Jasper invited us to tour four of their re-manufacturing facilities in the Jasper Indiana area. They flew us to lower Indiana and bused us to each of their plants.
First, we toured the distribution facility, where all finished products are shipped from one central place to reduce time and cost. We learned how and why jasper controls cost, quality, and efficiency. For example, as a product is moved it has to pass scanners that are mounted all over the plants so they always know where your original 67 Cadillac engine is.
We then toured their fusion welding plant. Fusion welding is a rare and difficult form of welding that they use to repair castings and other parts that are no longer available. Like the heads and block from that Original 67 Cadillac engine, you want to stay original. Jasper has invested in some very high tech equipment to repair parts that can not be replaced. They have also invested in equipment that can make some of the parts which can't be repaired.
Next, we toured the two re-manufacturing facilities to see how engines, transmission, and differentials are done with clean, thorough, precise re-manufacturing processes. As part of the re-manufacturing process, each product is subjected to a live run test before it can be sent out.
Each plant has an engineering department that works to create solutions for original manufacturer's design flaws for a better product that will last longer.
Jasper also does an internal audit of its finished products for quality control.