Brandenton Company Takes Delivery of Used Forklift

February 3, 2014 at 11:15 AMRing Power

Durlach Industries, a manufacturer of precast concrete stairs and landings in Bradenton, Fla., recently took delivery of a used forklift. The Certified Used Cat® GC70K-LP is the second Cat lift truck the company has purchased from Tampa/Sarasota territory sales manager Jim Caroniti.

Owner Klaus Durlach is very pleased with the new forklift and is now a real a Cat equipment fan. Durlach ships his product all over the U.S. to general contractors, precast concrete companies, architects and structural engineers for governmental projects, high rises and schools. Klaus Durlach says, with Cat lift trucks, “Durlach can handle just about anything."

Ring Power Lift Trucks is Florida's premier material handling equipment and forklift dealer, with ten conveniently located forklift facilities. Choose a new forklift or used forklift, to fit your budget. We supply forklift parts and service no matter what make or model forklift you own. We even design entire warehouses with new pallet racking.

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Tampa Air Compressor team creating specialized solution for Petroleum Drilling

January 28, 2014 at 12:28 PMRing Power

Confined space. Potentially explosive environment. Never been done.

To most that sounds a lot like: “Strike One! Strike Two! Strike Three! Yer Out!”  But to Jim Huber (National Sales Rep), Gene Meisenheimer (Compressor Service Operations Manager) and Josh Stockwell (Central Florida AC Dispatcher) of Ring Power’s Tampa Air Compressor team, these phrases have created a very unique – and challenging – opportunity.

Gene and Josh are leading Ring Power’s effort to build containerized air compressors that are rated to operate in petroleum drilling rigs. The goal is to build a package that can operate closer to the drill head and in a smaller space than any other.

The prospective customer outlined a wish list of specifications and capacities, and Ring Power has commissioned a design and sourced components to meet those goals. The finished package will provide 1600 cfm at 150 psi, while meeting the stringent DNV 2.7-2 certification requirements (to date, no compressor solution has met this standard; every unit built will have to be independently certified.)

The package is powered by a Cat engine with a Pyroban Explosive Environment kit, a Sullair Drill Air Compressor Kit, an exhaust gas cooler, air inlet shutoff valve, fail-safe louvers, gas detectors and a fire suppression system bundled tightly into a Simmons Equipment container. It all sits upon a skid built by  Mark Harden and Tim Flag in the  HE Fabrication shop.

The team, including Air Compressor Tech Chad Grimmer have the first four units in “design/build” production, and a contract for the first 24 units.

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Air Compressor Group Helps “Punkin Chunkin” Team Set WCPCA World Record

December 2, 2013 at 9:30 AMRing Power

The 28th annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association pumpkin launching event took place Nov. 1 in Bridgeville, Del. It was a spectacular event with near record crowds, great weather, and 115 dedicated teams competing for the coveted prize.

When the dust settled, American Chunker — a professional “punkin chunkin” team sponsored by Ring Power — was crowned World Champion in their fourth season competing. 

Not only did American Chunker win the championship, they set a new world record with a monster 4,694.68-foot shot. The team used a Sullair 375HAF air compressor but would not divulge any other "top secret" information relating to the world record launch.

This marked the second consecutive year Ring Power’s air compressor group sponsored the team.

Ring Power is Florida's supplier of new and used air compressors for sale or rent, air tools, air compressor parts and service. We represent the finest electric and diesel air compressor products in the industry with names like Sullair, Atlas Copco, Hurricane, Industrial Vacuum and Belaire. And with over 450 used and new air compressors, air tools, and accessories in our inventory, Ring Power is certain to handle even the largest air compressor project.

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Patrick Knisel to provide Forklift Operator Certification and Safety Training for North & Central Florida

November 19, 2013 at 12:29 PMRing Power

Ring Power Lift Trucks is pleased to announce that Patrick Knisel has been promoted to the position of Lift Truck Safety Trainer for North and Central Florida.

Knisel, who first joined Ring Power Lift Trucks in 2004 as a Product Support Sales Representative, has been instrumental in Ring Power Lift Trucks Parts and Service Sales growth and brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position as Lift Truck Safety Trainer.

Patrick Knisel

In his new position, Knisel will oversee every aspect of Ring Power Lift Trucks comprehensive forklift operator certification training program in both North and Central Florida.

Ring Power Lift Trucks offers forklift operator certification and safety training and train the trainer courses throughout Florida. These courses are designed to help businesses save time and money in their efforts to meet Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training standards for powered industrial trucks, including: Counter Balance Sit-down Forklifts; Reach Trucks; Walkie and Rider Pallet Jacks; Order Pickers; Electric, Gas, Diesel and LP forklifts; Rough Terrain Forklifts; and Aerial Work Platforms.

About Ring Power Lift Trucks

Ring Power Lift Trucks is Florida's premier material handling equipment and Florida forklift dealer, with ten conveniently located forklift facilities. We proudly represent the leading forklift manufacturers, such as Cat® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Jungheinrich warehouse trucks, Linde, CombiLift, Kalmar container handlers and industrial forklifts, Bendi and Drexel wing mast, Navigator and Princeton Piggybacks, Big Joe and more. Whether you’re looking for a new forklift, used forklift, rental, parts and service or training, Ring Power Lift Trucks has it all.

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Ring Power Corporation Offers Complete Gas-to-Energy Solutions

November 19, 2013 at 12:15 PMRing Power

After a thorough assessment of market conditions and the growing demand for clean, alternative sources of energy, Ring Power Corporation’s Power Systems division has formed a Gas Energy Business unit to market the Cat-branded line of gas engine generators and full service solutions for gas-to-energy power projects.

Jake Jacobsen

Jake Jacobsen, a degreed electrical engineer, has assumed the role of Gas Energy Account Manager to lead this enterprise. Prior to this appointment, Jacobsen spent 15 years with the Caterpillar Electric Power division, where he served in a variety of product engineering capacities, most recently as customer service and product support manager for the Cat Gas products.

Ring Power Corporation has also named Nick Chiarugi as Gas Energy Sales Engineer. He will report to Jacobsen at Ring Power’s World Commerce Center headquarters. Chiarugi, a Power Systems sales representative for Ring Power since 2011, holds a degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University.

Nick Chiarugi

Together the Gas Energy Business team will target the engineering, industrial, commercial, healthcare, institutional, governmental, and waste management sectors throughout north and central Florida whose power projects stand to benefit from the load management, peak shaving, combined heat and power, distributed generation, and renewable energy opportunities offered by gas-to-energy technology.

Ring Power is no newcomer to this technology. In the 1980s, as part of a concerted effort to increase awareness and sales of electric power generation systems, Ring Power built a co-generation power plant for its own use, to demonstrate the market potential. After that, Ring Power engineered and installed a co-gen plant that made a large regional shopping mall entirely energy self-sufficient. Another co-gen power plant, originally built and sold by Ring Power in the 1960s (and re-powered in the ’80s) still serves a downtown Jacksonville hospital today.

Ring Power VP/New Engine Business Manager Keith Moore is committed to making Ring Power the recognized leader in the gas-to-energy business in North America and beyond. “Our Power Systems division plans to remain at the forefront as more companies invest in gas engines and gas-to-energy technology as a cleaner, more efficient fuel alternative,” he said.

The gas-to-energy business complements the suite of products and services offered by the Power Systems division, which include turnkey installations, complete modular packaging, end-to-end engineering, build-own-operate options, product support, maintenance and operating contracts, and financing.

About Ring Power Corporation

Ring Power® Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Caterpillar® dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Fla. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 50 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat® products and allied equipment. To learn more about Ring Power’s Gas to Energy initiative, please contact Vice President/New Engine Business Manager Keith Moore at 904-494-1269 or keith.moore@ringpower.com or Gas Energy Account Manager Jake Jacobsen at 904-494-7664 or jake.jacobsen@ringpower.com.  For information about the company’s Power Systems division, visit www.ringpower-systems.com.

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The Rook Featured at 31st Annual SWAT Round-Up International

November 19, 2013 at 10:18 AMRing Power

Ring Power Tactical Solutions was on hand for the 31st Annual Swat Round-up International in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 11-14th.

More than just a training event, the SWAT Round-Up was an opportunity for operators across the globe to come together as one and learn from each other. Law enforcement teams competed in numerous training events simulating real life scenarios. Other training events emphasized weapon expertise and physical fitness.

In addition to the many training opportunities available, Law enforcement personnel from around the world had the opportunity to meet and talk with Ring Power’s Tactical Solutions team and see The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle in person. Attendees were impressed with The Rook’s versatility and other capabilities. Several even inquired about obtaining one for their agency.

About The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle

The Rook Vehicle is custom designed and fabricated by Ring Power Corporation, the North and Central Florida Caterpillar® dealer. Utilizing the powerful Cat® 287C Multi-Terrain Loader with 84 gross HP engine, 13,000 lbs. operating weight, rugged wide rubber tracks, dual joystick controls, and enclosed cab with air conditioning/heat and operator comfort seat, custom installed bullet-proof glass, and NIJ Level IV armor cab reinforcement fabrication.

When law enforcement officers are called to any emergency situation - they are prepared for the worst case scenario. Whether dealing with a hostage rescue, barricaded suspects, riot scene, or natural disaster having the right defensive equipment is critical. The Rook is custom designed with mission specific attachments that increase job safety, while also improving the ease and speed of changing attachments.

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Florida tomato grower takes delivery of new forklifts

November 6, 2013 at 4:42 PMRing Power

West Coast Tomato GM Don Hall poses proudly with the first four Cat lift trucks delivered in September, lined up and ready to go to work.

West Coast Tomato LLC, a long-standing customer of Ring Power Lift Trucks, took delivery of 12 new forklifts by Cat Lift Trucks at their Palmetto, Fla. packing plant in September and October. Included in the purchase were four C5000-LE’s, one C4000-LE and seven C3500-LE’s. It’s easy to see why they need so many forklifts. The first company to detect and sort out defective fruit with the aid of technology rather than manual labor, West Coast Tomato produces about five million boxes of tomatoes annually!

The customer’s order originally called for 10 new Cat trucks, but they were so pleased with their first delivery and with Ring Power’s customer service, they decided to go all in and ordered two more.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is Florida's premier material handling equipment and forklift dealer, with ten conveniently located forklift facilities. Choose a new forklift or used forklift, to fit your budget. We supply forklift parts and service no matter what make or model forklift you own.

 

 

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Customer Dubs New Air Compressor System “The Pride of the Facility”

November 4, 2013 at 11:18 AMRing Power

Ring Power’s air compressor team recently completed the Sullair Air Compressor Unitssale and startup of six new Sullair rotary screw air compressors at PCS Phosphate’s Suwannee River Chemical Plant. For PCS, this upgrade was the silver lining following Tropical Storm Debby, which damaged the plant’s Ingersoll Rand units in June 2012.

Within 24 hours of the storm, Ring Power's compressed air experts responded with rental compressors that supported the plant's production throughout the design and purchasing phase of the project. In addition to replacing seven old IR units, the new system required three new 8,000-gallon receiver tanks and a flow controller, also purchased from Ring Power.

Ring Power is Florida's supplier of new and used air compressors for sale or rent, air tools, air compressor parts and service.

 

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Ring Power’s Orlando Generator Service Techs are “..absolutely the best..”

October 11, 2013 at 9:51 AMRing Power

Ring Power’s Orlando Generator Service Techs are “..absolutely the best..”  To find out why, read the letter below from Patrick Barker, Senior Facilities Managers at Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc. L-R-  Orlando Generator Service Techs Chris Smith, Rob McKee and Frank Smith


FROM:                  Patrick Barker

TO:                        Ed Edwards

SUBJECT:             Annual PM/Load Bank

Ed,

It's important to note that the generator mechanics [technicians] that you have working on our equipment are absolutely the best that I've had the pleasure to work with. They are always on time, they are very good natured and have never done anything but perform their work with a high degree of professionalism and superior competence. Frank [Smith], Chris [Smith] and Rob [McKee] did a great job and Rob followed through once again this past Saturday mending the control board and ensuring that the ALC technician got what he needed to complete his task.

I really appreciate everything your crew brings to the table, and just felt compelled to pass along my most sincere gratitude to you and your entire team.

Sincerely,
Patrick L. Barker, Senior Facilities Manager
Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, Inc.

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Job Well Done: Kudos to CRS Field Service Technician Jesse Judd

October 10, 2013 at 8:20 AMRing Power

Cat Rental Store Field Service Technician Jesse Judd helped one customer identify and fix a small problem before it became a big one. To learn more about Jesse’s commitment to providing the best service, read the letter below from James Kummer, Polk County Parks Construction Manager.

FROM:             James Kummer

TO:                 Matt Burroughs

SUBJECT:         Kudos for Troubleshooting

Gentlemen,
 
Our new 299 compact loader developed a problem of automatic braking during operation. Jessie Judd investigated the problem this morning [Sept. 9] and nailed it. Diagnostics did not reveal problem so he assimilated running a pattern to surface malfunction. He determined it was electrical by watching panel’s reaction while in running mode. He then performed wiring trace and found that one cable that tees off of battery terminal was loose enough to break contact during operations. This may sound simple now that it has been discovered but could have led to an ongoing chronic problem that very well could have caused more damage to unit because it was not an evident problem. It was Jessie Judd’s expertise and dedicated diligence to pursue and eradicate problem that impressed me.  He possesses outstanding customer service skills as well. Please take the time to recognize and commend him for a job well done.
 
James Kummer, Parks Construction Manager
Polk County Parks & Natural Resources

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