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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 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

Brexit The Good the Bad and the Ugly

In a shocking move, Great Britain voted for the United Kingdom to leave their membership of the European Union. Anthony Wright, Quanex's Director of Strategic Marketing & Analysis, breaks down the good, the bad and the ugly of Brexit.

Posted: July 06, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: brexit, economy, government, industry

Bring the Best of Trade Shows Direct to Your Audience

There’s a lot to take in at the fenestration industry’s biggest trade shows—educational opportunities, new product launches, meetings and dinners, and so much more. It’s overwhelming, but attendance at shows like GlassBuild can be invaluable for building professionals of many stripes. Erin Johnson, Quanex's director of  marketing  shares ways you can help your customers experience tradeshows from afar.

Posted: July 06, 2016 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: agency, communication, Glassbuild, tradeshows

What Can High-Speed Automation Do for You?

Insulating glass (IG) production is a careful and exacting process—an unsurprising statement to anyone in our industry. But it’s worth restating nonetheless, because today’s fenestration professionals have more options than ever to optimize IG production, to ensure high-quality, high-performance products. Guest Blogger and Commercial Sales Specialist for IG Systems Joe Erb discusses what high-speed automation can do for you!

Posted: July 01, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: efficient, employee, performance

Marketing It’s more than making pretty things

When kicking off a project with a marketing vendor, one of the first questions you are likely to hear is: What are you trying to accomplish? Guest Blogger Kim Kress, Quanex's marketing project manager, talks about the importance of discussing your goals.

Posted: June 30, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: agency, communication, marketing

With LinkedIn Purchase Microsoft Makes Big Play in Business Communications

If you haven’t already heard the big news out of the tech world this month, take note: Microsoft recently announced its purchase of the business-focused social network LinkedIn for a cool $26.2 billion.

Posted: June 22, 2016 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: LinkedIn, Microsoft, networking, resume

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

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