically, demand has come back strong in the residential housing market, and looks to remain that way into 2021. Eric Thompson shares his thoughts on the what qualities to look for in  your vinyl supplier.

Posted: November 05, 2020 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: customer, vinyl, windows

Rethinking Commercial Framing as Codes Evolve

Along with the technologies we’re already using to make glass more efficient, vinyl framing made by trusted extruders can help commercial windows deliver thermal performance to match tomorrow’s demands. It’s worth increased exploration by manufacturers looking to succeed in the commercial space with new and differentiated products.

Posted: October 14, 2019 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: vinyl, windows

Effectively Capitalizing with Color

I’ve written before about why window manufacturers should be paying attention to new demands for color vinyl options in the marketplace. As I noted then, alternative colors have helped some of my customers take advantage of growing regional demand in the residential, multifamily and commercial spaces.

Posted: July 17, 2018 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: color, vinyl, windows

Could Carbon Cutting Lead to Commercial Vinyl Adoption?

Could new emissions restrictions on NYC buildings open the door for a vinyl revolution in commercial construction? Quanex’s Anthony Wright takes a look.

Posted: October 11, 2017 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: commercial, vinyl, windows

Why Color is Driving Vinyl Window Trends

Though colored vinyl windows aren’t new, they’re becoming more prominent as PVC technology matures. Quanex’s Eric Thompson thinks there’s continued opportunity in color for forward-looking window and door manufacturers.

Posted: August 11, 2017 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: color, industry, vinyl

Making Way for Vinyl in the Architectural High-Rise Market

How can vinyl make its way into the architectual high-rise market? Eric Thompson discusses the possibilties here.

Posted: April 27, 2017 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: commercial, vinyl, windows

Keeping Up with 2017’s Glass Trends

What is the new hot trend in higher-end homes? Read more to discover how larger windows are continuing to make a trendy appearance. 

Posted: March 22, 2017 by

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