David Alban Named Chief Operating Officer & Corporate Secretary

December 21, 2015 at 3:14 PMRing Power

David Alban has been named Chief Operating Officer & Corporate Secretary for Ring Power Corporation. The move was effective December 3.

In this role, Alban will oversee all of Ring Power’s equipment divisions’ sales and product support operations, as well as Phoenix Products, Human Resources, Training, Purchasing, Facilities and Security.

Prior to this appointment, Alban was Executive Vice President & Corporate Secretary, with responsibility for Heavy Equipment Product Support, Power Systems Division Product Support, Phoenix Products, Human Resources and Training, Purchasing, Facilities and Security. 

Alban’s career with Ring Power dates back to 2001 in the Sales Training program, where he spent time working in the service shops, learning firsthand what happens day-to-day. He also worked in the Heavy Equipment Rental department and was promoted to manager of the newly launched Agricultural Equipment division in 2003.

In 2004, when Ring Power’s Six Sigma initiative began, Alban was selected to be a Black Belt project leader. In 2008, he was named Vice President of Lift Trucks. The next year, Alban was promoted to Vice President & Corporate Secretary, with responsibility for Power Systems Product Support. In 2010, he added Heavy Equipment Product Support, Training & Safety to his responsibilities.

In 2013, Alban was named Executive Vice President & Corporate Secretary, overseeing Power Systems and Heavy Equipment Product Support, Training & Safety.  The following year he added Purchasing, Facilities, Security and Phoenix Products to his responsibilities.

In his new role, Alban will continue to report directly to Chairman and President, Randy Ringhaver.

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Brooksville Delivers 777G Off-Highway Truck to Customer

November 23, 2015 at 3:27 PMRing Power

Last month, a police escort was called in to help Ring Power’s machine demo operators Mike Oster and Curt Loucks transport a brand new, Cat 777G Off-Highway truck to a customer’s Brooksville facility.

The massive, Tier 4 Final-compliant truck — the newest model in the 100-ton size class — was assembled in the shop in six weeks by Brooksville technicians Tony Norris (HE FS Master Tech) and Greg Tester (HE FS Tech I).

The 777 was first introduced by Caterpillar in 1977 and has proven to be a workhorse for mining and large earthmoving customers.

The G Series represents a new era for this size class from Caterpillar. With customer input, Caterpillar designed and manufactured a truck that is reliable, economical and offers comfort, confidence and control for operators.

The 777G achieves greater production with seven percent more torque powering work and new transmission controls that produce quick haul cycles with automotive quality shifting. The production increases are balanced with new fuel saving strategies that include configurable economy settings as well as an adaptive economy mode that automatically optimizes fuel consumption based on the user’s production baseline.

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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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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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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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California SWAT standoff with former LAPD officer highlights usefulness of The Rook

February 20, 2013 at 2:02 PMRing Power

The standoff with former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner in California earlier this month was certainly a tragic situation. Numerous innocent lives were lost before the situation ended with the suspect barricaded in a home. According to reports, the suspect ended his own life before the home was burned to the ground.

The RookIn situations like these it’s crucial that law enforcement has the necessary tools to resolve a situation while minimizing the risk to both officers and civilians.

Though we can’t speculate about the situation in California, we do know that The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle is a tool that gives law enforcement officers the protection they need during these types of dangerous situations. Numerous law enforcement agencies have already discovered the usefulness of The Rook and utilized it and its various attachments for a number of dangerous situations.  

The Rook ACIV is a powerful Caterpillar® 287C Multi Terrain Loader with custom installed NIJ level bullet-proof glass and armored cab reinforcement fabrication. The Rook is custom designed with easily interchangeable mission specific-attachments that increase personnel safety in a broad range of tactical operations.

See The Rook in action and hear what local law enforcement officers have to say about their experience with The Rook.

To learn more about the Rook, visit The Rook website or contact Shaun Mitchell at 904. 494.7636.


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NASCAR Unveils Ring Power’s Track-drying System

February 14, 2013 at 8:09 AMRing Power

The Daytona 500 was the only race in NASCAR’s three national series postponed because of rain last year. After the day and a half delay, the race was red-flagged for another two hours when Juan Pablo Montoya’s car crashed into a track jet dryer, causing it to burst into flames.

This year, NASCAR will debut a new track-drying system Air Titan — at the Daytona 500 – and it won’t need jet fuel. Ring Power’s air compressor team helped engineer the amount of air needed and delivery system to the new track drying equipment being utilized this year. The new system will use heated compressed air pushed through pipes behind a pickup truck, to blast the track dry. With air compressor technology, a track such the 2.5-mile Daytona International Speedway can be dried in less than an hour – a huge improvement over what used to take up to 2.5 hours – and in a safer, more carbon emissions-friendly way.

To learn more about the track drying system from the NASCAR vice president of racing operations, visit http://ow.ly/hI5pY.

You can also view an animation of how the new drying system works here.

Tune in to the race and look for the Ring Power and Sullair logos on the compressor trailer wraps.

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Monster Jam Trucks Flip for Ring Power Machines!

February 8, 2013 at 12:47 PMRing Power

 

 

Monster Jam came to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. Jan. 19 and Feb. 2. For the fourth year in a row Ring Power provided the equipment needed to build the track before the event, maintain the track during the show and right trucks that roll over while competing. Check out this photo of a Cat 950 Wheel Loader lifting “El Diablo”, a star performer, after it flipped over during the event Feb. 2.

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SWAT Teams Conduct Training Drills with The Rook

January 25, 2013 at 12:32 PMRing Power

 

SWAT teams from around Northeast Florida conducted training drills with The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle in Ponte Vedra, Fla., Jan. 23.

The Rook Armored Critical Incident Vehicle is designed and manufactured by Ring Power's Tactical Solutions division.

The valuable training allowed area law enforcement the opportunity to experience The Rook in action and train for emergency situations.

The training took place at an old shopping center that is slated to be demolished and rebuilt. Since it was already going to be destroyed,  law enforcement officials were granted use of the property to train — and do some damage.

The Rook utilizes a powerful Cat 287C Multi-Terrain Loader with an 84 gross HP engine, 13,000 lbs. operating weight, rugged wide rubber tracks, dual joystick controls and an enclosed cab. It is equipped with custom installed bullet-proof glass and NIJ Level IV armor cab reinforcement fabrication.

SWAT Teams practiced entering a second story building using The Rook’s Armored Deployment Platform. The ADP can be raised to 11 feet, allowing officers to gain entry to a second story building without having to work their way up the stairs. The ADP is equipped with four locking gun ports, four bullet proof glass sight ports, and video cameras attached to the front of the platform with video feed to the equipment operator.  

SWAT Teams also practiced using the standard Hydraulic Breaching Ram attachment. The HBR delivers 6,500 psi of pressure and much more power than a traditional hand-carried ram. It can be used to breach block walls, reinforced steel doors, wood and concrete, and windows protected by burglar bars. The ram is equipped with four low-light video and one infrared forward view cameras recessed into the end – one on each side and one in front-giving the operator a 360° view of the breaching area. The video images are transmitted to the viewing screen inside the cab with the operator.

The Grapple Claw attachment was also used during the training. The GC and can be utilized to gain access to attics where suspects might be trying to hide or seek protection from ground level exposure. With 4,500 lbs. of lifting capacity, use of the grapple claws in removing fortified doors, burglar bars, or exterior shrubbery can simplify access for armed officers. The grapple claw also aides in disaster relief efforts with the ability to remove debris from streets for emergency responders’ access.

For more information on The Rook, click here or contact Shaun Mitchell at 904.494.7636.

 

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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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