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ATAS International Inc.’s “Monsters Of Metal” Team Competes In Inaugural Canstruction® Greater Lehigh Valley Event

Shown, from left, are: Jason Eberts, Anne Hicks, Chris Grover, Patrick Reinhart (Team Captain), Wendi Kirchner, Shirlann Wilkinson, and Kevin Klersy. Not shown: Glenn Hechler, Gary Lader, and Daniel Lader.

Allentown, PA - The “Monsters of Metal” team, with members from ATAS International Inc. and Bonsall Shafferman Architects and Space Planners, participated in the local Canstruction® competition recently at the Lehigh Valley Mall. Daniel Lader, the son of Gary Lader of Bonsall Shafferman, and also a student at Nitschmann Middle School, helped with the build.

Canstruction® is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made out of full cans of food. After they are built, the cansculptures® go on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations. Canstruction® has helped raise nearly 30 million pounds of food since 1992 with events held annually in over 150 cities around the world including North America, Australia, South America, Europe and Asia.

For this Lehigh Valley event, structures were built with a Halloween/Fall theme. Six teams competed using 24,462 cans of food (approximately 20,000 pounds). The “Monsters of Metal” built a Minecraft witch and cauldron cansculpture®. All the food was donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank in the Lehigh Valley.

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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