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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 Implications of 3D Printing on Building and Construction

Quanex’s Erin Johnson discusses some of the implications of 3D printing for building and construction in the latest post on In Focus.

Posted: October 11, 2018 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: design, manufacturing, technology

Fostering Increased Collaboration in Manufacturing

We talk a lot on In Focus about new manufacturing technology that continues to change the face of the fenestration industry. Automation and new software solutions have made today’s shop floor a different environment than the one that existed just ten years ago.
 

Posted: July 31, 2018 by Erin Johnson

Filed under: manufacturing

Exploring the Possibilities at Glass Expo Pacific Northwest

Quanex’s John Kowalewski takes a look at some of the trends found at the 2018 Glass Expo Pacific Northwest, held in early June in Bellevue, Washington.

Posted: June 14, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: automation, manufacturing, tradeshows

Building In Quality at Every Stage

Busy season is getting into full swing, and as fenestration professionals expect an up year, we can’t forget the importance of ensuring quality at every point of the manufacturing process. Quanex’s Eric Thompson explores a few ways you can make it happen.

Posted: May 17, 2018 by Eric Thompson

Filed under: fenestration, manufacturing, quality

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

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 the Value of a Plant Audit?

What can a fresh set of eyes bring to your plant floor operations? It could be a lot. Quanex Commercial Sales Specialist Joe Erb highlights the value of a plant audit.

Posted: October 20, 2017 by Joe Erb

Filed under: audit, efficient, manufacturing

Making the Investment in Tomorrow’s Workforce

Outreach among today’s youth—tomorrow’s workforce—is critically important for manufacturers today. Corporate HR Manager Natalia Bubis shares how Quanex is doing its part.

Posted: October 06, 2017 by Natalia Bubis

Filed under: employee, HR, manufacturing