Archive for September, 2013

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Vette Owner Throttles Up on JASPER Dynamomter

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JASPER Customer, Brad Ryan was able to throttle up his JASPER-built Corvette engine on the dynamometer during his visit last week. Picture by Steve Temple of SCT Communications.

A numbers-matching build, including a dyno-run was part of the package Brad purchased. During Brad’s visit he was able to tour the facility and meet with Steve Temple who was writing an article for Vette Magazine, which will feature the 427 cid engine that JASPER built for Brad’s 1967 Corvette.  “It’s moments like these, that make my job an absolute pleasure. It’s an honor to be able to work on our customers’ toys and projects,” said Darren Ragsdale, Performance & Authentic Division Manager.

 

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: What is the name of the automotive component pictured below?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: What is the third stroke on a four-stroke internal
combustion engine
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Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Power

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

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JASPER Products Take 1st and 2nd in Chase Opener

Matt Kenseth and Kyle Busch took 1st and 2nd place finishes respectively in the rain-interrupted Chase opener at Chicagoland Speedway.

A recap of the finishes in both the NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races follows.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – GEICO 400 at Chicagoland Speedway

1st     Matt Kenseth (JASPER4-Speed Transmission)
2nd    Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
7th     Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
9th     Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
18th   Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
33rd   Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
37th   Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
38th   Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

NASCAR Nationwide Series – Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca-Cola

2nd    Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
3rd    Sam Hornish, Jr. (JASPER Differential)

Chase Standings

1st     Matt Kenseth
2nd    Kyle Busch
9th     Clint Bowyer
12th   Joey Logano

Nationwide Standings

1st     Sam Hornish, Jr.

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Friddle: What is the third stroke on a four-stroke internal combustion engine?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: Which U.S. automaker used the slogan “We are Driving
Excitement”
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Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Pontiac

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Dave S.

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Friddle: Which U.S. automaker used the slogan “We are Driving Excitement”?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: Which Japanese automaker produces a compact
crossover SUV named the X-Trail
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Nissan

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Lee B.

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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.

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Representative Todd Young Visits Jasper Facility

 

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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.

 

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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

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