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Save the date for MACS 2015 Training Event and Trade Show MACS Annual Training Event and Trade Show will take place February 5-7, 2015 at the Caribe Royale All Suite Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The 2015 program theme is Meet me at MACS and Make Connections that Matter! Industry networking is the number one reason attendees cite for coming to the MACS Training Event and Trade Show, so while the state-of-the-art training line-up is extremely important, networking is a top priority. The MACS Caribe Royale hotel room rate will be $155 (plus tax), single or double, per night. Room reservations can be made any time until January 5, 2015 at 800-823-8300. MACS is working hard to produce a powerhouse training schedule with an overall focus on total vehicle climate and thermal management. There will be extra emphasis on the heavy duty and off-road marketplace, which has become a real growth area for mobile A/C service and repair. photo: Celebration Golf Club The annual MACS golf tournament will take place on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at Celebration Golf Course, with an early teeoff time of 8:30 AM. Learn more about this premiere golf venue at www.celebrationgolf. com MACS Training Event and Trade Show program registration will open on September 1, 2014. You'll be able to find all the information at MACS 2015 Training Event and Trade Show Sponsorship There are new availabilities for sponsorship for MACS 2015 Training Event and Trade Show. Companies wishing to sponsor can contact Marion Posen at or call 215/631-7020 x 304. 34 ACTION * May 2014 Early-commitment Gold Level sponsors include; ACDELCO, DENSO, MEI, TSI Supercool and Universal Air Conditioner. Silver Level sponsors include: Bergstrom, Four Seasons, Eaton, MOTOR magazine, Mahle/RTI, Robinair and Spectra Premium, Underhood Service magazine. General training program sponsors include; 1-800-Radiator, Austin Baker, Behr-Hella, Continental, Delphi, Honeywell, Neutronics, Ogura, T/CCI, Tracer, and Veyence. Golf hole sponsors include; Experian, Four Seasons, Neutronics, Prosource, Red Dot, R.L. Polk, Mahle/RTI, T/CCI, Universal Air Conditioner and Valeo. MACS Mobile A/C Best Practices ClinicWednesday, June 25, 2014 MACS member Arctic Air is holding a MACS Mobile A/C Service and Repair Best Practices training clinic at their corporate headquarters at 2855 Philmont Avenue Bldg. A in Huntingdon Valley, PA on Wednesday, June 25 at 6 PM. This course describes the Best Practices service and repair methods pertaining to mobile A/C systems. When adhered to, the procedures outlined in this program should help assure more accurate diagnosis, high-quality long lasting repairs, reduction of comebacks and increased customer satisfaction. It's Boot Camp style approach delivers everything you need/nothing you don't in a fast-paced, highly informative manner. Major subjects covered include: * A/C Systems: What They Do and How They Do It * A/C System Components: Description and Operation * A/C System Refrigerants and Oils * Essential A/C System Service Practices and Precautions MACS training specialist Steve Schaeber will deliver the presentation. To register contact MACS at (215) 6317020 x 0. The cost is $25 and Arctic Air will give technicians two $25 coupons. Access mobile A/C and engine cooling system specifications online! Automotive service and repair professionals can now access mobile A/C and engine cooling system specifications through a new online subscription service. Previously, this information was only available from MACS in print manuals. The new Mobile A/C and engine cooling system online specifications database contains mobile A/C system specifications for refrigerant capacities, refrigerant types, compressor oil type and viscosity and compressor clutch air gap all from 1980 to present day models. The database also contains oil capacity-by-component specs from 1994 to the present and component locations from 1990 to today. Serpentine drive belt routing and replacement information is available from 1991 forward, and coolant type and capacity specs cover from 1980 to today. MACS members can subscribe to the MOTOR Information Systems mobile A/C and engine cooling system database for an annual fee of $30. Non-members can sign up for an annual fee of $50. Visit the MACS website store to subscribe at or call the MACS office at 215/631-7020 x 0. MACS Section 609 Certification Records Top 1 Million A milestone has been reached and passed at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide. MACS now archives over 1 million automotive service technician Section 609 records. "MACS is proud to have been the pioneer provider of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Section 609 service technician refrigerant recovery and recycling education program," proclaimed Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer. "We are very excited to have now passed well over the 1 million certified technicians mark and look forward to providing more certifications and education to service technicians when our new R-1234yf program is given final approval by EPA." This is a good time to remind all automotive service technicians that if they work on mobile A/C systems using R-12, R-134a and R-1234yf that under Section 609 of the U.S. Clean Air Act they must be certified to recover and recycle refrigerant. MACS provides Section 609 certification education through leader-led classes, independent study tests and online testing. Technicians who have lost their credentials may call the MACS office at 215/631-7020 x 0 to obtain reprints for $10 each. A reprint order form is available on the MACS website at under the Section 609 certification tab. ❆

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACtion Magazine - May 2014

Selling the right things
Season opener
Freeze Frame
Leonard's Law
Service Port
Virtual View
Last Watch
Member Profile
By the Numbers
Cooling Corner
Industry News
Association News
Letter to the editor
New Products

ACtion Magazine - May 2014