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Automotive Trivia 12/18/15

Friddle: What automotive company produced the 351 Cleveland V-8 engine?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: What automotive brand used the slogan "The road

will never be the same"?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Acura
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

Automotive Trivia

Friddle: What automotive brand used the slogan "The road will never be the same"?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: What company was the first manufacturer of automobiles
in the state of Indiana?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Haynes-Apperson Company
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Bradford

 

Jasper Endows Today & Tomorrow Hosts Will Read & Sing

On November 21st, Jasper Endows Today & Tomorrow (JETT) hosted "Will Read & Sing for Food" at the new Jasper Engines and Transmissions Power Drive facility.  This was the 2nd time that WRSF has performed in this location this year. Over 125 people were on hand and had the opportunity to see JETT's presentation of 4 grants to non-profit organizations that included; Crisis Connection, Freedom Reigns, Crawford County Child Abuse Prevention Council and Metal Missions. These grants combined for over $19,000. As a bonus to the wonderful entertainment provided by Scott Saalman & company, JETT raised over $1,300 that evening to go towards 2016 grants.
 
JETT is a giving circle for Jasper Engine & Transmission Associates and families that focuses on pooling resources to have a greater combined impact on our communities. Our goal is to learn more about philanthropic opportunities and to support those organizations that promote smart giving. Over 500 volunteer hours were also donated by JETT members this year. Also each year, a portion of the member donations goes to the building of the JETT endowment which currently totals over $20,000. JETT was established in 2013.

You can support JETT outside of our company by donating at a WRSF, which goes to our pass through account at the Foundation.

 

 

 

Automotive Trivia

 

Friddle: What company was the first manufacturer of automobiles in the
state of Indiana?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: Which Italian automaker built the V-10 powered Gallardo?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Lamborghini
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

Automotive Trivia




Friddle: Which Italian automaker built the V-10 powered Gallardo?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., got its start in a joint venture between
Yokohama Cable Manufacturing and what tire company?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: B.F. Goodrich
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

JASPER Offers Remanufactured Ford 6R140 RWD/4WD Automatic Transmission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to offer the remanufactured Ford 6R140 RWD/4WD automatic transmission. This transmission is available for the following 2011 gas and diesel applications:

Ford F250 – F550

“Great care is taken to ensure each JASPER transmission can stand up to the rigors of everyday life, which is why each remanufactured Ford 6R140 is 100% dynamometer tested through a state-of-the-art software package,” said Brad Boeglin, JASPER New Product Development Group Leader. “This eliminates the chance of shifting concerns and ensures a quality product for the customer.”

“Valve bodies are 100% remanufactured to ensure all hydraulic integrity is restored,” Boeglin added. “Vacuum testing of the valve body reduces the chance of low fluid pressures, causing slipped clutches and erratic shifts.”

 “The speed sensors of this transmission, along with the Internal Mode Switch (IMS), are tested to verify there are no issues with the component prior to installation,” said Boeglin.  

Each 6R140 has the latest style wiring harness installed. “Earlier versions of the wiring harness were prone to breakage, leading to the loss of an electrical connection,” he added.

In addition, JASPER offers FREE rental of a J2534 Pass-Thru device to assist in programming valve body strategy and ID, to ensure the proper calibration is installed in the vehicle. “This reduces the programming hassle for shops that currently do not have a J2534 device, and eliminates the chance of shifting, electrical issues or transmission failure,” said Boeglin.

The JASPER remanufactured Ford 6R140 is covered by a three-year, 100,000 mile, nationwide parts and labor warranty.  Full warranty disclosure is available on this website, www.jasperengines.com, or upon request.

 

JASPER Remanufactures Diesel Fuel & Air Components

 

Jasper Engines and Transmissions has grown into the nation's leading remanufacturer of drivetrain products. JASPER also offers a complete line of diesel fuel and air system components, including: injectors, turbochargers, fuel pumps, high-pressure oil pumps, 6.0L FICMs and late-style 6.0L EGR cooler. Proven remanufacturing processes combined with precision calibrating and testing methods ensure that our products are of the highest-quality standards in the industry! But that's not all, JASPER now offers 6.0L diesel cylinder heads.

With JASPER's network of distribution centers and branch locations, your order will arrive in the shortest possible amount of time – that's good for your bottom line and for getting your customers back on the road quickly. Don't forget, JASPER offers a wide selection of light and medium-duty diesel engines, built to specific vehicle applications for immediate availability and reduced downtime. Give us a call at 1-800-827-7455 and save today!

Automotive Trivia




Friddle: Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., got its start in a joint venture between
Yokohama Cable Manufacturing and what tire company?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: Which U.S. state uses the license plate slogan "The First State"?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Delaware
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Rick C.

 

 

Jasper, Indiana Facility Earns VPP Star Safety Certification Extension

The Indiana Department of Labor has granted a three-year extension of the Star Certification of Jasper Engines and Transmissions’ Jasper, Indiana, remanufacturing facility in Indiana’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP). The Wernsing Road remanufacturing facility in Jasper, Indiana, earned its initial Merit Safety Certification in 2008; ultimately achieving Star Safety Certification in April 2012.

VPP was established to recognize and promote safety and health management programs throughout the state. All companies, regardless of size or business, can participate in VPP, where management and employees work together to create and maintain a healthy work environment.

“Please accept my hearty congratulations on your sustained excellence in all aspects of workplace safety and health,” said Rick Ruble, Indiana Department of Labor’s Commissioner of Labor.

“Your re-approval to VPP is a strong endorsement of the continued dedication to workplace safety and health demonstrated by you and your Associates at JASPER,” Ruble said. “As a participant in the VPP, you hold a position as an industry leader in workplace safety and health, and serve as a model for what a safety and health management system can be.”

JASPER Safety Director, Jason Pieper, said VPP is all about Management Commitment and Associate involvement. “I want to thank our Executive team, our Managers and our Leaders who do a great job supporting our safety programs,” he said. “Earning, and keeping, Star Certification is where we want to be, as a company, in our continuing safety journey.”

JASPER’s remanufacturing facility in Crawford County, Indiana, achieved VPP Merit Certification in September, 2010, and earned its Star Safety Certification in August 2013. Pieper added, “the goal of VPP Certification of our Drivetrain Remanufacturing facility (Power Drive) begins in 2016.”

Automotive Trivia




Friddle: Which U.S. state uses the license plate slogan "The First State"?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle: Which European automaker offers optional "Active Seat Ventilation" for
the driver and front passenger?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: BMW
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Nathan R.