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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

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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.

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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?

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

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Chevrolet

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: To Be Announced

 

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Friddle:  Which division of General Motors manufactured the Delray?

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

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Lamborghini

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Roy G.

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A Very Special Christmas Delivery…

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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.

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Friddle:  Which Italian automaker produced the Jalpa, a mid-engined,
rear-wheel 
drive sports car?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: In what year was the Hudson Motor Car Company founded?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 1909

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Jim M.

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Friddle: In what year was the Hudson Motor Car Company founded?

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Last Week’s Friddle: What does the automotive-related acronym TPMS stand for?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Ugo V.

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JASPER Nativity Scene – A 20-Year Christmas Tradition

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The Nativity on the front lawn of JASPER’s corporate headquarters.

The December calendar is always packed with activities to bring Christmas cheer upon JASPER
Associates and the local community. Since 1994, JASPER Associates volunteer their time to set up
the lights and life-size Nativity on the front lawn of our corporate headquarters.

There’s a lot of work that goes into setting up the JASPER-crafted Nativity scene. Here are some
pictures taken during this year’s set up.

Merry Christmas to everyone!

 

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Friddle: What does the automotive-related acronym TPMS stand for?

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Last Week’s Friddle: In terms of Vehicle Identification Numbers (VIN), what
does the acronym WMI stand for
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: World Manufacturer Identifier

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Nick G.

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JASPER Opens South Bend, Indiana, Branch

Jasper Engines and Transmissions has opened a new branch location in South Bend, Indiana.

The Branch is located at 3303 Williamson Richardson Ct, Suite 200, in South Bend.  The branch will receive four factory truck deliveries per week that will allow JASPER to increase customer service in this area.

“The territories within the South Bend branch were initially serviced by our Indianapolis, Chicago and Grand Rapids, Michigan, locations,” said Kevin Powell, JASPER National Operations Manager.  “We found a need to open a branch in South Bend because it will allow us to better serve our customers in that market with more days of service, earlier deliveries and faster core pickups.”

I am excited for the opportunity to offer the increased customer service, and the additional delivery days for our northern Indiana and southern Michigan Customers,” said Mike Smith, JASPER Regional Vice President.

The South Bend branch gives JASPER a total of 43 branch locations throughout the United States.

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