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ZBAG kayaking trips

June 28th, 2017 · No Comments

                Among ZBAG employee perks is the opportunity to go on local kayak trips with co-workers. On a sunny summer day, it feels good to leave the manual transmissions behind and head out for an afternoon of paddling down the Zumbro River in the company of like-minded people. Hosting the trips are Steve and Susan […]

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Employee Spotlight: Blake Jacobson

June 26th, 2017 · No Comments

               Blake Jacobson took the position of dismantler in ZBAG’s shop in February. He originally trained to tear down transfer cases and clean them up, and recently became a trainer for newly hired dismantlers. Before joining the team here at ZBAG, Blake worked at Total Tire and Auto. He’s always liked to work with his […]

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Employee Spotlight: Kenny Jacobson

May 31st, 2017 · No Comments

            Meet Kenny Jacobson, an integral part of the team in ZBAG’s shop who specializes in dismantling transfer cases, although Kenny does take apart other drivetrain component as needed. Kenny comes from a background that includes plenty of automotive experiences. He formerly ran his own car detailing business, and is a long-time demolition derby driver. […]

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Employee Spotlight: Gus Hegge

May 30th, 2017 · No Comments

Gus Hegge joined the team here at ZBAG last October, and under the guidance of experienced builders Adian and Terry, has been training to build the high quality remanufactured front and rear differentials ZBAG is known for. At the start of his career, Gus took a year of automotive training at an area vo-tech, and […]

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Employee Spotlight: Chris Engel

May 1st, 2017 · No Comments

                Chris Engel is a manual transmission builder in the shop here at ZBAG who brings a solid background of mechanical experience with him to the job. Along with his automotive expertise, his past includes some hunting experiences few others have had. Chris builds NV4500 manual transmissions for Fords and Dodges, three quarter ton and […]

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Employee Spotlight: Derek Olson

April 25th, 2017 · No Comments

        Meet Derek Olson, a builder in the shop here at ZBAG for over a year. “My brother works at ZBAG, and he told me what a great place it is,” Derek recalled. He’d been working construction jobs, beginning with eight or nine years of roofing, and then two years of commercial construction that was […]

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Employee Spotlight: Darin Olson

March 22nd, 2017 · No Comments

                Meet Darin Olson, an energetic and enthusiastic member of the team in the Parts Department at ZBAG for nearly two years. “We pull parts for orders that come from the sales staff and from builders,” Darin explained. He ships out products ranging from manual transmissions to rear differential kits. “We take ‘will-calls’ for people […]

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Employee Spotlight: Damien Selvy

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments

                Damian Selvy has been a member of ZBAG’s technical team for a year. He trained with Taylor to build transfer cases, starting with the GM 246, then 263’s and 261’s, which are also GM transfer cases. Damien enjoys his work here, although he came without much previous mechanical experience. “I always liked wrenching with […]

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Employee Spotlight: Dave Feidt, Sr.

January 17th, 2017 · No Comments

                Meet an integral part of Zumbrota Bearing and Gear’s shop team: Dave Feidt, Sr. specializes in building transfer cases. He joined the crew over a year ago, after his son, ZBAG employee Dave Feidt, Jr. told him it was a good place to work. Dave brought a wide range of work experience with him. […]

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Employee Spotlight: Mike O’Reilly

January 3rd, 2017 · No Comments

            Mike O’Reilly is a builder in ZBAG’s shop who specializes in rebuilt transmissions. When he first started working here three years ago, he built transfer cases, and then went on to rebuilding six-speed transmissions, beginning with the NV5600 for the Dodge three-quarter ton trucks. “Now they’ve got me producing rebuilt transmissions for the Ford […]

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