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Federal-Mogul Named Jasper Engines & Transmissions Preferred Partner

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Feb. 26-- One of the longest streaks of individual supplier recognition by a major automotive parts remanufacturer continues to roll on.

For the 14th consecutive year, global supplier Federal-Mogul Corporation has been named a Preferred Partner by Jasper Engines & Transmissions -- one of Federal-Mogul's largest aftermarket customers.

Federal-Mogul is the only JASPER supplier to earn the prestigious award every year since its inception. This year, JASPER presented the award to eight of its 3,200 suppliers -- just two-tenths of 1 percent of its total supply base.

The award was presented recently during JASPER's 14th Annual Preferred Partners Banquet near JASPER's headquarters in Jasper, Indiana. JASPER is one of the nation's leading remanufacturers of drive-train components, including gas and diesel engines -- both import and domestic -- transmissions, differentials and marine products.

JASPER is known throughout the aftermarket industry as a leader and innovator in quality and service. The Jasper Engines & Transmissions' Preferred Partner Award is presented annually to recognize the company's Partners in Success. Recipients are nominated by a purchaser within the JASPER organization and are judged on quality, service, fill-rate, response time to a problem, and billing/credit procedures, among other criteria. Judging takes place by key JASPER personnel who use the nominees' products and services.

Doug Bawel, president of Jasper Engines & Transmissions, said, ``Our Preferred Partners truly represent the best of the best.''

``You don't win a prestigious award like this year after year without outstanding products, service and people,'' said Bob Egan, Federal-Mogul vice president, aftermarket sales - the Americas. ``JASPER's desire to be the best, and its search for the perfect product, motivates our people not only to react quickly to their needs, but to anticipate their technology and market requirements. We're extremely proud of this award and our relationship with this key customer.''

As Bawel stated in opening the awards banquet, ``JASPER is on a quest for the perfect product. This means perfect production, perfect delivery, perfect invoicing and more. In short, we want the purchase of our products to be a perfect experience for our customers. This quest for the perfect product is a team effort. The team I'm referring to not only includes our associates and resources within the company, but all those people we outsource materials from -- our vendors, or as we prefer to call this elite group, our Preferred Partners.''

Bawel concluded by saying, ``Over the next 12 months, Federal-Mogul has earned the right to wear the badge of a Preferred Partner of JASPER. Thank you for all your hard work.''

JASPER, a major remanufacturer of engines and transmissions, purchases a variety of products from Federal-Mogul including Sealed Power® pistons, piston rings and engine bearings; Fel-Pro® gaskets; and National® seals. JASPER uses these parts in remanufactured engines and transmissions that it sells through its own distribution network to commercial accounts, fleets and garages.