ALLENTOWN, Pa. — ATAS International Inc. has once again received a prestigious Top Workplace award, making it the fifth consecutive year that the award has been earned. ATAS is one of only four manufacturing firms in the Lehigh Valley to receive this 2020 honor from The Morning Call.

“ATAS is thankful for our employees and their efforts, which are what truly makes ATAS a Top Workplace,” said Jim Bus, executive vice president at ATAS International. “We are proud to support our employees with training and advancement opportunities, and encourage them to provide us with feedback and ideas on a continuing basis.  Many of their suggestions have been implemented to improve our products and services, and our work environment.”  

The organizations that receive a Top Workplace award are determined solely on the results of an employee engagement survey consisting of 24 questions, administered by Energage, a research firm that specializes in organizational health and workplace improvement. Several aspects of workplace culture were measured, including employee engagement, leadership, alignment, connection, coaching, performance, and “the basics” (which include pay, benefits, flexibility, training, and expectations). 

Companies that participated in the survey could be public, private, nonprofit or governmental, and had at least 35 employees in the region. There is no cost to enter the Top Workplaces program.

“Recruitment and retention are a key focus for every organization today. The employee engagement survey at the heart of the Top Workplaces program provides the foundation for unearthing unique culture differentiators to recruit and retain the right talent,” said Bob Helbig, CEO of Energage.

This year, ATAS is celebrating its 57th year in business, and the last 36 years have been in the Lehigh Valley. ATAS will soon be breaking ground on a new world headquarters and expanded manufacturing facility in Fogelsville, Pa., which will enhance its continued growth in production, building materials innovation, and overall employment of additional team members.