Ring Power Corporation Earns Top Spot on the Jacksonville Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work” List

July 10, 2014 at 1:26 PMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Cat® dealer, has been named one of  North Florida’s “Best Places to Work” by the Jacksonville Business Journal.

“It’s an honor to be recognized by the Jacksonville Business Journal and our employees as one of North Florida’s “Best Places to Work,” said Sue Miller, Senior Vice President of Marketing. “Our company values — Integrity, Commitment, Excellence and Teamwork — are not just words. They are a part of our company’s culture and demonstrated by the actions of our employee’s on a daily basis.”

Ring Power ranked Number 1 in the “Best Places to Work” extra-large category based on an employee survey conducted by Quantum Workplace, an independent research firm. The survey took into account factors such as leadership, culture, benefits and employee morale.

About Ring Power Corporation

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Cat® 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, visit www.ringpower.com

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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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Sharks, Racing and Monster Trucks

February 25, 2013 at 10:12 AMRing Power

The past several days have been an exciting adventure for Ring Power. Friday, Ring Power joined OCEARCH in downtown Jacksonville where they held a press conference detailing the Caterpillar-sponsored research Ocearch will be completing during next several weeks as they attempt to catch and tag great white sharks off the coast of Jacksonville. On hand Friday was Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown, the OCEARCH crew, Caterpillar representatives and college students from around the region. Cat recently announced a multi-year partnership with OCEARCH for to fund several research expeditions.

At the same time as the Jacksonville event, Ring Power’s Air Compressor team was at the Daytona International Speedway for Daytona Speedweeks. The Air Compressor team worked closely with NASCAR R&D to develop a new track drying system. The new system, Air Titan, utilizes compressed air to dry the track in record time.

Back in Jacksonville, Ring Power’s Cat Rental Store team and Heavy Equipment Rental team were hard at work setting-up for Monster Jam. The event held at Everbank Field on Saturday attracted thousands of fans.

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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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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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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RPC Assists Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts with Generators

November 2, 2012 at 5:18 PMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation is assisting with relief and recovery efforts across the Northeast in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

To date Ring Power has deployed in excess of 73 megawatts of Cat® Rental Power to peer Cat dealers and customers across the Northeast. The Cat sound attenuated generators were dispatched to Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey. The generators, known in the industry as “XQs,” are used around the world to provide temporary power. Some of the relief rental applications included: temporary shelters, hospitals, insurance claim offices and supermarkets. The Cat generators rented are also being used to power pumps in areas where flooding has occurred.

In addition to providing rental generator power, Ring Power has supported the relief efforts by providing more than five miles of portable power cable, factory-trained service technicians, transportation and project management services.

Ring Power has extended an offer to send rental personnel to other Caterpillar dealers, to assist with their local relief efforts.

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Ring Power to Host 20th Annual Master Electrician Association Dinner

November 1, 2012 at 8:16 AMRing Power

 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

If you would like to get involved with the Jacksonville Master Electrician Association or

be personally invited to this event please contact: Keith Moore

Ring Power Air Compressor Group Sponsors Pumpkin Chunker Team

October 11, 2012 at 9:52 AMRing Power

 


It’s that time of year again. Fall is in the air. Some people like to carve pumpkins this time of year — we prefer to launch them into the air at impressive speeds. That’s why we’re a proud sponsor of American Chunker. Ring Power, with the help of Sullair, has supplied the American Chunker team a high pressure compressor known as "Compressorzilla.” American Chunker will be competing with other Punkin Chunkin teams throughout the season. We’ll post more photos and updates as the season progresses.

To view additional photos, visit us on Facebook.

 

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Columbia High School Gets a Lift from Ring Power

October 8, 2012 at 9:59 AMRing Power

 

Ring Power donates the use of Cat forklift to high school’s Global Logistics Academy

 

 

 In a small Lake City warehouse, big things are happening.

The warehouse is part of Columbia High School’s Global Logistics Academy, and inside students get hands-on instruction, gaining the skills and experience necessary for a successful career in the logistics field.

But until recently the warehouse lacked a key ingredient — a forklift

So academy instructor Rebecca Golden made a call to Ring Power in Lake City and Regional Sales Manager Todd Sandlin set the wheels in motion to make a forklift in the warehouse become a reality.

Oct. 2 Ring Power Lift Trucks, with administrators and students watching, handed over the keys to a Cat Lift Trucks C5000 to Golden. With the support of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift of America (MCFA), Ring Power Lift Trucks donated the use of the Cat Lift Trucks forklift for the academic year.

“The forklift will allow students to train and become forklift certified, making them more employable,” said Golden.

Having a forklift in the warehouse will also allow outside groups to come in and become forklift certified, providing additional income to sustain the program, Golden said.

 

cushion tire forklift

At the warehouse on campus students receive books from First Book, an organization out of Washington D.C. that collects and donates books. When a shipment arrives, students receive the order, package the books and then distribute them throughout the country.

Three years ago the Global Logistics Academy started with just 53 students. Currently 124 students are enrolled in the program and many of them enter careers in the logistics field upon completion of the program.

Anthony and Andrew Pickolo started in the logistics program in their sophomore year. Now seniors, they are spending time in the warehouse on-campus and interning with several companies off-campus.

Andrew said once he completes the program this year he is “pretty much guaranteed employment at the Target distribution center.”

Target has also partnered with the logistics academy and recently donated racking for the warehouse.

The Columbia High School Logistics Academy makes a lot of sense.

Lake City, with its access to major highways and rail lines, is quickly positioning itself as an inland port. Several major corporations have distribution centers already located in Lake City, and many more are expected.

 

 

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