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In Focus

Through its subject-matter experts and years of expertise in the fenestration industry, Quanex brings you InFocus – 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

Let’s Work Smarter, Not Harder, in 2016

The beginning of a new year signifies a fresh start for everyone—both personally and professionally. It’s a time to not only set goals but make sure your team is taking steps to make them happen. So where do you start? Chances are you already made plans for 2016, but here are some considerations to take into account.

Posted: January 11, 2016 by Erin Johnson

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25C Could Spark Renewed Interest in ENERGY STAR® Products

In case you missed it over the holiday break, Congress made a surprising announcement that it enacted the PATH Act (H.R. 2029) into law. Since the 25C tax credit and other energy-saving incentives were not part of previous versions of the bill, it caught me – and I’m sure many others –by surprise that the federal tax credits were reinstated for 2015 and 2016.

Posted: January 07, 2016 by Ric Jackson

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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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Tradeshow Communications: An Often Overlooked Opportunity

Tradeshows are busy. There are so many moving pieces: the booth graphics, schedules, customer visits, printed collateral, dinner reservations; the list goes on. An element that often goes overlooked but holds a lot of value is the communications surrounding the show. 

Posted: January 04, 2016 by Erin Johnson

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SME Thought Leadership: Tips to Help Your Best People Shine

As content marketing steps more into the spotlight than ever before, we as marketers are challenged to not only consistently share content, but consistently share quality content. This task can seem quite daunting—how do we deliver information to our customers that is time-relevant and of value on top of all the other necessary jobs we have?
 
Creating content should never just sit on the shoulders of the marketing team. Chances are your company is full of great minds who helped develop the successful business model you have today. Are you tapping into them?

Posted: December 15, 2015 by Guest Blogger

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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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Getting Started: the anatomy of a successful LinkedIn profile

Last week I detailed why fenestration professionals should be using LinkedIn. This week, I’ll start covering how.

Posted: November 25, 2015 by Erin Johnson

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Why LinkedIn is Important to Fenestration Professionals

The social media landscape is constantly evolving with new channels and applications being added so frequently that it seems nearly impossible to keep up.
 
But, one thing that has stood out to me over the last couple of years:  LinkedIn has increasingly become a meeting place for fenestration professionals – and it is the one channel you should be engaging with both personally and professionally. Here’s why:

Posted: November 20, 2015 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: LinkedIn, marketing, media, social

How Social Media is Accelerating R&D

A recent article published by the DOE’s EERE Building Technologies office cites complexity, customization and cost as the three greatest barriers to technology integration in commercial buildings. The article goes on to describe efforts to overcoming these barriers – and one in particular caught my eye.

Posted: October 29, 2015 by Ric Jackson

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Customer Retention – 5 Tips on How to Keep Your Customers

There is an old saying, “Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other is gold.” Although these are lyrics to an old campfire song, it actually has a lot of merit, especially when it comes to your business.

Posted: October 21, 2015 by Erin Johnson

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