Jasper Engines, Weller complete merger

From local sources

JASPER — Weller Truck Parts is officially part of the Jasper Engines & Transmissions family.

The companies completed their transaction March 31. Jasper agreed to purchase Weller Truck Parts in a letter of intent signed by both parties in November 2013.  Weller Truck Parts and Jasper will operate independently as they work together.

“Weller is a very respected brand with a great team. We are excited about the growth opportunities for both companies in their separate markets,” said Zach Bawel, Jasper Engines’ president and chief operating officer. “With this acquisition, it enables us to diversify into the heavy-duty truck drivetrain business.”

Weller Truck Parts started in 1973 as a growth of Weller Auto Parts formed by Harry Weller, Sr. and son, Jr. in 1930. In 1985 the 4 sons — Skip, John, Chris and Paul bought the business and began focusing on remanufacturing. Today with 800 associates, Weller has 29 production and distribution facilities remanufacturing a full line of heavy-duty transmissions and differentials.

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