(Lansdale, PA) February 10, 2015 – “Meet me @ MACS, Make Connections that Matter,” was the theme of MACS 35th Annual Training Event and Trade Show at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center, February 5-7, and that’s exactly what happened as nearly 1000 attendees from all across the globe gathered to learn, network and do lots of business in the $12-billion dollar mobile A/C and engine cooling industry.
“The MACS board and staff were very happy with the positive vibe of this event as we saw increased member and vendor participation. We are extremely grateful to our sponsors and presenters who sustain us and make this important independent gathering of our industry possible,” remarked Elvis L. Hoffpauir, MACS president and chief operating officer, who also celebrated his thirty-fifth year with the association.
The MACS Training Event was sponsored by 40 companies, the trade show had 80 exhibitors and 92 booths and there were 25 speakers and presentations and many prize winners at the trade show including Diane Larson of Larson’s Service in Peabody, MA who took home a brand new Robinair 34788NI recovery machine.
SAE International’s Interior Climate Control Standards Committee and the Car Care Council Women’s Board also held adjacent meetings
Beginning in 1981, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide has been the advocate for service and repair owners, distributors, manufacturers and educators making their living in the total vehicle climate and thermal management industry.
MACS Worldwide empowers members to grow their businesses and delivers tangible member benefits through industry advocacy with government regulators and by providing accurate, unbiased training information, training products, training curriculum and money-saving affinity member services.
MACS has pioneered and facilitated the certification program that has allowed more than 1 million service technicians to comply with the U.S. Clean Air Act of 1990 requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect our environment. As of 2015, MACS has led the way forward with a revision of our Section 609 certification program to educate service technicians in the safe handling of R-1234yf.
To learn more about MACS Worldwide visit our website at http://www.macsw.org. MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show will take place February 11-14, at the Caribe Royale Hotel and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.