QUANEX BUILDING PRODUCTS CORPORATION
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Quanex Corporation manufactures engineered carbon and alloy steel bars, aluminum flat-rolled products, flexible insulating glass spacer systems, extruded profiles, and precision-formed metal and wood products for vehicular and building products markets. The company operates through two segments, Vehicular Products and Building Products. The Vehicular Products segment includes engineered steel bar manufacturing, steel bar and tube heat-treating services, and steel bar and tube corrosion and wear resistant finishing services. It provides engineered steel bars to passenger car, light truck, sport utility vehicle, heavy truck, off-road and farm equipment industries. This segment also provides tube and bar heat-treating and related services, such as quench and temper, stress relieving, normalizing, cut-to-length, and metallurgical testing. It also treats steel bars and tubes to improve the metal's corrosion and wear resistance properties to chrome plating. The Building Products segment offers lexible insulating glass spacer systems, window and patio door screens, window cladding frames, residential exterior products, custom wood window grilles and accessories, engineered vinyl and thermoplastic alloy composite window components, custom designed and roll-formed aluminum components, and stamped aluminum shapes for manufacturers of windows for the home improvement, residential, and light commercial construction markets. Quanex markets its products through direct sales force and distributors. Quanex operates in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Asia, Europe, and other foreign countries. The company was founded in 1927 as Michigan Seamless Tube Company and changed its name to Quanex Corporation in 1977. Quanex is based in Houston, Texas.