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ATAS Hosts Annual Let’s Build Construction Camp For Girls

Allentown, PA - ATAS International, a leading supplier of metal construction products, hosted a group of 19 girls and several adult camp volunteers at their headquarters in Allentown, PA on June 23, 2021. They toured two of ATAS’ manufacturing facilities and learned about the products being manufactured, and how they contribute to a sustainable building envelope. A highlight of the tour was to learn about InSpire, the solar air heating wall panel system, and how it can contribute to lowering winter heating costs and help toward clean energy production.

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Let’s Build Construction Camp for Girls is the result of a collaborative effort between the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eastern PA Chapter. It is a free week-long camp designed for middle and high school age girls to explore the construction trades, architecture, engineering, and construction materials manufacturing through hands-on experiences and field trips. The fifth annual camp was held the week of June 21st at the Bethlehem Area Vocational Technical School in Bethlehem, PA. ATAS has been a sponsor of the camp since its inception in 2017.

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On Thursday, June 24, Kevin Klersy, CAD Draftsman, and Tim Coughlan, Technical Advisor, spent the afternoon with the campers, demonstrating and assisting in the installation of metal wall panels and trims. In past years, campers have also learned about the installation of metal roof panels, including at last year’s camp, when standing seam metal roofing was installed on a shed that the campers built for a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser.

Lee Ann M. Slattery, Sales Support Manager for ATAS, who has been involved in the planning of the camp for the past five years, stated, “ATAS was pleased to be involved in the camp this year, as we have been since its inception. We are a strong supporter of the development and training of students within the local community. This camp is a great opportunity to expose these middle and high school age girls to potential careers in architecture, construction, and manufacturing. With workforce development being a concern for many local employers within these industries, events like this camp are important for our future and the future of the campers.”

About Let’s Build Construction Camp for Girls

Let's Build Construction Camp for Girls is a program designed for middle and high school age girls to attend a free week-long camp to explore the construction trades, architecture, engineering, and construction manufacturing through hands on experiences and field trips. For detailed information about the Let’s Build Construction Camp for Girls, visit www.letsbuildcamp.com.

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 www.atas.com or call 610.395.8445.

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