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MACS Adds Engine Cooling Track to EXPRESS TRAIN 2006 Convention

EXPESS TRAIN, the 2006 MACS annual convention and trade show, will offer special training sessions dedicated to the engine cooling and heat exchange segment of the repair market. The extra training track was added in direct response to requests from engine cooling professionals who asked the MACS board for a quality training program and a dedicated engine cooling products section at the trade show.

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EXPESS TRAIN, the 2006 MACS annual convention and trade show, will offer special training sessions dedicated to the engine cooling and heat exchange segment of the repair market. The extra training track was added in direct response to requests from engine cooling professionals who asked the MACS board for a quality training program and a dedicated engine cooling products section at the trade show.

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The result is a fabulous technical program unfolding over the three-day MACS Convention and Trade Show. The engine cooling training sessions can be mixed and matched with other track sessions during the program.

The MACS 2006 convention and trade show is a tremendous value for the working engine cooling technician or shop owner. MACS has reduced convention registration ticket pricing a full 10 percent and added additional technical programming. There is also a special discount for repair shops sending more than one technician. The full engine cooling training program will provide cutting-edge, practical technical information and demonstrations that can’t be found anywhere else.

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This additional track will complement the convention’s automotive A/C service and repair program, heavy-duty, off-road and medium-duty truck training program, and the business management program.

Here is a sneak peek at the technical offerings, focusing on engine cooling and heat transfer service and repair information.

Thursday, January 26, 2006
8:45 – 9:45 A.M.: Heavy-Duty Radiator Service and Repair
Dick Crook and Paul Ciezniak of Proliance explain the finer technical points of radiator repair in heavy-duty trucks.

10:00 – 11:00 A.M.: Proper Engine Cooling System Bleed and Flushing Procedures
Learn the how to’s of coolant bleed-and-flush procedures, why it is necessary and what can occur if it is not performed properly. How does the equipment work? Which vehicles are the most problematic? The most challenging? The experts from Bright Solutions, Clore, Robinair, RTI and U-View will supply tips, tricks, problems, pitfalls and other useful information.
Paul DeGuiseppi, MACS manager of service training, will moderate.

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11:00 – 12:00 noon: The High-Performance Radiator Marketplace
Looking for a new source of revenue for your shop? Consider entering the high-performance radiator market. Learn how to rev up your business with panelists from CSF, Griffin Thermal, Koyo Cooling, Proliance and Visteon. Wayne Juchno, director, Motorsports & Performance Engineering Initiative, Service Technology Programs.
SAE International will moderate.

1:45 – 2:45 P.M.: Coolant Q & A
There’s always controversy in the coolant industry, and this year has been no exception! Panelists from Chevron (Havoline), Honeywell (Prestone), Old World (Peak) and Valvoline (Zerex) take your questions and explain their point of view on what’s best.
Wayne Juchno, SAE International, will moderate.

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2:45 – 3:45 P.M.: Radiator Shop Owners’ Perspectives
Share the knowledge on successful shop ownership with MACS member panelists Chuck Braswell of Rocky Mount Radiator and A/C in North Carolina, Danny Spitznagel of Ft. Walton Radiator in Florida, R.C. Schirmer of Glen-Ray Radiator in Wisconsin, and Ray Trammel of RJR Radiator in Ohio.
Moderated by shop owner and MACS director Andy Fiffick.

Friday, January 27, 2006
10:00 – 11:00 A.M.: Impact of Airflow on Cooling System Performance
Mike Leeper of Four Seasons and Standard Motor Products breaks down the role of airflow on today’s engine cooling systems. He will discuss chassis dynamics, body styles, diagnostics, debris, the role of components, and the correlation between fuel economy and proper fan clutch operation.

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11:00 – 12:00 noon: Engine Cooling Service and Repair
Panelists represent ACDelco, CSF, Damon Industries, Delphi, Johnson Manufacturing, Proliance, Visteon and Tanks ‘n Tabs.
Andy Fiffick and Danny Spitznagel will moderate.

Saturday, January 28, 2006
8:00 – 10:00 A.M.: OEM Service and Repair Information
Here’s the information straight from the source. Technical representatives from leading auto and light truck manufacturers discuss engine cooling and heat transfer service and repair for their product lines.

8:00 – 8:20 A.M.: General Motors

8:20 – 8:40 A.M.: Ford

8:50 – 9:00 A.M.: Nissan

9:00 – 10:00 A.M.: Automotive Welding Demonstration
Firepower/Thermadyne Firepower will be demonstrating the use of its FP-185 Inverter T.I.G. (Tungsten Inert Gas) welder for repairing aluminum radiators and other components. This machine is produced by Thermal Arc, a Thermadyne company.

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The complete MACS convention program will be mailed soon. There will be a total of 44 hours of technical presentations, more than 80 technical speakers, seven social networking events, a golf outing, a spouse tour and thousands of great ideas at an affordable price. For more details visit www.macsw.org.

Room reservations can be made now at the Caribe Royale for the January 26-28, 2006 Convention and Trade Show by going to www.cariberoyale.com or calling 800-823-8300 and use the MACS Convention code MOBAC. The MACS room rate is $160 per night, plus tax. The reservation deadline date is Dec. 23, 2005.

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