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ATAS International Introduces The Kennis Center, An Educational Facility For The Metal Industry

ATAS-Kennis-Center-artAllentown, PA - ATAS International Inc. announces its creation of the ATAS Kennis Center – an educational facility dedicated to knowledge, excellence, and innovation in the metal industry.

ATAS has been in the Lehigh Valley for 30 years and has remained committed to providing exceptional continued education. Being that the founding family of the company is of Dutch descent, the name, “kennis”, is Dutch for knowledge.

The center, located at ATAS headquarters in Allentown, Pa, plays host to a variety of educational functions such as training seminars, instructional courses, and activities that are specifically tailored to architects, contractors, specifiers, distributors, and more. ATAS offers a mix of hands-on coaching and in-depth guidance on the latest information, research, and trends in the industry.

Training seminars are offered for metal roofing installers to expand their experience and knowledge with metal roof installation for residential and commercial applications. ATAS also offers a Building Your Business Seminar which focuses on the sales, marketing techniques, and necessary technical skills to effectively promote metal roofing. Course content includes product training, feature benefit analysis, sales techniques, trim and flashing application, installation training and a tour of the manufacturing facility.

AIA/CES seminars are available for architects throughout the country and may qualify for LEED credits. Other seminars include Understanding Metal Roofing, Transpired Solar Collectors, Sustainable Building Envelopes, Plant Tours, Metal Coil Coating Technology, and more.

ATAS is in the business of innovation and is continuously seeking ways to improve, not only themselves, but the entire industry. Knowledge is a key factor in achieving success and, with The Kennis Center, ATAS hopes to inspire others to pursue continued education and discover endless possibilities.

About ATAS International Inc.

atas logo 1963Founded in 1963, ATAS International, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall cladding, ceilings, perimeter edge metal, and accessories. The ATAS portfolio features an expansive selection of products available in aluminum, steel, zinc, stainless steel, and copper. Standard profiles include narrow and wide ribbed wall panels, corrugated styles, standing seam and batten seam roof systems, metal shingles, shakes, tiles, and more. Additional options include curved, tapered, and perforated panels; concealed or exposed fasteners; smooth or embossed textures; horizontal and vertical applications; and a choice of over 40 stock colors with 70% PVDF finish.

With sustainability at the forefront of modern building design, ATAS proudly supports green building objectives with high performance solutions, such as solar-ready roof panels, insulated metal panels, cool roofing products, and solar air heating wall panels. The ATAS team consists of product and market specialists that provide a high level of support for your project, from initial discovery and design to installation. ATAS has two ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturing locations in the United States: the headquarters in Allentown, PA, and their facility in Mesa, AZ. ATAS also has a second location in Allentown, PA, and recently added a new manufacturing location in University Park, IL. For more information about ATAS International, visit or call 610.395.8445. For more information on InSpire transpired solar collector metal wall panels, visit

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