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About macsworldwide

Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Founded in 1981, MACS is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than 600,000 technicians to comply with the 1990 U.S. EPA Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide’s mission is clear and focused--as the recognized global authority on mobile air conditioning and heat transfer industry issues. www.macsw.org

Meet the pioneers


The Mobile Air Conditioning Industry Pioneer Award was originally established by the International Mobile Air Conditioning Association (IMACA) in 1988. In 2003, MACS Worldwide assumed the role of continuing the tradition of recognizing individuals from all parts of the mobile … Continue reading

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Fiat now using R-1234yf in U.S. vehicles


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor It’s been reported by MACS that during 2014, Chrysler Group LLC was the largest car line to use the new refrigerant R-1234yf here in the US market, as it begins the changeover of its … Continue reading

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K.I.S.S.


By Steve Schaeber It’s one of those basic acronyms we learned in tech school: Keep It Super Simple. You may have learned slightly different terms, but the idea remains the same, and refers to something known as Occam’s razor. Devised … Continue reading

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2015 MACS Training Event a big success!


  (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 … Continue reading

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Three new products recognized at MACS Trade Show


An impartial panel of the automotive press determined three winners from the new products featured at the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide Trade Show held on Friday, February 6th at the Caribe Royale Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Chosen … Continue reading

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Six new members join the MACS Board of Directors


  (Lansdale, PA) February 5, 2015 – Six new members were elected to the Mobile Air Conditioning Society’s (MACS) Worldwide board of directors and were sworn in for a two year term at the annual MACS membership meeting held at … Continue reading

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Media Day @ PHL Auto Show


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Friday, January 30 was Media Day at the 2015 Philadelphia Auto Show, and being the car guys that we are here at MACS, we attended to see what the OEMs have in the way … Continue reading

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MACS 2015 Training Event and Trade Show Schedule


 

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Windshield, wonderful


By Steve Schaeber, MACS Technical Editor Compared to this time last year, much of the U.S. has experienced a relatively mild winter so far, maybe with the exception of Buffalo’s record snowfall back in November 2014. Here in Philadelphia, we’ve … Continue reading

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MACS heavy-duty A/C training in Sparks, Nevada


The Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide and MACS member RANSHU have joined forces to host a top shelf, high-value, diagnostics-centered training event for the heavy duty and off-road vehicle A/C technician on Saturday, March 21, 2015 from 8:00am to … Continue reading

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