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
Cristina Murray is the North American Marketing Director for Quanex Building Products. An award-winning marketing leader, Cristina Murray has significant experience driving brand awareness and achieving market excellence in the B2B marketplace. She is a leader and team builder who thrives on building marketing and communications messages to drive a business.
Contact Cristina Murray directly at email@example.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
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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
There have been plenty of lessons to learn as our industry navigates the challenges brought to us throughout 2020. We’ve had to fundamentally rethink our commitments to plant safety amidst the pandemic, and with markets rebounding in the second half of the year, we’ve needed to do so while ensuring quality, timely production. Meanwhile, the pandemic has amplified the severity of the labor shortage, leaving manufacturers to do more with less throughout the year.
Posted: November 12, 2020 by Joe Erb
Filed under: plant efficiency, plant safety, plant transformation
Is screens production dictating how many orders you can ship? Quanex’s Brian Ludwig explains how to take back control of your plant floor with some tips on rethinking how you source your screens.
Posted: September 22, 2020 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: Plant, screens outsourcing, transformation
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
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
What does “safety first” really mean for a manufacturer during the COVID-19 outbreak? Quanex’s Larry Johnson explores the idea in a new post for In Focus.
Posted: May 01, 2020 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: plant safety
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
In a new blog for In Focus, Quanex’s Joe Erb discusses ways continuous improvement can be achieved at any scale.
Posted: October 04, 2018 by Joe Erb
Filed under: insights, Plant, transformation
What are the critical elements of a “smart factory”? Quanex’s Larry Johnson explains that it’s more than just the technology and the components that enable the factory of the future to succeed .
Posted: August 16, 2018 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: employee, industry, Plant, transformation
It’s busy season, and the fenestration industry is having a healthy year. Shop floors are busy dealing with increased orders, manufacturing higher volumes, and getting orders out the door on time. Maximizing your time and what you can accomplish in every individual work day is critical to keeping the pace.
Posted: July 20, 2018 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: efficient, fenestration, Plant
Looking for effective ways to maximize space on your plant floor? Quanex’s John Ryba has some tips that can be applied in any window manufacturing plant.
Posted: July 05, 2018 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: efficient, Plant, transformation