CARQUEST and the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Worldwide have teamed up for the third year in a row to find the best mobile air conditioning and heat transfer service technician in North America. In order to allow more technicians who would like to participate time to sign-up, the deadline for registration has been extended until Thursday, July 31, 2008. Registration can be completed at www.carquest.com/partsMacs.html.
The winner will receive an exciting grand prize package and the title of A/C-Heat Transfer Technician of the Year. The grand prize includes $1000 in American Airlines gift certificates, $500 in Hilton hotels gift certificates, a CineMate home theater system by Bose (or similar) and a once in a lifetime CARQUEST racing experience.
The first runner up will receive $750 in American Airlines Gift Certificates, $250 in Hilton hotels gift certificates and a $400 Bose gift certificate. The second runner up will receive $500 in American Airlines gift certificates and a $300 Bose gift certificate.
Technicians who are certified in refrigerant recycling and recovery may sign up to participate in a series of written and hands-on skill assessments to test their mobile A/C and heat transfer service knowledge. Canadian technicians need not be Section 609 certified as this is a U.S. requirement of all mobile A/C technicians. Canadian technicians follow provincial laws governing the recovery and recycling of refrigerants.
The winner of the CARQUEST-MACS technical skills competition will be announced at the Awards Luncheon sponsored by CARQUEST at the MACS Worldwide 29th annual Convention and Trade Show, New Frontiers in Mobile A/C Service to be held February 5-7, 2009 at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX.
CARQUEST is headquartered in Raleigh, NC, and is committed to serving our customers through more than 3,400 locations throughout North America. CARQUEST is the premier supplier of replacement products, accessories, supplies and equipment for virtually all makes of domestic and foreign automobiles, as well as light and heavy-duty trucks, off-road equipment, buses, recreational vehicles and agricultural equipment. Additionally, CARQUEST distributes and sell tools, equipment, chemicals, paint and accessories.
CARQUEST is built upon operational excellence using metric-driven service levels and world-class products and marketing programs to provide value and solutions for our customers across North America.
For more information, please visit www.CARQUEST.com.
Founded in 1981, the Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) is the leading non-profit trade association for the mobile air conditioning, heating and engine cooling system segment of the automotive aftermarket. MACS represents a growing membership in North America and 47 countries around the world, and is affiliated with the Vehicle Air Conditioning Specialists of Australia (VASA). MACS also provides information and services to more than 60,000 industry shops, suppliers and technicians. The Society serves the industry through informational tools, self-paced educational materials, leader-led training clinics, advocacy and other member services. Since 1991, MACS has assisted more than one million technicians to comply with 1990 Clean Air Act requirements for certification in refrigerant recovery and recycling to protect the environment. To learn more about MACS Worldwide and the upcoming 29th Annual Convention and Trade Show, to be held February 5-7, 2009 at the Hilton Anatole, Dallas, TX, visit our website at www.macsw.org.