ATAS “Monsters of Metal” compete in inaugural Canstruction event

Allentown, PA – The “Monsters of Metal” team, with members from ATAS International, Inc. and Bonsall Shafferman Architects and Space Planners, participated in the local Canstruction® competition recently at the Lehigh Valley Mall.  Daniel Lader, the son of Gary Lader of Bonsall Shafferman, and also a student at Nitschmann Middle School, helped with the build.

Canstruction is a unique charity which hosts competitions, exhibitions and events showcasing colossal structures made out of full cans of food. After they are built, the cansculptures® go on display to the public as a giant art exhibition. At the end of the event, all food is donated to local hunger relief organizations.  Canstruction has helped raise nearly 30 million pounds of food since 1992 with events held annually in over 150 cities around the world including North America, Australia, South America, Europe and Asia.

For this Lehigh Valley event, structures were built with a Halloween/Fall theme.  Six teams competed using 24,462 cans of food (approximately 20,000 pounds). The “Monsters of Metal” built a Minecraft witch and cauldron cansculpture.  All the food was donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank in the Lehigh Valley.

In photo (from left to right):  Jason Eberts, Anne Hicks, Chris Grover, Patrick Reinhart (Team Captain), Wendi Kirchner, Shirlann Wilkinson, and Kevin Klersy.  Not shown:  Glenn Hechler, Gary Lader, and Daniel Lader.

In photo (from left to right): Jason Eberts, Anne Hicks, Chris Grover, Patrick Reinhart (Team Captain), Wendi Kirchner, Shirlann Wilkinson, and Kevin Klersy. Not shown: Glenn Hechler, Gary Lader, and Daniel Lader.

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