|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||CONTACT: Charlotte Norgaard|
|Date: Sept. 20, 2017||(847) 493-7548|
ATAS International Inc. Joins NRCA's One Voice Initiative, Becomes NRCA Partner Member
Rosemont, Ill.—The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) has announced ATAS International Inc., Allentown, Pa. has joined NRCA's One Voice initiative, upgrading its associate membership to "partner member."
In early 2017, NRCA launched its One Voice initiative aimed at collectively recognizing threats to the industry and the opportunities they may present. To do so, NRCA has undertaken a campaign to unite the roofing industry and speak with one voice on matters of industry importance. To ensure all industry sectors are given an opportunity to participate, NRCA amended its bylaws to allow manufacturers, distributors, architects, engineers and consultants that choose to participate to become full members of the association, meaning they will be granted voting rights and eligible for leadership roles within the association. Previously, such rights were reserved only for contractor members.
NRCA's One Voice initiative initially will focus on developing a national worker training and certification program, legislative efforts and advocacy.
"ATAS believes NRCA's One Voice Initiative is important to collectively improve and advance our industry. We are proud to support this initiative," says Dick Bus, president of ATAS International.
For more information about NRCA and its One Voice initiative, go to www.nrca.net/onevoice.
NRCA is one of the construction industry's most respected trade associations and the voice of roofing professionals and leading authority in the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors; manufacturers; distributors; architects; consultants; engineers; building owners; and city, state and government agencies. NRCA's mission is to inform and assist the roofing industry, act as its principal advocate and help members in serving their customers. NRCA continually strives to enhance every aspect of the roofing industry. For information about NRCA and its services and offerings, visit www.nrca.net.
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. The Gaten Series of perforated metal wall panels is now offered. Rainware and perimeter edge trim are also available with the same finish to match or accent a roofing or wall system. ATAS offers sustainable building envelope technology, such as cool roofing products that are ENERGY STAR® qualified; InSpire, the transpired solar collector, which utilizes precision perforated metal panels to preheat ventilation air via solar energy; and Isoleren, the new insulated metal panels for roofs and walls. Profiles are coated with a Kynar 500® PVDF or Hylar 5000® PVDF finish in over 30 standard colors. ATAS has four manufacturing facilities in the United States: two facilities, including the headquarters, in Allentown, PA; one in Maryville, TN; and one in Mesa, AZ. All ATAS locations are certified to ISO 9001:2008 with design. For more information on ATAS International, call 800-468-1441 or visit www.atas.com.