Posts Tagged ‘ Quanex ’

Energy Efficiency Rules Day for Glass, Fenestration at Greenbuild

Oct 23rd, 2014

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As members of all different sectors of the construction industry walk the show floor at Greenbuild 2014, the trends are pretty clear. Attendees are obviously looking for energy-efficient products and window and glass companies have an abundant of options on display. Among the glass and glazing industry-related companies at Greenbuild is Pilkington, featuring its vacuum [...]

People are Buying and Industry is Delivering

Sep 12th, 2014

Quanex's C3-11300 window and door system has achieved the AW rating.

“People are buying again. That’s why we brought the equipment,” says Sarah Colberg with Witte. That’s music to the industry’s ears as it reflects that the residential market has truly rebounded. All throughout GlassBuild America, which ended yesterday in Las Vegas, the mood was positive. On the first day of the show, Diane Huybers, Windowmaker [...]

Are We Back On Track?

Sep 8th, 2014

The residential window market grew 10% in 2013. And according to the WDMA’s recently released Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study, we can expect continued growth of 9.1% in 2014 and 8.3% in 2015.

American Manufacturing Bill Sitting in Congress

Aug 26th, 2014

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Legislation that seeks to bolster manufacturing in the United States is now awaiting consideration in Congress. The Revitalize American Manufacturing and Innovation Act of 2013 (H.R. 2996/S.1468) was reported to Congress by committee at the end of last month. The bill was introduced in the Senate August 1 of last year and in the House [...]

Quanex Appoints Patrick Junker VP of Sales for Screen Division

Jul 17th, 2014

Quanex Building Products announced it has appointed Patrick Junker to vice president of sales for its screens division. Junker brings more than 35 years of experience in the field, most recently serving as the director of sales and marketing at Amesbury Headquarters, where he was responsible for sales and marketing to aluminum commercial door and window manufacturers in North America. “I’m [...]

Quanex to be Bostik’s Sole IG Sealant Distributor in North America

May 6th, 2014

Starting July 1, Quanex Building Products will serve as Bostik’s exclusive sales force for its insulating glass sealants in North America this year. “We’ve worked closely with Quanex in the UK for more than 10 years, building a strong relationship based on a mutual dedication to quality, service and innovation,” says Chris Alderson, business unit [...]

Quanex Works with Zane State College to Provide Continuing Education

Mar 20th, 2014

Quanex Building Products is working with Zane State College to provide continuing education opportunities free of charge to its employees. The program will provide 191 training hours and eight college credit hours to Quanex employees. Nine of the company’s process, twin-screw and mixing technicians participated in the first offering of the Quanex Tech 2 certification. [...]

Tax Credits: The End of an Era

Mar 3rd, 2014

No doubt federal tax credits were in place at a time when the fenestration industry needed a shot in the arm. As an industry we saw the greatest benefits in 2009 and 2010 under the influence of the ARRA Stimulus plan. However, when you put a Band-Aid on a scratch, you don’t expect that you [...]

Meet the New Quanex CEO

Sep 9th, 2013

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The designation of William (Bill) C. Griffiths as the new president and CEO of Quanex in early July may have seemed like a sudden change. Indeed, it came on the heels of the unexpected resignation of David Petratis, former CEO, who left to accept a position with Allegion, and Griffiths tells DWM magazine that the [...]

Quanex Sends Off Hope 66 Charity Cyclists in Chicago with Donation

Sep 6th, 2013

Fifteen cyclists from the glazing, construction and related industries known as the Hope 66 Charity riders began their 2,616-mile journey from Chicago to Santa Monica, Calif., on Aug. 30, to support UK-based Hope House Children’s Hospices, an organization that provides care to terminally ill children and their families. Quanex greeted the riders in Chicago, pledging [...]