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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 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

(Multi)Family Matters

Multifamily housing has led the housing recovery out of recession. The headline data has been great. Over the past year, multifamily starts are up 28 percent compared to single-family starts which are up a mere 12 percent. The original forecast at the end of 2014 was for single-family starts to rise 25 to 30 percent in 2015 while multifamily starts were projected to grow 15 percent. Thus on a (SAAR) seasonally adjusted annual rate, single-family starts were projected to grow from 728,000 starts to 946,000 starts, while multifamily starts were projected to grow from 361,000 starts to 415,000 starts in 2015.

Posted: February 29, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: analytics, energy, multifamily, trends

Coming Tailwinds for Solar and Renewable Energy Products

The tailwinds for the adoption of solar energy have shifted. As a trend watcher, there are a few key insights I’d like to share. In spite of cheap gas prices and lack of an economic incentive to move away from fossil fuels, developments over the past year have seemingly established an inflection point for significant tailwinds in solar energy. This shift marks a move away from economic drivers to regulatory drivers as the prime mover for the adoption of solar and other renewable energy technologies.

Posted: January 18, 2016 by Anthony Wright

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Three Trends to Watch in 2016

This past year, we spent month after month waiting for single-family housing to take off, multifamily housing to stall, and a net-positive economic impact for oil- and gas-dependent housing economies. Instead what we got was tepid growth in single-family housing starts, volatile multifamily housing growth, recession-like job losses and sluggish home sales.

Posted: January 04, 2016 by Anthony Wright

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3 Reasons California is the New Texas

As we’ve moved from recession to recovery, Texas has been center stage when it comes to the housing market. But, could it have some West Coast competition?

Posted: December 15, 2015 by Anthony Wright

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