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ATAS International, Inc. Receives ISO 9001:2000

5/31/2006

ALLENTOWN, PA (MAY 31, 2006) - ATAS International, Inc. operations have been certified to the ISO 9001:2000 Without Design International Quality System Standard.

ATAS International, Inc.’s entire quality system was audited and certified by Smithers Quality Assessments, Inc. (SQA), a leading independent accredited registrar.

ISO 9001:2000 is an internationally recognized Quality Management System that identifies generic requirements for all organizations, which include: management commitment, customer focus and continual improvement.
This certification assists ATAS with maintaining industry leadership utilizing a customer focus and quality improvements that are consistent with continued growth, enhanced customer and employee satisfaction and harnessing growth responsibly. ISO is also referenced by agencies to establish quality requirements (ICC, FBC, etc.).

“ATAS’ certification to ISO 9001:2000 is a definite milestone for ATAS as a company and within the metal roofing industry as a whole,” remarked Dick Bus, President of ATAS International, Inc. “Our goals are to produce a variety of quality products and satisfy the customer with service, training and profitability. The ATAS quality management system will guide us to consistently improve and achieve those goals.”

The benefits to ATAS customers include; improved quality and consistency in products and services, training, efficiencies in sales and procurement processes, profitability and a more diversified mix of products and services offered. Realizing that the long-term success of the company rests with the consumer, it is ATAS’ intention to continually improve the value of products, processes and systems for all ATAS stakeholders.

For more information about ATAS International’s products and/or services, please visit www.atas.com or call 800.468.1441.


About ATAS International, Inc.

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 Kynar 500 PVDF or Hylar 5000 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.

Contacts:

Stevi Jerrold
ATAS International, Inc.
Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 610.395.8445
Fax: 610.395.9342
Email:sjerrold@atas.com
Website: www.atas.com