Made In America Flagship Store Wins ATAS Project Of The Year Commercial Roofs Category
Allentown, PA - ATAS International announced their 2016 Project of the Year winners at an awards banquet on May 8th. The Made In America flagship store located in Elma, NY took first place in the commercial roofs category.
The mission of the Made in America Store is to create and save jobs in the United States by increasing American manufacturing. By installing ATAS’ Dutch Seam metal roofing panels, which are made in America, on this new flagship store, it only further reinforced this mission. Dutch Seam, a continuous standing seam metal roof panel, features an integral lock and seam which prevents “blow-off” or “creeping” of the seam, and eliminates the need for separate seam caps and field seaming.
Mark Andol is the owner and founder of General Welding and Fabricating, with locations in Elma and Rochester, NY. That business, which manufactured structural and decorative steel components for this store, has been operating since 1989. When the recession hit almost 10 years ago, Andol lost business to companies located overseas, forcing him to cut his workforce to half its size. At that point, he began envisioning a store that would only carry products that are 100 percent American made, to help grow manufacturing within the United States. Andol’s vision became a reality in 2010 when he opened the doors to the first Made in America store.
The project team included:
• Architect: Lydon Architectural Services, Buffalo, NY
• General Contractor: Kulback’s Construction, Inc., Lancaster, NY
• Installer: Bayford Construction, Lancaster, NY
• Owner and Founder: Mark Andol
About ATAS International, Inc.
Founded in 1963, ATAS International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall and ceiling panels, produces systems for commercial and residential buildings. The ATAS product line offers more than 20 profiles available in aluminum, steel, zinc and copper. These profiles include: standing and batten seams; corrugated; curved; tapered; shingles; tiles; shakes; and narrow or wide ribbed panels with hidden or exposed fasteners. The Gaten Series of perforated metal wall panels is now offered. Rainware and perimeter edge trim are also available with the same finish to match or accent a roofing or wall system. ATAS offers sustainable building envelope technology, such as cool roofing products that are ENERGY STAR® qualified; InSpire, the transpired solar collector, which utilizes precision perforated metal panels to preheat ventilation air via solar energy; and Isoleren, the new insulated metal panels for roofs and walls.
Profiles are coated with a Kynar 500® PVDF or Hylar 5000® PVDF finish in over 30 standard colors, and are also available in a collection of natural metals and laminates. ATAS has four manufacturing facilities in the United States: two facilities, including the headquarters, in Allentown, PA; one in Maryville, TN; and one in Mesa, AZ. All ATAS locations are certified to ISO 9001:2008 with design. For more information on ATAS International, call 800-468-1441 or visit www.atas.com. For a list of approved AIA/CES and GBCI courses, visit www.atas.com/education/aia-ces-seminars.
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