BENTON, Ky. – Jasper Engines & Transmissions has joined the PAA as an Associate Sponsor.

Jasper Engines & Transmissions has supported the PAA through its Affinity Partner program since 2008. Membership support will include a $100 mail-in rebate on its products, along with on-site support during the 2010 PAA Bass Pro Shops Tournament Series presented by Carrot Stix.

“We first became involved with professional angling years ago when we discovered from another company with a customer base very similar to ours that their number one interest away from work was fishing,” said Tom Schrader, Vice President of Marketing for Jasper Engines & Transmissions.

“That customer base is the professional auto care technician, so it is a natural venue for us to promote our product line. Jasper is excited to be involved with PAA in this effort to grow the organization and support its members and the public.”

Jasper Engines & Transmissions offers a line of products for gas and diesel engines, transmissions and differentials, along with performance, marine and alternative fuel products. The company is American-owned and based in Jasper, Ind.

“Having grown up in southern Indiana, I’ve known of and Jasper’s quality products and even have been a customer throughout the years,” said Danny Blandford, PAA Program Director. “This new partnership and their support of the PAA and our Affinity Partner program adds additional value to being a member of the PAA.

“Our trucks and boats live tough lives, and Jasper Engines & Transmissions has high-quality remanufactured parts for both vehicles. Now our membership has another cost-effective alternative when one or the other is need of repair or replacement.”

Jasper sells its products through a dealer network of qualified installers. The Jasper web site ( includes a wide variety of information about its products and a dealer locator page to help find an installer or technician.

The partnership evolved through the efforts of PAA President Chad Morgenthaler, who has been sponsored by Jasper Engines & Transmissions for five years.

“Jasper Engines & Transmissions is now a PAA partner due in part to their relationship with Chad,” Blandford said. “They were interested in building a relationship with the PAA after discussing it with Chad and seeing the positives to associating with the PAA. We appreciate Chad’s continued effort in garnering support for the PAA, and look forward to working with Jasper Engines & Transmissions.”

About Jasper: Jasper Engines & Transmissions is committed to the remanufacturing and sale of high quality, reliable, value priced products and services. We are committed to reducing waste through continuous process improvements in Safety, Quality, Productivity and Customer Service. Our customers will know us as a progressive company committed to high quality service. Our associates will know us as providing a safe, healthy and secure working environment. We support the development of our associates and will reward them based upon individual performance. Jasper Engines & Transmissions will be known as a good corporate Christian citizen focused on preserving our natural resources and giving back to our community.

About the PAA: The Professional Anglers Association is a non-profit organization that gives professional anglers a unified voice in order to aid in the growth of the sport of professional bass fishing. The PAA also aims to administer educational programs to the average angler, to increase enjoyment of the sport, and to embrace sound conservation practices to further the future of the sport. Web: