Morgenthaler Gears Up for Busy 2015 Schedule

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Chad Morgenthaler described his 2014 season back with the Bassmater Elites as “decent” . He showed some of his potential with a 2nd place finish in Toledo Bend, Texas.

2014 is in the books for JASPER-sponsored angler Chad Morgenthaler. The Coulterville, Illinois, native described the previous year as “a decent season”, though he said it was nice to show some potential his first year back with the Bassmaster Elites series. “This group of 108 anglers are extremely talented, and continuously push you to give 110%,” he said.

The highlight of Chad’s 2014 season started at the Classic in Guntersville, Alabama. “I was able to take that momentum and capitalize on it for several months,” said Morgenthaler. “This eventually led to my best tour event finish - a 2nd place at Toledo Bend, Texas.”

JASPER has been Morgethaler’s primary tour sponsor since 2006. He describes the sponsorship as the rock of his career. “They (JASPER) have provided the stability for me in a very volatile sport,” he said. “They have also shown me how to maximize marketing and promotions from their NASCAR experiences.”

Morgenthaler added. “JASPER has shown me what hard work and dedication can do for your career, and allowed me to feel as if I am part of a giant family.”

With 17 events on Morgenthaler’s 2015 schedule, he chose to sum up next year in one word: INSANE. “2015 will take me from the East Coast to the West Coast and from New York to Texas,” he said. “To have a successful season, it will take some diligent planning and an extreme amount of focus. I plan on approaching the year one event at a time, while maximizing the off days for recuperation and listening to my wife Debbie when she advises that it’s time to focus on family time.”

“I would like to thank JASPER for the opportunity to spend time with their Preferred Installers and Outside Sales Representatives through the VIP fishing program,” said Morgenthaler. “The program has allowed me to meet some outstanding people and develop some great personal relationships throughout the years. I’m very excited that the Elite Series will visit new waters next year, allowing the program to expand into additional territories.”

JASPER Celebrates Record-Breaking Knockout Year

2014 JET Award Winners
A Group photo of 86 JASPER Outside Sales Representatives received awards.

On January 27th, JASPER celebrated a record-breaking "Knockout Year" in sales and company performance. JASPER continues a pattern of unprecedented growth throughout its many divisions, and subsidiaries including; Jasper Innovative Solutions and Jasper Electric Motors.

Awards were presented to Outside and Inside Sales Representatives, and Customer Service Representatives for categories based on growth, sales volume, increased profits and customer retention. Butch Stewart from our Columbia, South Carolina branch received the Platinum Award, an achievement of five consecutive years of $250,000 territory growth, an all-time first.

Throughout their three-day visit, Representatives from our 43 nationwide JASPER branch locations participated in classes pertaining to new products and the latest product processes and updates. As our Sales Representatives return to their respective territories, we will continue to grow here at home to provide immediate availability of the best drivetrain products in the nation.

Automotive Trivia

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Friddle:  Which American automaker offers the Flex crossover utility vehicle?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: What automaker manufactures the full-size Tundra pickup truck?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Toyota

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

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Friddle:  What automaker manufactures the full-size Tundra pickup truck?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: Which division of Ford Motor Company produced the Comet?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Mercury

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Anthony F.

JASPER Sales Representatives Support JETT

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JASPER Outside Sales Representative, Paul Henderson, snatched raffle tickets from the hand of Regional VP Joe McDonald.

JASPER’s continued support of our Associates and communities was demonstrated in a big way by our Outside Sales Representatives during the National Sales Meeting on Monday, January 26th.

Through the first of two half-pot drawings, our Sales Representatives generously supported Jasper Endows Today and Tomorrow (JETT).  JETT, which consists of a group of JASPER Associates, is 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.

Meanwhile, a second half-pot drawing was conducted with the proceeds going toward a special Appreciation Day hosted by our Inside Sales group in February.

Thanks to our Outside Sales Reps for their awesome support of two very worthy causes!

Automotive Trivia

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Friddle:  Which division of Ford Motor Company produced the Comet?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: If an automobile's odometer has 97,979 miles on it,
a palindromic number. How many miles would you have to drive to form
another
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 110

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

Canada Post Utilizes JASPER in LLV Project

Jasper Engines & Transmission played a major role in the recent refurbishment of several hundred Grumman Long Life Vehicles (LLV) used for Canada Post.

Canada Post recently refurbished 876 LLVs at their Mississauga, Ontario, facility. Each LLV received a JASPER remanufactured GM 2.2L four-cylinder engine. They also received new brake lines and additional LLV components supplied by Jasper Innovative Solutions.

"The LLV Refurbishment Project began in 2012 with an end goal of extending the useful life of our existing purpose-built, right-hand drive, LLV fleet," said Steve Clark, Canada Post National Fleet Director. "The refurbished LLV's, destined for mail and parcel delivery service in rural operations across Canada, needed to be reliable and sound for continued postal service use. The project represented a considerable investment of time, expertise and ingenuity, both internally and also from our valued external partners."

"As the project draws to a close, and the last LLV has crossed the assembly line, I am pleased to say that we have met our goals," added Clark. "This success would not have been possible without strong partnerships, extreme dedication, and an unparalleled commitment to produce a quality product."

"JASPER was honored to be a part of this program Steve put together," said Joe McDonald, JASPER Regional Vice President. "We trully believe at Jasper Engines & Transmissions that giving new life to fleet vehicles is an economical and green strategy that benefits all parties."

"The partnership that has come out of this endeavor between JASPER and Canada Post will undoubtedly create future opportunities to work together on other projects," said McDonald.

Automotive Trivia

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Friddle:  If an automobile's odometer has 97,979 miles on it, a palindromic number. How many miles would you have to drive to form another?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: Which division of General Motors manufactured the Delray?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Chevrolet

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Duane H.

 

Automotive Trivia

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Friddle:  Which division of General Motors manufactured the Delray?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: Which Italian automaker produced the Jalpa, a mid-engined,
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drive sports car
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Lamborghini

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Roy G.

A Very Special Christmas Delivery...

2014 Giving Tree Delivery
JASPER Associate, Chad Bland readies a delivery truck full of gifts for local children.

JASPER picked up a box truck load of new clothing and toys from the Salvation Army in New
Albany, Indiana December 9th.

These items were received from contributors who picked a tag from a Salvation Army Angel Tree.
Each child had a bag of presents. JASPER delivered these bags to the Indiana Department of
Child Services in English, Indiana, which were distributed to the families in need. The boxes (pictured
above) had extra toys to be donated.

This, along with JASPER's annual Giving Tree program, was a great way to inspire others and
bring hope to kids in need.