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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

The Heat is On: 2016 On Pace for Record Heat

Take a look at the weather patterns over the past year or so, and it’s hard not to be a little bit spooked: As of this past April, we’ve now witnessed 12 consecutive months of record-breaking heat.

Posted: June 16, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: government, green, trends

Four Ways to Communicate with Non-Desk Employees


If you have your own desk space or office, sometimes it’s easy to take for granted that you have regular and continual access to many important business tools. Paper files, printers and copiers, and your workplace computer. If you need to fire off an email, reference a website or document, or complete any other task, it’s pretty simple.

Posted: June 15, 2016 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: communication, email, employee, relationship

2016 Housing Market Headwinds

The housing market is a direct indicator of the state of the window and door market. As we reach the halfway point of 2016, we’re taking a look at how things are shaping up. So what’s worth paying attention to so far?

Posted: June 10, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: family, housing, single, trends

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

CES and D&CW yield three trends for fenestration professionals to watch

The International Consumer Electronics Show and Design & Construction Week brought hundreds of thousands of innovators to Las Vegas in January to kick off the new year, and we had our eyes and ears at both.

Posted: June 02, 2016 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: communication, e-blast, marketing, tradeshows, value-add

Four Ways to Be a Better Leader

The day-to-day management of a successful window and door business can leave little time to sit back and take a wider view. On a given day, we must accomplish countless things. We’re busy, we’re strapped for time, and we’re responsible for critical decisions for the success of our businesses.

Posted: May 19, 2016 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: ethical, inspire, transparent

Confirmed: Green Building Makes ‘Cents’ for Commercial Market

Green building strategies have always sounded good in theory and on paper, but only now are we beginning to see just how effective they are in terms of real-world financial performance.

Posted: May 16, 2016 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: commercial, efficient, green

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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Can California be Stopped?

The recovery of the housing market has been one of the biggest boons to the window and door industry in the past several years. And as I wrote toward the end of 2015, California was set to topple Texas as the busiest housing market in the country.

Posted: May 12, 2016 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: California, economy, housing, market

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