Big-Hearted Tampa Concrete Company Turns to Ring Power Lift Trucks for their Material Handling Needs

June 7, 2013 at 10:44 AMRing Power

Ring Power Lift Trucks, Florida’s premier material handling equipment supplier, doesn’t take a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to helping a customer select the best forklift for their needs.

B.E.T.-ER Mix, a long-time fixture in the ready mix and concrete block industry, recently turned to Ring Power Lift Trucks Tampa branch for help selecting the best forklift for their application.

After carefully consulting with the customer and assessing their material handling needs, Joe DeJohn, Ring Power Lift Trucks regional sales/branch manager, recommended a Cat® PD12000-D and a Dual Block Handler for handling multiple loads of block simultaneously.

“Ready mix concrete production and concrete block manufacturing are tough enough jobs on their own, apart from the Florida heat and humidity. With those elements added in, we needed to provide our customer with the toughest, most durable and productive lift truck available. The Caterpillar name is synonymous with tough jobs, so it was the perfect fit for this customer in this rigorous application," said DeJohn.

For B.E.T.-ER Mix’s Bobby Smyne, purchasing a Cat® forklift wasn’t a tough decision.

“Caterpillar is our lift truck of choice,” he said. “They hold [up] and run well for a long, long time in our very tough environment.

In business since 1972, and with five strategically located operations, B.E.T.-ER Mix is the premier provider of concrete products in the Tampa area.

Known for their commitment to customer service and manufacturing excellence, B.E.T.-ER Mix is equally known for their pursuit of philanthropic causes. One look at the legendary Susan B. Komen Pink Logo that adorns their unique concrete mixer, tells the story of a company that looks to give back to the community in a very “concrete” way.

With a total of five trucks adorned with pink logos, B.E.T.-ER Mix is committed to getting the breast cancer awareness message out in the communities they serve. In addition to the trucks, the company regularly participates in cancer research fundraising events, including the upcoming Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk.

For DeJohn, this wasn’t just another sale.

“With my wife having gone through a very tough diagnosis and treatment last year, their cause is very personal to me,” he said. “I admire their commitment to supporting breast cancer awareness and research. Ring Power is pleased to be of service to one of our customers, who sets time and money aside to assist in the fight to end cancer, and we look forward to a long, successful and mutual continued relationship with them.“

Ring Power Lift Trucks is Florida's premier material handling equipment supplier, 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.

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Forklift Manufacturer Celebrates 350,000th Forklift — August 2011

August 26, 2011 at 12:45 PMRing Power
Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. celebrates milestone with production of 350,000th forklift.

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. celebrates milestone with production of 350,000th forklift.The MCFA forklift, number 350,000, will be used in fabrication and assembly tasks around MCFA facilities.

Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), a leading provider of forklifts in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Latin America, recently celebrated the manufacturing of its milestone 350,000th forklift, a feat equivalent to producing enough forklifts to stretch across the state of Texas. MCFA reached the landmark number through the manufacturing and distribution of three distinct brands of material handling equipment – Cat® lift trucks, Mitsubishi forklift trucks and Jungheinrich® warehouse products.

On August 18, more than 700 MCFA employees, including recently appointed MCFA President Hiroshi Nagai, gathered for an ice cream social to celebrate the manufacturing milestone. The 350,000th forklift, a member of the 3,000–7,000 lb. Internal Combustion (IC) Pneumatic Tire forklift family, painted blue and branded MCFA, was on display and later will be used in fabrication and assembly tasks around MCFA facilities.

MCFA formed in 1992 when Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) entered into a business relationship with Caterpillar Industrial Inc. (CII). The company produced its 100,000th forklift in 1998 and four years later, in 2002, moved into its current headquarters in West Houston. In 2005, MCFA celebrated the shipment of its 250,000th forklift and now in 2011 celebrates its latest milestone with the production of the 350,000th forklift from its Houston manufacturing facility.

“MCFA prides itself on manufacturing quality and reliable products,” said Jay Gusler, director of operations, MCFA. “We’re excited to reach this milestone of 350,000 forklifts produced from our Houston manufacturing facility and appreciate the support of our employees, dealer network and customers in helping us realize this major company achievement.”

Ring Power Lift Trucks leases and finances a wide variety forklifts, from pneumatic tire IC forklifts to efficient electric cushion and pneumatic tire forklifts, from container hanlders by Kalmar and Linde to narrow aisle warehouse forklifts by Jungheinrich, Mitsubishi Forklifts and Cat Lift Trucks. Even very narrow aisle trucks by Bendi and Drexel.

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Think Electric Forklifts Are Only for Warehouse Applications? THINK AGAIN!

April 30, 2010 at 12:27 PMRing Power
Electric Pneumatic Forklifts, 80 volt, by Cat Lift Trucks now available.

Cat Lift Trucks introduces 80-volt electric pneumatic tire forklifts.Electric 
Pneumatic Forklift by Cat Lift Trucks

Electric forklifts are common place in applications requiring a forklift without emissions, such as warehouses, logistical operations, and storage facilities. Benefits of operating electric forklifts include:
• Lower forklift operating costs
• Longer operating life
for your forklift

• Less forklift maintenance due to fewer moving parts
• Lower noise levels

Now, Cat Lift Trucks translates all these benefits to outdoor applications with a series of electric pneumatic tire forklifts in capacities ranging from 5,000 lbs. to 10,000 lbs. These electric forklifts are not afraid of rugged environments and deliver performance similar to an internal combustion (IC) lift truck with all the benefits of an electric forklift.

Caterpillar’s EPC5000-EP6000 and EP7000-EP10000 Series of 80-volt electric pneumatic counter-balance forklifts provide maximum performance in a variety of applications due to advanced powerful technology.

Longer Operating Times

The newly designed AC control system offers efficient and improved performance and optimal energy recovery through the regenerative braking system, which allows up to 20% of the energy to be put back into the battery. The result is longer operating times on
just one battery charge.

Reliable Motors

The AC electric motor is protected to IP54, protecting them against dust, water and chemicals. The motors are extremely quiet and provide precise performance at all power levels.

Extended Service Intervals

These electric pneumatic forklifts minimize maintenance by extending service intervals. Battery capacity and service reminders are clearly visible on the premium operator display.

For complete specifications on Cat Lift Trucks’ 80-volt electric pneumatic forklifts, click to download this Adobe PDF file:

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the forklift division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala, Sarasota and Tallahassee. Ring Power Lift Truck represents: Caterpillar® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Clark forklifts, Linde forklifts, Kalmar Industrial Forklifts, Kalmar Container Handlers, Princeton piggybacks, Navigator truck-mounted forklifts, rough terrain forklifts by Noble, specialized products by Bendi and Combilift and productive Cascade Attachments.