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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 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

Extreme Environments Call for Extreme Performance

Extreme environments call for extreme fenestration performance. Learn how Quanex’s Super Spacer technology contributes to the toughest challenges in a new post on In Focus.

Posted: July 25, 2019 by Joe Erb

Filed under: efficient, energy, performance

California Title 24 Update Reduces U-Factor and SHGC Requirements

California's Title 24, part 6, will require all new buildings achieve Net Zero Energy levels by 2020 for residences and 2030 for commercial buildings. Quanex's Hector Cortez examines how we're to respond in In Focus.

Posted: July 03, 2019 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: efficient, energy, update

Future Frontiers in Thermal Efficiency at WinDoor 2018

In the latest In Focus blog, Quanex’s Carrie Scheetz and Vince Warne discuss increasing thermal efficiency needs, labor shortages and more takeaways from this year’s WinDoor show in Canada

Posted: December 13, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: Canada, efficient, thermal, tradeshows, WinDoor

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

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

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