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.
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
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
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
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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
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
Communication and collaboration were key themes at this year’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference in Las Vegas. Quanex’s Joe Erb highlights these and other takeaways on In Focus.
Posted: March 19, 2018 by Joe Erb
Filed under: building, glass, industry, insights
Homeowners in Ontario can now receive some new, attractive rebates when upgrading to high-performance windows. Quanex’s Andrew Moore discusses the implications for window manufacturers
Posted: March 05, 2018 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: Canada, industry, market
Over the past few years, we’ve been monitoring and writing about how automation has affected the fenestration industry. High-speed lines for IG automation have transformed the way we can think about producing high volumes of finished products. Semi-automated lines, meanwhile, have helped manufacturers gain new efficiencies for a more modest investment.
Posted: February 27, 2018 by Joe Erb
Filed under: automation, manufacturing, Workforce
It’s 2018—have you made any New Year’s resolutions for your plant floor? Quanex’s Eric Thompson details a few relatively simple resolutions that can be undertaken anywhere.
Posted: January 30, 2018 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: goals, insights, planning
It's estimated that 8 percent of the polymer industry in the United States is in Northeast Ohio. Read more about the polymer capital of the world.
Posted: January 09, 2018 by Erin Johnson
Filed under: IG, recruiting, research
This year’s WinDoor show in Canada celebrated industry innovation, and Quanex Building Products plays an important role in that story. Erin Johnson commemorates an important milestone.
Posted: December 13, 2017 by Erin Johnson
Filed under: history, Quanex, WinDoor
With the winter months comes some downtime on plant floors. Quanex’s Joe Erb writes about why it’s a great time to catch up on and evaluate your maintenance practices and procedures.
Posted: December 12, 2017 by Joe Erb
Filed under: maintenance, manufacturing, Plant
What’s in store for the housing market in 2018? Quanex Director of Strategic Marketing & Analysis Anthony Wright investigates.
Posted: December 06, 2017 by Anthony Wright
Filed under: housing, market, trends
Quanex’s Corporate HR Manager Natalia Bubis shares some helpful tips on how to maintain employee engagement and productivity throughout the holiday season.
Posted: November 30, 2017 by Natalia Bubis
Filed under: employee, engagement, HR
Upfront design and engineering remains one of the most important components of modern fenestration manufacturing. Quanex Technical Services Rep John Ryba explains why.
Posted: November 29, 2017 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: automation, codes, design