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Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: In what year did the first 24 Hours of Le Mans take place? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What is the name of the transmission component pictured above? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Valve Body Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Chantal B. - Fullerton, CA

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt                   Friddle: What is the name of the transmission component pictured above? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What year was the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company founded? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 1898 Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Steve P. - Glenview, IL

Senator Donnelly Visits Jasper Engines & Transmissions

                      Senator Joe Donnelly visited Jasper Engines & Transmissions Tuesday morning as part of his "I Work for You" tour. Senator Donnelly met with JASPER’s CEO Doug Bawel and discussed current political issues regarding employment, healthcare and government spending. Senator Donnelly commented that he has always admired our company and considers us a cornerstone of the Jasper economic community. Upon participating in the 2012 Jasper Strassenfest, Senator Donnelly was invited to return for a visit of the Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Jasper facility. After a press conference, the Senator was given a personal tour of the facility by Bawel. We appreciate Senator Donnelly’s visit and his interest in keeping in touch with the business community.  

Your JASPER Customer Advisory Council

The Jasper Engines and Transmissions Customer Advisory Council is made up of Independent Repair Facility owners and managers from around the country. Members make a two-year commitment to be on the Council. Meetings are held in Jasper, Indiana, twice a year. The Council discusses issues facing Independent Repair facilities as well as the automotive repair industry as a whole. Jasper Engines and Transmissions gains insight from these meetings and they help to guide future decisions made by the company. JASPER has utilized a Customer Advisory Council for over 25 years. Nominations to the Council are made by JASPER Factory Representatives. Since members can only serve one 2-year term, we have been able to get many customers involved over the past 25 years. We want to thank our current members as well as past members for helping to shape Jasper Engines and Transmissions as a company committed to our customer’s success.  

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: What year was the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company founded? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: Before the widespread popularity of mobile phones many motorists used CB radios. What does the acronym CB stand for? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Citizens Band Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Seneca M. -

Weinzapfel Ends Term as PERA President

Matt Weinzapfel, JASPER Vice President of Engine Manufacturing, recently completed a two-year term as President of the Production Engine Remanufacturers Association (PERA). Matt began his term in 2010 and felt his greatest accomplishment as PERA president was for his board to provide direction in an organization that dealt with change from the economic difficulties of 2008-09. “During that time, our industry dealt with massive consolidation and fallout of competitors within the engine remanufacturing business,” says Weinzapfel. “We were left with just a handful of players in the industry and, therefore, our industry association shrunk as well.” Weinzapfel said decisions were made on how PERA could remain viable. This included a reduction in the number of meetings PERA holds each year, but Matt added the Association’s mission remains two-fold. “First, PERA needs to be a technical resource for our remanufacturing membership, which includes how to improve the processes to build a better engine,” he said. “Second, PERA must be a forum within the industry for people to share information and provide information for our supplier base to offer the quality products remanufacturers demand.” Weinzapfel was the fourth JASPER Associate to serve as PERA president, joining Doug Bawel, Brad Bawel and Mike Schwenk. “I think it speaks highly of JASPER to have had a high level of involvement within the industry,” says Weinzapfel. “We view that as important, not only for our company, but to support remanufacturing as an industry. It’s all about making a remanufactured product a viable alternative for the end-user, and we’re trying to do that.” As JASPER’s Vice President of Engine Manufacturing, Matt oversees the remanufacturing processes of the Gas Engine and Diesel Engine Divisions, as well as the Jasper Authentic Custom Drivetrains Division.

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: Before the widespread popularity of mobile phones many motorists used CB radios. What does the acronym CB stand for? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What automaker manufactures the "Pilot" SUV? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Honda Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: What automaker manufactures the "Pilot" SUV? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What automaker manufactures the all-electric "Leaf"? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Nissan Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Mike W.

Automotive Trivia

the-friddle2 friddle-t-shirt Friddle: What automaker manufactures the all-electric "Leaf"? Check our blog next Friday for the answer and another Friddle. Last Week’s Friddle: What does the automotive-related acronym ASE stand for? Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Automotive Service Excellence Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Luke S.

Branch Profile: Birmingham

                        The Birmingham Branch of Jasper Engines and Transmissions opened in Shelby County, Alabama, on October 1, 2007. Nestled at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, as the fastest growing county in Alabama, Shelby County offers diverse amenities with dramatic landscapes - from the city, and county parks, to the 10,000 acre Oak Mountain State Park. Our branch is situated within the 390 acre Shelby West Corporate Park, a sample of the industrial developments that provide an increased economic benefit to the area.