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

Imagine a World without ENERGY STAR

The Trump presidency  could mean major changes to the fenestration agency. Ric Jackson,  Quanex's director of government relations,  explores the future of  ENERGY STAR.

Posted: November 21, 2016 by Ric Jackson

Filed under: energy, fenestration, government

Zero Energy Buildings Defined

I am old enough to remember the window R-value wars. A time when anyone could claim just about anything. Then, the DOE stepped in and established the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) and tasked them with developing common definitions and methodologies to measure and label energy performance of windows and doors. And the rest is history.

Posted: May 06, 2016 by Ric Jackson

Filed under: {$Quanex.Categories.Advocacy$}, DOE, government, NFRC

5 Fenestration Advocacy Sites to Follow

Over the last several years I have dedicated my professional life to following government initiatives, legislation and regulations at the state and federal levels. I’ve advocated for the fenestration industry at meetings, conferences and on Capitol Hill. I’ve summarized my findings for DWM in the View From Here blog and now on Quanex’s InFocus blog.


Posted: February 03, 2016 by Ric Jackson

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25C Could Spark Renewed Interest in ENERGY STAR® Products

In case you missed it over the holiday break, Congress made a surprising announcement that it enacted the PATH Act (H.R. 2029) into law. Since the 25C tax credit and other energy-saving incentives were not part of previous versions of the bill, it caught me – and I’m sure many others –by surprise that the federal tax credits were reinstated for 2015 and 2016.

Posted: January 07, 2016 by Ric Jackson

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How Social Media is Accelerating R&D

A recent article published by the DOE’s EERE Building Technologies office cites complexity, customization and cost as the three greatest barriers to technology integration in commercial buildings. The article goes on to describe efforts to overcoming these barriers – and one in particular caught my eye.

Posted: October 29, 2015 by Ric Jackson

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