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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

Wrapping Up 2018 at WinDoor

The weather’s getting colder—that must mean it’s time for WinDoor 2018 in Quebec. Quanex’s Larry Johnson previews the show for fenestration professionals looking to build new efficiency into their business in 2019.

Posted: November 28, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: efficient, tradeshows, WinDoor

On the Forefront of Efficiency and Sustainability

In a world that’s increasingly concerned with sustainability and efficiency, eye-popping architecture and design don’t mean much unless they’re backed with high-performance.
 

Posted: November 01, 2018 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: efficient, sustainable

Managing Time Effectively on the Plant Floor

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

A Lesson from the History of Automation

 In a new post on In Focus, Quanex’s Larry Johnson looks at the history of automated equipment for fenestration manufacturing for a lesson on how we should be continually investigating new efficiencies on the plant floor.

Posted: July 06, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: automation, efficient, Labor Shortage

Organizing Your Plant for Maximized Efficiency

 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

Boosting Efficiency in Ways That Work for You

Plant Transformation isn’t something that happens all at once. Quanex’s Joe Erb discusses ways continuous improvement can be achieved at any scale.

Posted: October 31, 2017 by Joe Erb

Filed under: efficient, Plant, transformation

What’s the Value of a Plant Audit?

What can a fresh set of eyes bring to your plant floor operations? It could be a lot. Quanex Commercial Sales Specialist Joe Erb highlights the value of a plant audit.

Posted: October 20, 2017 by Joe Erb

Filed under: audit, efficient, manufacturing

A New Industrial Revolution GPAD brings together the best & brightest in automation

Inspiration struck Quanex Sales Manager Tony Thiret at GPAD. Check out his recap of his first time attending  Glass Processing and Automation Days.

Posted: April 10, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: automation, efficient, GPAD

What Can High-Speed Automation Do for You?

Insulating glass (IG) production is a careful and exacting process—an unsurprising statement to anyone in our industry. But it’s worth restating nonetheless, because today’s fenestration professionals have more options than ever to optimize IG production, to ensure high-quality, high-performance products. Guest Blogger and Commercial Sales Specialist for IG Systems Joe Erb discusses what high-speed automation can do for you!

Posted: July 01, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: efficient, employee, performance

Confirmed: Green Building Makes ‘Cents’ for Commercial Market

Green building strategies have always sounded good in theory and on paper, but only now are we beginning to see just how effective they are in terms of real-world financial performance.

Posted: May 16, 2016 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: commercial, efficient, green