Monthly Archives: February 2011

Coming soon, to a truck near you


This one slipped by us as we prepared for the convention, but it will carry some industry weight if it goes through. If you work on HD vehicles, you’ll want to pay attention. While exhaust emissions and fuel economy are a primary focus, refrigerants and their containment are specifically targeted as well.

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The training is out there


Here is a look at the current public MACS mobile air conditioning training schedule for 2011. The training is out there! If you do not see something in your area and would like to schedule a training event please e-mail macsworldwide@macsw.org … Continue reading

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Will there be an app for that? Maybe.


Well, let’s see…you’re in a well-equipped shop complete with a variety of scan tools, wireless on-line access to factory data and up-to-date well maintained shop equipment used by trained and talented technicians. What else could you possibly need?

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MACS New Product Showcase-Chemical, Environmentally Friendly


At the 2011 MACS Convention and Trade Show we debutted a new product showcase at our trade show entrance. This week we’ll look at the new items introduced. Here is a listing of the new chemical and environmentally friendly products that were displayed.

Chemical

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MACS New Product Showcase-Components


At the 2011 MACS Convention and Trade Show we debutted a new product showcase at our trade show entrance. This week we’ll look at the new items introduced. Here is a listing of the new component products that were displayed.

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MACS Trade Show New Product Showcase-Tools


At the 2011 MACS Convention and Trade Show we debutted a new product showcase at our trade show entrance. This week we’ll look at the new items introduced. Here is a listing of the new mobile air conditioning tool and equipment products that were displayed.

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More Volt-age


We ran some entries recently on how the Chevrolet Volt accomplishes its sophisticated thermal management tasks. Chevrolet keeps releasing information (and some PR…) and we keep finding it. Here’s an update, issued by GM a few days ago.

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More from down under


Earlier this year we posted VASA’s Ken Newton’s first-person narrative of life in northeastern Australia as torrential rains and related flooding brought severe damage to a large area. Ken’s updated the story and this is the first part of his column for the upcoming March-April issue of ACTION magazine.

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The Good, the bad and the ugly


As of 2009 an estimated one-quarter of the Earth’s population used the services of the Internet, and you can bet that many of your potential customers do too. What they find there influences not only their choice of goods and services but their general attitude toward vendors like you as well.
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Things you never thought of


As our industry moves closer to a new refrigerant—whatever it turns out to be—ripples spread through other industry segments. A recent market analysis by the Freedonia Group, a high level research organization based in Cleveland, notes that overall demand for … Continue reading

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