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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

Preparing for the Future Is a Process

In a new blog for In Focus, Quanex’s Joe Erb discusses ways continuous improvement can be achieved at any scale.

Posted: October 04, 2018 by Joe Erb

Filed under: insights, Plant, transformation

The Elements of a Smart Factory

What are the critical elements of a “smart factory”? Quanex’s Larry Johnson explains that it’s more than just the technology and the components that enable the factory of the future to succeed .

Posted: August 16, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: employee, industry, Plant, transformation

Managing Time Effectively on the Plant Floor

It’s busy season, and the fenestration industry is having a healthy year. Shop floors are busy dealing with increased orders, manufacturing higher volumes, and getting orders out the door on time. Maximizing your time and what you can accomplish in every individual work day is critical to keeping the pace.
 

Posted: July 20, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: efficient, fenestration, Plant

Organizing Your Plant for Maximized Efficiency

 Looking for effective ways to maximize space on your plant floor? Quanex’s John Ryba has some tips that can be applied in any window manufacturing plant.

Posted: July 05, 2018 by Guest Blogger

Filed under: efficient, Plant, transformation

Eliminating Headaches on the Shop Floor

Screens production is a “necessary evil” that can drag down a window manufacturer’s overall quality, productivity and profitability. Quanex’s Joe Erb explains some of the benefits of outsourcing screens in a new post for In Focus .

Posted: May 29, 2018 by Joe Erb

Filed under: Plant, screens, transformation

Three Ways to Overcome Labor Challenges

Struggling to grow your business amidst a labor shortage? Quanex’s Joe Erb breaks down a few strategies to help overcome those challenges.

Posted: May 04, 2018 by Joe Erb

Filed under: industry, Labor Shortage, Plant

Why Automation Can Boost Your Safety Commitment

Automated equipment can bring many new benefits to your plant floor—one of the most important of which is safety. Quanex’s Joe Erb explains how on In Focus .

Posted: April 17, 2018 by Joe Erb

Filed under: automation, Plant, safety, transformation

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

Boosting Efficiency in Ways That Work for You

Plant Transformation isn’t something that happens all at once. Quanex’s Joe Erb discusses ways continuous improvement can be achieved at any scale.

Posted: October 31, 2017 by Joe Erb

Filed under: efficient, Plant, transformation