Sen. Robert Casey Jr. (D-Pa.) visited ATAS International, Inc., on Oct. 27. Casey (left) was given a tour of the ATAS facility by ATAS president Dick Bus (right) and ATAS vice president Jim Bus. Casey then met with employees to talk about their concerns, particularly economic issues.
Casey noted on his blog: “One [employee] shared my concerns about companies that receive tax breaks to move manufacturing jobs overseas. I pledged to continue fighting to level the playing field for American manufacturers. Taxpayer money should not be used to subsidize outsourcing of American jobs.”
Dick and Casey also discussed the history of ATAS and significant ATAS projects around Pennsylvania, as well as the Home Star Act of 2010, which is a pending two-year federal program that would provide direct consumer incentives for residential efficiency retrofits.
“We appreciate Senator Casey’s interest in ATAS products and projects, as well as the information he shared with ATAS employees,” Dick said. “He had the opportunity to sit down with three generations of Bus family members, and we were happy to share a successful family-business story with him.”
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, crown moulding 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. ATA-Solar, a building integrated photovoltaic product complements ATAS’ sustainable product offerings. Profiles are coated with a PVDF finish in 30 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.