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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New Forklift Parts Operation Manager Announced

December 26, 2012 at 3:22 PMRing Power
Curt Ballard named as New Parts Operations Manager for Ring Power Lift Trucks

Curt Ballard named as New Parts Operations Manager for Ring Power Lift Trucks

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Curt Ballard has been promoted to the position of Parts Operation Manager at Ring Power Lift Trucks, the forklift division of Ring Power Corporation. Ballard is based out of the Orlando facility.

Ballard joined Ring Power Lift Trucks in September, 1999 and brings over 24 years of forklift parts and material handling experience to his new position. Ballard has worked as a Parts Counter Sales Representative and more recently as Orlando Parts Manager, which supplies forklift and material handling equipment parts for Orange, Osceola, Lake, and Seminole Counties in Central Florida, but has branch offices throughout Florida.

Ring Power Lift Trucks supplies original forklift manufactured parts, as well as Promatch aftermarket forklift parts for any major brand and make. Ballard commented, "As the Ring Power Lift Trucks Parts Operation Manager, I will be tasked with growing our OEM and aftermarket forklift parts business for the entire state of Florida."

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, contact us at rlinfo@ringpower.com or visit the forklift parts section of our website.

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2012: Ring Power Year in Review

December 26, 2012 at 12:40 PMRing Power

January-February-March

 International Open House

  • Representatives of 62 companies from as far away as Australia attended the first annual International Open House in Orlando.

CES supplies debate power

  • Cat Entertainment Services provided temporary power support for the Republican presidential campaign debates across the state of Florida.

Ring Power turns 50

  • In 1961, L.C. Ringhaver, the owner of the world’s largest shrimp boat manufacturer, Diesel Engine Sales, Inc. (DESCO), acquired the Caterpillar engine dealership rights from Jacksonville-based Gibbs Corporation. Originally established in St. Augustine, Fla., Ring Power Corp. was founded to sell and service Cat® marine engines to Northeast Florida’s thriving shrimp trawler industry. Following the death of Cat dealer Lobrano Machinery Company’s president and owner, Tom Lobrano, Ring Power Corporation was awarded the dealer territory in Jacksonville, Ocala and Tallahassee, Fla. for the full line of Caterpillar equipment in March of 1962.

April-May-June

Ring Power Tactical Solutions Acquires the Rook

  • Ring Power Tactical Solutions acquired The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle. The powerful Cat® 287C Multi-Terrain Loader with custom installed NIJ Level IV bullet-proof glass and armor cab reinforcement fabrication is custom designed with easily interchangeable, mission-specific attachments that increase personnel safety in a broad range of tactical operations.

Cat Entertainment Services Named Global Service Provider

  • Caterpillar named Cat Entertainment Services as a global provider of temporary power generation and temperature control equipment for major international events and production projects.

Ring Power hosts CDUPA

Ring Power hosted the Cat Dealer Used Parts Association.

July-August-September

Boselli Mud Run

  • Ring Power employees competed in the second annual Boselli Mud Run. Team Muddy Diggers gave there all to help raise money for the Boselli Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to providing after school programs to children in the Jacksonville area.

The Rook in the Spotlight

  • Police magazine names The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle as its product of the month.

CES powers up RNC & DNC

  • Cat Entertainment Services provides temporary power solutions for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.

We Built It

  • Our 50th Anniversary artwork goes up at Corporate Headquarters in St. Augustine, Fla. The sign, visible to I-95 northbound and southbound traffic, proudly celebrates Ring Power’s 50th Anniversary and the employees and customers who helped us achieve the milestone.

October-November-December     

Ring Power creates special time for local dreamers

  • Three children visit Ring Power headquarters in St. Augustine as part of the Special Time Program organized through Dreams Come True. The nonprofit helps fulfill the dreams of children battling life-threatening illnesses. Each dreamer saw and learned about Cat® equipment and got a tour of the Ring Power facility. The children practiced operating heavy equipment using simulators, had the opportunity to climb on stationary equipment and got a tour of Ring Power property in the cab of a 740 Cat® articulated dump truck.

Columbia High School gets a lift

  • Ring Power Lift Trucks, with the support of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift of America, handed over the keys to a Cat® C5000 to Columbia High School in Lake City. The use of the forklift was donated to the Columbia High School Logistics Academy for the academic year. The forklift gives students the opportunity to become forklift certified, complementing the other hands-on training students in the program receive.

Ring Power Air Compressor Group Sponsors Professional Punkin’ Chunkin’ Team

  • With the help of Sullair, Ring Power’s Air Compressor Group supplied a high-pressure air compressor to Professional Punkin’ Chunkin’ team American Chunker for the 2012 Punkin’ Chunkin’ season. “Compressorzilla”  lived up to its name by helping American Chunker finish third place in the World Championship Puinkin’ Chunkin’ competition. The competition was broadcast Thanksgiving night on the Discovery Science Channel.

RPC Assists with Hurricane Sandy Recovery

  • Following the devastating impact of Hurricane Sandy, Ring Power deployed more than 73 Megawatts of Cat® Rental Power to peer dealers and customers across the Northeast. Relief rental applications included; temporary shelters, hospitals, insurance claim offices, and supermarkets. Ring Power also donated more than five miles of portable power cable, the assistance of factory-trained service technicians and helped with transportation and project management services.

RPC on hand for CSX Rail Hub Groundbreaking in Winter Haven

  • Ring Power joined Florida Gov. Rick Scott as he broke ground on the new Polk County CSX Rail Hub in Winter Haven, Fla. Ring Power supplied two articulated trucks, five hydraulic excavators, eight track-type tractors and one compactor for the project. Once complete, the terminal is projected to create approximately 8,500 jobs and generate more than $10 billion in economic impact over the next 10 years.

St. Augustine City Commission

  • The City of St. Augustine issued an official proclamation recognizing Ring Power’s 50th Anniversary and the positive impact Ring Power has had on the community.

Ring Power  delivers 14th Cat CT660

  • Ring Power Truck Centers delivered the 14th Cat CT660. These trucks have been customized for a variety of job applications, based on each customer’s needs. The 14 CT660s purchased thus far include tractor trailers, vacuum trucks, septic trucks, water trucks, dump trucks, roll offs and crane trucks.

 

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