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Building Upon
Our Future

November Member Spotlight

MACI is a world-class manufacturer of automotive air conditioning compressors with magnetic clutch. Not only are we the largest manufacturer in Jackson County, we also hold the largest market share in North America. We attribute our success to our commitment to quality.

Our responsibility to our customers, our family of associates, and our community drives us toward excellence in everything we do. MACI is a joint venture between Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) and DENSO. We manufacture one product and one product only: the automotive air conditioning compressor with magnetic clutch. As the main component of the air conditioning system, our compressors help keep drivers & passengers comfortable in warm weather. We don’t do sales; we don’t do marketing. We manufacture. This allows us to focus on one goal: a quality product, every compressor, every time.

We are committed to producing the finest automotive compressor units in the world. How do we achieve this goal? With world-class associates, working within a great system. The best quality and the strictest standards mean nothing without having people to make it happen. MACI is much more than bricks & mortar, materials, and equipment. We are driven by the spirit of associates who turn ideas into excellence. Their talent and experience provide a tremendous pool of resources.

Our focus on teamwork means everyone works together to build the best product possible. And we continually train so our associates’ skills grow along with our advances in modern technology.  In short, our associates are highly-skilled, well-trained, and committed to excellence.

Why Should You Join JAMA?

“The business community and the education community are co-dependent on each other. We have an obligation to work together to create a strong and vital place to live and work. JAMA and the Academy for Manufacturing Careers are great partners with the ISD.”

-Kevin Oxley, Superintendent at Jackson County Intermediate School District

“The Academy was exactly what I needed to start my college education. It was by far less intimidating than the traditional colleges and much more focused on the student’s specialized needs.”

-Joe Lienhart, former JACC Precision Machining instructor

“I think this program was awesome as it has given me additional opportunities with my employer! There were a lot of good teachers and a ton of opportunities to hone people’s skills. The AMC staff was very helpful and kind throughout the apprenticeship program.”

-Chad Webb, Orchid Chelsea

“The apprenticeship program has provided me with the tools I need to build an exceptional career. And the lessons I’ve learned along the way will stick with me for the rest of my life.

I am so proud of the person I’ve become, and I’ll always be grateful for everything JAMA and my community have helped me accomplish!”

-Osias Clippard, 2022 Apprentice of the year




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