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.
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
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
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
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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
Another year, another GlassBuild in the books. As we wrap up this year’s show, here are some final perspectives on how we’ll keep moving forward together as an industry.
Posted: September 18, 2017 by Erin Johnson
Filed under: Glassbuild
As noted in yesterday’s recap, there has been plenty to take in as fenestration professionals continue seeking new ways to build efficiency into their business. During today’s extended show hours, with an increase in activity, I think there is a real sense of urgency among attendees. People are here to make investments in their business. Because in today’s market environment, doing so isn’t optional.
Posted: September 14, 2017 by Erin Johnson
As it always is, the first day of this year’s GlassBuild was a whirlwind. We took in plenty of new insights and developing trends, made connections with new contacts and caught up with some old ones. It’s always great to see the industry come together, especially at this critical time. In 2017, we’re facing some critical challenges that we must take on collectively in order to drive the industry forward.
Posted: September 13, 2017 by Erin Johnson
Filed under: automation, Glassbuild, plant transformation
GlassBuild America is right around the corner. What should attendees expect at this year’s show? Quanex’s Erin Johnson makes some predictions.
Posted: September 01, 2017 by Erin Johnson
Filed under: Glassbuild, industry, tradeshows
You’ve invested in automation. Now what? Quanex’s Joe Erb will be leading two Express Learning Sessions at this year’s GlassBuild America on next steps for getting the most out of new manufacturing technologies.
Posted: August 29, 2017 by Joe Erb
Filed under: automation, industry, strategies
Is the Canadian housing market headed for a crash? Quanex’s Larry Johnson takes a look at some recent trends and explains why Canada’s “crazy” market might be leveling off safely.
Posted: August 25, 2017 by Guest Blogger
Filed under: Canada, housing, market
Tradeshows are always a challenge to fit everything in. Read on from Quanex’s Prject Manager and Tradeshow and Event Specailist Carrie Scheetz for three practical tips to make the most of your time at tradeshows.
Posted: August 24, 2017 by Carrie Scheetz
Filed under: industry, planning, tradeshows
Likely homeowners are facing an uphill battle in today’s housing market. Quanex Marketing Director Erin Johnson takes a look at some of the contributing factors.
Posted: August 17, 2017 by Erin Johnson
Filed under: housing, market, trends
Employee motivation is critical to overcome today’s labor challenges. Quanex’s Natalia Bubis talks about some ways to motivate employees and contribute to overall better engagement.
Posted: August 16, 2017 by Natalia Bubis
Filed under: communication, employee, HR
Though colored vinyl windows aren’t new, they’re becoming more prominent as PVC technology matures. Quanex’s Eric Thompson thinks there’s continued opportunity in color for forward-looking window and door manufacturers.
Posted: August 11, 2017 by Eric Thompson
Filed under: color, industry, vinyl