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
GlassBuild America returned to Atlanta in September, where eager attendees and vendors converged on the show floor for the first time since 2019, looking for new ways to solve some of the industry’s toughest challenges.
Posted: October 18, 2021 by Cristina Murray
Filed under: fenestration, Glassbuild, industry, insights, tradeshows
According to the IBSx presentation “Home Trends, Buyer Preferences and Must-Have Features For 2021,” there have been some pretty big shifts in homebuyer desires since the beginning of 2020. Remote work, remote learning and living more at home have made a real impact on the housing market.
Posted: February 26, 2021 by Carrie Scheetz
Filed under: housing, IBS, insights
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
GlassBuild is next week! Quanex’s Carrie Scheetz provides some last-minute tips to make the most of your time at the show.
Posted: September 13, 2019 by Carrie Scheetz
Filed under: Glassbuild, insights, tradeshows
Read about the latest fenestration trends in the U.K., including the influx of smart technology products as well as labor shortage solutions. Read more from Edgetech U.K.’s Charlotte Mercer.
Posted: June 13, 2019 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: industry, insights, tradeshows
Consumer privacy protections are changing, and anyone doing business online should stay up to date on how that’s taking effect. Quanex’s Marcus Barnhart explains in a new post for In Focus.
Posted: May 23, 2019 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: digital, insights, marketing
What do the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. mean for the building and construction industry? Quanex’s Joe Erb explores the answer in a new In Focus blog post.
Posted: April 25, 2019 by Joe Erb
Filed under: insights, solar, trends
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
Busy season is almost here—are you ready? Quanex’s Joe Erb offers a few tips to make the most of the summer months this year.
Posted: April 03, 2018 by Joe Erb
Filed under: fenestration, industry, insights
Communication and collaboration were key themes at this year’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference in Las Vegas. Quanex’s Joe Erb highlights these and other takeaways on In Focus.
Posted: March 19, 2018 by Joe Erb
Filed under: building, glass, industry, insights