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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 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

More on B2B Design: Embracing the Infographic

Infographics are a great tool for communicating data in a visually appealing format. Kim Kress, Quanex's marketing project manager, gives tips for making an impact with infographics.

Posted: August 19, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: design, infographic, marketing, social

Maintenance Tips For Your Glass Washing Station

Undiscernible debris in your glass-washing station can affect edge seal adhesion and overall durability of a unit.Guest blogger Joe Erb, Quanex's commercial sales specialist, shares regular maintenance tips to ensure consistency in glass washing.

Posted: August 11, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: maintenance, windows

Save Time and Cost with Disciplined Insulating Glass Line Maintenance

The demands faced by insulating glass (IG) manufacturers seem to grow stricter as time passes, with shorter production schedules, higher order volume and greater efficiency standards all driving our industry. Guest Blogger Joe Erb,  Quanex's commercial sales specialist, shares IG line maintenance practices.

Posted: July 27, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: glass, maintenance, performance

Applying New Design Trends in B2B Marketing

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that B2B marketing communications can’t be as exciting as consumer marketing. But by the contrary, it’s all the reason that B2B marketers should be more creative, more forward-thinking with their materials. Guest Blogger Kim Kress, Quanex's marketing project manager, discusses some new design trends in B2B marketing.

Posted: July 20, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: B2B, design, marketing, trends

Look for More Than Great Product in a Sealants Provider

Window components, such as selants, can play a large role in offering customers the total package—a window system that offers natural light, views and other aesthetic benefits while maintaining excellent thermal performance. Guest Blogger Brian Kress, a product sales specalist at Quanex, talks about what you should look for in a selants provider.

Posted: July 19, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: aesthetics, IG, performance, sealants, thermal

What Can High-Speed Automation Do for You?

Insulating glass (IG) production is a careful and exacting process—an unsurprising statement to anyone in our industry. But it’s worth restating nonetheless, because today’s fenestration professionals have more options than ever to optimize IG production, to ensure high-quality, high-performance products. Guest Blogger and Commercial Sales Specialist for IG Systems Joe Erb discusses what high-speed automation can do for you!

Posted: July 01, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: efficient, employee, performance

Marketing It’s more than making pretty things

When kicking off a project with a marketing vendor, one of the first questions you are likely to hear is: What are you trying to accomplish? Guest Blogger Kim Kress, Quanex's marketing project manager, talks about the importance of discussing your goals.

Posted: June 30, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: agency, communication, marketing

Why Does My Marketing Partner Ask So Many Questions?

The short answer: Great marketing starts with great communication.
Guest Blogger Kim Kress discusses best practices for working with a marketing partner.

Posted: June 08, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: action, communication, marketing

El Niño Ushers in La Niña…and an Outlook for a Colder Winter

We’re quickly approaching the end of a record-tying El Niño, and it comes with significant implications for the remainder of the 2016 weather outlook. And it could also portend favorable conditions for those affected to pull the trigger on replacing old drafty windows.

Posted: May 12, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: fenestration, weather, windows

Getting the Most from Your Workforce


Never before has there been greater demand for efficient windows. As government regulations grow stricter, and as consumers desire doors and windows for personal home energy efficiency, fenestration professionals have found themselves facing tougher production schedules while needing to maintain high quality.

Posted: May 12, 2016 by Guest Blogger

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