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  • Jasper Engines: Profiting From Partnership
    Monday, July 1, 2019 12:00 AM

    “We feel it’s a great thing to be partnered with professional transmission shops and independent garages,” said Jasper Engines and Transmissions’ John Schroeder, who serves as vice-president of drivetrain manufacturing for the company.

  • My Spaceship Needs a New Transmission!
    Monday, July 1, 2019 12:00 AM

    Roswell, New Mexico is a beautiful American town steeped in American folklore, for obvious reasons. This town leaped into headlines in the 50s after a supposed UFO crash in the desert near town. Since then, it has been a top destination for enthusiasts of science fiction and conspiracy theorists alike. But at its heart it’s still a small American town with small-town values.

  • Sonnax: Build It or Buy It, We’ve Got Your Back
    Friday, May 31, 2019 12:00 AM
    Transmission Digest visits Sonnax’s Remanufactured Valve Body Plant and speaks with the team members and CEO Steve Boyer about the goals and future of the company.
  • Fifty Years in the Making: Stan’s Transmission Centre Ltd.
    Friday, May 31, 2019 12:00 AM
    Stan’s Transmission Centre Ltd. has just entered its 55th year or service, and owner Jim Lasher will illuminate just how the shop has stayed in business so long.
  • EVT Transmission Parts: Challenge and Opportunity
    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    EVT Transmission Parts CEO Walter Quintanilla reflects on business in today’s powertrain aftermarket and says there are a few characteristics to that business that are unique to the metro Los Angeles marketplace.
  • Speedy Marietta: Having the Right People in the Right Seats
    Wednesday, May 1, 2019 12:00 AM

    Kristina Magic spent 22 years in the telecommunications business, in a constant state of working and trying to excel but then being laid off.

    Now she’s the owner of a successful transmission repair shop: Speedy Marietta Transmission Shop.

    But how did she get to where she is? “I assure you I did not grow up a little girl believing I would own a transmission shop,” she said.

  • Ace Transmission Opens Brand-New Facility
    Monday, April 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    Ace Transmission of Springfield, Mo. celebrated the opening of a new facility on Saturday, March 16 hosting an open house and luncheon for around 75 people. The new facility houses 52,000 square feet of office, warehouse, remanufacturing, core and rebuilt unit storage.
  • Small-Town Shop Stays Ahead of the Curve
    Monday, April 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    Athens, Ohio is a small college town with a population of about 25,000. People in small towns tend to know one another. Everyone knows which grocery store to recommend, their favorite dentist, the best place to go catch a late movie showing.
  • Lubegard: Filling The Marketplace
    Monday, April 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    Asked for the 30,000-foot corporate view, Stellar/Lubegard President Justin Archer said that like nearly all company leaders, he’s looking to take advantage of growth potential and to become more efficient at what his company does. “We continue to add to the product portfolio as we find products for both the Stellar and the Lubegard lines that are needed by our customers. I think that when we bought the Lubegard operation we took a highly successful company and paired it with our willingness to invest in all the things that were going to lead to more products and that next level of success. We hope to put 20 more of those plaques up and wrap them around the walls of this room,” he said pointing to a wall displaying the company’s many trademarks and patents.
  • Old-Time Service & Philosophy with Modern Repairs
    Friday, February 1, 2019 12:00 AM
    Should a tourist visit Branson, Mo., as so many do, he would be remiss not to take a leisurely drive into the historic downtown area, enjoying the antique brick buildings and waving to the friendly locals. But, should his vehicle suddenly break down, or make unexplained noises, or experience other issues, where is our tourist to go in this unfamiliar town?
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