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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

Making the Right Preparations for New Equipment Installations

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

7 Reasons Screens Production Causes Headaches (and one way to fix it)

 Every manufacturing company has that one troublesome process. The one they hold lean events around and even hire consultants to help with. They map and remap the process only to achieve marginal results. When profits, on-time delivery and customer satisfaction are at stake, acceptance is not an option – so they keep trying.

Posted: July 01, 2020 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: customer, manufacturing, screens

Why Screens are Such a Challenging Customer Complaint

Screens remain one of the most frequent customer complaints from window and door manufacturers. Learn from Quanex's Brian Ludwig why that's the case and solutions to such complaints in a new In Focus blog.

Posted: April 02, 2020 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: customer, manufacturing, screens

Why Streamlined Energy Performance Testing is Good News for Manufacturers

The National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) has developed a new tool that simplifies how window manufacturers can test their products for thermal performance. Quanex’s Doug Hauck breaks down the implications.

Posted: March 06, 2020 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: energy, manufacturing, performance

What’s In Store This Year in Fenestration Manufacturing

What will 2019 bring for fenestration manufacturing? Quanex’s Technical Service Manager John Ryba looks at some potential developments this year.

Posted: January 24, 2019 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: fenestration, manufacturing, Plant, transformation

The Implications of 3D Printing on Building and Construction

Quanex’s Erin Johnson discusses some of the implications of 3D printing for building and construction in the latest post on In Focus.

Posted: October 11, 2018 by

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Fostering Increased Collaboration in Manufacturing

We talk a lot on In Focus about new manufacturing technology that continues to change the face of the fenestration industry. Automation and new software solutions have made today’s shop floor a different environment than the one that existed just ten years ago.
 

Posted: July 31, 2018 by

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Exploring the Possibilities at Glass Expo Pacific Northwest

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

Building In Quality at Every Stage

Busy season is getting into full swing, and as fenestration professionals expect an up year, we can’t forget the importance of ensuring quality at every point of the manufacturing process. Quanex’s Eric Thompson explores a few ways you can make it happen.

Posted: May 17, 2018 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: fenestration, manufacturing, quality

Navigating New Frontiers in Manufacturing

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

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