ATAS International Hosts Mobile Manufacturing Lab
Allentown, PA - ATAS International Inc. recently hosted Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Mobile Manufacturing Lab, in the parking lot of ATAS’ headquarters located in Allentown, PA. Six students from four area companies earned certificates in the Industrial Automation training held August 15 through December 5, 2017.
The unique learning within this Mobile Manufacturing Lab targeted the mechanical/electrical maintenance needs of local manufacturers. At the completion of the program, created by LCCC’s Center for Leadership and Workforce Development, students should qualify for an entry level maintenance technician position at most area manufacturers. The 200-hour Industrial Automation Technician course combined online coursework followed by hand-on training in the Mobile Lab. Course curriculum included AC/DC electrical systems, electrical motor control, electronic sensors, electrical systems control, mechanical drives, pneumatics, and programmable controllers.
Dick Bus, President of ATAS International, stated, “ATAS supports specialized training for our current and future employees. We understand that many Lehigh Valley manufacturers are experiencing the same challenges in accessing convenient training opportunities and talented personnel. In addition to the skills learned in this program, training such as this is helpful for students considering manufacturing.”
About ATAS International Inc.
Founded 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 www.atas.com or call 610.395.8445.