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
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 email@example.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
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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
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
There have been plenty of lessons to learn as our industry navigates the challenges brought to us throughout 2020. We’ve had to fundamentally rethink our commitments to plant safety amidst the pandemic, and with markets rebounding in the second half of the year, we’ve needed to do so while ensuring quality, timely production. Meanwhile, the pandemic has amplified the severity of the labor shortage, leaving manufacturers to do more with less throughout the year.
Posted: November 12, 2020 by Joe Erb
Filed under: plant efficiency, plant safety, plant transformation
2020 has been a wild ride for everyone. But as we look toward the end of the year, we’re seeing some signs of stability, at least compared to earlier in the year. Specifically, demand has come back strong in the residential housing market, and looks to remain that way into 2021. Eric Thompson shares his thoughts on the what qualities to look for in your vinyl supplier.
Posted: November 05, 2020 by Eric Thompson
Filed under: customer, vinyl, windows
Getting ready for new equipment installation takes preparation, and perhaps most importantly, it requires getting your shop floor workers on board and ready for the benefits automation can help them achieve. Here are a few things to think about to best prepare your entire workforce for what to expect.
Posted: October 29, 2020 by Joe Erb
Filed under: automation, industry, manufacturing
Tradeshows are cancelled. Sales meetings are moved to a virtual format. The office mingling and chatter that was once a typical part of your daily routine most likely no longer exists. As many of us have had to shift to a much more digital-forward way of working, it can feel like networking and initiating new professional relationships are put on hold.
Posted: October 21, 2020 by Carrie Scheetz
Filed under: LinkedIn, social, strategies
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
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
GlassBuild Connect is a wrap! Erin Johnson rounds up the insights and expertise Quanex shared throughout September in a new post for In Focus.
Posted: October 05, 2020 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: fenestration, Glassbuild, tradeshows
When choosing a supplier, superior product is just one piece of the puzzle. Carrie Scheetz talks about the importance of technical and marketing services that can help you optimize your operations beyond components.
Posted: September 24, 2020 by Carrie Scheetz
Filed under: marketing, services, technology
Is screens production dictating how many orders you can ship? Quanex’s Brian Ludwig explains how to take back control of your plant floor with some tips on rethinking how you source your screens.
Posted: September 22, 2020 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: Plant, screens outsourcing, transformation