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.
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
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.
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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.
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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
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.
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As 2021 gets into full swing, there are a couple of key trends I’m looking at that I suspect will influence how window and door manufacturers can capitalize on customer demands with color. Here’s a rundown of what I’ll be watching
Posted: January 06, 2021 by Eric Thompson
Filed under: color, fenestration, windows
2020 has been a wild ride for everyone. But as we look toward the end of the year, we’re seeing some signs of stability, at least compared to earlier in the year. Specifically, demand has come back strong in the residential housing market, and looks to remain that way into 2021. Eric Thompson shares his thoughts on the what qualities to look for in your vinyl supplier.
Posted: November 05, 2020 by Eric Thompson
Filed under: customer, vinyl, windows
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
Quanex’s Eric Thompson recaps some trends impacting residential window and door framing found at the 2020 International Builder’s Show in a new post for In Focus.
Posted: February 03, 2020 by Eric Thompson
Filed under: color, IBS, windows
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
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
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
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
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
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