Jasper Engines & Transmissions kicked off a business simulation project with Loogootee High School (LHS) in Indiana. Since the beginning of the program, at the start of the 2016-2017 school year, the program’s intention has been to introduce high school students to LEAN principles, and life skills, that will better prepare them for future career opportunities. The program is a partnership between JASPER, the DirectEmployers Association and Loogootee High School.
It’s not always easy to recognize when your vehicle is suffering from a simple problem that requires a little maintenance and TLC or there is real engine damage as symptoms can be overlooked and seen as “normal.” While not all sounds and smells may threaten the life of your car or truck engine, there are some obvious warning signs that require a vehicle inspection here at the shop right away.
Ken Hooper of Blue Mound, Illinois, recently purchased a project vehicle. It's a stretched Jeep body on a 1980 K20 4x4 chassis. Ken said, "this vehicle has been driven on the road for many years, but it's also been a very dependable mud truck and still runs and drives great." Currently, the vehicle is undergoing an overhaul, the engine and transmission are still in great working order and will not be replaced. JASPER's technical support helped determine that the vehicle's transmission is a Turbo 400, remanufactured by Jasper Engines & Transmissions back in 1989. Ken said, "this transmission has lasted for many years longer than the original. Thank you, JASPER."
Stories like this are why we choose JASPER for our customers here. Dependable - Made in the USA - Nationwide Warranty.
Darren Sharp, owner and founder of The Wrench has had a passion for repairing mechanical equipment since he was a kid working on his parent’s oil field and farm in the early 80’s. His formative years were spent learning with his hands and fixing any kind of machine he could get his hands on. In 1996, this life-long passion and skill developed into a career as he followed his heart in to the automotive industry. Over the next decade he honed his skills working in various independent repair shops in the Greeley area.
In March of 2005, Darren made the decision to begin working for himself and full time out of his garage in Kersey. Within six months, Darren’s hard-work, skill and honest down-to-earth customer service and reliability had earned him enough of a reputation and customer base that he outgrew the home shop and made the decision to rent a small 4 bay shop in Greeley. As business and his reputation for quality service grew, so did his need to bring in some help, so that same year he hired his first employee.
At The Wrench in Greeley CO we are proud to supply some of the best state of the art lawn mowers. We offer Exmark lawn mowers that are known by professional landscapers everywhere. They are a low-maintenance machine that is designed to provide years of worry-free operation, year after year. Come by our shop and see what deals we can make for you.