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ATAS Monsters Of Metal Canstruction® Team Wins Two Awards

The Monsters Of Metal team (top to bottom, left to right): Glenn Hechler, Jason Eberts, Andrew Webber, Shirlann Wilkinson, Cindy Galiszanski, Julie Wheeland, Kevin Klersy (team co-captain), Anne Hicks, Dylan Repsher, Janet Grazul of The Architectural Studio, Patrick Reinhart (team co-captain), and Chris Grover.
The award-winning design.
ATAS Team co-captains Patrick Reinhart (left) and Kevin Klersy with the two awards.

Allentown, PA - The ATAS Monsters of Metal Canstruction® team recently received the Best Meal award and the Best Design award (also known as “Juror’s Favorite”) in the recent Canstruction® Lehigh Valley competition.

One of seven teams building Cansculptures® this year in the Lehigh Valley, team members consisted of ATAS employees and the Architectural Studio. This year’s theme was “Comic-Can”, and teams were challenged to build structures related to comic book characters. The Monsters of Metal created an eight-foot tall Batman comic book for their Cansculpture®. The front and back covers of the comic book portrayed the team name and Batman image. Inside the comic book, the Bat Signal was projected over Gotham City, alongside the Batmobile emerging from the Bat Cave. The Cansculpture® incorporated several varieties of vegetables and beans, along with Vienna sausages, tomato sauce, and olives, to create a colorful, as well as nourishing, display. A total of 6,624 cans were used to create the structure. A time-lapse video of the ATAS Canstruction® build can be viewed at

The jury for the competition consisted of community leaders, including Whitehall Mayor Ed Hozza, Second Harvest Food Bank Director Jessica Dokachev, Lehigh Valley Mall Manager John Ferreira, and Architect Steve Glickman.

This is the third year that ATAS has participated in this event; they have been involved since its inception in 2015. New Tripoli Bank was a sponsor of the Monsters of Metal team this year. John Hayes and Michele Hunsicker of New Tripoli Bank attended the awards ceremony, held at Second Harvest Food Bank on October 24, to support the ATAS team and to help them celebrate.

A grand total of 41,027 cans were used by the seven teams competing, an 8% increase over 2016, and a 71% increase over 2015. Nearly 51,000 pounds of food were donated from this year’s event (at a value of approximately $36,000) to Second Harvest Food Bank.

About Canstruction

Canstruction® is a unique charity art exhibition and event featuring structures made by teams of volunteers, youth groups and/or Canstruction contractors. The structures are made entirely out of full cans of food. At the end of the exhibitions or events, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations. Some Citywide Can Art Exhibition participants compete against one another in the Canstruction International Competition to win titles for the best structures. Recognized for commitment to art, innovation, and hunger relief, the art exhibitions and events have helped raise over 50 million pounds of food to local foodbanks since 1992.

About Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank’s mission is to obtain food and distribute it to people in need through local non-profits and to provide resources for education and advocacy to end hunger. Second Harvest is a program of the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley (CACLV) and a member of Feeding America, the nation’s Food Bank network and largest hunger relief organization.

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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