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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    New Orlando Regional Heavy Equipment Sales Manager Appointed—August 2011

    August 31, 2011 at 4:32 PMRing Power
    Chris Zeras appointed Ring Power Orlando Regional Sales Manager.

    Ring Power VP/Central Florida Regional Sales Manager Toby Crews has announced the promotion of Chris Zeras to Orlando Regional Sales Manager.Chris Zeras named Orlando Regional Manager for Ring Power, the Caterpillar Heavy Equipment Dealer.

    Toby Crews, Ring Power Corporation VP and Central Florida Regional Sales Manager, announces the promotion of Chris Zeras to Orlando Regional Sales Manager. Zeras, who attended Florida State University, joined Ring Power in September 1998 as a sales coordinator with The Cat Rental Store (CRS) division in Orlando. Six months later, Zeras was promoted to CRS account manager and transferred to Daytona, where he focused on expanding the division’s customer base and increasing revenues. In 2001 Zeras returned to Orlando, where he continued as an account manager for The Cat Rental Store until 2007, when he was named heavy equipment sales representative for Orange and Seminole counties.

    In his 13 years with Ring Power, Zeras has earned numerous sales awards, including Central Florida Top Rental Producer in 2003, Account Manager of the Year in 2005, and Top Revenue Producer in 2006.

    Zeras welcomes the challenges of his new position. As the regional sales manager for Ring Power’s Orlando branch, he is now responsible for heavy equipment sales activity in Orange, Osceola, Lake and Seminole counties, as well as general oversight of facility operations at the branch.

    “I enjoy being part of Orlando’s sales team and I look forward to expanding on our success and the strength of the Ring Power brand by building relationships with our customers that last long after the sale,” Zeras said.

    Ring Power, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer in Central and Northeast Florida, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 45 years of experience selling, servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment.

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

     

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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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    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. 

      

    New Tampa Heavy Equipment Sales Appointed—June 2011

    July 22, 2011 at 2:49 PMRing Power

    Ring Power Corporation announces the appointment of Darryl Kehoe to New Heavy Equipment Sales in Tampa, Florida.tampa heavy equipment sales rep, darryl kehoe

    Kehoe, who assumed his new role June 1, joined Ring Power in 2002 as a Challenger agricultural tractors and equipment sales specialist. Since then, Kehoe has successfully grown the agricultural market segment for Ring Power. As a representative for new heavy equipment sales in the Tampa territory, Kehoe hopes to continue to build upon his reputation throughout central Florida to help further expand the company’s share of the construction, earth moving and mining equipment business.

    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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    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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    Track-type Tractor Rebuild Saves Brevard County Money–April 2011

    April 20, 2011 at 1:03 PMRing Power
    Brevard County saved many with a major rebuild of their landfill machines.

    Daily operating conditions at Brevard County Landfill are extremely harsh. Sharp fragments, corrosive materials and sticky debris work their way into a machine’s components, accelerating wear and tear. Brevard County’s Solid Waste Division recetrack-type tractor after reuildntly rebuilt two of their worn fleet machines, a Caterpillar® D7R track-type tractor and a Caterpillar M316 wheeled excavator, at a fraction of the cost of buying new.

    Justin William’s, Palm Bay Heavy Equipment PSSR, persistence convinced Brevard County officials that a Ring Power rebuild would help get their money’s worth out of their Cat machines, and his timing couldn’t have been better. Accustomed to replacing equipment every five years, Brevard County had not considered a rebuild since 1999, when the landfill’s 826C landfill compactor was rebuilt. Once officials started comparing current equipment pricing with Ring Power’s rebuild options, County officials saw the advantage: the powertrain rebuilds would save more than $415,000 when compared to the cost of replacing the two machines.

    The D7R was transported to Tampa’s Major Component Rebuild Center (MCRC) in early December 2010. Component specialists rebuilt the powertrain—engine, transmission, final drives, drive axles, differentials, hydraulic cylinders, pumps and motors—inspecting, testing and replacing as needed. Several weeks later, the M316 was brought in to Palm Bay’s service shop. Both rebuilds were completed within the scheduled 30 days, but the M316 was not delivered to Brevard County until March, after some additional work was completed.

    Brevard County solid waste officials are very pleased with the “good as new” quality of the rebuilds—right down to the paint jobs! Congratulations to Ring Power’s Heavy Equipment service and product support personnel in Palm Bay and Tampa who made the rebuilds happen!

    When it comes to overall productivity and operating cost, a Cat® machine is the best equipment investment you can make. When most competitive models reach the end of their life cycle, replacement may be the only solution. But Cat equipment has a sustainable design that allows the machine to be remanufactured by reusing many of the original parts, reducing waste and delivering a cost-effective alternative to replacing with new equipment.

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    To have your machine evaluated for a second-life rebuild and to see how much you could save, contact Ring Power.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

       

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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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    Used Cat Motor Grader is On Display—February 2011

    February 1, 2011 at 3:02 PMRing Power
    used cat 14g motor grader On Display

    Customers often see Ring Power's new and used construction or forestry equipment on display in front of our facilities. Our new On Display feature will highlight the features and benefits of these machines.used motor grader

    On Display at our St. Augustine, Florida headquarters is a completely rebuilt Used Caterpillar 14G Motor Grader, equipped with cab, 14’ blade and ms ripper.

    Final preparation for road paving is where you’ll find these machines. They sculpt and shape the roadways.

    See all of our used construction equipment, forklifts and generators on our website used.ringpower.com.

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     Mfg CATERPILLAR
     Type  MOTOR GRADER
     Year  1984
     Model  14G
     S/N  096U06238      
     Horsepower  200 hp
     Weight  45,000 lbs.
     Hours  9,730


     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    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 exports used, reconditioned and rebuilt heavy equipment to all corners of the globe too.


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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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