Jasper Engines Expands Facility

Jul 5, 2011

Engine building company Jasper Engines and Transmissions has completed a 41,488-square-foot expansion.

The eight-month project has effectively increased the size of the company’s Crawford County facility to more than 408,000 square feet under roof, according to a press release.

The expansion allows the space needed to merge Jasper Innovative Solutions with the company’s distribution operations for a more efficient flow of finished product, along with allowing both companies to grow, the company stated.

“Moving into this new area allows us to expand our presence in the market,” says Luke Bawel, Jasper Innovative Solutions general manager.  “Before, we were limited to the amount of commercial fleets we could take on due to the availability of space for those products.  Now we have the space to not only take on those customers, but this also allows us to add additional part lines to better service our customers.”

The Crawford County facility is located approximately 40 miles east of Jasper, Ind. Originally constructed in 1998 for the purpose of core processing, the facility has evolved into a complete remanufacturing operation in the disassembly, machining, assembly and testing of gas engines, transmissions, transfer cases and select manual transmissions, according to the release.

Jasper Innovative Solutions, a sister company to Jasper, moved to Crawford County in 2008. JIS is a supplier of vehicle parts to the United States Postal Service vehicle maintenance facilities and other fleets throughout the United States, according to the release.