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In Focus

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.

200 Anthony Wright

Anthony Wright is the Director of Strategic Marketing & Analysis for Quanex Building Products. With more than 20 years of experience leading research projects and setting long-term business strategies for national brands, Anthony will keep you up to date on the latest market insights.

Contact Anthony Wright directly at Anthony.Wright@quanex.com

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 Erin Johnson

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

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 Strides Toward Smart Manufacturing

The smart manufacturing industry is growing quickly, with many manufacturing companies making strides toward greater efficiency. Quanex’s Larry Johnson discusses some of the implications.

Posted: November 09, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: automation, industry, technology

The Elements of a Smart Factory

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

Three Ways to Overcome Labor Challenges

Struggling to grow your business amidst a labor shortage? Quanex’s Joe Erb breaks down a few strategies to help overcome those challenges.

Posted: May 04, 2018 by Joe Erb

Filed under: industry, Labor Shortage, Plant

How Are You Preparing for Busy Season

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

The Equality of Aesthetics and Performance

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

What You Need to Know About GreenON Rebates

Homeowners in Ontario can now receive some new, attractive rebates when upgrading to high-performance windows. Quanex’s Andrew Moore discusses the implications for window manufacturers

Posted: March 05, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: Canada, industry, market

What to Watch Out for At GlassBuild 2017

GlassBuild America is right around the corner. What should attendees expect at this year’s show? Quanex’s Erin Johnson makes some predictions.

Posted: September 01, 2017 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: Glassbuild, industry, tradeshows

What Comes After Automation?

You’ve invested in automation. Now what? Quanex’s Joe Erb will be leading two Express Learning Sessions at this year’s GlassBuild America on next steps for getting the most out of new manufacturing technologies.

Posted: August 29, 2017 by Joe Erb

Filed under: automation, industry, strategies

Making the Most of Tradeshow Season

Tradeshows are always a challenge to fit everything in. Read on from  Quanex’s Prject Manager and Tradeshow and Event Specailist Carrie Scheetz for three practical tips to make the most of your time at tradeshows.

Posted: August 24, 2017 by Carrie Scheetz

Filed under: industry, planning, tradeshows

Why Color is Driving Vinyl Window Trends

Though colored vinyl windows aren’t new, they’re becoming more prominent as PVC technology matures. Quanex’s Eric Thompson thinks there’s continued opportunity in color for forward-looking window and door manufacturers.

Posted: August 11, 2017 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: color, industry, vinyl

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