ATAS International Participates In Annual Manufacturing Day Event
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From left: Ernie Kortvely, JoAnn Hersh, Joe Woodland, Janine Ulmer, Rebecca Frederick, Tyler Freyman, Patrick Reinhart, Vernon Smith, Joao DaCosta, Janile Veramendi, and Cindy Galiszanski.
Allentown, PA - On October 5, area students from Lehigh Career and Technical Institute and Parkland High School visited ATAS International during the Manufacturing Day 2018 celebration. This was the sixth year that ATAS participated in this event.
Students, school staff, and families toured ATAS to experience first-hand the processes in which metal components for the building envelope are manufactured. They also participated in a question-and-answer session consisting of several ATAS employees who spoke about their positions in departments that included production, purchasing, international sales, inside technical sales, marketing, technical services, maintenance, clerical, and human resources. Students learned that every person within a manufacturing company must work together to produce a quality product and provide exemplary service to their customers.
Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is – and what it isn’t. By working together during and after Manufacturing Day, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry. The event is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges, so they can help their communities and future generations thrive.
Created by Founding Partner Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International in 2012, Manufacturing Day has enjoyed support from many organizations aligned with its mission of positively changing the public perception of modern manufacturing. Manufacturing Day is now produced annually by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). NAM is the nation’s largest industrial trade association, representing small and large manufacturers in every industrial sector and in all 50 states.
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 thirty 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, ENERGY STAR® qualified 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 three ISO 99001:2015 with design certified manufacturing locations in the United States: two in Allentown, PA, including the headquarters, and one in Mesa, AZ. To learn more about the ATAS product line, service offerings, and continuing education programs, visit www.atas.com or call 610.395.8445.
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