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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 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

Taking on 2021 with Efficient Technology

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s the value of resilience and flexibility in the face of unexpected change. It’s a lesson that we can take with us into the new year, so to better face whatever challenges and opportunities are in store as the world begins to emerge from the pandemic.
 

Posted: December 03, 2020 by Joe Erb

Filed under: commercial, fenestration, housing market, residential

Will Operable Windows Make a Comeback in Commercial?

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

Applying Elegance and Simplicity in Commercial Fenestration

In a new blog post for In Focus, Quanex’s Joe Erb explains how commercial fenestration professionals find success by applying simplicity to their business and solutions.

Posted: March 12, 2020 by Joe Erb

Filed under: commercial, design, fenestration

How Design Evolves with Proven Products

New on In Focus, Quanex’s Larry Johnson shares why the evolution of bold architectural design continues to rely on proven products.

Posted: May 16, 2019 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: architecture, commercial, design

Connecting with the Artistry of Architecture

Architectural design trends are continually in flux, and glass affords significant visual appeal for structures around the world. Quanex’s Joe Erb talks about fenestration’s role in realizing aesthetic excellence

Posted: March 27, 2018 by Joe Erb

Filed under: architecture, commercial, glass

Could Carbon Cutting Lead to Commercial Vinyl Adoption?

Could new emissions restrictions on NYC buildings open the door for a vinyl revolution in commercial construction? Quanex’s Anthony Wright takes a look.

Posted: October 11, 2017 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: commercial, vinyl, windows

Making Way for Vinyl in the Architectural High-Rise Market

How can vinyl make its way into the architectual high-rise market? Eric Thompson discusses the possibilties here.

Posted: April 27, 2017 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: commercial, vinyl, windows

2016’s Biggest Hits on In Focus

A lot happened in the fenestration industry in the past year, and as part of our commitment to our customers and our industry, Quanex was there to provide insight into how those developments affect your business.

Posted: January 16, 2017 by

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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

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Beauty and Brains: Four Tips for Effectiveness and Efficiency in Complex Designs

Joe Erb, commercial sales specialist for Quanex IG Systems, is taking over Tracy Rogers' blog this week! Joe provides a recap of the recent discussions he had at the GANA BEC Conference centered around the increasingly complex and forward thinking façade designs coming to market.

Posted: March 21, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: associations, commercial, design, GANA