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
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.
Contact Natalia Bubis directly at Natalia.Bubis@quanex.com
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
In the 19th century and through more than half of the 20th century, adding significant amounts of fixed glass to buildings was somewhat of a risky business. Architects did so knowing that glare, ventilation and insulation would be an issue. But the aesthetics of glass overpowered its downfalls, and they adapted by adding shade, operable windows and mechanical ventilation for the summer months and insulation panels for the cold winters.
Posted: August 07, 2020 by Joe Erb
Filed under: commercial, insights, windows
It takes a concerted effort with everyone doing their part to promote safety and well-being, from sanitation to respecting personal space. Indoor air quality is just one of the pieces of the puzzle when it comes to keeping our families and co-workers safe during the pandemic. But it is one we can help control—and one we can help our customers understand.
Posted: May 28, 2020 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: air quality, Health Smart Windows, windows
La Casa de los Cristales® is one of Argentina’s top glass fabrication and distribution companies. Read about how Super Spacer TriSeal was a integral part in combating the harsh cold elements at the Argentina, Marambio Base.
Posted: February 27, 2020 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: architecture, performance, windows
Set in Las Vegas this year, the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders’ Show ® is the mecca of the building products world, setting the stage for the year with the latest trends in design, construction and homeownership. Along with that, comes the release of NAHB reports and insights to help us shape our strategies.
Posted: February 13, 2020 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: housing, tradeshows, windows
Quanex’s Eric Thompson recaps some trends impacting residential window and door framing found at the 2020 International Builder’s Show in a new post for In Focus.
Posted: February 03, 2020 by Eric Thompson
Filed under: color, IBS, windows
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
Feeling inspired after GlassBuild America 2018? Quanex’s Erin Johnson takes a look at some future frontiers in window technology in the latest post for In Focus
Posted: September 27, 2018 by
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 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