R.A.C.C.A. was formed in 1957, the founder of the association,
John Rice, and a few of the contractors began to
issue a couple of stapled 'Roneo' sheets of information
for the members. Later, John Rice managed to secure
a few advertisements and began to produce a type
of broadsheet newsletter each month.
Editor, John invited members to contribute articles.
Unfortunately his health began to suffer and, after
his wife died, he found that the original "Cold
Facts" was too difficult to continue. John
sold the paper to a publishing house as a going
concern, with the provision that R.A.C.C.A. news would
be printed and R.A.C.C.A. would receive copies for circulation
to its members. After John Rice's death R.A.C.C.A. executives
all over Australia decided to start again with a
specific R.A.C.C.A. publication.
a small air conditioning company managed by Neal
Vagg in Sydney, seven people met to discuss the
possibility. Born out of the old "Cold Facts"
this new Journal was to be totally Australian, with
information for the R.A.C.C.A. members and the industry.
Celsius Journal's first issue was published in December
1972. A monthly periodical (12 issues per year),
totally owned by R.A.C.C.A.-Australia Incorporated. It
was a bold move to print the first issue in two
colours, but the support from advertisers was immediate,
ensuring its success and proving the necessity of
such a Journal.
Celsius provides information on a wide range of
issues affecting all involved in the HVACR Industry.
Here are a few areas that we cover in Celsius.
• Industry News
• Product News
• Special Features
feel free to browse the Current Article Topics and
the Archived Article Topics presented in Celsius
over the past 6 months to fully understand the depth
and breadth of Celsius' coverage.
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is published by R.A.C.C.A. Australia Inc. and is owned
and controlled by R.A.C.C.A. Australia.