ThinkBIG Enrolls New Class

August 4, 2020 at 12:01 PMRing Power

On Aug. 17, the newest class of ThinkBIG technician scholarship recipients will begin their ThinkBIG journey at South Georgia Technical College.  L-R: Lucas Missall (Gainesville PSD), Mason Underkoffler (Orlando HE), Alex Laird (Tampa HE), Simon Westra (Tampa HE). The ThinkBIG Technician Scholarship recipients will begin class in August.

Over the next two years, the six students will rotate in eight-week intervals between classroom instruction at South Georgia Technical College and hands-on training at their Ring Power branch.   

Five of the students will follow the heavy equipment technician track; one will complete the generator technician track. Upon graduation in 2022, all of the students will have earned an Associate Degree in Applied Technology.

The new class includes:

Lucas Missall (Gainesville Power Systems)

Mason Underkoffler (Orlando Heavy Equipment)

Alex Laird (Tampa Heavy Equipment)

Simon Westra (Tampa Heavy Equipment) 

Isaiah Greer (St. Augustine Heavy Equipment)

James Bozman (St. Augustine Heavy Equipment) 

For more information on Ring Power's Technician Scholarship program, visit www.ringpower.com/thinkbig 

L-R: Isaiah Greer (WCC HE) and James Bozman (WCC HE). Both of these ThinkBIG technician scholarship students will be working out of WCC Heavy Equipment Main Shop.  

 

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Heavy Equipment Operator Training Adapts to COVID-19

July 22, 2020 at 12:18 PMRing Power

COVID-19 has changehow we all work and operate. But while many stay home, construction workers and equipment operators remain on the frontline. As essential workers, the job doesn’t stop. While work on critical projects continues, machine operators still require ongoing training on the equipment they use to get the job done. Ring Power’s heavy equipment operator training team has made extensive changes to ensure these essential workers receive the training they need, as safely as possible.    

New Safety Precautions Include: 

COVID-19 questionnaire must be completed prior to class start 

Temperature checks prior to class start 

Class size decreased to 6 persons maximum 

Larger classroom utilized for proper social distancing 

Zero handshake policy 

Masks required for all in classroom instruction and inside machines 

All students provided with latex gloves, hand sanitizer and sanitizing wipes 

Instructor stands outside the cab window to go over the familiarization of the controls and technology with the students vs being inside the cab with them (Facetime can be used if requested) 

All communication with the student after initial familiarization and start up is now done over two-way radios to decrease close contact encounters 

“Our group is resilient and committed to our customers and we have adapted and will continue to adapt as things are always changing, said Blake Conwell, Field Operations Manager. “As long as we are able to provide the same great service to our customers in a safe responsible manner, we are going to do that day in and day out! 

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Hydraulic Cylinder Bench Added to Gainesville Store

July 16, 2020 at 2:08 PMRing Power

Addition of larger hydraulic cylinder bench serves the needs of Alachua County and surrounding areas 

 

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Cat® dealer, has installed a Tuxco HCS-40 Hydraulic Cylinder Servicer at its Gainesville branch to better serve Gainesville customers hydraulic cylinder repair needs. 

The new hydraulic repair bench is capable of repairing cylinders up to 27 feet long, 22 inches in diameter. With its massive 40,000 lb-ft of torque force, disassembling and reassembling hydraulic cylinders is easier than ever. 

 

 

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"The new Gainesville hydraulic repair bench will allow hydraulic cylinder repairs to be completed quickly and efficiently, said Dan Jung, Hydraulic Support Consultant. "Instead of having to be sent to an offsite location, hydraulic cylinder repairs can now be completed onsite at the Gainesville hydraulic repair shop -- saving customer's time and money"


Ring Power's Hydraulic Shop is North and Central Florida's source for all hydraulic repairs. Its Florida hydraulic specialists rebuild cylinders of all makes and models of machines and construction equipment. 

Don’t let hydraulic cylinder problems sideline your operations. Give Ring Power's Central Florida Hydraulic Shop a call at 904-481-6734!

 

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Construction Equipment Rentals & Forklifts Available for Business in St. Pete

July 8, 2020 at 1:09 PMRing Power

Ring Power, The Cat Rental Store and Ring Power Lift Trucks recently commenced business operations at a new facility in Pinellas County, Florida. Located less than two miles from exit 28 off I-275, the facility at off Gandy Boulevard North in St. Petersburg, offers 11,800 square feet of office, warehouse and service space. The new branch includes six service bays, a parts counter, parts warehouse, and full operations for Lift Trucks and Cat Rental Store.

The new St. Petersburg location expands Ring Power's footprint to better serve customers’ construction equipment rental and forklift needs. “In the lift truck business it's about efficiently helping our customers accomplish more with less,” said Robert Burkhead, VP Lift Truck General Manager. “Our new St. Pete location will help us serve area customers more efficiently, while reducing expense of technician travel, machine transportation, improve equipment uptime and improve machine parts availability in the area. We are excited to continue supporting our customers and to contribute more to the local economy of St. Petersburg and Pinellas Park.” 

"Building this new facility is a clear representation of Ring Power's commitment to serving our customers and communities in which we do business, said Drew Cisel, VP CRS West Region Sales Manager.  "Our new location will better position us to serve our customers sales, rentals, and service needs in Pinellas and West Pasco Counties. We are very excited about our new facility, and we look forward to seeing you their soon."

Please make note of the location and contact information for the new branch:

2700 Gandy Blvd North
St. Petersburg, FL 33702
727-471-2150

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Cat Entertainment Services Helps SpaceX Make History

July 6, 2020 at 11:36 AMRing Power

new era of human spaceflight began May 30 when NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley blasted off aboard the Crew Dragon capsule from Launch Complex 39A at the Kennedy Space Center atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.  The launch, witnessed by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, marked the first time in nearly a decade that astronauts launched from American soil, and the first time a private company had ever flown humans to orbit 

“It’s been nine years since we’ve launched American astronauts on American rockets from American soil,NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine said following the launch. “And now ... we have done it.” 

At the Kennedy Space Center, SpaceX relied on the expertise of the Cat Entertainment Services team to ensure that people around the world could witness the historic event.  

Orlando CES Operations Supervisor Pete Carstens arrived days before the launch to setup and ensure the technical broadcast went off without a hitch. A Cat twin pack genset provided 400 kWs of redundant power for multiple networks covering the launch while Orlando CES Tech II Axl Friedrich installed and oversaw the hookups on the production and uplink trucks to ensure that millions tuning in  witnessed history being made in real time, without any technical glitches. Entertainment Services also supplied 110-volt distributed Edison drops for the different camera positions.   

Various elements of the launch broadcast took place across the country at the SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif. There, California CES Tech I Jessie Campos supplied a 45 kW generator to power an uplink truck and tie the broadcast together.  

This was SpaceX’s second test flight of its Crew Dragon and its first with astronauts aboard, which will pave the way to certification for regular crew flights to the International Space Station as part of NASA’s Commercial Crew Program. 

"This is a dream come true for me and everyone at SpaceX,” said Elon Musk, chief engineer at SpaceXYou can look at this as the results of a hundred thousand people roughly when you add up all the suppliers and everyone working incredibly hard to make this day happen.” 

Kudos to the entire Entertainment Services team for helping the world witness history in the making!  

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Cox Marine Revolutionizes the Diesel Outboard Market

June 26, 2020 at 10:58 AMRing Power

After several years of intensive development and testing, Cox Powertrain recently started production of the CXO300, its purpose-designed, 300-hp diesel outboard engine. This represents a major milestone for Cox as well as Ring Power Marine, who teamed up with Cox to be the exclusive distributor for the Florida market.

The USA’s southeastern seaboard is a key market for Cox Powertrain. A high proportion of the company’s recreational sales are expected to come from the Florida boating community, owing to a significant growth in the number of twin, triple and quad outboard powered boats sold in the state and a big demand for a viable, high-powered diesel outboard.

Production commenced in May at Cox Powertrain’s headquarters and advanced assembly and test facilities in Shoreham, England. The sophisticated manufacturing plant boasts a turnkey production system developed by QM Systems Ltd., capable of producing up to one engine per hour. The production line’s ”no faults forward” design removes the possibility of assembly error, and a suite of purpose-built test cells put every engine through its paces before shipping, further ensuring every outboard meets Cox’s high standards of quality.

Ring Power President David Alban recognizes that Florida’s unique and diverse market segments offer the most significant opportunities for Cox diesel outboards in the Americas, if not globally.  

“We are fortunate to have many of the best in class recreational outboard boat builders located here in Florida,“ he said. “This is an opportunity for us to represent a brand-new engine product which currently has no equal in the market place. As a customer service organization, it provides Ring Power the opportunity to access a new customer base that we currently do not serve. This also aligns well with our core business of providing best in class products with unequalled product support.”

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How to Disinfect the Operator Stations in Your Cat® Equipment

April 15, 2020 at 11:17 AMRing Power

The following guidance was released by Caterpillar® Inc. to provide tips on disinfecting operator stations properly.

Scope of Contact Areas:

Joysticks

Steering wheels

Switches

Displays (including touch screen)

Grab handles

Armrests/Seats

Consoles

Door handles

Products that minimize adverse effects on component surfaces:

Soap and water (used per Health Organization Guidelines)

70 percent Isopropyl Alcohol (Isopropanol – pre-packaged wipe or cloth)

Non-bleach disinfecting wipes (preferred) or spray

Avoid:

Solutions composed of household bleach or solvent-based solutions, if possible.

Disinfectants at elevated temperatures (above 86 degrees F).

Be sure to remove all residue from surfaces after health organization or manufacturer’s minimum recommended working time to disinfect.

Disclaimer: Product contents vary by manufacturer and cannot be guaranteed to be 100% compatible with all contact surfaces.



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Preparing Before the Storm:Schedule Your Generator Inspection & Arrange a Free Site Survey

April 13, 2020 at 12:36 PMRing Power

With everything going on with COVID-19, it's easy to forget that hurricane season is just around the corner. Forecasters are calling for an above-average season, with 16 named storms -- eight of which will become hurricanes. Of the eight hurricanes forecast, four are expected to become major hurricanes – Category 3, 4 or 5.

Now is the time to prepare your business. 

Our expert generator technicians can help you prepare for the unpredictable. Generator inspections and maintenance should be performed before the arrival of hurricane season on June 1. Ring Power Systems offers 24 hour emergency generator service and preventive maintenance programs for all makes of power generation equipment and switchgear. Schedule your Florida generator service today. 

Not sure what you need to keep the power running? Download our contingency planning guide. With a solid contingency plan in place, you'll know what to do and whom to call to restore your power as soon as possible, to keep your business functioning and your revenue stream flowing.

Sooner or later, power outages affect everyone. Don't wait for the inevitable to happen. The time to plan is now. Schedule a free site survey today.

Ring Power offers the following equipment for rent or sale:

Cat Sound Attenuated Diesel and Natural Gas Generators (20-2000kw)

Transformers, Transfer Switches and Load Banks

Air Compressors (diesel or electric) 20 to 3000 CFM, Compressed Air Dryers, High Pressure Booster Packages

Chillers - Water and Air Cooled - 50-500 Ton

DX - Split Systems, DX Units- 25-90 Ton

 

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Generator Rental Team Assists COVID-19 Response Efforts

April 10, 2020 at 11:43 AMRing Power

At Orlando Health, the Power Systems Rental team deployed 200 kW of generator power to a surge tent for overflow patients being tested for COVID-19. In addition, a 250-gallon auxiliary fuel cell, 2x10 ton AC's & distro for medical equipment inside the tent.

As COVID-19 threatens to overwhelm hospitals, Ring Power's Florida generator rental team has actively worked to prepare medical facilities in North and Central Florida for an influx of patients.  

Ring Power's team of temporary power experts have worked closely with Cat Entertainment Services and medical facilities across Florida to deploy generators, temperature control solutions, and other vital equipment.  

Most recently, seven generators, 70 tons of AC, multiple auxiliary fuel cells, and other vital equipment was deployed to four hospitals across Central Florida.  

At Orlando Health, the Power Systems Rental team deployed 200 kW of generator power to a surge tent for overflow patients being tested for COVID-19. In addition, a 250-gallon auxiliary fuel cell, 2x10 ton AC's & distro for medical equipment inside the tent.  

 

 

 

 

Leesburg Regional is utilizing a 60 kW generator to supply power to a surge tent. Also onsite, 1x20 ton AC & distro for medical equipment. Leesburg Regional is utilizing a 60 kW generator to supply power to a surge tent. Also onsite, 1x20 ton AC & distro for medical equipment. 

The Villages Regional is utilizing a 60 kW temporary power unit, 250-gallon auxiliary fuel cell, 1x20ton ac & distro for an overflow tent & medical equipment. The Villages Regional is utilizing a 60 kW temporary power unit, 250-gallon auxiliary fuel cell, 1x20ton ac & distro for an overflow tent & medical equipment. 

 

At Health First Viera hospital in Brevard County, 4x120 kW generators are supplying the power required for the AC to create negative pressure for COVID-19 isolation rooms. A 2500-gallon auxiliary fuel cell, and 2x500 gallon auxiliary fuel cells are onsite.

At Health First Viera hospital in Brevard County, 4x120 kW generators are supplying the power required for the AC to create negative pressure for COVID-19 isolation rooms. A 2500-gallon auxiliary fuel cell, and 2x500 gallon auxiliary fuel cells are onsite. 

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Manitowoc awards Ring Power Crane for Grove growth and EnCORE prowess

April 6, 2020 at 11:27 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation President David Alban, Executive Vice President Kevin Robbins and Vice President/General Manager of Ring Power Crane Dave Glass received the award at the Manitowoc booth. Manitowoc’s Keith Crider and Mike Herbert presented them with celebratory plaques to mark the occasion, kicking off what has already been a fruitful CONEXPO for Manitowoc.Ring Power Crane and Manitowoc had a lot to celebrate at this year’s CONEXPO. Manitowoc gave the St. Augustine, Florida-based company an award for having the highest volume growth of Grove cranes in North America. It also recognized the company for being the exclusive EnCORE service provider in its territory.

Ring Power CorporationPresident David Alban, ExecutiveVice President Kevin Robbins and Vice President/General Manager of Ring Power Crane Dave Glass received the award at the Manitowoc booth. Manitowoc’s Keith Crider and Mike Herbert presented them with celebratory plaques to mark the occasion, kicking off what has already been a fruitful CONEXPO for Manitowoc.

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