Northern California People & Places - December 2018

Jasper Engines & Transmissions has opened a branch office in Sacramento to better serve the businesses in northeastern California and northwestern Nevada. The newest branch is located at 1424 North Market Boulevard #70. “This region of California and Nevada has rapidly grown over the years, and continues to show phenomenal growth,” said Rich Olson, Jasper regional manager for the Sacramento area. “This new branch office in Sacramento is our way of thanking customers for their loyal support.” The 19,331 square foot Sacramento facility will have diesel fuel and air components, gas and diesel engines, transmissions and differentials in its inventory. The location also provides Jasper delivery drivers efficient drop-off and pick-up capabilities.

Custom Automotive Network (CAN), formerly known as Performance Warehouse Association, honored 2018 Pioneer Award recipient Rick Kovalick at CAN’s General Membership Meeting, Oct. 31, in Las Vegas. The honor is presented in recognition of outstanding contributions to the custom automotive distribution system and in appreciation of conscientious dedication to the industry. Kovalick is the current CRO & VP at National Performance Warehouse.

Fifty-five Sonoma County non-profit organizations will benefit from nearly $450,000 in grants recently awarded by the Sonoma chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities (SCC), the charitable arm of Sonoma Raceway. In total, $448,000 was distributed to youth-serving organizations in Sonoma County, bringing the chapter’s total distribution of funds to just over $6.4 million since 2001. The amount raised this fiscal year marks $40,000 more than 2017 and included $60,000 that was donated directly to the new Wildfire Relief Fund. This fund, which was the result of generous donations following the October 2017 wildfires, specifically funded youth-serving non-profit organizations that are continuing to work on recovery and rebuilding after the fires.

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