Ring Power Crane Hosts Combined Crane Parts Training in St. Augustine

July 2, 2014 at 11:23 AMRing Power

Ring Power Crane Parts Operations Manager Jeff McMath recently hosted a combined Crane Care Parts training class in St. Augustine. Darious Wenger, senior training instructor for Manitowoc CraneCare in Shady Grove, Pa., administered the training.

This marked the first time that Ring Power Crane conducted parts training on the Grove, GMK, and Manitowoc product lines during the same class. Course material included a history of all three brands, parts manual exercises, component identification and the use of Manitowoc Crane Care's online product support systems.

Including parts counter and product support personnel, nine Ring Power Crane employees attended the training. The excellent turnout demonstrates the division’s ongoing commitment to providing the best possible customer support to owners of Manitowoc Crane Group products.

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Patrick W. O’Brien Named to Ring Power Corporation Board of Directors

June 10, 2014 at 10:16 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation Chairman and President Randal L. Ringhaver has appointed Patrick W. O'Brien to Ring Power Corporation's Board of Directors. His title is now Senior Vice President – Director of Product Support/HE Division.

O’Brien began his career with Ring Power in October 1981 as a Product Support Sales Representative in the Lift Truck Division before transferring to Used Heavy Equipment Sales. Since then he has held several positions at Ring Power. These include New Equipment Salesperson from 1982 through 1987, Assistant Sales Manager, New Equipment from 1988 through 1994, Ocala Branch Sales Manager from 1995 through 1997, Assistant Sales Manager in 1998 and North Florida Regional Sales Manager in 2004. In December 2013 he was named SVP, Product Support. 

“During my 30 plus years working at Ring Power it is obvious that the hard work and dedication of all the employees is what consistently provides our valued customers with the excellent service they have come to expect and deserve,” O’Brien said. “I am extremely proud to be a part of such a great team and I look forward to working more closely with the board members in my new assignment."

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Chris Zeras Appointed VP South Florida Regional Sales Manager/ HE Division

May 15, 2014 at 3:35 PMRing Power

Ring Power SVP/Director of New Sales Tim Maguire has announced the promotion of Chris Zeras to VP South Florida Regional Sales Manager/ HE Division. 

Zeras, who attended Florida State University, joined Ring Power in 1998 as a sales coordinator with The Cat Rental Store division in Orlando. Six months later, he 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 representatives for Orange and Seminole counties.

In 2011, Zeras was promoted to his most recent position as Orlando Regional Sales Manager.


In his 16 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 Regional Sales Manager, Zeras will oversee operations at all locations in Ring Power’s south territory. He will continue to be based in Orlando.

“I’m excited to take on this additional responsibility and look forward to working with our entire south territory team,” Zeras said.

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Ring Power's Forestry Division Announces Promotions

May 7, 2014 at 11:28 AMRing Power

Charlie Usina has been promoted to Forest Products division manager. Charlie, a graduate of Florida State University, began his Ring Power career in the sales training program in Tallahassee 15 years ago and spent 10 of those years as a Heavy Equipment Product Support Sales Rep.

During that time, Charlie earned honors in the Masters Program for Product Support Excellence and attended Caterpillar's Flagship Program. For the last five years, Charlie has worked in Heavy Equipment sales.

 

Mike McCray has been promoted to Forest Products Major Account Manager. Mike first joined Ring Power in 1978 as a service technician, leaving a year later to pursue other opportunities. Much of his time away was spent working for Pioneer Machinery. In 2007, following the acquisition of Pioneer Machinery, Mike returned to his Ring Power roots, bringing with him more than 35 years of experience servicing forestry equipment.. Up until this promotion, Mike has been the Lake City branch Shop Lead Person. Mike will transfer to the Ring Power's Perry Branch.

Ring Power's Forestry Division provides our valued Florida customers with top of the line products focused on Florida's Logging and Timber Processing Industry. Our Caterpillar® forestry products include Skidders, Feller Bunchers, Harvesters, and Knuckleboom Loaders and more.

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Ring Power Corporation Expands Mining Equipment Offering with Latest Agreement

April 1, 2014 at 10:03 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation has signed an agreement with Caterpillar Global Mining LLC (“CGM”), acquiring the distribution and support business of the former line of Bucyrus Mining Products acquired by Caterpillar in July 2011.

This agreement allows Ring Power to provide a full spectrum of Cat® mining products, services and support in North and Central Florida.

The expanded line of mining products is utilized in both surface and underground mining and complements Caterpillar’s existing lines.  The range of products includes large Electric Rope Shovels, Hydraulic Mining Shovels, Surface Drills, Underground Drills, Draglines, Continuous Mining Machines and belt systems for underground mining as well as large Electric-Drive Trucks.

“We are very happy to expand our offering to the mining industry customers in our territory,” said Ring Power Executive Vice President David Alban. “As we work towards leveraging our network to serve as the distribution source for all mining products in our territory, stability, safety and world class customer service will remain our top priorities.”

Over the past several months Ring Power has made significant investments in training, tooling and employees, working closely with Caterpillar to ensure a smooth transition for new and existing customers.

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, visit www.ringpower.com

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Monster Jam Rallies Rely on Ring Power Rentals

February 27, 2014 at 11:26 AMRing Power

Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa recently hosted Monster Jam rallies and each time Ring Power’s Cat Rental Store and Heavy Equipment personnel helped make it happen.

On Jan. 18 the first show rolled into Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium. It took more than 30 pieces of Ring Power’s rental equipment — excavators, dozers, loaders, multi terrain loaders, telescopic forklifts, light towers, rollers, water trucks and even a generator — to prepare the track for the big event and ensure the show went off without a hitch.

After the show all of the equipment was transported to Orlando to prepare the Citrus Bowl for the Monster Jam rally Jan. 25. The show was a huge hit but there was no time to celebrate. The equipment needed to go back to Raymond James in Tampa to prepare for a third Monster Jam rally Feb. 1.

Three weeks later it was time to do it all over again — this time at Everbank Field in Jacksonville.

Ring Power's Cat® Rental Store offers daily, weekly and monthly rental of all types of contractor's equipment, including construction, earthmoving, paving, utility and material handling equipment - from aerial platform lifts, crane trucks, air compressors, sweepers, and light towers to bulldozers, skid steers and backhoe loaders and more.

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Brandenton Company Takes Delivery of Used Forklift

February 3, 2014 at 11:15 AMRing Power

Durlach Industries, a manufacturer of precast concrete stairs and landings in Bradenton, Fla., recently took delivery of a used forklift. The Certified Used Cat® GC70K-LP is the second Cat lift truck the company has purchased from Tampa/Sarasota territory sales manager Jim Caroniti.

Owner Klaus Durlach is very pleased with the new forklift and is now a real a Cat equipment fan. Durlach ships his product all over the U.S. to general contractors, precast concrete companies, architects and structural engineers for governmental projects, high rises and schools. Klaus Durlach says, with Cat lift trucks, “Durlach can handle just about anything."

Ring Power Lift Trucks is Florida's premier material handling equipment and forklift dealer, 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. We even design entire warehouses with new pallet racking.

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Tampa Air Compressor team creating specialized solution for Petroleum Drilling

January 28, 2014 at 12:28 PMRing Power

Confined space. Potentially explosive environment. Never been done.

To most that sounds a lot like: “Strike One! Strike Two! Strike Three! Yer Out!”  But to Jim Huber (National Sales Rep), Gene Meisenheimer (Compressor Service Operations Manager) and Josh Stockwell (Central Florida AC Dispatcher) of Ring Power’s Tampa Air Compressor team, these phrases have created a very unique – and challenging – opportunity.

Gene and Josh are leading Ring Power’s effort to build containerized air compressors that are rated to operate in petroleum drilling rigs. The goal is to build a package that can operate closer to the drill head and in a smaller space than any other.

The prospective customer outlined a wish list of specifications and capacities, and Ring Power has commissioned a design and sourced components to meet those goals. The finished package will provide 1600 cfm at 150 psi, while meeting the stringent DNV 2.7-2 certification requirements (to date, no compressor solution has met this standard; every unit built will have to be independently certified.)

The package is powered by a Cat engine with a Pyroban Explosive Environment kit, a Sullair Drill Air Compressor Kit, an exhaust gas cooler, air inlet shutoff valve, fail-safe louvers, gas detectors and a fire suppression system bundled tightly into a Simmons Equipment container. It all sits upon a skid built by  Mark Harden and Tim Flag in the  HE Fabrication shop.

The team, including Air Compressor Tech Chad Grimmer have the first four units in “design/build” production, and a contract for the first 24 units.

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Air Compressor Group Helps “Punkin Chunkin” Team Set WCPCA World Record

December 2, 2013 at 9:30 AMRing Power

The 28th annual World Championship Punkin Chunkin Association pumpkin launching event took place Nov. 1 in Bridgeville, Del. It was a spectacular event with near record crowds, great weather, and 115 dedicated teams competing for the coveted prize.

When the dust settled, American Chunker — a professional “punkin chunkin” team sponsored by Ring Power — was crowned World Champion in their fourth season competing. 

Not only did American Chunker win the championship, they set a new world record with a monster 4,694.68-foot shot. The team used a Sullair 375HAF air compressor but would not divulge any other "top secret" information relating to the world record launch.

This marked the second consecutive year Ring Power’s air compressor group sponsored the team.

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 with names like Sullair, Atlas Copco, Hurricane, Industrial Vacuum and Belaire. And with over 450 used and new air compressors, air tools, and accessories in our inventory, Ring Power is certain to handle even the largest air compressor project.

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Patrick Knisel to provide Forklift Operator Certification and Safety Training for North & Central Florida

November 19, 2013 at 12:29 PMRing Power

Ring Power Lift Trucks is pleased to announce that Patrick Knisel has been promoted to the position of Lift Truck Safety Trainer for North and Central Florida.

Knisel, who first joined Ring Power Lift Trucks in 2004 as a Product Support Sales Representative, has been instrumental in Ring Power Lift Trucks Parts and Service Sales growth and brings a wealth of knowledge to his new position as Lift Truck Safety Trainer.

Patrick Knisel

In his new position, Knisel will oversee every aspect of Ring Power Lift Trucks comprehensive forklift operator certification training program in both North and Central Florida.

Ring Power Lift Trucks offers forklift operator certification and safety training and train the trainer courses throughout Florida. These courses are designed to help businesses save time and money in their efforts to meet Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) training standards for powered industrial trucks, including: Counter Balance Sit-down Forklifts; Reach Trucks; Walkie and Rider Pallet Jacks; Order Pickers; Electric, Gas, Diesel and LP forklifts; Rough Terrain Forklifts; and Aerial Work Platforms.

About Ring Power Lift Trucks

Ring Power Lift Trucks is Florida's premier material handling equipment and Florida forklift dealer, with ten conveniently located forklift facilities. We proudly represent the leading forklift manufacturers, such as Cat® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Jungheinrich warehouse trucks, Linde, CombiLift, Kalmar container handlers and industrial forklifts, Bendi and Drexel wing mast, Navigator and Princeton Piggybacks, Big Joe and more. Whether you’re looking for a new forklift, used forklift, rental, parts and service or training, Ring Power Lift Trucks has it all.

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