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Dillion Finishes 2nd at Charlotte Motor Speedway with JASPER 4-Speed Transmission 

Ty Dillon, running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, finished second in Saturday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Monster Energy Open at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Matt DiBenedetto was fourth as drivers using JASPER products finished in four of the top 10 positions at the checkered flag.

A recap of the results from Charlotte Motor Speedway follows.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Monster Energy Open - Charlotte Motor Speedway

2nd    Ty Dillon #13  (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th     Matt DiBenedetto #95  (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
8th     David Ragan #38  (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
9th     Corey LaJoie #32  (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th   Daniel Suarez #41  (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th   Bubba Wallace #43  (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
19th   Cody Ware #51  (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
20th   Ross Chastain #15  (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
21st   Joey Gase #46  (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
24th   B.J. McLeod #53  (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
 

JASPER® Race Products Performance Report

JASPER® Race Products Performance Report

Jones Finishes 3rd at Kansas with JASPER 4-Speed Transmission 

Erik Jones, running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, finished third in Saturday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Digital Ally 400 at Kansas Speedway.  Clint Bowyer was fifth as drivers using JASPER products finished in two of the top five positions at the checkered flag.

A recap of the results from Kansas Speedway follows.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - Digital Ally 400 - Kansas Speedway

3rd      Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th      Clint Bowyer #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th    Aric Almirola #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
13th    Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) - Stage 1 Winner
14th    Daniel Suarez #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
16th    Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
19th    Martin Truex, Jr. #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
22nd   Corey Lajoie #32 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
27th    David Ragan #38 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
28th    Ty Dillon #13 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
29th    Bubba Wallace #43 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
30th    Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
31st    Ross Chastain #15 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
33rd    Bayley Currey #52 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
36th    Matt DiBenedetto #95 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
39th    Timmy Hill #66 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
40th    Cody Ware #51 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2019 Points Standings

2nd     Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
3rd      Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th      Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th      Martin Truex, Jr. #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
9th      Clint Bowyer #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
11th    Aric Almirola #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
13th    Daniel Suarez #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
14th    Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
22nd   Ty Dillon #13 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
25th    Matt DiBenedetto #95 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
27th    David Ragan #38 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
28th    Corey Lajoie #32 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
29th    Bubba Wallace #43 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

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JASPER® Race Products Performance Report

Truex Wins at Dover with JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, Bell Wins in NASCAR Xfinity Series 

Martin Truex, Jr., running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, won Monday's rain-delayed Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Gander RV 400.  Despite starting at the rear of the field due to pre-race inspection penalties, Truex rebounded to earn his second series win of 2019.  Kevin Harvick finished fourth as drivers using JASPER products finished in two of the top five positions, and five of the top ten, at the checkered flag.  Christopher Bell, also running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, won Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series Allied Steel Buildings 200.  Cole Custer was fourth, and Chase Briscoe fifth, as drivers using JASPER products took three of the top five positions, and four of the top ten, at the finish.  Both races were held at Dover International Speedway.

A recap of the results from Dover International Speedway follows.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - Gander RV 400 - Dover International Speedway

1st      Martin Truex, Jr. #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) - Stage 2 Winner
4th      Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th      Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
9th      Clint Bowyer #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
10th    Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
11th    Daniel Suarez #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
16th    Aric Almirola #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
20th    Matt DiBenedetto #95 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
21st    Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
22nd   Ty Dillon #13 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
26th    David Ragan #38 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
27th    Bubba Wallace #43 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
29th    Corey Lajoie #32 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
30th    Ross Chastain #15 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
34th    Cody Ware #51 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
37th    BJ McLeod #52 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2019 Points Standings

1st      Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
3rd      Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th      Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th      Martin Truex, Jr. #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
10th    Clint Bowyer #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
11th    Aric Almirola #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th    Daniel Suarez #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
16th    Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
22nd   Ty Dillon #13 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
25th    Matt DiBenedetto #95 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
27th    David Ragan #38 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
28th    Bubba Wallace #43 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
29th    Corey Lajoie #32 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Xfinity Series - Allied Steel Buildings 200 - Dover International Speedway

1st      Christopher Bell #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th      Cole Custer #00 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th      Chase Briscoe #98 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th      Brandon Jones #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
15th    Riley Herbst #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th    Justin Haley #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

 

Do You Know the Enemy of Leadership?

Do You Know the Enemy of Leadership?

In my lifetime I can recall a few life lessons that continue to haunt me. I would bet, and surely win, if we had an honest one-on-one session and compared leadership blunders, my bet is that you micromanaged your way to become a leader and failed, just like me.

It took me some time to realize my mistakes. One of my big breakthroughs was when my team finally confronted me and said, ‘You do it because we will never get it right in the world according to Carm.’

I thought I had explained exactly how I wanted it done. In retrospect, they did a pretty good job on the project/task I gave them, but it was not ‘my way’. So, I re-did the project myself. I was demonstrating that I had no faith, trust or belief in them. 

It took some time for it all to sink in. It has been 35 years and I can recall it like it was yesterday. That was one of my biggest lessons, yet it took a few more years for it to all sink in. One of my remedies was reading leadership books, attending seminars/conferences and networking.  I thought I was practicing leadership, but I was in left field. I was not engaging and supporting my people. It was ‘my way’ or the highway. Sound familiar?

Why do we micromanage? We put everything on the line to start our business. We must be the smartest; the ‘answer man’ or woman; the expert. You embed yourself as the hub of the wheel and micromanaging creeps up on you. You feel the pressure to be all things to all people. When your people want to help, support and contribute to the business, it goes in one ear and out the other. If it does you do not listen to learn or understand.

When I think back, no-one had an original thought or an idea to help the business. I wonder why? I was proving to the world that ‘my way’ was the best. I would be bias on having the best ideas or making every great decision (how wrong I was to think like that).  In retrospect, what would the business or my world be like had I embraced, so much earlier in my career, that “Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.” (My favorite quote from John Maxwell)

Let me encourage you to make big changes and build a culture of inclusion in your team, business and life. Therefore, stop micromanaging. Quit making every decision. Stop being the center of the wheel and thinking that you are the only one who has all the right answers.

 Start by creating your business values with your team. Ask for their input on policies, procedures and issues. Support their decisions, even when their means to an end gets the job done and does not agree with yours. When people implement their own ideas, they own them.

Understand your role. If you are the president or CEO, manager or team leader you can become a great leader and influencer of people. Your job is not to micromanage every detail of your world around you. If you are just starting, then you have a more critical role in the day to day business. However, if you have plans to grow, and you should, practice being a great leader, it will aid that growth and build a team that will help you reach your goals.

If you can relate to any part of this article, then please spend some time with Town Hall Academy Episode 93. It is all about micromanaging.  I am confident that the time you spend watching the webcast or listening to the podcast will really help set a good direction for you to find your leadership stride by minimizing your micromanaging ways.

Carm Capriotto
Aftermarket Influencer and Host of Remarkable Results Radio and the Town Hall Academy Podcasts

https://remarkableresults.biz/a093/

JASPER® Race Products Performance Report

JASPER® Race Products Performance Report

Top 10 Finishes at Talladega with JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, Bell 3rd in NASCAR Xfinity Series 

Drivers running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission took two of the top ten finishing positions in Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series GEICO 500.  Aric Almirola finished 9th and Kyle Busch was 10th.  Christopher Bell, also running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, finished 3rd in Saturday's NASCAR Xfinity Series MoneyLion 300.  Chase Briscoe was 4th, as drivers using JASPER products took two of the top five finishing positions, and three of the top ten, at the checkered flag.  Both races were held at Talladega Superspeedway.

A recap of the results from this weekend's races at Talladega Superspeedway follows.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - GEICO 500 - Talladega Superspeedway

9th      Aric Almirola #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
10th    Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
11th    Corey Lajoie #32 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th    Daniel Suarez #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th    Ty Dillon #13 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) - Stage 1 Winner
19th    Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
20th    Martin Truex, Jr. #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
23rd    David Ragan #38 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
26th    Ross Chastain #15 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
27th    Parker Kligerman #96 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
28th    Cody Ware #51 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
29th    Clint Bowyer #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
31st    Matt DiBenedetto #95 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
35th    Stanton Barrett #52 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
36th    Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
38th    Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
39th    Bubba Wallace #43 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2019 Points Standings

1st      Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
3rd     Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th      Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th      Martin Truex, Jr. #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
10th    Clint Bowyer #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
11th    Aric Almirola #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th    Daniel Suarez #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
18th    Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
22nd    Ty Dillon #13 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
25th    Matt DiBenedetto #95 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
27th    David Ragan #32 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
28th    Bubba Wallace #43 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
29th    Corey Lajoie #32 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

 

NASCAR Xfinity Series - MoneyLion 300 - Talladega Superspeedway

3rd      Christopher Bell #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th      Chase Briscoe #98 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th      Justin Haley #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
18th    Brandon Jones #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
26th    Jeffrey Earnhardt #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
32nd    Cole Custer #00 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

Record-Setting ESOP Share Value!!

Jasper Engines & Transmissions Announces Record-Setting ESOP Share Value!



Doug Bawel, Chairman/CEO, started the Jasper Holdings, Inc. annual meeting with a Thank You.  He then asked Steve Fleck, Company Chaplain, to open with a prayer.  The meeting was held at their corporate facility, and live-streamed to other facilities.  Bawel quickly got into the Audited Results for 2018, announcing a new all-time record year in Revenue, Income and EBITDA.  He thanked all 3,000+ Associate-Owners for making the past year such a great success.

Total sales for Jasper Holdings, Inc. were $642,713,040, up 5.7% for the year, of which Jasper Engines & Transmissions sales were $402,910,027.  Weller sales were $195,636,313, up 5.9% over 2017.  Jasper Electric Motors sales were $5,848,528, up 5.5% over 2017, and Jasper Innovative Solutions were $41,485,715.  Bawel shared that in 2018, JASPER opened branch locations in Jacksonville, FL, Sacramento, CA, along with acquiring a distributorship in Charleston, WV.  Weller opened branch locations in Indianapolis, IN, Denver, CO, and Portland, OR.  Branches under construction for 2019 include Lubbock, TX, Pensacola, FL, and a potential location in central California.

 



Bawel then announced the 2018 Share Price of $462.10, a 36% increase over their 2017 stock price.  He went on to add, “Associate-Owners have outperformed 98% of all Publicly Traded Companies.”  Bawel thanked all Associate-Owners for their commitment to a never ending improvement in Safety, Quality, Productivity, Customer Service and Reduction of Waste.  A total of 34,654 shares will be issued today, bringing a total of 365,885 shares issued, totaling over $169 Million in stock given to our Associate-Owners since 2010.  Bawel added, “as of today, 541 Associate-Owners have over $100,000 in their ESOP accounts.”  Jasper Holdings, Inc. currently has a market capitalization value in excess of $665 Million.

Q&A followed with a look at the first quarter.  Bawel ended the meeting thanking every Associate-Owner for a job well done.

JASPER® Race Products Performance Report

JASPER® Race Products Performance Report

Truex Wins at Richmond with JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, Custer wins in NASCAR Xfinity Series 

Martin Truex, Jr., running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, won Saturday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Toyota Owners 400.  Truex led 186 of the 400 laps for his first series win of the year.  Clint Bowyer finished third, Kevin Harvick was fourth, and Denny Hamlin fifth.  Drivers using JASPER products took four of the top five finishing positions, and five of the top ten, at the checkered flag.  Cole Custer, also running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, earned his second NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season, winning Friday's ToyotaCare 250.  Drivers using JASPER products took four of the top ten positions at the finish.  Both races were held at Richmond Raceway.

A recap of the results from this weekend's races at Richmond Raceway follows.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - Toyota Owners 400 - Richmond Raceway

1st      Martin Truex, Jr. #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
3rd      Clint Bowyer #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th      Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th      Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
8th      Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) - Stage 1 Winner
14th    Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
18th    Daniel Suarez #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
21st    Ty Dillon #13 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
23rd    Aric Almirola #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
24th    Matt DiBenedetto #95 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
26th    Corey Lajoie #32 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
27th    Bubba Wallace #43 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
28th    David Ragan #38 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
30th    Ross Chastain #15 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
31st    Jeb Burton #51 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
32nd   Bayley Currey #52 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
33rd    Joey Gase #66 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2019 Points Standings

1st      Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
3rd     Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th      Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th      Martin Truex, Jr. #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
8th      Clint Bowyer #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
11th    Aric Almirola #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th    Daniel Suarez #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th    Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
22nd    Ty Dillon #13 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
24th    Matt DiBenedetto #95 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
26th    Bubba Wallace #43 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
27th    David Ragan #38 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
30th    Corey Lajoie #32 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Xfinity Series - ToyotaCare 250 - Richmond Raceway

1st      Cole Custer #00 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) - Stage 2 Winner
8th      Chase Briscoe #98 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
9th      Riley Herbst #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
10th    Justin Haley #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th    Elliot Sadler #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
16th    Christopher Bell #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
33rd    Brandon Jones #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

 

JASPER® Race Products Performance Report

JASPER® Race Products Performance Report

 

Kyle Busch Spins, Wins at Bristol with JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, Bell wins in NASCAR Xfinity Series 

Kyle Busch, running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, overcame an early-race accident to win Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Food City 500.  Kyle took his first lead on lap 384, and lead a total of 71 laps for his third series win of the year.  Denny Hamlin was fifth, as drivers using JASPER products took four of the top ten finishing positions at the checkered flag.  Christopher Bell, also running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, picked up his second NASCAR Xfinity Series victory of the season, winning Saturday's Alsco 300.  Cole Custer was third and Chase Briscoe was fourth, as drivers using JASPER products took three of the top five, and five of the top ten positions, at the finish.  Both races were held at Bristol Motor Speedway.

 

A recap of the results from this weekend's races at Bristol Motor Speedway follows.

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - Food City 500 - Bristol Motor Speedway

1st      Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th      Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th      Clint Bowyer #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
8th      Daniel Suarez #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th    Matt DiBenedetto #95 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
13th    Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
15th    Ty Dillon #13 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) - Stage 1 Winner
17th    Martin Truex, Jr. #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
20th    Bubba Wallace #43 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
21st    David Ragan #38 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
24th    Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
29th    Ross Chastain #15 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
31st    Bayley Currey #52 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
34th    Corey Lajoie #32 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
35th    Timmy Hill #66 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
36th    Gray Gaulding #51 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
37th    Aric Almirola #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2019 Points Standings

1st      Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
2nd     Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th      Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th      Martin Truex, Jr. #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
9th      Aric Almirola #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
11th    Clint Bowyer #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th    Daniel Suarez #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th    Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
22nd    Ty Dillon #13 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
24th    Matt DiBenedetto #95 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
26th    David Ragan #38 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
27th    Bubba Wallace #43 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
31st    Corey Lajoie #32 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

 

NASCAR Xfinity Series - Alsco 300 - Bristol Motor Speedway

1st      Christopher Bell #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
3rd      Cole Custer #00 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
4th      Chase Briscoe #98 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th      Justin Haley #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
10th    Harrison Burton #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
14th    Brandon Jones #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

 

The Extreme Value of Shop Tours

The Extreme Value of Shop Tours

I will never forget putting a call out to shop owners who wanted to tour of Frank European in Las Vegas in November 2018. I was doing a live broadcast for Town Hall Academy from Franks highlighting the value of shop tours. Thirty shop owners showed up to not only give their input live, but to partake in the tour. This was during industry week in Las Vegas meaning AAPEX was over and it was SEMA’s last day.

Frank Scandura, owner of Franks European, was as excited as I was, because, of the inherent give and take nature of shop tours. Frank was very interested in not only showing off his place but to also get feedback from other shop operators.

Therein lies the great value and objectivity of a good shop tour, learning being transferred in both directions. With different sets of eyes the shop owner will receive new and/or fresh perspectives through different lenses. As owners we get so close to our place that we sometimes forget that the old marketing sign from two years ago is still hanging in our front lobby or the broken ladder is propped up on a tool box.

While the shop owner is giving the tour and explaining work flows and shop design, there is idea exchange happening at all levels; visual and verbal. When you add in a side discussion with the tour participants; there is a big cache of learning going on.

The shop owner who is giving the tour in many cases will have their own ‘V8’ moment as they realize the solution to a problem they have been working on. The phenomena that you ‘learn when you teach’ is alive during shop tours.

However tour guides must be receptive to the bi-directional throughput. There is much to gain (learn) as your participants ask you to explain some of your why. Our industry has grown so much that shop operators are willing and encourage their peers to attend and give shop tours.

Participants must be willing to give and take as you see and question methods, processes, strategies and tactics of the entire operation. This is a no stress way to do a comparative review of your operation. Do not hesitate to take notes and pictures for reference. There are many unique ways to solve a problem or improve a system or process. You must always be improving.

Frank Scandura told me a few years ago that he uses a business principle called R & D to improve his business. He says Rip-off and Duplicate (R & D) has been a strong strategy for him.
 

Whenever you get a chance to receive or give a shop tour, never turn down the offer. You are helping the industry grow and improve by the transference of concepts and ideas.

Imagine if all automotive service professionals worked to improve themselves, their businesses and in-turn the industry. We need more unity in the industry, and we need to create a community supporting each other by exchanging ideas.

Collaboration is the key, there is no secret sauce. You are the reason your business is different. The culture you bring to your business is what makes you unique. How you implement your systems and processes may differ from other shops. There are a thousand ways to run a business. None run alike, unless they are branches. Sharing will help other shop owners improve and therefore we all win. Ever heard the term ‘There is enough business for everyone’?

Shop tours are one of the most unselfish contributions you can make to the industry. Participating in one gives you one the biggest opportunities as an entrepreneur to size up your operation with a colleague, ask a lot of questions and rush back to your shop to involve your team to help implement improvements that will improve your business.

If you have not been on a shop tour, start now. Offer up your place to colleagues in your area. Set the standard that if you come to theirs, every participant will offer up their shop for a tour. Watch how the local market elevates themselves to heights they never thought of before.

Listen to the shop tour episode of the Town Hall Academy www.remarkableresults.biz/a092/

 

Carm Capriotto
Aftermarket Influencer And Host Of Remarkable Results Radio and the Town Hall Academy Podcasts, Where the Business of the Aftermarket is Spoken.
www.remarkableresults.biz

JASPER® Race Products Performance Report

JASPER® Race Products Performance Report

Seven Top Ten Finishers at Martinsville use JASPER 4-Speed Transmissions

Kyle Busch, running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, finished third in Sunday's Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway.  Denny Hamlin was fifth, as drivers using JASPER products took seven of the top ten finishing positions at the checkered flag.

A recap of the results from this weekend's race at Martinsville Speedway follows.

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series - STP 500 - Martinsville Speedway

3rd      Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
5th      Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th      Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th      Clint Bowyer #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
8th      Martin Truex, Jr. #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
9th      Aric Almirola #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
10th    Daniel Suarez #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
13th    Ty Dillon #13 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
17th    Bubba Wallace #43 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
20th    Matt DiBenedetto #95 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
26th    David Ragan #38 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
30th    Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
33rd    Corey Lajoie #32 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
34th    Ross Chastain #15 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
35th    Jeb Burton #52 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
36th    Cody Ware #51 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series 2019 Points Standings

1st      Kyle Busch #18 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
2nd     Denny Hamlin #11 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
3rd      Kevin Harvick #4 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
6th      Aric Almirola #10 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th      Martin Truex, Jr. #19 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
13th    Clint Bowyer #14 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
14th    Erik Jones #20 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
16th    Daniel Suarez #41 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
23rd    Ty Dillon #13 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
24th    Matt DiBenedetto #95 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
26th    David Ragan #38 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
27th    Bubba Wallace #43 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
30th    Corey Lajoie #32 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
34th    Cody Ware #51 (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)