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ATAS International Participates In 3rd Annual 'What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?' Student Video Contest

whats-so-cool-about-manufacturing-logoAllentown, PA - ATAS International Inc. was recently involved with the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” student video contest for the third consecutive year, along with the Manufacturers Resource Center and Dream It. Do It. Pennsylvania.

This video contest has successfully introduced hundreds of middle school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and school principals to what a career is like in advanced manufacturing. Eighth grade student teams from multiple school districts in the Lehigh Valley took a teacher and a GoPro camera kit into area manufacturing companies and created a two minute video that captured what they think is “cool” about their company’s products, workforce, and technology.

This contest was created to generate excitement that draws students towards manufacturing career paths. This year, there were 30 student teams partnered with 30 area manufacturers. The program promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education and helps to foster a new understanding of opportunities in manufacturing careers.

Prior to the commencement of the video contest, the Manufacturers Resource Center and Dream It. Do It. Pennsylvania celebrated Manufacturing Day throughout the month of October to highlight the many benefits of Pennsylvania’s manufacturing industry to its students and residents. Over 600 high school students visited 13 manufacturers in the Lehigh Valley, including ATAS International.

Dick Bus, President of ATAS International, stated, “ATAS values the involvement and interest in our products and manufacturing processes from our area students and their families. These students may join our company in the future, which will not only benefit their careers and ATAS, but also benefit the growth of manufacturing within the Lehigh Valley and within our country.”

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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