Ring Power® Celebrates 50 Years as Full-Line Caterpillar® Dealer

March 26, 2012 at 10:21 AMRing Power
This month Ring Power Corporation, in St. Augustine, Florida, celebrates 50 years as a full-line dealer of Caterpillar earthmoving, engine and material handling equipment.

Ring Power Corporation proudly announces their 50-year, golden anniversary as a Caterpillar dealership in Florida. 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. 

For the next 14 years, L.C. Ringhaver successfully developed the North Florida Caterpillar dealership, Ring Power Corporation, into a customer-focused, service-oriented establishment. Upon L.C. Ringhaver’s death in 1976, his eldest son, Lance Ringhaver, assumed leadership of the company as President and Chairman, a role he would retain until his acquisition of the Central Florida Caterpillar dealership, Rozier Machinery, 10 years later.

In 1986, Caterpillar awarded the Central Florida dealership rights to the Ringhavers. Lance Ringhaver moved to Tampa, Fla. to start a new dealership, Ringhaver Equipment Company, while Randy Ringhaver took leadership of Ring Power Corporation in Jacksonville. For nearly two decades, both Cat dealerships continued to flourish, taking on new business opportunities and products such as an expanded power systems line, rental equipment operations, forklifts, cranes, air compressors and utility equipment, all backed by parts and product support.

In 2004, Ringhaver Equipment Company and Ring Power Corporation officially merged into one consolidated company with Randy Ringhaver as Chairman and President of the new Ring Power Corporation. The combined Cat dealership territory now consists of 44 counties throughout North and Central Florida.

Ring Power Corporation, the North and Central Florida Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has 50 years of experience servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment.

Top Ring Power Blog Posts of 2011

January 12, 2012 at 2:40 PMRing Power

The year 2012 is off and running and 2011 is rapidly fading into history. During the past year, Ring Power saw new faces in new places, launched new and exciting products, like Caterpillar's new CT660 Vocational Truck, and formed new partnerships to meet the equipment and energy needs of new customers in far off places. Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. achieved a huge milestone in 2011 by rolling out its 350,000th new forklift off the factory floor located in Houston.


Here's a quick rundown of Ring Power's top blog postings in 2011.
1.  Heavy Construction Equipment Regional Manager for Central Florida Territory Named
2.  Construction Equipment Rental Division Appoints New Sales Managers
3.  New Orlando Regional Heavy Equipment Sales Manager Appointed
4.  Custom Generator Enclosure Designer & Builder Joins Phoenix Products
5.  Electric Power Generation Business Development Manager Named
6.  New Tampa Heavy Equipment Sales Manager Appointed
7.  Caterpillar® & Ring Power® Sign Agreement with APR Energy®
8.  Roadside Vegetation Management & Mowing Seminars Repeat in 2011
9.  Ring Power Crane Offers Manitowoc EnCORE Factory Certified Crane Rebuilds and Repowers
10. Crane Division Announces Promotion of Regional Sales Manager

All of Ring Power's associates look forward to providing the ultimate in equipment service to past, current and prospective customers in 2012.

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Ring Power to Attend ICUEE 2011 in Louisville — September 2011

September 16, 2011 at 4:25 PMRing Power

ICUEE 2011 - The Demo Expo "Hands Down the Best Place for Hands On"

Ring Power is eagerly anticipating this year's ICUEE [pronounced I.Q.] at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville Kentucky. Held October 4-6, ICUEE is the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition. Also known as The Demo Expo, ICUEE is the best place for hands on demonstrations of construction and utility equipment operation. Attendees can operate the equipment themselves and explore the newest industry products and innovations.

The broad spectrum of equipment available to operate is the ultimate in competitive comparisons. An extensive education program complements displays of the latest equipment technology and product innovations. Ring Power will be on-site proudly representing our Terex Utilities line. Looking forward to seeing you there!

The event will feature:

 
  • Over 950 exhibitors  
  • Over 20,000 attendees
  • A comprehensive education program during the three-day exposition with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, management and applied technology
  • Machinery is exhibited in job-like conditions and attendees can experience first-hand equipment in action, working at ground level, underground and overhead.
  • Indoor and outdoor exhibits of equipment including (but not limited to):
  • Admixtures/Chemicals
  • Aerial/Digger Derricks
  • Attachments
  • Cable Equipment
  • Compaction Equipment
  • Components
  • Cranes
  • Drilling Equipment
  • Earthmoving Machinery
  • Electronics / Controls / Instrumentation
  • Engines/Components
  • Hand Tools
  • Hydro Excavation Equipment
  • Information Technology
  • Job-Site Products/Materials
  • Landscaping Equipment
  • Light Equipment
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  • Hydro Excavation Equipment
  • Information Technology
  • Job-Site Products/Materials
  • Landscaping Equipment
  • Lubricants
  • Overhead & Maintenance Equipment
  • Paving Equipment
  • Publications
  • Pumps
  • Recycling Equipment
  • Safety & Traffic Equipment
  • Service Providers
  • Sewer Equipment
  • Site Preparation
  • Testing Equipment
  • Tires
  • Tracked Vehicles
  • Trailers
  • Trenching & Shoring
  • Trenchless Equipment
  • Trucks/Truck Bodies/Accessories
  • Utility Locating Equipment
  • Vacuum Excavation Equipment
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    Ring Power Champions Diesel Technology at Florida SkillsUSA Competition—August 2011

    August 1, 2011 at 8:53 AMRing Power
    Students from 83 high schools, tech centers and colleges compete in the 44th Annual SkillsUSA Competition.

    Students from 83 Florida highschools, tech centers and colleges compete in the 44th Annual SkillsUSA Competition.Ring Power Training Instructor Bob Delp explains the electrical fundamentals test objectives to SkillsUSA competitor.

    This past spring, the 2011 Florida SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference drew to a close at the Manatee Civic Center in Bradenton, where over 3000 students, educators, business people and supporters from across the state gathered for the 44th annual event. In all, more than 1300 students from 83 high schools, technical centers and colleges throughout Florida competed in 188 skills and leadership contests—the largest number of contests and greatest number of schools in the history of the conference!

    Ring Power Corporation supports the mission of SkillsUSA by taking part every year in the organization’s state-level competitions. This year, nine students competed in the Diesel Equipment Technology trials, which were held in Ring Power’s Sarasota’s heavy equipment shops. Tampa Training Instructor Josh Markosen volunteered his services as a judge of the contestants’ hydraulic fundamentals skills; Ring Power Training Instructor Bob Delp judged contestants on electrical fundamentals skills; Sarasota Heavy Equipment Technician James Freeman judged their electronic engine skills; Sarasota Heavy Equipment Technician Josh Ritter judged their preventive maintenance skills; and Sarasota Heavy Equipment Service Business Manager Nathan Worley judged job interviewing skills.

    Dwayne Rainer, Lakeland Cat Rental Store Field Service Technician, has been involved with SkillsUSA since he was a student. In 1990, when he was class president of his school’s chapter, Rainer took first place in the Florida diesel equipment technology competition and fourth place in the National Competition. Last year, as event chairman of the diesel equipment technology competition, Rainer organized the flow of students through the skill stations and assisted with judging, tallying and submitting the final competition results. This year, Rainer served as coordinator of the competition.

    Photo: Ring Power Training Instructor Bob Delp (center) explains the electrical fundamentals test objectives to SkillsUSA competitor. 

    About SkillsUSA

    SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

    SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, tech
    nical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

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    About Ring Power Corp

    Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Additional heavy equipment branch locations include, Tallahassee, Lake City, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Perry, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa, Sarasota, and Palm Bay. Ring Power is provides parts and service on all makes of heavy equipment repairs, both Cat and competitive machines such as Volvo, John Deere, Komatsu, Bob Cat and others. 

      

    Construction Equipment Rental Division Appoints New Sales Managers—June 2011

    June 21, 2011 at 3:21 PMRing Power

     

    Ring Power SVP/Director of Heavy Equipment Rental Services Kevin Robbins is pleased to announce the promotions of Jerry Burford and Brian Cholmondeley to sales managers for The Cat Rental Store (CRS) division. construction equipment sales managers: Jerry Burford (top) and Brian Cholmondeley

    Burford assumed the role of CRS West Coast Sales Manager in April and now works out of the Ring Power facility in Riverview, where he oversees the activities of CRS account managers in the Tallahassee, Brooksville, Tarpon Springs, Tampa, Lakeland and Sarasota territories. A U.S. Navy veteran of the first Gulf War, Burford holds an associate’s degree in business administration from Southern Ohio College. After joining Ring Power in February 2000, Burford served as a CRS account manager for several years and, most recently, as a heavy equipment sales representative in the Lakeland territory.

    Cholmondeley became CRS East Coast Sales Manager June 1 and now divides his time between Ring Power’s facilities in St. Augustine and Orlando. He is responsible for the activities of CRS account managers in Orlando, Ocala, Palm Bay, Daytona, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City and St. Augustine. Cholmondeley began his career with Ring Power in June 1994 after graduating from Flagler College. In 17 years with the company, Cholmondeley has held various positions, including management trainee, heavy equipment sales representative and assistant governmental sales manager.

    "With more than 28 years of experience combined, Burford and Cholmondeley are obviously well prepared to lead The Cat Rental Store," stated Robbins. "Management is confident in their ability to build on the division’s continued success." 

    Ring Power is Central and Northeast Florida’s exclusive Caterpillar dealer, headquartered in St. Augustine. The Cat Rental Store, one of Ring Power Corporation’s eight divisions, specializes in daily, weekly and monthly rental of all types of contractor’s equipment. Additional information about the Ring Power organization, its products, services and employment opportunities can be found online at ringpower.com.

     

     

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    Heavy Construction Equipment Regional Manager for Central Florida Territory Named—May 2011

    May 18, 2011 at 8:55 AMRing Power
    Heavy Construction Equipment Regional Manager for Central Florida Territory Named

    Ring Power appoints Toby Crews as heavy equipment regional manager for Central Florida territory, based near Tampa, Florida.Tampa Heavy Equipment Sales Manager Toby Crews

    Ring Power Senior VP and Director of New Heavy Equipment Sales Tim Maguire announces the promotion of VP Toby Crews to the position of Central Florida Regional Sales Manager. Effective June 1, Crews will take charge of Ring Power’s Riverview, Fla. branch location, just to the south of Tampa in Hillsborough County.

    A 1994 graduate of the University of North Florida, Crews holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management. After joining Ring Power in April 1995, Crews worked hard to establish a successful track record as a sales representative for various divisions within the company, including new equipment sales for Ring Power Lift Trucks, rental sales for The Cat Rental Store and new equipment sales for Ring Power’s heavy equipment division.

    In 2005, Crews was promoted to Regional Sales Manager for the brand new location on Pecan Park Road in Jacksonville. Since then, his responsibilities have included heavy equipment sales for northern Duval County as well as general management of the heavy equipment, Cat Rental Store and truck engine operations at the branch.

    Crews looks forward to tackling the challenges of his new position. In addition to managing the Riverview facility overall, Crews will be responsible for the heavy equipment sales personnel and operations at Ring Power branches in Lakeland, Tarpon Springs, Sarasota, Brooksville, Orlando and Palm Bay as well as Riverview.

    “I am grateful for this opportunity to meet Ring Power’s customers in Central Florida, and hope to continue to build solid, mutually rewarding business relationships here,” he said. “Most importantly, I want our customers to know that they can continue to count on the same outstanding service and support that they have always received at our facility in Riverview.”

    Additional information about the Ring Power organization, its products, services and employment and career opportunities can be found on the Internet at http://www.ringpower.com.

    Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Additional heavy equipment branch locations include, Tallahassee, Lake City, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Perry, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa, Sarasota, and Palm Bay. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and more than 45 years of experience servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment.

     

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    Caterpillar Update on Impact of Crisis in Japan—April 2011

    April 6, 2011 at 8:48 AMRing Power
    Caterpillar Inc. and Caterpillar Japan Limited actively monitor the developments in Japan

    Ring Power Corporation, reports Caterpillar’s ongoing commitment to aid in Japan. Over the last week, Caterpillar Inc. and Caterpillar Japan Limited have actively monitored the on-going developments in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami to report ramifications for Cat and the Caterpillar dealer network.

    While continuing to provide support for all employees living and working in Japan, Caterpillar is focusing resources from around the world to determine the full scope and impact on the company’s supply chain. Caterpillar's facilities in Tokyo, Akashi and Sagami were not damaged by the earthquake, and are outside of the current area the Japanese government has declared as a mandatory evacuation zone. To date, both the Sagami and Akashi facilities have continued to operate and produce product, and the disruption to the supply chain in Japan has not stopped production at other Caterpillar facilities around the world. Cat is actively developing alternative sources for components produced by Japanese-based suppliers, should they not be able to fulfill orders. Although Cat’s Japanese interests appear sound, Caterpillar cautions it is possible some facilities may be sporadically impacted throughout Japan’s recovery.

    In addition to Caterpillar’s economic research on behalf of suppliers, employees, dealers and customers, Caterpillar Japan Limited has pledged $1 million to support disaster relief through in-kind equipment donations of machinery and generators to Japanese governmental agencies. In America, the Caterpillar Foundation has announced a $1 million grant to the American Red Cross with an additional promise to match up to $500,000 in contributions made by Caterpillar employees, retirees and dealer employees ­to the Red Cross before April 14, 2011.

    Ring Power Corporation has more than 45 years of experience selling, renting, servicing and supporting Caterpillar® and allied equipment throughout North and Central Florida. Additional information about the Ring Power organization, its products and services can be found on the Internet at ringpower.com.

     

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    RPC Invoice and Statements Now Available Online!—January 2011

    January 24, 2011 at 10:46 AMRing Power

    Ring Power Corporation is pleased to invite you to use our web-based application allowing your company to view and print copies of your statements and invoices.online invoicing ring power

    WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? — The company owner simply needs to contact the credit department and request an application, either by email or fax. Fill it out completely and return. Upon review of your application, a log-in and password will be issued. Company owners can grant permission to additional users within the company.

    HOW DOES IT WORK? — The secured Internet site permits users you've designated to view and print statements/invoices in a Portable Document Format or PDF files. Adobe Acrobat® Reader™ is the required software and is downloadable from the Adobe website at no cost!

    ADVANTAGES — Now check your account status at your convenience, day or night. Contact Ring Power's Credit Department and begin taking advantage of this convenient service today.

    Contact Ring Power's Credit Department at 904-494-1356 or by email: RPWebInvoicing@ringpower.com

     

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    Review of 2010’s Top Construction Equipment Blog Postings—January 2011

    January 1, 2011 at 10:12 AMRing Power
    Top blog postings for 2010 from blog.ringpower.com

    The year 2010 was an interesting year for Ring Power. The Cat Rental Store expanded new and specialty product lines, such as the Terex utility trucks and derrick diggers and the Hydra Platform for bridge inspections. We also added versatile construction machine shopmachines like the Hydrema dump truck with side-dump capabilities. Ring Power Lift Trucks aligned with Exide Technologies to provide the proper forklift battery and battery charger for customer’s forklift applications.

    We looked at ways customers could operate more efficiently by analyzing equipment costs per hour and ways to rebuild and repair using services from Ring Power.

    Ring Power constantly strives to deliver the very best and most productive forklifts, construction equipment, generators, and air compressors to contractors throughout Florida. And our customers can expect no less in 2011.

    Below are the most read Ring Power blog postings for 2010.

    1. Electric Forklift: Charging forklift batteries safely.

    2. Not All Boom Mowers Are Created Equal

    3. Entertainment Services – Unveils Greenest Live Show Solution

    4. Managing Your Heavy Construction Equipment's Cost Per Hour

    5. Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning for Buses, Tractor Trailer Rigs and On-highway Trucks

    6. Rough Terrain Forklifts: The choice when moving materials off road

    7. Is Your Forklift’s Hydraulic System Protected?

    8. Ring Power Lift Trucks Appointed as Authorized Clark Forklift Dealer

    9. Paving the road to success with Weiler Paving MTV

    10. Cat Lift Trucks Announces New Heavy-Duty Diesel Lift Truck

    11. Electric Forklift Battery Owners Turn to Exide® Technologies

    12. Ring Power Announces Appointment as Terex Hydra Platform Distributor

    13. Ritchie Bros. Auction Draws Used Equipment Buyers from Around the World to Orlando, Florida

    14. Falcon Tanks & Generator Enclosures by Phoenix Products

    15. Florida's Largest Peanut Farmer Prefers Challenger Agricultural Equipment

    16. Goodwin Brothers Construction: Keeping It All in the Family

    17. Don’t Let Your Electric Forklift Maintenance Give You Shock

    18. Challenger Roadside Mowing Seminars and Operator Safety Training

    19. Six Reasons to Choose Linde Electric Forklifts

    20. ALL UNDER ONE ROOF: Hydraulic Repair, Machining, Welding, Fabrication, Transmission Repair & Engine Service


    At this holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made Ring Power's success possible. It is in this spirit that we say, “Thank you and best wishes for the holidays and a prosperous New Year.”

    Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Perry, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and Tarpon Springs. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 45 years of experience servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment.

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    Terex Utility Equipment Added to Rental Machine Fleet

    November 18, 2010 at 2:32 PMRing Power

    Ring Power’s Cat Rental Store® now carrying Terex® RMX75/100 & TM105 bucket trucks and the 65’ General digger derrick.

    Utilities, from public power companies to private telecommunications firms, have unique needs for the toughest, most reliable equipment and service support. Whether you’re in private or public utilities, tree care or telecommunications, Ring Power knows Terex delivers a safer, more reliable and more productive performance. Ring Power carries Terex because, with more than 60 years serving utility industry, Terex has been building utility products longer than anyone else.

    Ring Power Utility Equipment Manager Neil Carbaugh is pleased to announce the three new model additions to the rental fleet, "Our Utilities rental fleet added more Terex Hi-Ranger RMX75/100 and TM105 material handling bucket trucks as well as the General 65 Digger Derricks. All will be on 6x6 International chassis, 500 kV certified and capable of performing CAT A bare hand linework." These additions augment the wide variety of rental options already provided through Ring Power. Renting utility equipment is more than a short-term answer to an immediate problem. Ring Power Utility Equipment allows you to rent Terex Utility machines for a variety of business benefits: Terex Hi-Ranger Non-Overcenter Telescopic Aerial Device - TM Series
    ► Try new equipment before purchase
    ► Match equipment to the job
    Guarantee equipment is on site when neededFill-in while waiting for new equipment arrival
    Replace broken or equipment needing overhaul
    Benefit by using current equipment technology
    Meet demands of unexpected market shifts
    Fulfill obligations during rapid growth
    Protect your bank lines of credit and improve cash flow

    LATEST TEREX UTILITY RENTAL FLEET ADDITIONS:

    Hi-Ranger Non-Overcenter, Material Handling Device – RMX75/100 Series
    105’ working height
    47’ side reach
    Side mount, two person/ 800 lb. capacity platform
    Continuous rotation
    Category A rating per ANSI A92.2

    Terex Hi-Ranger Non-Overcenter, Articulating, Telescopic Aerial Device - TM105 Series
    105’ working heightThe General Digger Derrick

    51’ side reach
    Platform has 800 lbs. capacity
    Continuous rotation
    Platform rotator
    Category A Rating per ANSI A92.2

    The General 65’ Digger Derrick  

    Terex® is the first company to build a hydraulic digger derrick. Until the late 1980s, utility crews had to bring several pieces of equipment to the work site: a crane for material handling, a smaller derrick for drilling holes, an aerial device for personnel. Now, the General, with its increased boom length and additional lift capacity, manages the entire process, eliminating the need for larger crews and multiple machines. The General is the largest digger derrick in the world.
    ► Sheave height 65’
    ► 48,000 lbs. winch capacity
    ► Capacity at 10’ radius up to 21,010 lbs.
    Digging radius 36.4’

    To request more information on the Terex Utilities machines carried by Ring Power, click here.  

    Ring Power’s The CAT Rental Store offers daily, weekly and monthly rentals of construction, agricultural, earth moving, utility, forestry, material handling and aerial equipment. The CAT Rental Store is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs.

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