Through its subject-matter experts and years of expertise in the fenestration industry, Quanex brings you InFocus – 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.
Contact Eric Thompson directly at Eric.Thompson@quanex.com
Erin Johnson is the Director of Marketing at Quanex Building Products. She has more than 20 years of experience in the fenestration industry and leads the global marketing and branding efforts for all of Quanex’s business units. She’ll keep you up to speed on marketing trends to help maximize your business.
Contact Erin Johnson directly at Erin.Johnson@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
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 Erin Johnson
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 Erin Johnson
Filed under: solar, technology, windows
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
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
A lot happened in the fenestration industry in the past year, and as part of our commitment to our customers and our industry, Quanex was there to provide insight into how those developments affect your business.
Posted: January 16, 2017 by Erin Johnson
Filed under: commercial, industry, insights, trends, windows
Undiscernible debris in your glass-washing station can affect edge seal adhesion and overall durability of a unit.Guest blogger Joe Erb, Quanex's commercial sales specialist, shares regular maintenance tips to ensure consistency in glass washing.
Posted: August 11, 2016 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: maintenance, windows
We’re quickly approaching the end of a record-tying El Niño, and it comes with significant implications for the remainder of the 2016 weather outlook. And it could also portend favorable conditions for those affected to pull the trigger on replacing old drafty windows.
Posted: May 12, 2016 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: fenestration, weather, windows