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Dilling Group Sponsors JHM

Dilling Group, a leading company of industrial solutions for institutional and industrial engineering, construction, HVAC service, construction management, building temperature controls, and maintenance, will be a Bronze Level sponsor for Jim Howe Motorsports LLC in 2017, officials from both organizations announced.

The Dilling Group is headquartered in Logansport with branch offices in Charleston (TN), Fort Wayne (IN), and Warsaw (IN) with divisions for Mechanical and Electrical Contracting, Engineering, Automation and Controls, and Industrial HVAC Service. The company was founded in 1947 by Richard Dilling Sr. and is run today by his son, Richard Jr.

Dilling Group is accredited by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME); American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE); American Welding Society (AWS); ASME IX Certified Procedures and Welders; Avetta (formerly PICs Auditing); Associated Builders & Contractors, Inc. (ABC); BROWZ; Department of Labor Apprenticeship Program; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); FirstVerify; ISNetword; Medical Gas Certification; and National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).

“I’m very happy to have another major player in industry joining our team, Howe said, “we can’t wait to help them with their business plan while helping us get our driver Jordan Fresher to the front in 2017.”

The deal insures the Dilling Group logo will be on Fresher’s JHM #62 Birel for the 2017 season including the full Southern Indiana Racing Association schedule as well as selected events at tracks in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Dilling Group will also be mentioned in all JHM press releases and will be special guests of the team at a to-be-determined race in 2017.

Jim Howe Motorsports LLC was founded in 2000 with Christina Howe piloting the familiar #62 JHM kart. Drivers since then have included Dylan Brock (Columbus, IN), Daniel Pearcy (Shelbyville, KY), sisters Cokie and Emma Gaich (Indianapolis), Garritt Powell (Brownsburg, IN), Bransten Peavler (Orestes, IN), and Eli Fox (Whitestown, IN). Brock, Pearcy, Cokie Gaich, Peavler, and Fox all posted victories during their career in their #62 rides with Pearcy also winning a Junior Supercan championship in 2011. Fresher, 14, is in his second year with the Columbus (IN)-based team.

JHM’s mission is to bring kids with little or no experience into motorsports and prepare them for advancement in the sport. Jim Howe, 58, is a 46-year veteran of racing. Before his karting days, he served as a mechanic on dirt late models with additional stints performing timing/scoring and management duties at various dirt and pavement tracks in Indiana, including the world-famous Winchester (IN) Speedway; acting as news editor at National Speed Sport News under the late Chris Economaki; and serving as PR Director for the American Speed Association (ASA).

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