Blog

JASPER Offers 47RE/48RE with Triple Disc Converter for Dodge, Ram Diesel Trucks

47RE   Jasper Engines & Transmissions offers the Chrysler 47RE/48RE transmissions with a triple disc converter. This transmission is available for the following 1994-2007 applications: •  Dodge Ram 2500-3500 RWD and 4WD trucks mounted behind the 5.9L Cummins Diesel engine "In 2013, JASPER released converters for sale 'over-the-counter' which included a heavy-duty triple disc for the 47RE and 48RE transmissions," said Judah Delorenzo, JASPER's Planning and Life Cycle Manager. "Due to the popular demand for this converter, JASPER is pleased to announce the release of this transmission with the upgraded converter added." The triple disc converter utilizes three lock-up surfaces, each bonded with a high thermal engagement (HTE) lining. "This design gives 1.7 times more holding capacity over the original design piston," says Craig Leuck, JASPER Transmission Division Manager. The HTE lining can better withstand the heat that's generated by the torque converter." This JASPER remanufactured transmission is subjected to such strict, high-quality processes... •  Disassembly, meticulous inspection and thorough cleaning of components. •  All NEW and remanufactured parts are carefully inspected for correct tolerances to assure dependability. •  JASPER's research and product development ensures that concerns/issues in OEM design are corrected. •  Dynamometer testing simulates in-vehicle operation to assure trouble-free runability. •  A Premium Service Plan is available that offers customers an even greater value.  

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: What year was the Chevrolet Corvette originally introduced? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which German automobile manufacturing group purchased the Bugatti marque in 1998? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Volkswagen Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Which German automobile manufacturing group purchased the Bugatti marque in 1998? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: In what year did JASPER open its St. Louis, MO Branch? Hint: The answer can be found in the Virtual History Book on the JASPER home page. Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 1964 Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Dennis J.

Driving for a Ton... of Food!

2013 Driving for a Ton At the Jasper facility, Amelia Ebert sorted the donated food for distribution among various food banks. During the week of October 21-25 Associates from the Jasper, Crawford and Willow Springs facilities participated in the "Let's Drive for a Ton" food drive to benefit various food banks in all three areas. The food drive, which occurred in conjunction with "National Make A Difference Day" had a very simple goal... collect a ton (2,000 pounds) of non-perishable food items. The generosity of our Associates shined through as we collected 2,057 pounds of food! Each food bank was very appreciative and thankful for our donation. Congratulations to all who participated and for showing the true JASPER spirit of giving!

JASPER Reaffirms ESGR Support on Veterans Day

Veterans Day 2013 JASPER's CEO, Doug Bawel with ESGR's Steve Lynch and Jerry Clewlow. As part of JASPER's Veterans Day luncheon held on November 11th, representatives of the Indiana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) were on hand for a special signing ceremony to re-affirm JASPER's commitment to the ESGR. The ESGR is an organization dedicated to helping Veterans obtain employment after they leave the military. JASPER currently employs 179 Associates who serve, or have served in the military.... that's 10% of our workforce! According to the ESGR, the average company's workforce includes only 1% Veterans. A big thanks to all of our Veterans for not only your service to JASPER, but more importantly, your service to our country!

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: In what year did JASPER open its St. Louis, MO Branch? Hint: The answer can be found in the Virtual History Book on the JASPER home page. Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: In which Michigan city was General Motors founded? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Flint Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Mike

JETT Endowment Presents Inaugural Grant

JETT Endowment - Check Presentation 11-14-13 The JETT Endowment Committee presents this year's grant to Mike Hagerdon representing Dubois County Community Meals in the amount of $7,575.00 on November 14, 2013. Jasper Endows Today and Tomorrow (JETT) offers a unique giving experience that allows JASPER Associates and their families the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of philanthropy, while combining resources to be used for the betterment of our communities for today and tomorrow. The charter members voted to offer the inaugural grant of $7,575.00 to Dubois County Community Meals. "We are going to dedicate the entire fund at this point to reaching out to school-age children who are either on the free or reduced lunch program, to help bridge the hurdle when they're not in school," said Mike Hagerdon of Dubois County Community Meals. "We will be offering other groups something to potentially help them also," said Mark Balsmeyer, JETT Facilitator. "It may not be money, it may be time and service." Each JETT member possess a voting share in deciding which charity will receive the grant from the group. By combining resources JETT members are making a significant, lasting impact for our local communities.                          

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: In which Michigan city was General Motors founded? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which American automobile brand offers the mid-sized luxury SRX crossover SUV? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Cadillac Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Jon R.

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Which American automobile brand offers the mid-sized luxury SRX crossover SUV? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Sergio Marchionne is the CEO of Fiat S.p.A. and what other auto group? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Chrysler Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Nick K.

Weller-Jasper Joint Press Release

For Immediate Release November 4, 2013

Weller-Jasper Joint Press Release

John Weller of Weller Truck Parts, and Zach Bawel, President of Jasper Engine and Transmission Exchange announced a letter of intent to purchase Weller Truck Parts has been signed by all parties. Speaking for the Weller Family, John said “Brothers - Skip, Chris, Paul and I take very seriously our commitment to our Weller Team. We are very proud of what they have built and we want to make sure we have a good plan for the future of our Weller Team and the Weller Brand. We are pleased to announce we have found that fit with our Associates/Employees becoming partners with Jasper Engine and Transmission 100% Associate Owned ESOP. That means all of our people will become Owners in this new venture.” John went on to add – “Weller will remain an independent company with their products as will JASPER. Both groups will work together to share best practices and make improvements for the betterment of all.” Zach Bawel, President/COO of JASPER, added… “Weller is a very respected brand with a great team. We are excited about the growth opportunities for both companies and are anxious to welcome the Weller Team into our ESOP. Paul and John will be staying on in their current leadership roles and we look forward to growing both Weller and Jasper.” Although the transaction is expected to close in the spring of 2014, both Weller and Jasper will begin working more closely together. Weller Auto is not part of this transaction and will continue to be owned by the Weller family. About Weller Truck Parts Weller Truck Parts started in 1973 as a growth of Weller Auto Parts formed by Harry Weller, Sr. and son, Jr. in 1930. In 1985 the 4 sons – Skip, John, Chris and Paul bought the business and began focusing on remanufacturing. In 2000 John and Paul increased the focus with state of the art remanufacturing facility. Today with 800 Associates, Weller has 29 production and distribution facilities remanufacturing a full line of heavy duty transmissions and differentials. About Jasper Engine and Transmission Exchange Jasper Engine & Transmission a 100% ESOP company was founded in 1942. Today they remanufacture a wide range of products in three plants including Gas & Diesel Engines, Automatic and Standard Transmissions, Differentials, and NASCAR Transmissions. They also own Jasper Electric Motors, Jasper Innovative Solutions and Jasper Eco-Tech. They have over 1800 Associate/Owners and over 40 locations throughout the US.

###