Ring Power News, Winter Edition

December 31, 2009 at 11:46 AMRing Power
The latest news, happenings and tips for your equipment from Ring Power Corporation.

To Our Customers… Ring Power News Cover

In these difficult economic times, not many companies are opening new facilities. However, to better serve our customers, Ring Power embarked on a long-term facility improvement plan in 2005, which has benefited every service area in our Florida sales territory.

The expansion and renovation projects continue to improve our ability to meet the needs of Ring Power customers and include the following:

New Construction
- 35,000-sq. ft. facility in Sarasota
- 27,237-sq. ft. facility in North Jacksonville
- 29,787-sq. ft. facility in Midway, near Tallahassee
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42,449-sq. ft. facility in Pompano Beach for Ring Power Crane and Ring Power Lift Trucks

Renovations & Expansions
- Tampa administrative offices and service bays
- 7,700-sq. ft. crane service facility expansion in Union City, Ga.
- Expansion of the heavy equipment service shop and renovation of the administrative facilities in Orlando and Palm Bay
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The newest construction project, completed this summer, is the new facility located in Lakeland, which replaced the aging building in nearby Mulberry (see article on page 7 for details).

Our investment in facility improvements is a testament to Ring Power’s long-term commitment to providing Ring Power customers the best product, parts and service and maintaining Ring Power’s standing as an industry leader well into the future.

Sincerely,

Randal R. Ringhaver

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In This Issue of Ring Power News  (click to open ---> RPN_Winter_2009_low.pdf (2.16 mb) )

Customer Profiles
- Flying High – Flightstar Aircraft Services - Success is Taking Off
- Lakeland Power Plant Gets New Cat 992K Front End Loader
- All in the Family – Goodwin Brothers Keeping it That Way Since 1987

Division News
- On-Highway Truck Parts & Services Shifts Into Overdrive, Servicing All Makes and Models Diesel Truck Engines
- New Facility–Now Open for Business in Lakeland
- New Faces in New Places

Product Reports
- RoGator Agriculturual Sprayer Receives Some New Creature Comforts
- Forklift Smackdown: Electric Forklift vs. Internal Combustion Forklift
- Air Time – Sullair Introduces New ShopTek™ Air Compressors
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Falcon Tanks: Phoenix Products Newest Product Line Takes Flight

UpTime
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Manage Your Construction Equipment’s Cost Per Hour

Ring Power is north and central Florida's Caterpillar Dealer and encompasses 44 counties. Headquartered in St. Augustine, Ring Power is comprised of seven divisions and has more than 40 years of experience selling, servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment. Ring Power News is produced for customers, friends and associates of Ring Power Corporation. Your comments, ideas and suggestions are welcome. Please submit correspondence to:

Ring Power News Editor
Ring Power Corporation
PO Box 45022
Jacksonville, FL 32232-5022

or click to send an email to: info@ringpower.com

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Ring Power at International Seacargo Show

October 16, 2009 at 9:06 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation will be well represented at the Seacargo Americas and Air Cargo America’s 2009 Exhibition held in Miami, Florida beginning November 4 and runs through November 6. port container handler

International trade representatives from the nearly all of Ring Power’s divisions will be available for customer interaction and to answer questions regarding forklifts and material handling equipment, industrial air compressors, generators, power plants, and heavy construction equipment, such as loaders, excavators, and tractors.

BOOTH 423              
Look for Ring Power at the Seacargo Americas and Air Cargo America’s 2009 Exhibition in Booth 423

Ring Power’s specialized divisions – heavy construction equipment, power generating systems, forklifts, crane, used Caterpillar parts – represents a wide variety of equipment and product lines for purchase, lease, or rental. We serve the heavy construction, road building, logging, agriculture, recycling, waste management and landfill maintenance, marine power, truck engine power, prime and standby power generation, entertainment venues, industrial power, warehousing, port container handling, material handling and many others. Email us for more information.

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New Lakeland Branch Now Open for Business

October 14, 2009 at 11:41 AMRing Power

Construction of the new Ring Power facility in Lakeland was completed right on schedule, consolidating Lakeland’s forklift operations and Mulberry’s heavy construction equipment and Cat Rental Store operations on an expansive 40-acre campus. Located less than two miles from exit 10 off Polk Parkway, the new facility at 3425 Reynolds Road offers 76,000 square feet of office, warehouse and service space. The service shops include seven heavy equipment service bays, six Cat Rental Store service bays, two forklift service bays and two bays for on-highway truck repair. 

"Building this new facility is a clear demonstration of Ring Power’s confidence in our customers’ futures as well as our own," said VP Lakeland Regional Sales Manager Mark Wineinger. "Our new location will enable us to penetrate new markets throughout Polk County, while we continue to expand and improve upon our services on behalf of our existing customers in the mining industry."

Ring Power sales representatives, parts associates and service technicians welcome customers to their new location, and ask that you please make note of the new Polk County phone number and address, as the former locations in Mulberry and Lakeland are now closed:

Ring Power Corporation

3425 Reynolds Road

Lakeland FL 33803

Phone Number 863-606-0512

Fax Number 863-606-0514 

Diesel Power Plant Generates Electricity for African Country

June 8, 2009 at 5:02 PMRing Power
Diesel power plant powers African country with 54 Caterpillar generators.

Multimillion-dollar deal stamps Ring Power's passport to West Africa  diesel generator unload

In 2007, the Power Systems Division of Ring Power signed a contract to supply one of the largest single export orders ever received in the history of the company. The order, placed by the Ministry of Energy in Ghana, Africa, involved supplying and installing a diesel power plant in Tema, located approximately 20 miles east of Accra, Ghana’s capital city.

With a total land area comparable to the size of Nevada, Ghana currently struggles to provide sufficient and reliable energy for domestic consumption and industrial use. The vast majority of Ghana’s power generation capacity is hydroelectric. However, the existing power generation facilities are currently producing less electricity due to little rainfall and very low water levels.

A team of Ring Power technicians and field engineers traveled to Ghana to install the diesel power plant. The overall concept is comprised of 54 Caterpillar 3516B diesel power generators, all operating synchronized and paralleling with the national electrical grid. Ring Power supplied a central control station, electrical step-up transformers, and additional fuel tanks. The initial 50-Megawatt (MW) stage was completed first, followed by the second phase of an additional 20 MW to provide power to the country. 

Due to the urgency, the 40-foot high cube containers with the generators enclosed were airlifted from the United States to Ghana in an Antonov An-124, the largest aircraft ever mass-produced. Flying all of the diesel generators – totaling nearly 5 million pounds – and doing it within such a short period of time proved a project of unparalleled magnitude for Ring Power and the managers responsible for the diesel power plant.

Ring Power continues to establish direct sales channels for diesel power plants, used generators and power systems for customers in Europe, the Middle East, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia, Latin America and Africa.Visit them at ringpower-systems.com for more information.

Ring Power, headquartered in Florida, USA, provides industrial engines, generator sets, gensets, power systems, diesel power plants, air compressors and other power equipment.

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Cat Lift Trucks Announces New Heavy-Duty Diesel Lift Truck

December 8, 2008 at 1:31 PMRing Power

New P17500-P36000 Series Offers Powerful Performance for Demanding Applications

Cat Lift Trucks, a leading brand of lift trucks known for its quality, reliability and customer service, introduces the P17500 - P36000 series diesel pneumatic tire lift truck. Cat Diesel Forklift

Featuring a new turbocharged engine, hydraulic fingertip control system and ergonomic styling, the new series continues to provide the solutions and support that Cat® lift truck customers have come to expect. 

With six different capacities ranging from 17,500 to 36,000 lbs., these trucks are ready to tackle the most demanding customer applications. For optimal performance, the P17500 - P36000 relies on the turbocharged diesel engine equipped with a common rail fuel delivery system that assures even and high pressure fuel delivery to all six cylinders allowing for swift acceleration, low noise and reliable performance. The P36000 also features standard oil cooled wet disc brakes.

Specifically designed with operator convenience in mind, the new easy-to-use hydraulic fingertip control helps enhance productivity and reduce operator fatigue by providing increased maneuverability with minimal hand movements. The series also features a viscously mounted operator compartment, thereby significantly reducing noise and vibration levels and adding to operator comfort.

In addition to its durable and reliable performance features, the P17500 - P36000 is backed by the most comprehensive customer support network in the industry. The pneumatic tire lift trucks come with service intervals up to 500 hours, doubling conventional service intervals, thereby reducing downtime and planned maintenance. The truck's premium display panel also allows pre-programmable maintenance intervals which notify the operator of impending service and provide quick fault history folder access to the technician. Cat Lift Trucks also backs their products with an industry exclusive two year unlimited hour warranty as well as a three year, 6,000 hour power-train warranty.

Headquartered in Jacksonville and branch offices in Miami, Pompano Beach, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala and Tallahassee, Ring Power Lift Trucks supplies Florida's diverse material handling businesses with a wide variety of products and services.  Ring Power Lift Trucks represents these manufacturers of quality material handling equipment: Caterpillar®, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Linde, Kalmar, Princeton, Navigator, Bendi, Noble, Big Joe and highly productive Cascade Attachments. For more information please visit lifttrucks.ringpower.com

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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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Our Greener Power Solutions

July 21, 2008 at 11:13 AMRing Power

Entertainment Services is committed to conducting business in an environmentally responsible and conscientious manner. We utilize renewable energy sources wherever and whenever practical to reduce our carbon footprint, and we engineer safety into all of our products to reduce the risk of injury or damage to the environment. Our generator set engines are emissions-certified and meet all EPA standards. Our sound attenuated enclosures, fuel tanks and other specialized products are designed with UL-listed components according to stringent production standards to ensure safe fluid containment and reduced noise levels.
For years Entertainment Services has offered bio-diesel as an alternative to our clients in the entertainment industry. To limit our carbon footprint even further, while still delivering dependable power, we are alos developing a production technology that uses house power during pre-production, with a seamless transfer to generator power on show days.
Our environmental philosophy is in alignment with Caterpillar’s market-based approach to the aggressive development of current and future clean technologies that reduce emissions and sustain the environment.
In summary, Entertainment Services strives to conserve natural resources; reduce waste through emissions technology, recycling and the safe disposal of consumable items; and by example, we encourage our business partners and customers to do the same.

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ONE GIANT LEAP FOR ELECTRIC POWER

July 10, 2008 at 8:03 AMRing Power

Introducing the Caterpillar®  2-4 MW family of diesel generator sets powered by the C175*

With rising demand for electricity, ever-tightening emissions standards, evolving technologies and space at a premium, your challenges as an operator continually grow.
Our solution: The Caterpillar
C175 family of diesel generator sets.
Ground Breaking Technology
It starts with ACERT™ Technology. Many of the C175 advantages begin with the use of ground breaking ACERT Technology, that combines advancements in electronics, air management, and fuel delivery to improve engine response and fuel efficiency, plus lower NOx emissions.

With ACERT™ Technology this new family of generator sets combines high power density with efficient operation and low emissions. In a wide variety of standby applications—commercial, institutional, industrial, utilities and more—the C175 family delivers cost-effective power in a small, highly versatile package, with reliability, durability and performance you expect from Caterpillar.

Key C175 benefits include:
• Performance                                 • Lower installed costs
• Improved serviceability                • Lower operating and maintenance costs
• Proven reliability and durability   • Systems integration
• Lower emissions

 For additional details, please email us at information@ringpower.com

http://www.ringpower.com 

*Currently only 3 MW generator is available.

 

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