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ATAS Team Members Receive Award At Canstruction® Competition

Team members (top to bottom, left to right): Jason Eberts, Wendi Kirchner, Glenn Hechler, Kevin Klersy (team co-captain), Shirlann Wilkinson, Anne Hicks, Cindy Galiszanski, Chris Grover, Patrick Reinhart (team co-captain), and Dylan Repsher. Not shown: Janet Grazul of the Architectural Studio. Their winning cansculpture® is shown below, right.

Allentown, PA - The “Monsters of Metal” team, with members from ATAS International Inc. and the Architectural Studio, participated in the local Canstruction® competition recently held at the Lehigh Valley Mall. They earned the “Best Use of Labels” award, utilizing a variety of canned vegetables, along with bags of white rice and black beans, to create their cansculpture®.

For this year’s event, structures were built with a “Lehigh Valley Heritage” theme. Eight teams competed using 38,000 cans of food (approximately 32,000 pounds). The “Monsters of Metal” built a 1969 vintage race car cansculpture® paying tribute to Nazareth Speedway and the drivers who raced on that local track. All the food was donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank in the Lehigh Valley at the end of the competition.

atas-canstruction-2016-2About Canstruction®

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. To learn more, visit

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, visit

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