Tim Harris, the technical service manager for Quanex Building Products, died last week as a result of injuries sustained Wednesday, April 22 during a customer site visit at a door and window manufacturing plant, which at press time was undisclosed. Quanex representatives said they couldn’t release further details of the incident.

Harris, an industry veteran of 40 years, had been with Tremco/Truseal/Quanex for 31 years.

The Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance (IGMA) put out a message to its members this morning expressing its condolences.

“Tim, a staunch supporter of IGMA, was a regular attendee at our conferences and chaired a number of work groups including the Glazing Guidelines Work Group.  Under his leadership, IGMA developed the residential glazing guidelines video and harmonized the SIGMA and IGMAC glazing guidelines, which continues its relevancy today,” stated the release.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 from 4-7 p.m. at the Stroud Lawrence Funeral Home, 95 S. Franklin St., Chagrin Falls, OH 44022.

According to IGMA, Harris’ wife, Gail, respectfully requests that no flowers be sent; however, those wanting to honor Tim’s memory may make a donation to the Pan Ohio Hope Ride, which is an event to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Donations can be made online under his son’s name, Scott Franklin Harris, through this link.

According to the website for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 4,585 workers died on the job in 2013.


  1. Tim Harris will be greatly missed on so many levels. First he was extremely knowledgeable and dialed into the industry. Secondly, Tim was loyal, dedicated, and hard working for Quanex and even more so for his customers. Most importantly, Tim was “my friend” and I am confident a vast majority of the people who met and worked with Tim feel the same. I am richer for having known Tim Harris for the last 20 + years. I am poorer and so sad that I will not be able to talk and laugh with him any more.

    My deepest condolences are sent out to Gail and the entire Harris family because this tragic accident stole him from them in what he referred to as the “really good years to come.” I will be praying for Gail and the family so they hopefully will find comfort in the knowledge and memories of a remarkable life well lived.

    Tim please Rest In Peace with the knowledge you enriched all of us who knew you. Thank you for being our friend!

  2. Tim was a superb colleague, friend and mentor. He demonstrated a daily enthusiasm for life and work which was simply incredible. I will deeply miss Tim for his personality, expertise and the many, many conversations we shared about life, work and everything else. Above all, my sincerest condolences are with Gail, Scott and Lindsey who are the love of his life.

    Marcus Linde

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