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Market Insights

Quanex provides a variety of unique services designed to help our customers make their businesses better.

Through our deep industry engagement and continual market monitoring, Quanex can offer:

  • Custom regional market window forecasts
  • Market insights by state and by major metropolitan areas
  • Window market segment analysis by new construction vs. remodeling
  • Housing market segment analysis by single family vs. multifamily

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 and how they impact your every day.

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

 

Is Texas Going Green?

Wind turbines now account for 16 percent of Texas' generating capacity. Anthony Wright, Quanex's director of strategic marketing & analysis, shares how Texas is going green.

Posted: September 30, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: energy, green, solar

The Odd Couple: Millennials and the Housing Market

Millennials have officially reached home-buying age and are making their impact on the housing market. Anthony Wright, Quanex's Director of Strategic Marketing & Analysis shares insights from recent statistics.

Posted: September 06, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: housing, millennials, ownership

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

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

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

The Heat is On: 2016 On Pace for Record Heat

Take a look at the weather patterns over the past year or so, and it’s hard not to be a little bit spooked: As of this past April, we’ve now witnessed 12 consecutive months of record-breaking heat.

Posted: June 16, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: government, green, trends

2016 Housing Market Headwinds

The housing market is a direct indicator of the state of the window and door market. As we reach the halfway point of 2016, we’re taking a look at how things are shaping up. So what’s worth paying attention to so far?

Posted: June 10, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: trends, family, housing, single

Brushing Up On Big Data

Here’s some food for thought: According to some recent research by the analytics firm IDC, the “digital universe”—or the data that surrounds us every day—doubles in cumulative size every two years. And while that statistic may not necessarily be surprising, it can certainly be intimidating.

Posted: April 13, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: insights, market, data, mining, big

(Multi)Family Matters

Multifamily housing has led the housing recovery out of recession. The headline data has been great. Over the past year, multifamily starts are up 28 percent compared to single-family starts which are up a mere 12 percent. The original forecast at the end of 2014 was for single-family starts to rise 25 to 30 percent in 2015 while multifamily starts were projected to grow 15 percent. Thus on a (SAAR) seasonally adjusted annual rate, single-family starts were projected to grow from 728,000 starts to 946,000 starts, while multifamily starts were projected to grow from 361,000 starts to 415,000 starts in 2015.

Posted: February 29, 2016 by Anthony Wright

Filed under: energy, trends, analytics, multifamily

Coming Tailwinds for Solar and Renewable Energy Products

The tailwinds for the adoption of solar energy have shifted. As a trend watcher, there are a few key insights I’d like to share. In spite of cheap gas prices and lack of an economic incentive to move away from fossil fuels, developments over the past year have seemingly established an inflection point for significant tailwinds in solar energy. This shift marks a move away from economic drivers to regulatory drivers as the prime mover for the adoption of solar and other renewable energy technologies.

Posted: January 18, 2016 by Anthony Wright

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