Allentown, PA – ATAS International Inc. announces its creation of the ATAS Kennis Center – an educational facility dedicated to knowledge, excellence, and innovation in the metal industry.
ATAS has been in the Lehigh Valley for 30 years and has remained committed to providing exceptional continued education. Being that the founding family of the company is of Dutch descent, the name, “kennis”, is Dutch for knowledge.
The center, located at ATAS headquarters in Allentown, Pa, plays host to a variety of educational functions such as training seminars, instructional courses, and activities that are specifically tailored to architects, contractors, specifiers, distributors, and more. ATAS offers a mix of hands-on coaching and in-depth guidance on the latest information, research, and trends in the industry.
Training seminars are offered for metal roofing installers to expand their experience and knowledge with metal roof installation for residential and commercial applications. ATAS also offers a Building Your Business Seminar which focuses on the sales, marketing techniques, and necessary technical skills to effectively promote metal roofing. Course content includes product training, feature benefit analysis, sales techniques, trim and flashing application, installation training and a tour of the manufacturing facility.
AIA/CES seminars are available for architects throughout the country and may qualify for LEED credits. Other seminars include Understanding Metal Roofing, Transpired Solar Collectors, Sustainable Building Envelopes, Plant Tours, Metal Coil Coating Technology, and more.
ATAS is in the business of innovation and is continuously seeking ways to improve, not only themselves, but the entire industry. Knowledge is a key factor in achieving success and, with The Kennis Center, ATAS hopes to inspire others to pursue continued education and discover endless possibilities.
About ATAS International
Founded in 1963, ATAS International, Inc., a leading manufacturer of metal roofing, wall and ceiling panels, produces systems for commercial and residential buildings. The ATAS product line offers more than 20 profiles available in aluminum, steel, zinc and copper. These profiles include: standing and batten seams; corrugated; curved; tapered; shingles; tiles; shakes; and narrow or wide ribbed panels with hidden or exposed fasteners. Rainware and perimeter edge trim are also available with the same finish to match or accent a roofing or wall system.
ATAS offers energy efficient building envelope technology, such as cool roofing products that are ENERGY STAR® qualified and InSpire, the transpired solar collector, which utilizes precision perforated metal panels to preheat ventilation air via solar energy. Profiles are coated with a Kynar 500® PVDF or Hylar 5000® PVDF finish in 31 standard colors. ATAS has four manufacturing facilities in the United States: two facilities, including the headquarters, in Allentown, Pa.; one in Maryville, Tenn.; and one in Mesa, Ariz. All ATAS locations are certified to ISO 9001:2008 with design. For more information, go to www.atas.com.
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