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Street Rodder Road Tour Visits JASPER Facility

2013 Amsoil Street Rodder Road Tour                 The 2013 Amsoil Street Rodder Road Tour makes a stop at the Jasper Facility as part of a week-long drive from Tennessee to Michigan. Eleven participants in the 2013 Amsoil Street Rodder Road Tour visited the Jasper Facility on September 9th. Tour participants took the opportunity to park their beautiful cars on the front lawn of the Jasper facility before embarking on a guided tour. Many cars came from Ohio, with some as far as Florida, North Carolina and Montana. The JASPER stop was part of a week-long "Shades of the Past" driving tour, which began in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on September 8th and will wrap up at a National Street Road Association event in Kalamazoo, Michigan, on September 15th. The trip also included stops at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, the Studebaker National Museum in South Bend and the Gilmore Car Museum near Kalamazoo.

Representative Todd Young Visits Jasper Facility

  Rep. Young Pic1                   U.S. 9th District Representative Todd Young shakes hands with Steve Knust during a meeting with Associates at the Jasper Facility. U.S. 9th District Representative Todd Young visited the Jasper Facility in early August. Young represents Jasper's neighboring congressional district and sits on the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Young was greeted by JASPER President and COO Zach Bawel, Chairman and CEO Doug Bawel, and other senior leadership members. They toured the production facility, then had the opportunity to sit down with five JASPER Associates: Joyce Kaltenbacher, Lori Skomp, Steve Knust, Alex Ernst and T.J. McAtee to discuss the benefits of the company's Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). These benefits were expressed in a recent study by Alex Brill, CEO of the consulting firm Matrix Global Advisors. The study found that Associate-Owned companies are not only more profitable and productive, but also more resilient during economic fluctuations compared to the general private sector. After speaking with Associates, Rep. Young, who has already voiced his support for ESOPs at a Ways and Means Committee hearing this year, shared that he would support ESOPs in tax legislation when it comes before the Committee as a part of comprehensive tax reform. Rep. Young is the third member of Congress to visit a JASPER facility this year. In January, the Jasper facility hosted Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly. In July, Missouri Congressman Jason Smith visited the Willow Springs, MO facility.  

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Which Japanese automaker produces a compact crossover SUV named the X-Trail? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What is the first stroke on a four-stroke internal combustion engine? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Intake Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

Casual Day in Celebration of Labor Day

Labor Day Donations Susie Loven serves as JASPER's Team Captain for both the Alzheimer's Association and Relay for Life. JASPER offers "Casual Days" throughout the year to help raise money for various charitable groups and foundations. Recent JASPER Casual Days have funded donations to Relay for Life and Dubois County Families with Direction. In celebration of this weekend's Labor Day holiday, Casual Day donations are going to the Alzheimer's Association. Associates can wear casual clothes for a $1 donation and JASPER matches the amount collected. Today, JASPER and its Associates raised over $3oo! Thanks to all who participated and have a great holiday weekend.  

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: What is the first stroke on a four-stroke internal combustion engine? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Which European automaker manufacturers the Sesto Elemento ("Sixth Element" in Italian)? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Lamborghini Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Wes

JASPER Race Products Take Third Straight Win in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Race

It was a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission that took the top spot in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race this weekend, making it the third straight win for JASPER Race Products in NASCAR's premier series. Brad Keselowski placed second in the NASCAR Nationwide Series Race. A recap of the finishes in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races follows.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series - Irwin Tools Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway

1st     Matt Kenseth (JASPER4-Speed Transmission) 4th     Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 5th     Joey Logano (JASPER Differential) 11th   Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 14th   Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 28th   Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 30th   Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential) 35th   Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Nationwide Series - Food City 250 at Bristol Motor Speedway

2nd    Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential) 12th   Sam Hornish, Jr. (JASPER Differential) The current Chase standings for drivers running JASPER Race Products are: Clint Bowyer in 2nd; Kyle Busch in 5th; Matt Kenseth in 6th; Joey Logano in 10th; and Martin Truex, Jr. in 14th (Current Wild Card). Sam Hornish, Jr. is in 1st place in the Nationwide standings.

JASPER Offers GM 6T70E & 6T75E Transmission

Jasper Engines & Transmissions is pleased to announce the release of the GM 6T70E & 6T75E Front Wheel/All Wheel Drive, CAN Electronically-Controlled Transmission. Applications released include: 2007 - Current GM 6T70E Chevrolet: Equinox Traverse Malibu GMC: Acadia Saturn: Outlook Aura Buick: Enclave Pontiac: G6 Torrent   This Remanufactured JASPER Transmission has several advantages over the competition:
  • 100% installation of updated 3rd/5th & Reverse Wave Plate
  • JASPER will be supplying the TCM (Transmission Control Module) which is located inside the transmission
  • JASPER will reprogram the TCM to the latest available GM calibration
  • 100% installation of OEM Friction Clutch Plates
  • 100% Dynamometer-tested transmission with a state-of-the-art JASPER developed CAN (Controller Area Network) software package
For more information on the remanufactured products of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, contact us at 1-800-827-7455.  

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Which European automaker manufacturers the Sesto Elemento ("Sixth Element" in Italian)? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What automotive brand offered a high-performance, turbocharged and intercooled, compact pickup truck named the Syclone? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: GMC Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Chris

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: What automotive brand offered a high-performance, turbocharged and intercooled, compact pickup truck named the Syclone? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: This year, Chevrolet is celebrating the 60th Anniversary of what iconic sports car? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Corvette Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Phil B.

JASPER Products Take Top Three Positions in NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series

JASPER 4-Speed Transmissions and Differentials took top honors in this weekend's NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series respectively. Both series ran the Watkins Glen road course. It went a bit deeper than that, however, as JASPER Race Products went on to claim the top three positions in both series. A recap of the finishes in the Cheez-it 355 at the Glen is as follows: 1st     Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 2nd    Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential) 3rd     Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 6th     Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 7th     Joe Logano (JASPER Differential) 19th   Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 23rd   Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 28th   Landon Cassill (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) 32nd  Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) The current Chase standings for drivers running JASPER Race Products are: Clint Bowyer in 2nd; Kyle Busch in 5th; Matt Kenseth in 7th; Brad Keselowski in 8th; and Martin Truex, Jr. in 10th. In the NASCAR Nationwide Series, Brad Keselowski and Sam Hornish, Jr. finished 1st and 2nd respectively - a repeat of Pocono last week -  Both drivers run JASPER Differentials. Also running JASPER Race Products in this week's Nationwide race were Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission), who finished 3rd; Joey Logano (JASPER Differential) in 21st; Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission), finishing 24th; and Andrew Ranger (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission) in 26th. Sam Hornish, Jr. is in 2nd place in the Nationwide standings.