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Gobble, Gobble, it’s Turkey Time

2014 JASPER Turkey Distribution

Yes, it’s turkey time! Dating back to what is traditionally known as “The First Thanksgiving” in 1621, turkeys have been at the centerpiece of this holiday feast. With turkey being the most common dish of a Thanksgiving dinner, Thanksgiving is commonly known as “Turkey Day.”

For over 40 years it has been Jasper Engines and Transmissions’ tradition to distribute turkeys to its Associates before the Thanksgiving and Easter holidays. Between the Jasper and Leavenworth (Crawford County), Indiana facilities, JASPER distributed 1,400 turkeys, with another 360 certificates for turkeys distributed among our 43 branch locations. The Associates were also given the option to donate their bird to a local charity. A number of turkeys were donated to local food banks, churches and a nursing home. Our Willow Springs, Missouri manufacturing facility is scheduled to distribute turkeys next week.

Whether you like your turkey roasted, deep fried, smoked, steamed, grilled, turduckened, brined, marinated, or rotisseried. Sit down and enjoy some time with family and friends this upcoming holiday. We all have a lot for which to be thankful.

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: What is the automotive term for angular displacement from the vertical
axis of the suspension of a steered wheel in an automobile, measured in the longitudinal direction
?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: What five vehicle brands does Toyota Motor Corporation
produce
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Toyota, Hino, Lexus, Ranz and Scion

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Jake I.

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Keselowski and Busch Finish 3rd & 4th in Texas

Brad Keselowski, running a JASPER Differential, and Kyle Busch, running a JASPER 4-Speed Transmission, finished 3rd and 4th, respectively, in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway this weekend. In the NASCAR Nationwide Series Race, JASPER Products took home the top three spots. Kyle Busch led the group with his win, with Joey Logano and Ryan Blaney finishing 2nd and 3rd, respectively.

A recap of finishes from this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Texas Motor Speedway follows.

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – AAA Texas 500 - Texas Motor Speedway

3rd      Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)
4th      Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
10th    Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
12th    Joey Logano (JASPER  Differential)
16th    Brian Vickers (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
19th    Martin Truex, Jr. (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
25th    Matt Kenseth ((JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
28th    Clint Bowyer (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
30th    Michael McDowell  (JASPER  Differential)

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series – Chase Eliminator Round

Joey Logano (JASPER Differential)
Denny Hamlin (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
Matt Kenseth (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
Brad Keselowski (JASPER Differential)

NASCAR Nationwide Series – O’Reilly Auto Parts Challenge – Texas Motor Speedway

1st      Kyle Busch (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
2nd     Joey Logano (JASPER  Differential)
3rd      Ryan Blaney (JASPER Differential)
5th      Matt Kenseth ((JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)
9th      Elliott Sadler (JASPER 4-Speed Transmission)

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: What five vehicle brands does Toyota Motor Corporation produce?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: What was the last model year for the Ford Explorer
Sport Trac SUT
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: 2010

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: Laura P.

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A Little Halloween Fun for a Great Cause!

Jasper facility, October 31, 2014

Today is casual/costume day here at JASPER. For just a dollar donation, Associates dressed in casual attire or in full costume, such as these pictured adult-size trick or treaters! All proceeds collected from each of JASPER’s five remanufacturing facilities will be donated to area food banks. So far, the Jasper facility alone has raised over $200! Thanks to all who participated in this fun day raising money for a great cause. Enjoy the pictures and have a safe and Happy Halloween!

 

Nosferatu

Hmmm… Hippies, Snow White, a Ninja and Nosferatu?

 

Superheros

Superheros were sighted in Jasper Certified Components (JCC)!

 

Snow White

Snow White and one of the Dwarfs in the Sales Office!

 

Mario

Mario and a Leprechaun!

 

Jack O' Latern

And a Backwards Human Jack O’ Lantern in Indiana Tool and Die (ITD)!

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: What was the last model year for the Ford Explorer Sport Trac SUT?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: In automotive marketing terms, what does the acronym
SUT stand for?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Sport Utility Truck

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: No Winner

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Automotive Trivia

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Friddle: In automotive marketing terms, what does the acronym SUT stand for?

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

Last Week’s Friddle: The 1953 Chevrolet Corvette was only available in one color.
What color was it
?

Last Week’s Friddle Answer: Polo White

Last Week’s Friddle Contest Winner: J. Kincade

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Mmm…Soup Day

Thank you to everyone who stopped in today to support the annual Inside Sales Soup Day fundraiser. We collected $294! All proceeds collected today will be donated to Dubois County Community Meals, providing home cooked meals for disadvantaged families. It’s a fantastic organization, which was founded by one of our very own Jasper Sales Associates, Ed Zoglman, who has since retired. Thanks again and have a great weekend!

 

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JASPER 30-35 Year Associates
This year’s group of 30 and 35 Year JASPER Associates.

The Years of Service trip, September 5-7, to Indianapolis was for JASPER Associates who recently achieved 30 and 35 Years of Service. There were 55 eligible Associates. JASPER is very fortunate to have such a dedicated group of individuals.

Banker's Life Fieldhouse

 

 

 

 

 

 
Shooting Hoops, Pacers style!

The group toured Banker’s Life Fieldhouse and was given the chance to shoot a few hoops on the same floor where the Indiana Pacers play. After some social time and check-in at the Marriott Downtown hotel, Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre provided the evening meal and production of “Oklahoma.”

Yard of Bricks
Pucker up, this group poses before kissing the bricks!

After breakfast at the hotel, the group headed to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a guided grounds tour and a lap around the track. Many Associates took the opportunity to kiss the “Yard of Bricks” at the Start/Finish line, drive through Gasoline Alley, take pictures at the Victory Podium and visit the Hall of Fame Museum. After a mouthwatering lunch at Dawsons on Main in Speedway, the afternoon was free for Associates to explore downtown Indianapolis, do a little shopping, or enjoy some down time in the hospitality suite. Next up was delicious German cuisine at the Rathskeller Restaurant.

Sunday morning breakfast in the hotel was followed by church and another sports fan’s dream stop at Lucas Oil Stadium. This stop included a walk through of the Colts locker room. Many remarked that they’ve been there for events but had no idea of everything behind the scenes. Sunday lunch was Italian at Buca di Beppo, followed by a visit to the Indiana State Museum where the group had time to browse the many displays of history before heading home.

A great time was had by all. JASPER appreciates the service and dedication of our Associates!

 

 

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JASPER Offers Remanufactured Toyota 3MZ-FE Engine

Jasper Engines & Transmissions, the nation’s leader in remanufactured products, announces the availability of its remanufactured Toyota 3MZ-FE 3.3L engine. This DOHC V6 engine is available on exchange for the following 2004-2010 vehicles:


3MZ-FE

 

Toyota
Camry
Avalon
Solara
Sienna
Highlander

Lexus
ES330
RX330

 

 

 

This remanufactured JASPER engine offers several advantages:

  • JASPER-designed pistons are engineered with larger oil return holes that assist with oil drain back and prevent oil rings from sticking.
  • Pistons include a graphite coating to prevent dry startup and piston scuffing.
  • Valve covers are supplied and a NEW PCV valve is installed to allow proper ventilation.
  • UPDATED ring pack, with plasma moly rings, provides higher durability to help reduce cylinder wear and provides three times more oil drain back for better oil control.
  • 100% installation of NEW nitrided engine valves that are more heat resistant and reduce the chance of valve guide wear.
  • Multi-layer steel (MLS) head gaskets are installed to reduce head gasket failure.
  • 100% NEW head bolts ensure an even clamp load.
  • 100% installation of a NEW water pump.
  • 100% tested camshaft actuators to verify proper performance.
  • Live-Run Testing, including recorded inspections of temperatures, oil pressure, vacuum and compression, provide piece-of-mind and assures reliability.
  • Black-light inspections ensure there are no oil leaks.

The JASPER Remanufactured 3MZ-FE engine is covered by JASPER’s 3-Year/100,000 mile nationwide transferable parts and labor warranty. Full warranty disclosure is available on our website, or upon request.