ACtion Magazine - April 2016 - (Page 8)

Spring Training Steve Schaeber I t's that time of year again at MACS when we're off and running, putting together the final touches on another full slate of mobile A/C training classes, and we're branching out again this year with a few regional events in partnership with MACS members across the US and Canada. Presentations include our award winning Mobile A/C Update clinic, Heavy Duty Vehicle A/C seminar and Section 609 Certification classes. You can find the full schedule on the MACS Wordpress BLOG at and on our website by clicking on the Training tab. The 2016 Mobile A/C Update brings you up to speed on what's been going on in our industry, new rules and regulations that have been finalized by the EPA (including a few proposals we expect to see), along with A/C specific technical information. We've also made sure to include coverage of MACS 2016 into our live classes, including a recap of the State of the Industry, highlights of this year's OEM panel discussion (with representation by GM, Ford, FCA, JLR and EPA) as well as Lunch with Al McAvoy, a special look at FCA's experience with their fleet of R1234yf vehicles. We hope you'll get a chance to take part in one of these clinics. On May 4th I'll be co-hosting our second YouTube Live Event with Tim Wagaman, senior product manager for air conditioning & fluid products at Robinair (Bosch Automotive Service Solutions). Together we'll present a web version of the MACS Section 609 Certification class followed up by a Q&A discussion. We'll talk about the environmental effects of refrigerant being vented to the atmosphere, learn why venting refrigerant is prohibited, discuss the federal rules and regulations that apply to mobile A/C system service, and how to properly recover refrigerant. We'll also review tools and equipment, various refrigerants, and recommended best practices. Robinair is sponsoring the event, which means they're paying for the first 175 technicians who want to become certified during the live webinar. Sign up is available on or by calling (215) 631-7020. You'll receive a study guide and test along with a link to the webinar, which will be presented live on com/user/MACSWorldwide (our YouTube channel) at 4:00 PM EDT on May 4, 2016. If you miss the free test you can still take part, but you'll have to pay the normal $20 fee. If you're already certified (or have recently re-certified to the new "yf" version of the test), you don't need to register or pay; the webinar is free and open to the public, and we encourage all mobile A/C technicians to participate. There's a lot to learn about 609 and mobile A/C, even if you're already an expert! Note: Are you interested in partnering with MACS to provide the best in Mobile A/C training? Would you like to become a MACS training proctor? Visit our website www. for more information, or call us at (215) 6317020. Steve Schaeber Manager of Service Training You can reach Steve at 8 ACTION * April 2016

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACtion Magazine - April 2016

ACtion Magazine - April 2016
Training is key offering at 2016 MACS
Networking at MACS
Service Port
Leonard's law
Virtual View
Last Watch
By the Numbers
Cooling Corner
Industry News
Association News
New Products and Services

ACtion Magazine - April 2016