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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

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

Building Engagement Through Culture

Brenna Schmidt, Corporate Manager of Human Resources for Quanex, is taking over the blog this week! Brenna is focused on  performance and talent management, as well as recruitment and selection.

Posted: May 09, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: culture, employee, engagement, HR, internal

Zero Energy Buildings Defined

I am old enough to remember the window R-value wars. A time when anyone could claim just about anything. Then, the DOE stepped in and established the National Fenestration Ratings Council (NFRC) and tasked them with developing common definitions and methodologies to measure and label energy performance of windows and doors. And the rest is history.

Posted: May 06, 2016 by Ric Jackson

Filed under: {$Quanex.Categories.Advocacy$}, DOE, government, NFRC

Narrowing the great divide: Three tips to achieve sales-marketing alignment

Carrie Scheetz, tradeshow and event specialist, is taking over the marketing blog this week! Carrie is responsible for managing Quanex’s marketing automation system and aligning with the sales team on lead management.

Posted: May 02, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: marketing, sales

The Right Ways to Reach Your Customers

Today we welcome Carrie Scheetz, tradeshow and events specialist, who manages Quanex’s marketing automation system and sales team lead alignment. This post will explore the best ways B2B companies can reach their customers.

Posted: May 02, 2016 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: B2B, customer, marketing

Engaged Employees Make the Difference

Brenna Schmidt, Corporate Manager of Human Resources for Quanex, is taking over the blog this week! Brenna is focused on  performance and talent management, as well as recruitment and selection.

Posted: April 29, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: communication, employee, engagement, HR, internal, recruiting

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