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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 Anthony Wright

Anthony Wright is the Director of Strategic Marketing & Analysis for Quanex Building Products. With more than 20 years of experience leading research projects and setting long-term business strategies for national brands, Anthony will keep you up to date on the latest market insights.

Contact Anthony Wright directly at Anthony.Wright@quanex.com

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 Equality of Aesthetics and Performance

Communication and collaboration were key themes at this year’s Building Envelope Contractors (BEC) Conference in Las Vegas. Quanex’s Joe Erb highlights these and other takeaways on In Focus.

Posted: March 19, 2018 by Joe Erb

Filed under: building, glass, industry, insights

What You Need to Know About GreenON Rebates

Homeowners in Ontario can now receive some new, attractive rebates when upgrading to high-performance windows. Quanex’s Andrew Moore discusses the implications for window manufacturers

Posted: March 05, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: Canada, industry, market

Navigating New Frontiers in Manufacturing

Over the past few years, we’ve been monitoring and writing about how automation has affected the fenestration industry. High-speed lines for IG automation have transformed the way we can think about producing high volumes of finished products. Semi-automated lines, meanwhile, have helped manufacturers gain new efficiencies for a more modest investment.

Posted: February 27, 2018 by Joe Erb

Filed under: automation, manufacturing, Workforce

Resolutions for a Successful Year on the Plant Floor

It’s 2018—have you made any New Year’s resolutions for your plant floor? Quanex’s Eric Thompson details a few relatively simple resolutions that can be undertaken anywhere.

Posted: January 30, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: goals, insights, planning

The Polymer Capital of the World at Our Fingertips

It's estimated that 8 percent of the polymer industry in the United States is in Northeast Ohio. Read more about the polymer capital of the world.

Posted: January 09, 2018 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: IG, recruiting, research

Celebrating the Warm-Edge Legacy at WinDoor 2017

This year’s WinDoor show in Canada celebrated industry innovation, and Quanex Building Products plays an important role in that story. Erin Johnson commemorates an important milestone.

Posted: December 13, 2017 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: history, Quanex, WinDoor

After Busy Season, Catch Up on Some Critical Maintenance

With the winter months comes some downtime on plant floors. Quanex’s Joe Erb writes about why it’s a great time to catch up on and evaluate your maintenance practices and procedures.

Posted: December 12, 2017 by Joe Erb

Filed under: maintenance, manufacturing, Plant

What’s in Store for the Housing Market Next Year?

What’s in store for the housing market in 2018? Quanex Director of Strategic Marketing & Analysis Anthony Wright investigates.

Posted: December 06, 2017 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: housing, market, trends

Maintaining Employee Motivation Around the Holidays

Quanex’s Corporate HR Manager Natalia Bubis shares some helpful tips on how to maintain employee engagement and productivity throughout the holiday season.

Posted: November 30, 2017 by Natalia Bubis

Filed under: employee, engagement, HR

End Unit Performance Starts with Upfront Design

Upfront design and engineering remains one of the most important components of modern fenestration manufacturing. Quanex Technical Services Rep John Ryba explains why.

Posted: November 29, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: automation, codes, design

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