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Sunnen SV20 Aids in Torque Plate Honing Process

Many of you are familiar with JASPER’s long-standing process of torque plate honing blocks to ensure the proper size and shape of the cylinder. However, with the modern materials of today’s engine blocks, we’ve partnered with Sunnen to develop a new torque plate honing device - the SV20.

What was once a manual process, this machine uses automated size control, and gives JASPER more control and tighter tolerances on our cylinder bore than ever before.

Once the block is loaded into the SV20, the machine can be programmed to hone the first cylinder to the size requested. Microprocessors in the boring bar control the amount of force applied to the cylinder, ensuring a consistent bore diameter from top to bottom.

“The machine employs recall memory so that all cylinders in a particular block can be honed to the exact same spec as the previous cylinder,” said Randy Bauer, JASPER Gas Division Manager. “This assures that all cylinders within that block are the same size.”

The use of the Sunnen SV20 in our remanufacturing process is just one more way JASPER builds value into each of our products.

JASPER Hosts JETT Fundraiser

On Saturday, April 18th, Jasper Endows Today & Tomorrow (JETT) teamed up with Will Read and Sing For Food for an evening of entertainment that raised $1,625 to benefit JETT’s community outreach efforts. JETT was founded in 2013 to bring JASPER Associates together in order to learn more about philanthropy, and to have a greater impact on local communities.

Will Read & Sing For Food players Kyle Lueken, Scott Saalman, Debbie Schuetter, Angie Mayfield, Megan Gatwood and Carley Knapp were joined by special guest musician Jason Wilber for an event that rocked JASPER’s new Power Drive location. The approximately 125 attendees had the opportunity to see the new facility, listen to some amazing live music and hear some humorous essay readings, all while supporting a great organization.Wilber, a native Hoosier and lead guitarist for Grammy Award-winning legend, John Prine, played several of his songs while also sharing stories of his Indiana roots, travel around the world and insight of how many of his songs were born. The local Will Read and Sing For Food players covered a variety of popular songs, mixed with some of their original pieces, and rounded it out with some heartfelt and humorous readings.

This event marked the 61st for Will Read and Sing For Food and was the second largest collected amount for one of their events. Since 2011, Will Read and Sing For Food has raised over $42,000 for various community causes in and around Dubois County, including: Community Food Bank; Dubois County Community Foundation community grant giving; Anderson Woods; Tri-Cap; Paul Michael Ash Endowment for Music and the Arts; local libraries; Catholic Charities; Shared Abundance; Psi Iota Xi; Crisis Connection; Dubois County Humane Society, Ferdinand Folk Fest, Habitat For Humanity and Hands in Hands Belize immersion trip.

Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: What does the automotive related acronym DSG stand for?

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Tire I.D


Last Week’s Friddle:
What does the circled number identify in the pictured tire above?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Week of Manufacture

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Andrew T.

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Tire I.D

Friddle: What does the circled number identify in the pictured tire above?

Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.

Last Week’s Friddle: What electric car company is headquartered in Palo Alto,
California, USA
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Tesla

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Chris D.

TBT... 2010 Syracuse Nationals

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Picture taken at the 2010 Syracuse Nationals.

My, how time flys. I came across this image this morning as I was browsing through our graphics archive. Back in 2010, I had the opportunity to transport our Rolling Showcase and represent JASPER at the Syracuse Nationals, which spans across the New York State Fairgrounds annually. I can't believe that was five years ago. I'm not sure if our concept of time is perceived at an accelerated rate as we age, or if it's just the fact that new technology promotes shortened attention spans compounded by our heightened ability to multitask.

Well, as the story goes, I met some really nice people in upstate New York that week including some of our customers, Dick and Carol Fracasse. That's their '68 Ford Mustang Fastback equipped with a JASPER remanufactured 347 stroker engine in the picture above. While it's true today's vehicles have a multitude of creature comforts, it's nice to see classic car enthusiasts restore these beautiful vintage muscle cars, as we are excited to be part of that continued history. Let us know if we can assist in providing an authentic numbers-matching build or performance upgraded engine for your special project car – 800-827-7455 ext. 13987.

In the next week we will prepare a new group of JASPER Associates to man the new showcase trailer along with its rolling displays, flat-screen monitors, literature and swag as anticipation builds for another great show. If you're in the Syracuse area July 17-19, stop in and check out all of the sweet rides, activities and, of course, pay the guys at the JASPER exhibit a visit. We look forward to seeing you there!

Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: What electric car company is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA?

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Last Week’s Friddle: If an automobile’s odometer has 25,552 miles on it, a palindromic number.
How many miles would you have to drive to form another
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 100

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Tracy H.

JASPER Announces 72% Growth in Share Prices

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JASPER Associates eagerly await the new share price June 25th at the Power Drive Facility.

Jasper Engines and Transmissions CEO, Doug Bawel, shared exciting news during the Fifth Annual Shareholder Meeting at JASPER's new Power Drive Facility.

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JASPER share prices have experienced rocket ship growth since the inception of its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) in 2009. Bawel was thrilled to announce that thanks to another record year our new share price is $141.45 for 2014, which is up 72% over last year!

JASPER would like to thank its Associate Owners for delivering another outstanding year for our company! If you or someone you know would like join the JASPER family, apply at myjaspercareer.com. We offer two retirement plans, the ESOP and a matching 401K!

Indiana's Governor Visits JASPER Facilities

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence speaks with Maria McKitrick during his June 2nd tour of the Power Drive facility with members of JASPER's Executive Committee.

Indiana Governor, Mike Pence visited the Jasper Engines and Transmissions facilities on June 2nd as part of a tour of southwestern Indiana.

Governor Pence met with JASPER Chairman/ CEO Doug Bawel, Company President Zach Bawel, along with members of JASPER's Executive Committee, to discuss current political issues. Following their meeting, Governor Pence was given a personal tour of the Wernsing Road and Power Drive facilities.

The opening of JASPER's Power Drive facility comes on the heels of other good job reports in Indiana. Dubois county has the lowest unemployment rate in Indiana at 2.9%, well below the state average of 5.4%.

In describing the meeting, Bawel said, "The Governor was very impressed with JASPER's work ethic and, more importantly, the quality of the products our Associates remanufacture."

Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: If an automobile’s odometer has 25,552 miles on it, a palindromic number.
How many miles would you have to drive to form another?

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Last Week’s Friddle: Which U.S. automaker built the Torino?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Ford

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Steve M. - Evansville, IN

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Friddle: Which U.S. automaker built the Torino?

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Last Week’s Friddle: Which Packard model was the first to offer a steering wheel
instead of a tiller for steering
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Model C

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: George A.