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A Season of Blessings...

As we enter this holiday season it’s difficult not to look around and count your blessings. Here at JASPER® we realize how blessed we have been throughout the years; our guidance through honorable leadership, community support, and faithful customers to name a few. However, we are beyond grateful to be celebrating our 75th Anniversary and most thankful for our Associate-Owners that helped reach this milestone.

 

We were honored to celebrate this anniversary this past September with our Associate-Owners and their families. Looking back on this video from our celebration makes us realize how truly blessed we are with our JASPER family.

 

Here’s to wishing you and your family a wonderful Thanksgiving with many blessings.

 

 

75th Anniversary Celebration Video

https://youtu.be/JXWLXtbGqe4

 

 

 

Automotive Trivia 11/17/17

Friddle: In 2018, which Italian automaker will be producing the Urus SUV?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week's  Friddle:  
What year did General Motors move Corvette production
from St. Louis, Missouri to Bowling Green, Kentucky?

Last Week's Friddle Answer: 1981
Last Week's Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

Years of Service

Here at JASPER® we are continually amazed by the dedication of our Associate-Owners. We aren’t just co-workers, we are family. We would like to extend a huge thank you to our family members that have dedicated themselves to JASPER over the years. We are honored to have you on our team. Thank you for your many years of service!

 

JASPER Headquarters Associate-Owners

 

JASPER Crawford County Associate-Owners

 

JASPER Power Drive Associate-Owners

 

JASPER Willow Springs Associate-Owners

Automotive Trivia 11/10/17

Friddle: What year did General Motors move Corvette production from St. Louis, Missouri to
Bowling Green, Kentucky
?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week's  Friddle:  
What part of an internal combustion engine circulates oil under pressure
to the rotating bearings, pistons and camshaft?

Last Week's Friddle Answer: Oil Pump
Last Week's Friddle Contest Winner: Ray M.

 

NASCAR Driving 101 at Talladega Superspeedway

JASPER® recently held a sales competition for our customers who were interested in attending a NASCAR Driving 101 experience at Talladega Superspeedway. The experience consisted of an eight minute drive, three lap ride along with a professional driver, GoPro video of the experience, and a plaque with their picture.

 

Customers interested in participating purchased their ticket for the driving experience and if the customer exceeded his/her sales, they would receive a $75 credit per unit as payback for the ticket. This competition went so well, JASPER gave back nearly $5,500 to our customers the day of the experience!

 

It was a wonderful day and many memories were made with our customers. Everyone had a great time driving and riding in the cars and the weather was perfect!

 

Thanks to all who made this experience come to life!

 

 

 

 

 

Automotive Trivia 11/03/17

Friddle: What part of an internal combustion engine circulates oil under pressure
to the rotating bearings, pistons and camshaft
?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
10/20/17 Friddle:  
Which NASCAR Superspeedway is located on the former
Anniston Air Force 
Base in the small city of Lincoln, AL
10/20/17 Friddle Answer: Talladega
10/20/17 Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

 

Automotive Trivia 10/20/17

Friddle: Which NASCAR Superspeedway is located on the former Anniston Air Force
Base in the small city of Lincoln, AL?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  
In what year did Jasper Engines & Transmissions open its
Nashville, TN, branch
?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 1959
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner



 

2017 Distinguished Citizen - Ray Schwenk

JASPER​​® would like to extend a sincere congratulations to Ray Schwenk, who was honored with the 2017 Distinguished Citizen Award at this year’s Boy Scouts DCA Banquet. 

Ray is someone who continuously lives by the Boy Scout laws and values every day and JASPER® is blessed to have him as an Associate-Owner for over 40 years. 

Congratulations, Ray! This award was much deserved.

   

Ray Schwenk is an Eagle Scout and has been for nearly 50 years. He earned Scouting’s top rank, in 1968, from Precious Blood Catholic Church, where he was a   member of Troop 183 and Explorer Post 183. As an adult, he served as Assistant Scoutmaster for the Troop.

Ray graduated from Jasper High School in 1970 and attended Indiana State University, where he earned a teaching degree and a business minor. He taught school in Vincennes, IN, for three years before joining Jasper Engines & Transmissions.

Ray has been employed by Jasper Engines and Transmissions for over 40 years. He has helped JASPER® grow from a regional company with 12 branch locations into a nationally respected organization with 45 branch locations, two distribution centers, five remanufacturing facilities and multiple divisions. Ray was actively involved in the 2010 transition to a 100% Associate Owned Company. He currently serves as the Treasurer and Plan Administrator for the JET 401(k) Plan.

Over the years, Ray has served the Boy Scouts of America in numerous capacities. He is currently an Advisory Board Member for the Buffalo Trace Council and was an Executive Board Member of the Council for 10 years. He also served as a District Committee Member for the Lincoln Heritage District for two years and as a Council Member at large of Buffalo Trace Council for one year. He has played an instrumental role in providing Scout Handbooks to new Boy Scouts in the spring, courtesy of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, and has lent his support to the last two Jamboree Committees for the Council, as well as assisting the Buffalo Trace Council in a number of other ways. In 2010, he made a trek to Canada with Holy Family Church Venturing Crew 185 and served as Chaplain Aide. All of the boys with him on the trek earned their Duty to God Award. In 2011, the Buffalo Trace Council honored Ray with a Silver Beaver Award. The Silver Beaver is an award given to those who implement the Scouting program and perform community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication, and many years of service. It is given to those who do not seek it.

Outside of Scouting, Ray has served on the Jasper Junior Achievement Board and currently serves on the boards of Dubois County Community Foundation, Providence Home/Cathedral Health, and Anderson Woods, Inc. He is a Religious Education Teacher and Hospitality minister for Precious Blood Church and has served on various church committees.

Ray says, “My father, mother, and family set an example for me to give back to the community. Endowing our community’s future is the responsibility we have for the future of our children and youth.”

 

 

Automotive Trivia 10/13/17

Friddle: In what year did Jasper Engines & Transmissions open its Nashville, TN, branch?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  
Which German automaker offered the V8 powered 928?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Porsche
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Kendrick T. - West Hills, CA

 

Automotive Trivia 10/06/17

Friddle: Which German automaker offered the V8 powered 928?
Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle.
Last Week’s Friddle:  
Chrysler offers fuel-saving MDS technology. What does
the acronym MDS stand for
?
Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Multi-Displacement System
Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner