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

Lessons Learned from Making Real Operational Improvements by Larry Robinson

By making operational improvements, Quanex’s Mikron vinyl window profiles manufacturing facility improved on-time delivery and boosted customer satisfaction.

Posted: April 06, 2022 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: Mikron

Five Reasons to Consider a Career in Manufacturing

Manufacturing jobs offer growth potential, competitive compensation and a chance to make a difference. Read why you should consider a career in manufacturing.

Posted: March 24, 2022 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: manufacturing

3 Trends that Will Shape 2022

The challenges we dealt with in 2021 are obvious to anyone reading this. But demand remains high, and looks to do so throughout the next year. It means we’ll have to continue fighting to do right by our customers and meet some converging new trends.

Posted: January 28, 2022 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: automation, ENERGY STAR

Employee Spotlight: Larry Robinson

This month’s employee spotlight is on Larry Robinson, director of operations for Quanex’s Mikron vinyl window profiles.

Posted: January 05, 2022 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: employee, Mikron, windows

One Effective Way to Cut Your Lead Times

One potential solution is rethinking your in-house screens production. Making screens involves frame cutting, punching corners, frame assembly and applying screen mesh, with each of these distinct processes involving a different skilled worker.

Posted: January 28, 2021 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: screens outsourcing

Staying Focused in an Unprecedented Year: Our Top Blogs of 2020

Our most-read blogs of the year reflected the hurdles of 2020 and the strides our readers were making to clear them. Whether it was staying safe on the plant floor, working through a worsening labor shortage, or continuously delivering higher-performing products, our teams shared their expertise on a variety of pressing subjects. We hope you found these posts helpful, and we thank you for your continued support.

Posted: December 17, 2020 by Guest Blogger

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Is virtual selling here to stay?

After probably more than a century, the whole home improvement sales model was blown up in an instant. While virtual selling was on the radar to some degree as a nice to have, it was not the norm. And many were not prepared right away. It took some retraining, redevelopment of marketing materials and likely a new approach to marketing.

Posted: December 10, 2020 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: marketing, strategies, virtual events

Tips for Avoiding Employee Burnout

The labor shortage paired with the additional industry demands can easily lead employees to burn out. Larry Johnson discusses how to recognize it and avoid it in your organization, leading to better retention and recruiting efforts.

Posted: November 23, 2020 by Guest Blogger

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There’s No Place Like Home: Housing market gets unexpected lift in 2020

Many of us are working, teaching and finding respite in our homes. With that, comes the inevitable survey of the space we have to fit our new way of living. While the uncertainty of the spring months caused a downturn, or pause, in the housing market, things have more than recovered.

Posted: October 15, 2020 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: housing, market, residential

How Super Spacer® Enabled a Mixed-Media Masterpiece in Germany

The combination of curved glass and natural stone create a focal point on famous Königsallee Boulevard. The Kö-Bogen building (translated to “Kings Bow”) in Düsseldorf sits at the point where Königsallee Boulevard, a luxury retail district, converges with the scenic Hofgarten promenade. Designed by Daniel Libeskind, the unique structure combines modern curved glass and travertine stone to tie in both its natural and urban surroundings.

Posted: October 07, 2020 by Guest Blogger

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