Posts Tagged ‘ Quanex Building Products ’

DOE Technology Review: 400-Plus Pages at-a-Glance

Sep 28th, 2015

You are busy with sales calls, continuous improvement initiatives and seeking opportunities to grow your business. You probably don’t have the time to read 400+ pages from the DOE’s Quadrennial Technology Review of energy technologies and research opportunities. So I’m going to break down a few of the highlights and points that have the greatest […]

Quanex Earnings Fall; Company Expects Slow Start to 2015

Dec 15th, 2014

On Friday, Quanex Building Products Corp. (NX) reported a profit of $5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014 despite a drop in revenue from the same period last year. The Houston-based maker of door and window components reported net income of 13 cents per share for the quarter that ended on October 31. […]

Quanex Names New Eastern and Western Regional Sales Managers

Sep 4th, 2014

Quanex Building Products has appointed Rick Mathews to regional sales manager in the East and Kyle Kragenbring in the West. Kragenbring brings to Quanex more than 27 years of experience in the field. Prior to joining Quanex, he held positions with industry suppliers, including Amesbury Group and Complast/Vinyl-Therm Windows. Kragenbring also founded The Kragenbring Group, […]

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 […]

Ten Tips for Hosting Public Officials

Jun 16th, 2014

There’s no better time to get the attention of your member of Congress. With mid-term elections coming this fall, they will be getting out to as many events as possible to help secure re-election – and visiting your facility and mixing with your employees is just what they will be looking for. Their reasons aren’t […]

Quanex Names Michael Hovan General Manager of Vinyl Products Division

Jun 3rd, 2014

Quanex Building Products Corp. named Michael B. Hovan as general manager of Mikron, its vinyl profile products division, effective June 2. Additionally, Hovan will continue to lead the company’s marketing efforts. “Mike is a seasoned leader with considerable experience in the building products sector.  He understands our customers, operations and growth strategies,” says William C. […]

Quanex Celebrates 45 Years of Mikron

May 23rd, 2014

Quanex Building Products and its employees are celebrating the 45th anniversary of Mikron, introduced in 1969 when it was founded in Kent, Wash. The company says the core principles on which the Mikron side of the business was founded on still drive all Quanex businesses today. “As we reach the 45-year mark, we are taking […]

Quanex Hires New Leadership for Window and Door Systems

Apr 17th, 2014

Kim Alexander

Quanex Building Products announced the hiring of Tracy Forrester as director of quality and Kim Alexander as vice president of operations for Window and Door Systems. Both Forrester and Alexander will be located at the Richmond, Ky., location.

2014 Bills to Watch

Apr 7th, 2014

Many sources allege that the 113th Congress (2013-2015) is on pace to be the least productive in history. According to, there are 7,829 bills and resolutions currently before the United States Congress and, of those, only about 5 percent will become law. Despite a lack of confidence in Congress’s ability to get things done, […]

Quanex Promotes Vince Warne to Technical Services Director

Apr 7th, 2014

Quanex Building Products promoted Vince Warne to director of technical services. Warne is an industry veteran, previously working as part of the Quanex Insulating Glass Systems team and serving in many roles, including production supervisor, standard spacer business unit manager, operations manager and process engineering manager. “Quanex has always focused on advancing the technical support […]