California SWAT standoff with former LAPD officer highlights usefulness of The Rook

February 20, 2013 at 2:02 PMRing Power

The standoff with former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner in California earlier this month was certainly a tragic situation. Numerous innocent lives were lost before the situation ended with the suspect barricaded in a home. According to reports, the suspect ended his own life before the home was burned to the ground.

The RookIn situations like these it’s crucial that law enforcement has the necessary tools to resolve a situation while minimizing the risk to both officers and civilians.

Though we can’t speculate about the situation in California, we do know that The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle is a tool that gives law enforcement officers the protection they need during these types of dangerous situations. Numerous law enforcement agencies have already discovered the usefulness of The Rook and utilized it and its various attachments for a number of dangerous situations.  

The Rook ACIV is a powerful Caterpillar® 287C Multi Terrain Loader with custom installed NIJ level bullet-proof glass and armored cab reinforcement fabrication. The Rook is custom designed with easily interchangeable mission specific-attachments that increase personnel safety in a broad range of tactical operations.

See The Rook in action and hear what local law enforcement officers have to say about their experience with The Rook.

To learn more about the Rook, visit The Rook website or contact Shaun Mitchell at 904. 494.7636.


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NASCAR Unveils Ring Power’s Track-drying System

February 14, 2013 at 8:09 AMRing Power

The Daytona 500 was the only race in NASCAR’s three national series postponed because of rain last year. After the day and a half delay, the race was red-flagged for another two hours when Juan Pablo Montoya’s car crashed into a track jet dryer, causing it to burst into flames.

This year, NASCAR will debut a new track-drying system Air Titan — at the Daytona 500 – and it won’t need jet fuel. Ring Power’s air compressor team helped engineer the amount of air needed and delivery system to the new track drying equipment being utilized this year. The new system will use heated compressed air pushed through pipes behind a pickup truck, to blast the track dry. With air compressor technology, a track such the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway can be dried in less than an hour – a huge improvement over what used to take up to 2.5 hours – and in a safer, more carbon emissions-friendly way.

To learn more about the track drying system from the NASCAR vice president of racing operations, visit http://ow.ly/hI5pY.

You can also view an animation of how the new drying system works here.

Tune in to the race and look for the Ring Power and Sullair logos on the compressor trailer wraps.

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New Ring Power Miami Facility Opens

February 11, 2013 at 12:08 PMRing Power

Ring Power MiamiOur Miami operations have moved to a larger facility in Doral, Fla., near the Palmetto Expressway. The new Ring Power location, which opened for business Feb. 4, now offers: non-Cat parts, service, sales and rental of forklifts, cranes and air compressors and will serve both domestic and export customers.

The new facility is located at:

3400 NW 77th Court, Doral, FL 33122

Phone (305) 477-8656

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Monster Jam Trucks Flip for Ring Power Machines!

February 8, 2013 at 12:47 PMRing Power

 

 

Monster Jam came to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Jan. 19 and Feb. 2. For the fourth year in a row Ring Power provided the equipment needed to build the track before the event, maintain the track during the show and right trucks that roll over while competing. Check out this photo of a Cat 950 Wheel Loader lifting “El Diablo”, a star performer, after it flipped over during the event Feb. 2.

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Pennsylvania State Police test The Rook's Gas Ram Attachment

January 30, 2013 at 12:16 PMRing Power

 

The Pennsylvania State Police tested out The Rook’s Gas Ram attachment Jan. 29 at Ring Power Corporate Headquarters in St. Augustine, Fla.

The Gas Ram Attachment works in conjunction with the Hydraulic Breach Ram. Law enforcement officers can use the Hydraulic Breaching Ram to create an opening in a structure. The Gas Ram attachment can then be used to deploy various gasses used by SWAT Teams to assist with removing a suspect from the structure.  

During testing the Pennsylvania State Police Special Forces Unit used the attachment to deploy a smoke bomb.

The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle, designed and manufactured by Ring Power Corporation, comes standard with the Hydraulic Breaching Ram. Various other attachments are available to assist law enforcement with different emergency situations.

For more information on The Rook, click here or contact Shaun Mitchell at 904.494.7636.

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Ring Power Corporation Announces New Officers

January 30, 2013 at 9:15 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation Chairman and President Randal L. Ringhaver and the board of directors are pleased to announce several new officer appointments.

Brian Cholmondeley has been named Vice President – Cat Rental Store East Coast Sales Manager and Jerry Burford has been named Vice President – Cat Rental Store West Coast Sales Manager.

Cholmondeley joined Ring Power in 1994 and most recently served as AVP – Cat Rental Store East Coast Sales Manager. Burford, a Navy Veteran, has been with Ring Power since 2000 and most recently served as AVP – Cat Rental Store West Coast Sales Manager. 

Ryan Stallings was appointed Assistant Vice President, Challenger Sales Manager. Stallings began his career as a Cat Rental Store Sales Account Manager in 2005.

Mike Beauregard, newly appointed as Assistant Vice President, Ring Power Utility Equipment Sales Manager; has previously worked as Utility Equipment Sales Account Manager and Cat Rental Store account manager.

Keith Summerlin has been elected Assistant Vice President, Crane Used Equipment Sales Manager.  Summerlin has previous experience as Cranes Sales account manager and Cat Rental Store account manager.

Shelley Minzenberg was appointed Assistant Vice President, Human Resources Manager. With more than 25 years working in the Payroll and Human Resources related positions, Minzenbergs’ new responsibilities will include Health and Wellness initiatives.

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Caterpillar® dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 50 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat products and allied equipment.

 

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SWAT Teams Conduct Training Drills with The Rook

January 25, 2013 at 12:32 PMRing Power

 

SWAT teams from around Northeast Florida conducted training drills with The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle in Ponte Vedra, Fla., Jan. 23.

The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle is designed and manufactured by Ring Power's Tactical Solutions division.

The valuable training allowed area law enforcement the opportunity to experience The Rook in action and train for emergency situations.

The training took place at an old shopping center that is slated to be demolished and rebuilt. Since it was already going to be destroyed,  law enforcement officials were granted use of the property to train — and do some damage.

The Rook utilizes a powerful Cat 287C Multi-Terrain Loader with an 84 gross HP engine, 13,000 lbs. operating weight, rugged wide rubber tracks, dual joystick controls and an enclosed cab. It is equipped with custom installed bullet-proof glass and NIJ Level IV armor cab reinforcement fabrication.

SWAT Teams practiced entering a second story building using The Rook’s Armored Deployment Platform. The ADP can be raised to 11 feet, allowing officers to gain entry to a second story building without having to work their way up the stairs. The ADP is equipped with four locking gun ports, four bullet proof glass sight ports, and video cameras attached to the front of the platform with video feed to the equipment operator.  

SWAT Teams also practiced using the standard Hydraulic Breaching Ram attachment. The HBR delivers 6,500 psi of pressure and much more power than a traditional hand-carried ram. It can be used to breach block walls, reinforced steel doors, wood and concrete, and windows protected by burglar bars. The ram is equipped with four low-light video and one infrared forward view cameras recessed into the end – one on each side and one in front-giving the operator a 360° view of the breaching area. The video images are transmitted to the viewing screen inside the cab with the operator.

The Grapple Claw attachment was also used during the training. The GC and can be utilized to gain access to attics where suspects might be trying to hide or seek protection from ground level exposure. With 4,500 lbs. of lifting capacity, use of the grapple claws in removing fortified doors, burglar bars, or exterior shrubbery can simplify access for armed officers. The grapple claw also aides in disaster relief efforts with the ability to remove debris from streets for emergency responders’ access.

For more information on The Rook, click here or contact Shaun Mitchell at 904.494.7636.

 

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New Regional Sales Manager Named at Ring Power Lift Trucks

January 24, 2013 at 10:06 AMRing Power

Ron Van Duzer has been named Regional Sales Manager for Ring Power Lift Trucks Pompano Beach branch.

Van Duzer joined Ring Power Lift Trucks, the forklift division of Ring Power Corporation, in September 2012. He brings with him more than 15 years of experience in business to business sales and the lift truck industry. Van Duzer uses an objective based sales approach, incorporating value and integrated solutions to ensure customers receive the best overall value to meet their objectives. He has expressed a high level of excitement about Ring Power's customer first commitment, financial strengths, dedication and ability to meet all service commitments.

Van Duzer will be responsible for ­­­­­­­­­­­­­ensuring customers receive the highest level of care and expertise when partnering with Ring Power Lift Trucks for their equipment needs. He will oversee team efforts in meeting customer needs throughout Broward, West Palm Beach, Hendry, Martin and St. Lucie Counties.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the forklift and material handling division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Ocala and Tallahassee. For more information on Ring Power Lift Trucks, visit the Ring Power Lift Trucks website.

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New Forklift Product Support Sales Manager Announced

January 21, 2013 at 11:30 AMRing Power

Justin Barlanti has been promoted to the position of Product Support Sales Manager at Ring Power Lift Trucks, the forklift division of Ring Power Corporation.

Barlanti joined Ring Power in 2005 as a Heavy Equipment Product Support Inside Sales Representative. He moved to Hydraulic Sales and Repair in 2006, where he introduced many customers to Ring Power’s hydraulic repair capabilities. In 2010, Barlanti joined the Lift Truck team as a Product Support Sales Representative covering Jacksonville and surrounding counties. Barlanti has been instrumental in the parts and service growth at North Florida branches. He will continue to work out of the Jacksonville office. Barlanti is a graduate of Jacksonville University and has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the forklift and material handling division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Ocala and Tallahassee. For more information on Ring Power Lift Trucks, visit the Ring Power Lift Trucks website.

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Ring Power Employees pledge more than 100k during 2013 United Way campaign

January 4, 2013 at 2:56 PMRing Power

 

Ring Power employees generously opened their hearts and wallets during our annual United Way/Twogether for Life campaign. Employee contributions totaled $102,128. With the 50 percent company match, a total of $153,192 was raised! This money will go a long way to help people in need by funding important United Way community assistance programs. The funds also support the important work of the American Cancer Society and American Heart Association

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