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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 Tradeshow and Event Specialist 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

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: design, automation, codes

Is ENERGY STAR Headed Back to the Department of Energy?

A new Congressional proposal would transfer the ENERGY STAR™ program from EPA control to the Department of Energy. Quanex’s Ric Jackson discusses some possible implications.

Posted: November 21, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: DOE, government, ENERGY STAR

Ahead of WinDoor 2017 Ottawa Considering Code Changes

Quanex’s Andrew Moore talks about new building code news out of Canada, and what window and door manufacturers have to learn at WinDoor 2017.

Posted: November 14, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: energy, codes, building, WinDoor

Checking in On The Crazy Canadian Housing Market

 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: housing, market, Canada

Eyes on ENERGY STAR Midway Through 2017

ENERGY STAR will survive, but with a lot less money in the coming budget year. Quanex Director of Government Relations Ric Jackson breaks down the latest news out of Washington about the popular program.

Posted: July 27, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: government, industry, ENERGY STAR

Will an Increase in Apprenticeships Help the Labor Shortage?

Some interesting news out of Washington last month, with a potential impact on the building and construction industry: President Trump signed an executive order to increase apprenticeship funding to $200 million, granting the private sector more influence in designing those programs.

In an industry where 73% of construction companies anticipate having difficulty hiring the right people this year, any initiative that may help overcome that difficulty is greeted as welcome news.
 

Posted: July 19, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: workplace, Labor Shortage, Apprenticeships, Workforce

Tracking the Evolution of Automation

As industry leaders predict a new period of industrial revolution, Quanex is paving the path to the future. Learn more here. Mark Yeandle shares insights on the evolution of automation and what this will mean for the industry.

Posted: June 13, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: industry, automation, development

How Well Do You Understand Your Customers?

We think we know our customers, but do we understand them? Read more from Salesforce administrator at Quanex, Ben Bolopue.

Posted: April 12, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: communication, customer, CRM

A New Industrial Revolution GPAD brings together the best & brightest in automation

Inspiration struck Quanex Sales Manager Tony Thiret at GPAD. Check out his recap of his first time attending  Glass Processing and Automation Days.

Posted: April 10, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: efficient, automation, GPAD

Working with the New Kids

Millennials now make up the largest portion of the workforce. Brenna Schmidt, Quanex's human resources manager, shares why it is essential to accommodate the millennial workforce in the building and construction industry.

Posted: January 09, 2017 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: employee, millennials, workplace

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