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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

Big Implications in the Solar Boom

At the beginning of this year, I wrote about how a series of strong tailwinds were helping to push the solar market to new heights in 2016. The broad global climate agreement signed in Paris late last year, a five-year extension on a beneficial tax credit for solar investment in the United States, and a greater focus on environmental sustainability among businesses all indicated that solar was set for a big 2016.

Posted: July 29, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: energy, green, solar, sustainable

Save Time and Cost with Disciplined Insulating Glass Line Maintenance

The demands faced by insulating glass (IG) manufacturers seem to grow stricter as time passes, with shorter production schedules, higher order volume and greater efficiency standards all driving our industry. Guest Blogger Joe Erb,  Quanex's commercial sales specialist, shares IG line maintenance practices.

Posted: July 27, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: maintenance, glass, performance

Applying New Design Trends in B2B Marketing

It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that B2B marketing communications can’t be as exciting as consumer marketing. But by the contrary, it’s all the reason that B2B marketers should be more creative, more forward-thinking with their materials. Guest Blogger Kim Kress, Quanex's marketing project manager, discusses some new design trends in B2B marketing.

Posted: July 20, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: design, marketing, trends, B2B

Look for More Than Great Product in a Sealants Provider

Window components, such as selants, can play a large role in offering customers the total package—a window system that offers natural light, views and other aesthetic benefits while maintaining excellent thermal performance. Guest Blogger Brian Kress, a product sales specalist at Quanex, talks about what you should look for in a selants provider.

Posted: July 19, 2016 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: performance, aesthetics, IG, sealants, thermal

Make the Most of Trade Show Communications with LinkedIn

It might seem like there’s plenty of time to prepare for GlassBuild America 2016, but if you’re planning on making the most of your show presence and communications, there’s truly no time to waste. Connecting with attendees prior to and during trade shows is important to your trade show presence. Erin Johnson, Quanex's director of marketing, shares tips to maximize your LinkedIn presence during trade shows.

Posted: July 14, 2016 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: communication, LinkedIn, Glassbuild, SME

Increasing Brand Advocates with NPS

“Customer satisfaction” is an idea that businesses of all types have wrestled with for many years. Many companies seek to improve customer satisfaction, but the traditional means for quantifying it are frequently unreliable—and they don’t always line up with growth or profit.

Posted: July 12, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: customer, insights, NPS, market, satisfaction

Drive Your Marketing Efforts with Big Data

Just like any other processes that make our businesses run, our marketing efforts can be optimized by the use of data and analytics to zero in on what works, what doesn’t and how we can be more effective.  Big Data is transforming the way we perform marketing efforts. Erin Johnson, Quanex's director of marketing, shares tips to integrate data into your marketing plan.

Posted: July 08, 2016 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: marketing, insights, planning, data, e-blast

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: government, economy, brexit, 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: communication, tradeshows, Glassbuild, agency

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: performance, efficient, employee

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