The theme of MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show, February 11-13 is, Mobile A/C: The Next Generation.
Why did we pick this theme? Because in 2015 we looked around and saw many bright young people taking leadership roles in MACS member companies and lots of young technically minded folks filling the classrooms for our technical training.
This generational shift is an excellent sign for the Mobile Air Conditioning Society and our future growth. Not only are there young faces, many more faces are female and there are also second and third generation MACS members now in attendance.
It is important as the next generation become leaders we share with them the history and purpose of MACS as a 501(c)6 non-profit and why it was founded in 1981. For instance, The Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Program developed by MACS to meet requirements under Section 609 of the Clean Air Act was formally approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effective August 13, 1992, 30 days after the publication of the final rule. At that time, the EPA advised MACS that all individuals voluntarily trained under the program since its inception would be considered properly trained and certified.
Through the years, MACS has led the way and developed and expanded the certification program to reflect industry changes in technology, service equipment and procedures, tools, alternative refrigerants and regulatory requirements.
At the heart of the MACS mission is technician training. MACS has kept pace with technology by developing and adapting training programs to meet the needs of technicians in the field through our Annual Training Event, our Mobile A/C Update field clinics and our regional heavy duty clinics.
Another part of MACS mission is facilitating business between all segments of the industry.
That is why we have our Annual Trade Show and one of the reasons we produce award-winning ACTION™ magazine. As the leading provider of Section 609 certification MACS has compiled over one million certification records of businesses and individuals who perform mobile A/C repairs and this data helps build the ACTION™ magazine mailing list.
While we celebrate The Next Generation of leaders to our industry, we also welcome more new technology becoming a part of our standard operating procedures. When you attend MACS 2016 Training Event and Trade Show you’ll learn a great deal about new ways of doing things from service and repair to how to run your business more efficiently.
Register now at MACS website www.macsw.org
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