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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 Cristina Murray

Cristina Murray is the North American Marketing Director for Quanex Building Products. An award-winning marketing leader, Cristina Murray has significant experience driving brand awareness and achieving market excellence in the B2B marketplace. She is a leader and team builder who thrives on building marketing and communications messages to drive a business.

Contact Cristina Murray directly at cristina.murray@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

Technical Tips for More Effective Plant Floor Time Management

There have been plenty of lessons to learn as our industry navigates the challenges brought to us throughout 2020. We’ve had to fundamentally rethink our commitments to plant safety amidst the pandemic, and with markets rebounding in the second half of the year, we’ve needed to do so while ensuring quality, timely production. Meanwhile, the pandemic has amplified the severity of the labor shortage, leaving manufacturers to do more with less throughout the year.
 

Posted: November 12, 2020 by Joe Erb

Filed under: plant efficiency, plant safety, plant transformation

Making the Right Preparations for New Equipment Installations

Getting ready for new equipment installation takes preparation, and perhaps most importantly, it requires getting your shop floor workers on board and ready for the benefits automation can help them achieve. Here are a few things to think about to best prepare your entire workforce for what to expect.

Posted: October 29, 2020 by Joe Erb

Filed under: automation, industry, manufacturing

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

Collaborating with Every Part of the Industry

In today’s industry, commercial glazing discussions can skew toward the big and the bold. It’s the responsibility of the fenestration industry to provide the technology that makes it possible, all while meeting stricter performance codes than ever before.

Posted: November 07, 2019 by Joe Erb

Filed under: sustainable, technology

What’s Next in Window and Door Design and Performance?

In requiring all new residential construction be Net Zero Energy beginning in 2020, California has begun to show us what the future of glass technology might begin to look like. We explore on In Focus

Posted: August 08, 2019 by Joe Erb

Filed under: California, energy, glass, Glassbuild

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

What Do the Fastest-Growing U.S. Jobs Mean for the Building and Construction Industry?

What do the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. mean for the building and construction industry? Quanex’s Joe Erb explores the answer in a new In Focus blog post.

Posted: April 25, 2019 by Joe Erb

Filed under: insights, solar, trends

The Three C’s of Safety

Busy season isn’t far off, and with it will come a flurry of activity on the plant floors across the country. An influx of building activity in the spring and summer means more orders, more units to be made and shipped out the door.

Posted: February 28, 2019 by Joe Erb

Filed under: safety

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