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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

Rethinking Commercial Framing as Codes Evolve

Along with the technologies we’re already using to make glass more efficient, vinyl framing made by trusted extruders can help commercial windows deliver thermal performance to match tomorrow’s demands. It’s worth increased exploration by manufacturers looking to succeed in the commercial space with new and differentiated products.

Posted: October 14, 2019 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: vinyl, windows

How Will Augmented Reality Impact Building and Construction?

Augmented reality technology is one new tool in the hands of architects and designers. Quanex’s Eric Thompson breaks down what that could mean for the commercial fenestration community.

Posted: March 29, 2019 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: architecture, design, digital

Tracking the Impact of Merger Mania

In the latest for In Focus, Quanex’s Eric Thompson takes stock of recent mergers and acquisitions activity in the fenestration industry, and what it could mean for the year ahead.

Posted: February 21, 2019 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: consolidation , industry, market

Meeting the Evolving Demands of Glass

In the latest for In Focus, Quanex’s Eric Thompson writes about why performance, aesthetics and functionality of glass technologies are all fundamentally linked.

Posted: February 08, 2019 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: design, glass, trends

Effectively Capitalizing with Color

I’ve written before about why window manufacturers should be paying attention to new demands for color vinyl options in the marketplace. As I noted then, alternative colors have helped some of my customers take advantage of growing regional demand in the residential, multifamily and commercial spaces.

Posted: July 17, 2018 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: color, vinyl, windows

Building In Quality at Every Stage

Busy season is getting into full swing, and as fenestration professionals expect an up year, we can’t forget the importance of ensuring quality at every point of the manufacturing process. Quanex’s Eric Thompson explores a few ways you can make it happen.

Posted: May 17, 2018 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: fenestration, manufacturing, quality

Evolving Attitudes at Greenbuild 2017

Returning from this year’s Greenbuild Conference and Expo in Boston, Quanex’s Eric Thompson discusses how and why “green” building principles are becoming the new normal.

Posted: November 22, 2017 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: building, green, trends

Why Color is Driving Vinyl Window Trends

Though colored vinyl windows aren’t new, they’re becoming more prominent as PVC technology matures. Quanex’s Eric Thompson thinks there’s continued opportunity in color for forward-looking window and door manufacturers.

Posted: August 11, 2017 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: color, industry, vinyl

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