The True Cost of Workplace Accidents

June 17, 2013 at 9:47 AMRing Power

When someone you work with has an accident, everyone pays. But money is only one of the costs. Here are some of the others:

Lost Business

The more accidents you have, the less productive your company can be and, therefore, less able to compete with other more efficient, safety-minded companies. If they take away enough business, you might not get the raise you hoped for, or worse – your company may have to reduce its workforce. 


Reduced Budget

Your company's workers’ compensation insurance premiums depend on how often employees make claims. The more accidents you have, the higher the cost of insurance and the less you have available for other budgeted items, such as tooling, facilities, benefits – and paychecks. 

Lost Income

Consider what can happen after a fire. Even if the entire workforce avoids serious injury, many companies that suffer serious fires never open again. That means employees lose their jobs. If they can’t find other work, they can’t pay their mortgages or other bills and everyone in their families suffers.

Personal Setbacks

Carelessness on the job can lead to two kinds of pain. The physical pain after losing a hand, an eye or good health can be terrible. The emotional pain following the death of a spouse or parent or the amputation of a limb is equally terrible, but in a different way. Losing your ability to earn a living may set your family back for years as savings go up in smoke. Instead of college, the kids may have to get jobs to help out. Instead of the home you've dreamed of owning, years more of renting. Even if an accident isn't very serious, it can hurt your hopes and dreams.

The Buck Stops With You!

Fortunately, many accidents can be avoided by simply taking extra time and care, by wearing and using the right equipment and by following safe practices. There is no reason to pay the high costs of workplace accidents.

Ring Power® offers comprehensive Safety and Operator Training programs. Safety is often viewed as an expense with little return on investment. In actuality, safety focused companies enjoy extreme savings and a market advantage over their competition. Well-managed safety programs are key catalysts driving your organization to exceed typical safety success factors. Safety awareness training coupled with owning and operating Caterpillar® equipment builds your road to achievement. For more information on Ring Power's Safety programs, contact Ring Power's Safety department today. 

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Big-Hearted Tampa Concrete Company Turns to Ring Power Lift Trucks for their Material Handling Needs

June 7, 2013 at 10:44 AMRing Power

Ring Power Lift Trucks, Florida’s premier material handling equipment supplier, doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to helping a customer select the best forklift for their needs.

B.E.T.-ER Mix, a long-time fixture in the ready mix and concrete block industry, recently turned to Ring Power Lift Trucks Tampa branch for help selecting the best forklift for their application.

After carefully consulting with the customer and assessing their material handling needs, Joe DeJohn, Ring Power Lift Trucks regional sales/branch manager, recommended a Cat® PD12000-D and a Dual Block Handler for handling multiple loads of block simultaneously.

“Ready mix concrete production and concrete block manufacturing are tough enough jobs on their own, apart from the Florida heat and humidity. With those elements added in, we needed to provide our customer with the toughest, most durable and productive lift truck available. The Caterpillar name is synonymous with tough jobs, so it was the perfect fit for this customer in this rigorous application," said DeJohn.

For B.E.T.-ER Mix’s Bobby Smyne, purchasing a Cat® forklift wasn’t a tough decision.

“Caterpillar is our lift truck of choice,” he said. “They hold [up] and run well for a long, long time in our very tough environment.

In business since 1972, and with five strategically located operations, B.E.T.-ER Mix is the premier provider of concrete products in the Tampa area.

Known for their commitment to customer service and manufacturing excellence, B.E.T.-ER Mix is equally known for their pursuit of philanthropic causes. One look at the legendary Susan B. Komen Pink Logo that adorns their unique concrete mixer, tells the story of a company that looks to give back to the community in a very “concrete” way.

With a total of five trucks adorned with pink logos, B.E.T.-ER Mix is committed to getting the breast cancer awareness message out in the communities they serve. In addition to the trucks, the company regularly participates in cancer research fundraising events, including the upcoming Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk.

For DeJohn, this wasn’t just another sale.

“With my wife having gone through a very tough diagnosis and treatment last year, their cause is very personal to me,” he said. “I admire their commitment to supporting breast cancer awareness and research. Ring Power is pleased to be of service to one of our customers, who sets time and money aside to assist in the fight to end cancer, and we look forward to a long, successful and mutual continued relationship with them.“

Ring Power Lift Trucks is Florida's premier material handling equipment supplier, 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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Ring Power Corporation Offers Complete Gas to Energy Project Solutions

June 5, 2013 at 10:30 AMRing Power

After thoroughly assessing customer needs, market conditions and the growing demand for clean alternative sources of energy, Ring Power Corporation has formed a Gas Energy Business team. This new team, consisting of a Gas Energy Account Manager and a Gas Energy Sales Engineer, will be responsible for developing and pursuing all levels of gas to energy projects. With a Gas Energy Sales Engineer already in place, Ring Power is actively recruiting a Gas Energy Account Manager to work within the company’s Power Systems Division to deliver complete gas to energy business solutions

The gas to energy business sector further complements the products and services offered by Ring Power and Caterpillar, already established leaders in the power generation industry. Ring Power will provide customers with a suite of offerings, including turnkey installations, complete modular packaged solutions, comprehensive project engineering and finance options. Additionally, Ring Power will offer parts and service support for all of its products as well as long-term service, maintenance and operating contracts.

Ring Power’s Gas Energy Business team will work closely with industrial, commercial, healthcare, institutional, governmental and waste management customers as well as the engineering community to deliver complete gas to energy solutions. Gas to energy projects are those that involve load management, peak shaving, combined heat and power, distributed generation or renewable energy opportunities, where a greenhouse gas can be converted to the beneficial use of the consumer. 

About Ring Power Corporation

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. For more information on Ring Power’s Gas to Energy initiative, please contact Keith Moore, vice president, new engine business manager, 904-494-1269 or or visit

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Preparing Before the Storm: Arrange a Free Survey of your Power, Temperature Control and Compressed Air Requirements

May 29, 2013 at 3:23 PMRing Power


Ring Power's highly qualified engineers can help you weather any storm.

Nothing brings the need for emergency planning into sharper focus than an approaching hurricane. Even a close call can leave you temporarily without power. Worse yet, a direct hit can put you out of business indefinitely.

But, why wait until disaster threatens? Contingency planning can help minimize the impact of a devastating storm. By identifying your organization's critical operations and resources now and planning for emergencies before they arise, you can ensure the safety of your employees and the survival of your business.

No business is immune to catastrophic events, but all businesses can plan for them. Including Ring Power in your business contingency plan helps ensure that, when the worst happens, you and your organization will be ready to respond in an organized and efficient way. As a full-service, Cat® Power Systems distributor, Ring Power is able to meet your needs at a moment's notice with an extensive rental inventory of genuine Cat and Olympian standby and prime power gensets, compressed air equipment and temperature control products. With contingency planning, Ring Power can guarantee your rental unit will be available when you need it. And you can enjoy peace of mind all year round.


Ring Power's highly qualified engineers can help you weather any storm. Download a FREE "Emergency Power Planner" to help you prepare your contingency plan. Or contact a Power Systems professional to arrange a FREE SURVEY of your power, temperature control and compressed air requirements.

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Cat MH3049 and MH3059 Material Handlers’ Innovative Design Focuses on Operator Safety, Structural Strength, Hydraulic Power, Fuel Efficiency and Serviceability

May 29, 2013 at 11:05 AMRing Power

Both models now available at Ring Power Corporation

The MH3049 and MH3059 Material Handlers are purpose-built from the ground up. Everything about these machines is designed to do one thing well, move scrap and debris. With an operating weight of 111,000 pounds, the MH3049 is the first of several new wheeled material handlers released by Caterpillar. Immediately following is the M3059 with an operating weight of 130,000 pounds. The new Cat® Material Handlers are designed for high productivity and dependable performance where harsh environments and the severe duty applications of industrial, recycling and waste operations call for quality and reliable products.

“We’re excited to offer the new machines, built exclusively for the scrap industry. The new material handlers feature the most advanced technology in the industry and will be backed by Ring Power’s legendary product support,” said Chris Dixon, Ring Power Forestry/Materials Processing Equipment sales operations manager. “Above all, they’re the safest machines on the market with the innovative ground level entry system.“

Both models are powered by the Cat ACERT C9 8.8L engine featuring an electronically controlled, mechanical actuated unit-injector fuel system that uses multiple-injection fuel delivery for optimum power and economy in all operating situations. The MH3049’s C9 engine is rated at 300-horsepower while the MH3059 engine is rated at 325-horsepower. These machines deliver more horsepower and consume less fuel than competitive models.

Operator Safety

• A patented ground entry and exit system with step-in-cab reduces the potential for slips and falls. With this innovative design, one step and you’re in. Cab height on both machines is adjustable up to an eye level of 18.75 feet on the MH3049 and 23.5 feet on the MH3059.

• Hydraulic cab riser allows the operator to position the cab at the most efficient height for his operation. Rotary position sensors monitor the position of the cab in relation to the rest of the machine to ensure safe operation at all times

• Operator is protected from debris that might penetrate the cab by a standard Falling Objects Guard System (FOGS) which includes a front window guard and a top guard

• Safety override valve in the cab allows the cab to be lowered to the ground in the event of power loss

• Windows can be cleaned at ground level, quickly, easily

• Rear window doubles as emergency exit

• Rearview camera on counterweight enhances visibility to worksite. Images are displayed via a high-definition color monitor.

• Cab monitor warns of tipping danger and maintenance issues

• Extensive railing and non-slip surfaces

Structures and Hydraulics 

• MH3049 boom and stick offer a horizontal reach of 58 feet 5 inches and a vertical pin height of 64 feet

• MH3059 offers a horizontal reach of 63 feet 5 inches and vertical pin height of 70 feet 4 inches

• Both boom and stick top and side plates are built from single plates of steel for extra strength

• Boom foot mounted to center of upper frame provides more stable platform and improves lifting performance

• Tapered frame design easily distributes loads and reduces stress throughout the frame

• Over-sized pins and bushings strengthen pivot points

• Feathered welds and strengthened connections add to structural quality of front linkage

•  Hydraulic pumps generate only as much oil flow and pressure as required for the application, yielding powerful response and fuel-saving efficiency. To further enhance hydraulic power and efficiency, the machines regenerate boom-down oil flow, reducing the volume of oil the pumps must produce.


• Primary service points under a single access panel on the right side of the machine or beneath the top ending access panel

• Machine operating system provides instant machine status to the operator and to the equipment maintenance staff

For more information on the MH3049, MH3059 or to schedule a demo, contact Chris Dixon at 407-466-5509 or You can also learn more about the new Cat Material Handlers by visiting

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. For more information on Ring Power Corporation, visit


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Jerry Wynn named Air Compressor Parts Technical Coordinator at Ring Power

May 17, 2013 at 10:24 AMRing Power

Roger Adkins, vice president – air compressor business manager, is pleased to announce that Jerry Wynn has been named the Air Compressor Parts Technical Coordinator at Ring Power Corporation. Wynn joined Ring Power’s air compressor team in 2006 as the Air Compressor Service Supervisor in St. Augustine.

“Jerry brings a passion for providing customers with excellent service,” said Adkins.” His years of experience in the industry will be a great asset in this new position.”

Wynn will be responsible for parts and sales inventory control, specific to the requirements of Ring Power’s valued customers in the air compressor operations and rental industry. He will be based at Ring Power’s corporate headquarters in St. Augustine, Fla.

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. Ring Power carries a full-line of Sullair Construction and Industrial air compressor products and accessories as well as Atlas Copco Specialty Products, Atlas Copco/Hurricane Boosters, Air Tools, Legris Transair Pipe, Belaire and Champion reciprocating air compressors.

NASCAR's Air Titan and Ring Power’s Air Compressor Team make their way around the country

May 10, 2013 at 9:57 AMRing Power

New track-drying system “Saves the day” at Talladega

After debuting at Daytona International Speedway in February, Air Titan, NASCAR’s new track drying system, has made its way to other tracks around the country.

With the assistance of Ring Power’s Air Compressor team, Air Titan has been tested at Martinsville Speedway in Ridgeway, Va. and Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Kan.  The May 5 race at Talladega Superspeedway in Talladega, Ala. marked the first time Air Titan actually has been used during a Sprint Cup Series race. Air Titan shined, drying the track 45 minutes sooner than NASCAR officials estimated. USA Today even called the Air Titan a “new superhero.” 

Air Titan utilizes compressed air to dry the track. The system was developed by NASCAR’s Research and Development center with the assistance of Ring Power and Sullair.

Learn more about how the new track-drying system works.




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Citrus County Food Bank Takes Delivery of New Forklifts

April 4, 2013 at 10:24 AMRing Power

 Community Food Bank of Citrus County gets a lift from Ring Power Lift Trucks

The fight to end hunger is a momentous task but the Community Food Bank of Citrus County is up to the challenge. Formed last year, the Community Food Bank of Citrus County works tirelessly to acquire and distribute quality, nutritious food to pantries, soup kitchens and shelters within Citrus County. 

Sharon Jones of the Community Food Bank of Citrus County sits in the Clark TMX15S, one of two forklifts the Food Bank recently purchased from Ring Power Lift Trucks.

With food donations coming into the main warehouse in Homosassa, Fla., the Community Food Bank requires, not just the work of countless volunteers; but the proper material handling equipment to ensure that the food is stored properly and efficiently, and when ready, distributed to various agencies across the county.

The Community Food Bank recently turned to Ring Power Lift Trucks for their expertise in choosing the proper material handling equipment for their job. With the help of Ring Power Lift Trucks Salesman Joe DeJohn and PSSR Rob Brown, the staff recently decided on and purchased two new forklifts for their operations.

After assessing their needs, DeJohn felt that a Big Joe E30, an electric pallet jack with a 3,000 lbs. capacity, was the best product for the application.

The food bank was also immediately sold on a Clark TMX15S electric lift truck, to work in the tight aisles in a way that no one lift truck can.

We commend the Community Food Bank of Citrus County for their selfless efforts to end hunger within the county and look forward to a continued relationship with them.

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.

Ring Power nominated for 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award

March 27, 2013 at 10:10 AMRing Power

Employee Support of the Guard and Reserve (EGSR) recently announced the nominees for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award and Ring Power Corporation is honored to be one of them. The Freedom award is the Department of Defense’s highest recognition for employers supporting employees serving in the Guard and Reserve. 121 Florida Guard and Reserve members nominated their employers for the award; 2,899 nominations were received nationwide. Semifinalists will be announced later this spring. Ring Power is incredibly proud of the sacrifices that our employees who serve in the Reserve and Florida National Guard make for our country. We’re honored to have them as part of the Ring Power family.

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Ring Power® Tactical Solutions Now Offers Grant Assistance for The Rook

March 21, 2013 at 4:42 PMRing Power

Ring Power Sales Manager Shaun Mitchell is pleased to announce that the Ring Power Tactical Solutions division now provides grant procurement assistance to law enforcement agencies for the purpose of acquiring The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle (ACIV).

Researching and securing grant funding can be a complex and time-consuming venture. Ring Power Tactical Solutions can now assist customers with the entire grant process. Working with Ring Power, law enforcement agencies will have access to the most extensive law enforcement grant database ever created, providing first responders with extensive information and resources for state, local, federal and corporate grant opportunities.

These new resources provide a multitude of grant assistance support, including: customized grant research, grant application review services, and unlimited grant consulting from experts in the field of law enforcement grant writing. Grant writing assistance is offered at no charge to law enforcement agencies that are awarded a grant and elect to have their entire proposal written through Ring Power's new service.

The Rook

Ring Power’s tactical business unit was founded to ensure officer safety during emergency situations; Mitchell believes this new capability is a valuable addition to the services provided when law enforcement agencies procure The Rook.

“[Ring Power] Tactical Solutions is thrilled to offer this new service because it gives law enforcement agencies more time to focus on what matters most: defending their citizens,” Mitchell said.

The Rook ACIV is a powerful Caterpillar® 287C Multi-Terrain Loader with custom installed NIJ Level IV bullet-proof glass and armored cab reinforcement fabrication. This defensive equipment is custom designed with easily interchangeable, mission-specific attachments that increase personnel safety in a broad range of tactical operations. The Rook has been successfully utilized in applications ranging from hostage rescues and riot scenes to natural disaster relief.

For additional information, including The Rook product brochure, please visit or contact Shaun Mitchell at 904.494.7636.

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