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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

Delivering the Personal Touch

This week on In Focus, Quanex’s Larry Johnson discusses some of the details around why providing an exceptional customer experience at every turn can drive greater success.

Posted: March 14, 2019 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: customer, satisfaction, services, strategies

What’s In Store This Year in Fenestration Manufacturing

What will 2019 bring for fenestration manufacturing? Quanex’s Technical Service Manager John Ryba looks at some potential developments this year.

Posted: January 24, 2019 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: fenestration, manufacturing, Plant, transformation

Future Frontiers in Thermal Efficiency at WinDoor 2018

In the latest In Focus blog, Quanex’s Carrie Scheetz and Vince Warne discuss increasing thermal efficiency needs, labor shortages and more takeaways from this year’s WinDoor show in Canada

Posted: December 13, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: Canada, efficient, thermal, tradeshows, WinDoor

Wrapping Up 2018 at WinDoor

The weather’s getting colder—that must mean it’s time for WinDoor 2018 in Quebec. Quanex’s Larry Johnson previews the show for fenestration professionals looking to build new efficiency into their business in 2019.

Posted: November 28, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: efficient, tradeshows, WinDoor

Making Strides Toward Smart Manufacturing

The smart manufacturing industry is growing quickly, with many manufacturing companies making strides toward greater efficiency. Quanex’s Larry Johnson discusses some of the implications.

Posted: November 09, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: automation, industry, technology

The Elements of a Smart Factory

What are the critical elements of a “smart factory”? Quanex’s Larry Johnson explains that it’s more than just the technology and the components that enable the factory of the future to succeed .

Posted: August 16, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: employee, industry, Plant, transformation

Managing Time Effectively on the Plant Floor

It’s busy season, and the fenestration industry is having a healthy year. Shop floors are busy dealing with increased orders, manufacturing higher volumes, and getting orders out the door on time. Maximizing your time and what you can accomplish in every individual work day is critical to keeping the pace.
 

Posted: July 20, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: efficient, fenestration, Plant

Leveraging New Technology to Boost Engagement

There are a lot of theories out there on how to boost employee engagement. We’ve written about some of them here on In Focus in the past, but this week I want to focus on one that might at first seem counterintuitive: Automation.
 

Posted: July 12, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: automation

Notes from AIA 2018

The Quanex team had the opportunity to head to the 2018 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference earlier in June, and it’s always a good event to interface with a cross-section of industry influencers. Architects, developers, large glazing contractors and more were all present to learn, discuss and find new ways to meet today’s architectural challenges.
 

Posted: July 10, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: AIA, architecture

A Lesson from the History of Automation

 In a new post on In Focus, Quanex’s Larry Johnson looks at the history of automated equipment for fenestration manufacturing for a lesson on how we should be continually investigating new efficiencies on the plant floor.

Posted: July 06, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: automation, efficient, Labor Shortage

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