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In Focus

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.

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

There’s No Place Like Home: Housing market gets unexpected lift in 2020

Many of us are working, teaching and finding respite in our homes. With that, comes the inevitable survey of the space we have to fit our new way of living. While the uncertainty of the spring months caused a downturn, or pause, in the housing market, things have more than recovered.

Posted: October 15, 2020 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: housing, market, residential

High Performance Windows for a Housing Market on the Rise

The housing market is on the upswing. Read more from Eric Thompson on what homebuilders and other building professionals should be looking for in high-performance windows and doors.

Posted: September 11, 2020 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: housing, market, trends

How the Pandemic May Shift the Future of Home Design

For many of us prepandemic, our homes might have primarily functioned as a mere pass-through—a central location for our families to sleep, quickly eat meals and throw our belongings before running out to work or other activities. Now, for many of us, our homes have become the center for everything, from work to school for our kids and everything in between.

Posted: July 23, 2020 by Carrie Scheetz

Filed under: design, housing, trends

Homebuyers Want Upgraded Windows, NAHB Reports

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

A Quick Q1 Housing Market Checkup

How’s the housing market shaping up so far in 2019? Quanex's Ric Jackson takes a look at some notable developments from Q1 in the latest for In Focus .

Posted: April 18, 2019 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: housing, market, trends

The Housing Industry’s $10,000 SALT Tax Deduction Problem

Quanex’s Anthony Wright takes a look at the early signs of the impact of SALT deduction tax reform on the housing markets in California and the Northeast on In Focus.

Posted: January 10, 2019 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: housing, market, trends

A Mid-year Checkup on the Housing Market

Following the housing market this summer has been a bit like riding a roller coaster. For instance: The month of May saw housing starts jump to an 11-year high, indicating that the summer busy season for construction was in full swing. The figures outperformed many expectations at the time, with starts totaling 1.35 million versus an expected 1.31 million.
 

Posted: July 23, 2018 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: housing, market, trends

What’s in Store for the Housing Market Next Year?

What’s in store for the housing market in 2018? Quanex Director of Strategic Marketing & Analysis Anthony Wright investigates.

Posted: December 06, 2017 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: housing, market, trends

The Evolution of Real Estate Marketing

The housing market is always evolving, and so are the ways in which potential buyers and renters are influenced in their decisions. Quanex’s Marketing Director Erin Johnson takes a look at some new ways that influence is taking shape.

Posted: November 13, 2017 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: housing, IoT, market, trends

Headwinds and Undercurrents in 2018

What’s in store for the housing market in 2018? Quanex’s Anthony Wright offers some thoughts coming after this year’s GlassBuild.

Posted: September 28, 2017 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: housing, market, trends

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