Ring Power employees receive ESGR Patriot Award

July 11, 2014 at 10:27 AMRing Power

Congrats to Jason Harley (Assistant Parts Manager) and Mike Furlough (Territorial Parts Operations Manager) on receiving the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Patriot Award. Both were nominated for the award by Jared Feagin (Parts Warehouse Person) and a Specialist in the Army Reserve.

“Mr. Furlough has been the most patient and supportive supervisors I have had the pleasure of working for,” Jared wrote in his nomination. “Not once has Mr. Furlough questioned anything I had go on with my military service. I am proud to be an employee of his and Ring Power.”

Commenting on Jason, Jared wrote “Mr. Harley has not only become an acquaintance but has been so supportive of my military career. Mr. Harley has always shown his appreciation for my service to the USA. I couldn’t have asked for a better supervisor.”

“Thanks to Jared for the nomination,” Mike said. “He has been a valued employee here at Ring Power and will have a bright future with us, upon his safe return.”

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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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Generator Techs Achieve EGSA Technician Certification

July 2, 2014 at 12:35 PMRing Power

Certification of personnel has become the hallmark of many industries in the U.S. today for one simple reason: It helps advance professionalism by establishing consistent standards for proficiency. 

Left to right: Wayne Long, Ron Jenkins, Devin Rawn, Randy Garrett, Shannon Puls

As part of its commitment to the on-site power industry, EGSA (Electrical Generating Systems Association) has created the Electrical Generator Systems Technician Certification program.

Left to right: Josh Carlson, Wayne Kilburn, Daniel Clifton, Rick Howard, Mike Loder.

Through rigorous testing, the program identifies those technicians who not only have a broad knowledge of electricity, mechanical and electrical components and the interaction between them, but also are proficient in the installation, service, maintenance, and repair of on-site power generation systems.

Ring Power recognizes the significance of this certification. Last month, 22 Power Systems technicians took the grueling, four-hour test on electric power generation and power systems. EGSA offers classes to help prepare applicants for the test, but — thanks to their many years of experience — our techs passed it without taking the classes.

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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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