Posts Tagged ‘ Quanex ’

Portman Visits Quanex in Cambridge

Aug 23rd, 2013

Sen. Rob Portman recently toured Quanex and met many of its employees. From left, James McDougall, team leader, Quanex Building Products; George Wilson, general manager, Quanex Building Products – IG Systems; Se. Rob Portman

*+-On Wednesday, U.S. Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) visited Quanex in Cambridge, Ohio. Last year, Quanex chose Cambridge as a central hub for its warm-edge spacer system production, which ships worldwide. “Quanex is excited to host a U.S. Senator who is helping lead the push for energy efficiency at a national level,” says Ric Jackson, director […]

Quanex Names New President

Jul 9th, 2013


*+-Quanex Building Products Corp. board of directors has elected William C. Griffiths, 61, as chairman, president and CEO effective July 9. He succeeds David D. Petratis who resigned to accept a position with another company. Griffiths has served on the Board since 2009. “Bill is a seasoned executive with experience in a wide range of […]

Quanex EPG Net Sales Increase 15 Percent

Jun 7th, 2013

*+-Quanex Building Products Corp. has released its fiscal 2013 second-quarter results for the period ended April 30, 2013. The company’s Engineered Products Group, which includes Edgetech IG, reported second-quarter 2013 net sales of $125.2 million compared to $108.8 million a year ago. The company attributes the 15.1-percent improvement to its acquisition of Aluminite as well […]

Quanex Rep Speaks at China Glass Industry Annual Conference

Apr 19th, 2013

*+-Quanex Building Products’ business development director for Asia, YK Park, recently spoke at the 2013 China Glass Industry Annual Conference and Technical Forum, held March 26-28. Park’s presentation was titled “Super Spacer® for High Performance IGU Fabrication and High Productivity.” “The conference exceeded our expectations in many ways with some of the top suppliers and […]

Quanex Has the Edgetherm®

Apr 12th, 2013

Edgetherm boxes

*+-Quanex Building Products Corp. has entered into an agreement with Bostik, a provider of insulating glass sealants, to distribute four new edge-seal products in the Americas. Sold under Quanex’s Edgetherm brand, the product line was designed to meet key requirements in IG production, including low moisture vapor transmission rates, movement accommodation, low temperature flexibility and […]

Quanex Reports 6.7 Percent Rise in Net Sales for Engineered Products Group

Mar 8th, 2013

*+-Houston-based Quanex Building Products has released its first-quarter 2013 results, and reports sales of $106.1 million for the quarter for the Engineered Products Group (EPG), compared to $99.4 million for the same period last year—a 6.7 percent increase. EPG’s first-quarter 2013 operating income was $2.8 million compared to $1.8 million a year ago. While higher […]

“Innovative” Thoughts from AAMA

Feb 26th, 2013

*+-This week I am attending the annual meeting of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and one of the key themes was innovation. For the full presentations on this topic click here but here are some additional observations.When Robert Tucker encouraged companies to focus on innovative products and systems he reminded them to not stop […]

Quanex Receives Visits from Congressmen

Jan 31st, 2013

Larry Johnson of Quanex, Michael Hovan of Quanex, U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson and George Wilson of Quanex met recently at the company’s Cambridge, Ohio, facility.

*+-Quanex Building Products recently hosted visits from U.S. congressmen at two of its plants. Rep. Bill Johnson (R – Ohio) visited the company’s Cambridge, Ohio, facility, while Rep. Doc Hastings (R – Wash.) visited the company’s Yakima, Wash., facility.During the visits, both representatives spent time discussing Quanex’s role in the door and window industry and […]

Quanex Names New Leader for Door and Window Systems Business

Jan 24th, 2013

*+-Houston-based Quanex Building Products Corp. has hired Thomas Herriges to serve as general manager of its door and window systems business, effective Monday, January 28. Herriges will oversee all of the company’s door and window system sales, and will report to Dave Petratis, Quanex president and chief executive officer. “I am very excited about the […]

Quanex Completes Acquisition of Alumco Assets

Jan 4th, 2013

*+-The Houston-based Quanex Building Products Corp. has completed the previously announced acquisition of the assets of Alumco Inc. and its subsidiaries. The assets include Aluminite, a screen producer for the door and window industry, which Quanex says will allow it to extend its product offering and better serve its customers. Alumco is headquartered in Chehalis, […]