Ring Power Heavy Equipment Helping to Construct New CSX Rail Hub

November 12, 2012 at 1:29 PMRing Power

 

When work began on the new Polk County CSX Rail Hub in Winter Haven, Fla. last February, it was all Cat® equipment getting the job done.

Last week, Florida Gov. Rick Scott joined state and local officials, along with executives from several Florida companies — including Ring Power — at the ceremonial groundbreaking of the Winter Haven Intermodal Rail terminal.

The CSX Intermodal terminal is being built on 318 acres and will include five 3,000 feet loading tracks, and two 10,000 feet arrival and departure tracks.

To date Ring Power has supplied two articulated trucks, five hydraulic excavators, eight track-type tractors and one compactor for the project.

Once finished, the terminal is projected to create approximately 8,500 jobs and generate more than $10 billion in economic impact over the next ten years.

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We're Ready to Assist Florida Customers When Disaster Strikes

November 8, 2012 at 9:13 AMRing Power

When Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast last month, it brought devastation to millions of families who now face the daunting task of recovering from the aftermath.

Ring Power Corporation continues to work closely with other Cat® dealers in mobilizing equipment, personnel and other resources to help the affected areas.

When facing a crisis, every second counts and it may be difficult to use your “normal” procurement methods or go through the typical procurement cycle.

Caterpillar’s national-competitively bid cooperative contracts allow you to get the equipment you need, while ensuring procurement rules are met.

You can count on Ring Power’s Governmental Division for your immediate equipment needs. Ring Power can facilitate clean-up using debris removal, utility and power generation equipment in a timely manner; ensuring your procurement rules are being met, and allowing you to focus on dealing with the disaster at hand.

Ring Power’s emergency services are available to assist 24/7.

For more information, contact Alan Thomas, Vice President/Director of Governmental Sales at (813) 865-2214, or visit, government.ringpower.com

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Ring Power Sarasota Makes Dream Come True

November 1, 2012 at 1:16 PMRing Power

 

Since 1981 the Children’s Dream Fund has been making dreams come true for children who have been diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses. Recently, Ring Power had the opportunity to fulfill the dream of one little boy who had always wanted to ride “in a real Tonka truck!”

CDF Dream Coordinator Kim Brett contacted Ring Power for help organizing the “dream experience” for three-year-old Renton Bryant and his family. Two weeks after the tyke’s final chemotherapy treatment, Renton’s mother, father, older sister and twin brother were chauffeured by limo to our Sarasota store. There, Service Manager Nathan Worley had prepared a small demo site for some hands-on fun with real construction equipment. The highlight of the morning, of course, was a ride with Nathan in a real Cat 740B articulated truck!

Dream experiences are meant to encourage children who have undergone difficult medical treatments; to help them overcome their fears and give them – and their families – hope for the future.

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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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The Rook is Police Magazine's Product of the Month

September 24, 2012 at 9:21 AMRing Power

 

The Rook [Armored Critical Incident Vehicle designed and manufactured by Ring Power's Tactical Solutions department] is being showcased as Police Magazine's Product of the Month! Visit their website and let us know what you think!

For additional information, including The Rook product brochure, click here or contact Shaun Mitchell at 904.494.7636.

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Congressional candidate stops by Ring Power Corporation headquarters

September 11, 2012 at 5:13 PMRing Power

Ron DeSantis, an Iraq war veteran, former prosecutor and current Republican nominee for the 6th Congressional District stopped by Ring Power Corporation headquarters last week, the North and Central Florida Caterpillar heavy construction equipment dealer — and it wasn’t just to play on the heavy equipment.

DeSantis was on-site to film portions of an upcoming campaign video, and Heavy Equipment II Technicians, Jimmy Wiggins and Adam Rake even got in on the action.

While the video is not yet available, here are some pictures of last week’s visit.

Pictured left right: Ron DeSantis, Jimmy Wiggins and Adam Rake

 

Pictured left right: Ron DeSantis, Jimmy Wiggins and Adam Rake

 

Ron DeSantis was given permission by Ring Power to film footage onsite. For more information about Ron DeSantis, visit www.voteron2012.com

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Caterpillar® & Ring Power® Sign Agreement with APR Energy®

September 29, 2011 at 4:24 PMRing Power

Caterpillar and Dealer Ring Power Sign International Power Project Agreement with APR Energy

PEORIA, Ill. / LONDON, U.K. - Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT), Cat dealer Ring Power and APR Energy plc ("APR" - LSE: APR), today announced they have signed an agreement to develop temporary power solutions globally to meet the needs of the growing international power projects (IPP) market, especially in the emerging markets. 

The five-year agreement centers on APR working with Caterpillar, Ring Power and the Cat dealer network to originate and respond to temporary power plant opportunities. As part of the agreement, Caterpillar will supply mobile generator sets through Ring Power to APR Energy, including the new XQ2000 and XQ1475G power modules, designed specifically for the international power projects market. APR will benefit from an increased flow of temporary power plant opportunities and from clear visibility of an integrated supply line to fulfill on its diesel and gas engine requirements, and Caterpillar will benefit from an increased presence, on a global basis, in the IPP market.

"We are pleased to be working with Ring Power and APR Energy as we expand our growth in the international power projects business," said Bill Rohner, Caterpillar vice president with responsibility for electric power. "APR’s experience in temporary power solutions, Caterpillar’s engineering and product expertise and Ring Power’s rental experience will enable us to better serve our customers," continued Rohner. Caterpillar generator power module XQ2000

By working with Caterpillar and Ring Power, APR continues to strengthen its position as one of the fastest growing providers in the IPP market. The extensive Cat dealer network will allow APR to benefit from a truly global network of parts availability and services provided by the 188 Cat dealers and 126,700 Cat dealer employees around the world. Along with parts and services support, APR’s cooperation with Caterpillar and its dealers will present new sales opportunities previously unfulfilled by either party.

"I have been doing business with Caterpillar for more than 20 years, and APR has used their power modules for its entire history. We know Caterpillar well and have great respect for them. This is an exciting win-win for all of us," said John Campion, CEO of APR. "With this agreement, we can work together to fulfill a far greater number of global power opportunities." 

As part of the agreement, Cat dealer Ring Power will provide application, engineering, sales and product support to APR Energy.

"Our market leading product support and rental service capabilities enable us to deliver world-class energy solutions to our customers, and we look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship with APR Energy," said Randy Ringhaver, president of Ring Power.

A world-class manufacturer of diesel and natural gas engines and an industry leading provider of complete solutions for the electric power industry, Caterpillar pioneered the development of the mobile power module and has provided customers with power systems solutions for more than 70 years. To meet the needs of international power projects customers, Caterpillar released a new version of its successful XQ2000 power module utilizing the 3516B engine. This new diesel power module is capable of running both 50 and 60 Hz, which is ideal for a global power provider like APR. The new XQ1475G power module contains the world leading G3516E natural gas generator set.

About Caterpillar
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2010 sales and revenues of $42.588 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar Logistics Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is available at: http://www.caterpillar.com.

About Ring Power
Ring Power is the Central and Northeast Florida Cat dealer, headquartered in St. Augustine. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has 50 years of experience in sales, rental, service and product support of Cat equipment. Ring Power has built a strong reputation in the industry with its’ superior product support capability for customer projects worldwide. Additional information about the Ring Power organization, its products and services can be found at www.ringpower.com.

About APR Energy
Based in Jacksonville, Florida, and quoted on the London Stock Exchange, APR is a fast growing, pure play fast track provider of large scale, temporary power solutions. It is focused on the rapidly growing power plant market in emerging markets, where the supply/demand imbalance is most acute, as well as event-led opportunities. APR designs, installs, operates and maintains turnkey power solutions, used for applications, including Peak shaving, Distributed generation, Supplemental power, Grid stability and support, Emergency generation and Industrial power generation. Its fleet is technologically advanced and is differentiated by its ability to provide dual fuel turbine generators as well as diesel and natural gas modules. For the two financial years to end December 2010, its revenue grew 235%. Revenue for August 2011 was up 93% over the same month the previous year. Additional information can be found at: www.aprenergy.com.

 

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Ring Power’s Caterpillar Construction Equipment Builds New Jacksonville Jaguars Practice Field

August 16, 2010 at 10:10 AMRing Power

The Cat Rental Store® Provides Earth Moving Equipment for Jaguars’ Practice Field Replacement  Ring Power Cat Bulldozer levels Jaguars' new playing field

When the Jacksonville Jaguars® decided to change their third practice field from astro-turf to real grass, they knew they had a complicated project on their hands. The full-size astro-turf practice field was seldom utilized, while the two other grass fields were taking a beating, even with diligent, daily maintenance. So the decision was made to put in another grass field and lessen the daily wear and tear on the other two fields. That’s when the Jaguars called Laser Turf Leveling, a Ring Power Cat Rental Store customer, for help.

Laser Turf Leveling specializes in professional sports turf from golf greens to football fields. Ring Power’s Cat Rental Store provided equipment every step of the way for this exacting project in downtown Jacksonville. Laser Turf Leveling’s Ron Butler explained, "CAT is always our first choice for rental equipment. They are quality machines and more reliable than anything else. I love the service that comes with renting from Ring Power: they come right out any time I need them and if they can’t fix it quickly enough in the field, they swap it out immediately." It is always Ring Power’s goal to keep our customers up and running.

There is an incredible amount of work put into landscaping a football field. Believe it or not, much of this work occurs under ground level. Percolation and drainage are major concerns, meaning that everything below the grass you see is carefully designed as well. For the Jaguars’ new practice field, Laser Turf Leveling used rock, gravel and sand to create the playing field strata. In all, the project required 2,500 tons of sand and a four inches thick layer of rock equaling 1,000 tons. Their state-of-the-art laser technology allows them to guarantee consistent grading results that adhere to NFL specifications. The new grass that grows on top is a Bermuda variation and is grown in Foley, Alabama. Just one practice field required 70,000 square feet of sod rolls! The final result is a uniform football field leveled within an astounding eighth of an inch.

Jacksonville Jaguars’ Supervisor, Jesse Knapp, was also pleased, "I was amazed by how fast Ring Power’s service response was and how they kept me in the loop with every step. I appreciate that, you know I’ve got a lot of different groups needing equipment and updates, it’s nice to know exactly what’s going on. I really enjoy doing business with Ring Power, they’re a real class act." 

Ring Power enjoys doing business with the Jacksonville Jaguars and Laser Turf Leveling, too! The Jacksonville Jaguars have been hard at work practicing for the 2010-2011 football season on their new field. Ring Power and The Cat Rental Store are proud to help construct the foundation for our very own NFL team’s practice field. As they say, "Practice makes perfect!" Here’s to a winning season - Go Jags!

Ring Power’s The CAT Rental Store offers daily, weekly and monthly rentals of construction, agricultural, earth moving, utility, forestry, material handling and aerial equipment. The CAT Rental Store is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona Beach, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa, Tarpon Springs.

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 is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 45 years of experience servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment.

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Ring Power Employees Spread Holiday Spirit to American Soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan

December 2, 2009 at 10:42 AMRing Power

St. Augustine, FL; December 1, 2009 – For the eighth consecutive year, employees of Ring Power Corporation, north and central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, joined forces to bring holiday cheer to U.S. troops serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. This year, "Christmas for the Troops" netted 154 individual military APO/FPO flat rate boxes containing snacks, candies, toiletries, games, CDs, books, magazines and gun oil. According to Senior Accounting Clerk Dorothy Case, who spearheads the annual drive, "For those who are serving in harm’s way, those items are a real treat."

On November 19, the packages shipped out of the St. Augustine USPS branch to four military units with a special connection to the Ring Power "family:"

Sgt. Philip Wessels, son of VP/Entertainment Services Division GM Phil Wessels, received 15 care packages to share with his U.S. Army Special Forces unit deployed in Iraq.

Marine Cpl. Kory Diley, son of Cat Rental Store Executive Secretary Nikki McDaniel, received 48 care packages for his Special Operations unit in Afghanistan.

Sgt. Bobby Hendrix, brother of Soyna White, who works in the Credit Department, received 76 care packages for his Army National Guard unit, ARSIC-East Echo Company, serving in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt. Sean Wright, son of Cat Rental Store Administrative Assistant Sheryl Hand and Warranty Department Administrator Wendel Hand, received 15 care packages for his Army Special Forces unit, also deployed in Afghanistan.

Ring Power Corporation, the Cat dealer for north and central Florida, is proud to support its employees’ loved ones, who so bravely serve our country.

 

STELLAR TO DEVELOP RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS

September 24, 2008 at 2:41 PMRing Power

Biogas conversion systems reduce emissions and generate additional electric and thermal power

Stellar, a Jacksonville-based design, engineering, construction and mechanical services firm, is now developing modular renewable energy systems that will convert waste to energy. Stellar, which is consistently ranked by Engineering News-Record magazine as one of the nation’s leading green designers and contractors, will construct the systems at its prefabrication facility in Jacksonville.

The new systems will serve clients in a range of industries, including waste management and wastewater treatment; food and beverage processing; agricultural (dairy, meat, poultry and crop farms); petrochemical, bio-fuel refining, coal mining; and pharmaceutical and bioscience. These industries produce organic waste such as sludge from wastewater treatment plants, animal waste from meat processing facilities, manure and silage from agricultural sites, and food waste from food processing plants. Instead of traditional waste management and disposal methods, the new systems enable this waste to be converted into energy.

For example, landfill sites generate biogases (mostly consisting of methane) as the waste buried in them undergoes the natural process of anaerobic digestion, or the breakdown of organic material in the absence of oxygen. If this gas is not harvested (through a renewable energy system such as Stellar’s), it escapes into the atmosphere and can be 20 times more potent and harmful to the environment than carbon dioxide. Pending U.S. legislation (both federal and state) and international protocols, such as the Kyoto Protocol, will soon dictate more restrictive emission rates and expanded renewable energy requirements for manufacturers and other producers, who will see the financial impact of these climate change policies if they do not implement renewable solutions. These financial impacts include higher energy rates and waste disposal costs as well as growing consumer awareness of whether or not a company has “green” energy programs.

To transform waste into energy, the waste must be pre-treated, separated and stored in enclosed tanks (called anaerobic digesters) that decompose and break down organic matter by excluding oxygen (this process is called anaerobic digestion), thus producing a biogas. The biogas is then combusted (burned) in an engine to generate electricity, heating and cooling. The electricity produced through this process can be used by the producer (as well as the heating and cooling), sold to a nearby facility or redistributed to a nearby electrical grid. Stellar will work closely with customers to design, supply and install these biogas renewable energy systems.

“In addition to lowering overall energy costs and generating additional income through the sale of the excess electricity or thermal energy produced, these systems support sustainability initiatives, offer alternatives to waste reduction and lower greenhouse gas emissions,” said Kurt Liebendorfer, Stellar senior vice president. “In addition, they offer an efficient and safe way to destroy pathogens and eliminate odors that can sometimes negatively affect a community.” 

The new biogas systems are modular – instead of building the systems on-site, they are constructed and engineered at Stellar’s 60,000-square-foot fabrication facility in Jacksonville, Fla., and then transported to the site. Modular products enable greater flexibility, consistent high-quality standards, compressed project schedules and long-term reliability. The modular systems will be pre-tested before arriving onsite, thus minimizing site impact during installation and commissioning. A shortened construction schedule enables opportunities for lower project cost. Stellar offers a range of modular products, including modular chiller plants, which are energy plants that provide cold water for air conditioning.

Stellar has assembled a comprehensive team to offer the biogas systems. Stellar will provide design, construction and project management services, self-performing all work in its fabrication shop for modules that contain control systems, cogeneration equipment, compressors, flares and electrical equipment. Stellar will rely on partners for specialized services: Ring Power Corporation, the authorized Caterpillar dealer for North and Central Florida, will serve as the key equipment supplier for the electric power generation, providing the gas engine generator set products, generator control and paralleling switchgear, 24-hour emergency repair and comprehensive preventative maintenance programs. And, Energenic (www.energenic-us.com) will provide third-party ownership and operations management, specialty metering and engineering services for feasibility analysis.

“By partnering with Stellar and Energenic to offer biogas systems, we’re able to provide a comprehensive service to customers,” said Keith Moore, Ring Power’s Assistant Vice President and Electric Power Sales Manager. “We worked closely with Stellar and Energenic to develop the biogas offering and ensure that we’re addressing all of a potential customer’s needs in one complete package.”

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