New Orlando Regional Heavy Equipment Sales Manager Appointed—August 2011

August 31, 2011 at 4:32 PMRing Power
Chris Zeras appointed Ring Power Orlando Regional Sales Manager.

Ring Power VP/Central Florida Regional Sales Manager Toby Crews has announced the promotion of Chris Zeras to Orlando Regional Sales Manager.Chris Zeras named Orlando Regional Manager for Ring Power, the Caterpillar Heavy Equipment Dealer.

Toby Crews, Ring Power Corporation VP and Central Florida Regional Sales Manager, announces the promotion of Chris Zeras to Orlando Regional Sales Manager. Zeras, who attended Florida State University, joined Ring Power in September 1998 as a sales coordinator with The Cat Rental Store (CRS) division in Orlando. Six months later, Zeras was promoted to CRS account manager and transferred to Daytona, where he focused on expanding the division’s customer base and increasing revenues. In 2001 Zeras returned to Orlando, where he continued as an account manager for The Cat Rental Store until 2007, when he was named heavy equipment sales representative for Orange and Seminole counties.

In his 13 years with Ring Power, Zeras has earned numerous sales awards, including Central Florida Top Rental Producer in 2003, Account Manager of the Year in 2005, and Top Revenue Producer in 2006.

Zeras welcomes the challenges of his new position. As the regional sales manager for Ring Power’s Orlando branch, he is now responsible for heavy equipment sales activity in Orange, Osceola, Lake and Seminole counties, as well as general oversight of facility operations at the branch.

“I enjoy being part of Orlando’s sales team and I look forward to expanding on our success and the strength of the Ring Power brand by building relationships with our customers that last long after the sale,” Zeras said.

Ring Power, the exclusive Caterpillar dealer in Central and Northeast Florida, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 45 years of experience selling, servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment.

Additional information about the Ring Power organization, its products, services and employment opportunities can be found on the Internet at www.ringpower.com.

 

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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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New Central Fla Challenger Ag Tractor Reps—August 2011

August 23, 2011 at 9:16 AMRing Power

New agriculture experts are ready to assist with tractor selection, repair, service or parts purchases. farm tractor sales, parts and service reps in Florida

Meet Ring Power’s new Challenger agricultural tractor division representatives: Mike Jones, Challenger Equipment Sales and Richard Browning, Challenger Product Support Sales. These guys know their business.

Mike was formerly a heavy equipment field service technician at our Mulberry branch for six years before being named a Challenger product support sales rep in 2005. Richard has more than 15 years of heavy construction equipment service experience, including five with Ring Power’s Cat Rental Store as a field service technician and repair shop lead man.

Our Challenger farm and ag division is more than ready to meet the growing demands of central Florida farmers and agriculture businesses. When you need ag equipment, ag implements, parts or service, Mike and Richard are here for you! Contact them for any repair issues with your ag machinery.


Challenger Ag Tractor Sales
  Mike Jones, Lakeland  |  863-606-0512

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   Richard Browning, Tampa  |  813-865-2338

 

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Ring Power Champions Diesel Technology at Florida SkillsUSA Competition—August 2011

August 1, 2011 at 8:53 AMRing Power
Students from 83 high schools, tech centers and colleges compete in the 44th Annual SkillsUSA Competition.

Students from 83 Florida highschools, tech centers and colleges compete in the 44th Annual SkillsUSA Competition.Ring Power Training Instructor Bob Delp explains the electrical fundamentals test objectives to SkillsUSA competitor.

This past spring, the 2011 Florida SkillsUSA Leadership and Skills Conference drew to a close at the Manatee Civic Center in Bradenton, where over 3000 students, educators, business people and supporters from across the state gathered for the 44th annual event. In all, more than 1300 students from 83 high schools, technical centers and colleges throughout Florida competed in 188 skills and leadership contests—the largest number of contests and greatest number of schools in the history of the conference!

Ring Power Corporation supports the mission of SkillsUSA by taking part every year in the organization’s state-level competitions. This year, nine students competed in the Diesel Equipment Technology trials, which were held in Ring Power’s Sarasota’s heavy equipment shops. Tampa Training Instructor Josh Markosen volunteered his services as a judge of the contestants’ hydraulic fundamentals skills; Ring Power Training Instructor Bob Delp judged contestants on electrical fundamentals skills; Sarasota Heavy Equipment Technician James Freeman judged their electronic engine skills; Sarasota Heavy Equipment Technician Josh Ritter judged their preventive maintenance skills; and Sarasota Heavy Equipment Service Business Manager Nathan Worley judged job interviewing skills.

Dwayne Rainer, Lakeland Cat Rental Store Field Service Technician, has been involved with SkillsUSA since he was a student. In 1990, when he was class president of his school’s chapter, Rainer took first place in the Florida diesel equipment technology competition and fourth place in the National Competition. Last year, as event chairman of the diesel equipment technology competition, Rainer organized the flow of students through the skill stations and assisted with judging, tallying and submitting the final competition results. This year, Rainer served as coordinator of the competition.

Photo: Ring Power Training Instructor Bob Delp (center) explains the electrical fundamentals test objectives to SkillsUSA competitor. 

About SkillsUSA

SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry working together to ensure America has a skilled workforce. SkillsUSA helps each student excel.

SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, tech
nical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

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Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Additional heavy equipment branch locations include, Tallahassee, Lake City, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Perry, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa, Sarasota, and Palm Bay. Ring Power is provides parts and service on all makes of heavy equipment repairs, both Cat and competitive machines such as Volvo, John Deere, Komatsu, Bob Cat and others. 

  

Ring Power Crane Offers Manitowoc EnCORE Factory Certified Crane Rebuilds and Repowers—July 2011

July 27, 2011 at 12:49 PMRing Power
Ring Power Crane offers factory certified Grove and Manitowoc crane overhaul, rebuilds and repowers

Manitowoc crane overhaul, rebuild, repair, and remanufacture programEvery crane owner has experienced extreme sticker shock when purchasing a new crane. Because of the huge cost, cranes are typically expected to realize a service life of 20 to 25 years. Now, as a qualified Manitowoc EnCORE Partner, Ring Power Crane is helping Manitowoc and Grove crane owners extend the life of their machines to maximize the return on their investment. 

Ring Power Crane offers rebuilding and restoration services for hydraulic and friction mobile cranes at a fraction of the cost of buying new. Our factory-trained crane service technicians are equipped and qualified to perform factory certified rebuilds—on your schedule and at a predetermined cost—including:          

  • Complete disassembly to bare frame
  • Inspection of all weldments, components, parts and structures
  • Refurbishment of eligible components, parts and structures
  • Installation of new parts and components (electrical harnesses, instruments, drive lines, hydraulic pumps, hoses, etc.)
  • Application of “show quality” paint finish
  • Work performed to factory specifications to ensure validity of original load charts and structural warranty

Repower Your Crane for Emissions Compliance
Retrofitting your crane with a Tier 3 or Tier 4 engine will not only reduce fuel consumption but also bring the machine into compliance with current crane emissions standards for heavy machinery. Requirements vary by location, but Ring Power Crane can help you determine the most cost-effective solution for your crane. We understand the strict requirements of your crane’s original structural warranty, and we can assure that any retrofits we install will not affect the terms of your coverage.

Headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, Ring Power Crane is a division of Ring Power Corporation offering crane sales and crane rentals of new and used cranes with locations in Florida and the southeast including, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Ring Power Crane is a full service dealer for new and used boom trucks, rough and all terrain cranes, truck cranes, crawler cranes, pickers, tower cranes, superstackers and lattice boom cranes by leading manufacturers Grove Crane, Manitowoc Crane, National Boom Truck, Tadano Boom Truck, Manitex Boom Truck, Broderson Industrial Cranes and PTC Driving Equipment. Ring Power Crane also export cranes from our office in Miami, Florida.

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New Tampa Heavy Equipment Sales Appointed—June 2011

July 22, 2011 at 2:49 PMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation announces the appointment of Darryl Kehoe to New Heavy Equipment Sales in Tampa, Florida.tampa heavy equipment sales rep, darryl kehoe

Kehoe, who assumed his new role June 1, joined Ring Power in 2002 as a Challenger agricultural tractors and equipment sales specialist. Since then, Kehoe has successfully grown the agricultural market segment for Ring Power. As a representative for new heavy equipment sales in the Tampa territory, Kehoe hopes to continue to build upon his reputation throughout central Florida to help further expand the company’s share of the construction, earth moving and mining equipment business.

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Additional heavy equipment branch locations include, Tallahassee, Lake City, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Perry, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Lakeland, Tampa, Sarasota, and Palm Bay. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and more than 45 years of experience servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment.

 

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Leasing a Forklift? Tips & Advice on Forklift Leasing & Financing—July 2011

July 8, 2011 at 1:03 PMRing Power
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Is your company preparing to sign a lease for a forklift? Here's some tips from Ring Power Lift Trucks when leasing or financing a new or used forklift.forklift leasing and financing

Know your leasing company. Only deal with reputable finance companies that you are familiar with.  Many brokers call themselves ‘leasing companies’, when in fact they are not the funding source.  They act as ‘middle men’ and place the lease paper with various financial institutions. It is always better to deal directly with a leasing company that is a direct source of funds. Not only are you going to get a better lease payment, but it will be easier to determine if this is a finance company you are comfortable working with.

UCC ‘blanket’ liens. Some forklift finance companies will file a blanket lien covering all assets on a business. Lessees should review the documents to ensure that the UCC filing is only on the specific forklift and material handling equipment that they are leasing or financing.
 
Attention to Details. Make sure the ‘Return Provisions’ are in line with your application, your environment, and/or your usage. You may otherwise be charged for excessive hours or repairs given the actual run time and environment that the forklift was exposed.

Understanding Fees. Understand what fees may be charged by a leasing company. Some companies charge as much as $500 to write and book a forklift lease transaction.
 
Read Your Lease Contract. Know what the terms and conditions of the lease are.  Eliminate surprises at maturity of the forklift lease.

Follow this simple guidelines and you should find yourself much more confident when negotiating your next forklift leasing deal. Call or email any of Florida's Ring Power Lift Trucks locations for additional assistance or que
stions.

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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Construction Equipment Rental Division Appoints New Sales Managers—June 2011

June 21, 2011 at 3:21 PMRing Power

 

Ring Power SVP/Director of Heavy Equipment Rental Services Kevin Robbins is pleased to announce the promotions of Jerry Burford and Brian Cholmondeley to sales managers for The Cat Rental Store (CRS) division. construction equipment sales managers: Jerry Burford (top) and Brian Cholmondeley

Burford assumed the role of CRS West Coast Sales Manager in April and now works out of the Ring Power facility in Riverview, where he oversees the activities of CRS account managers in the Tallahassee, Brooksville, Tarpon Springs, Tampa, Lakeland and Sarasota territories. A U.S. Navy veteran of the first Gulf War, Burford holds an associate’s degree in business administration from Southern Ohio College. After joining Ring Power in February 2000, Burford served as a CRS account manager for several years and, most recently, as a heavy equipment sales representative in the Lakeland territory.

Cholmondeley became CRS East Coast Sales Manager June 1 and now divides his time between Ring Power’s facilities in St. Augustine and Orlando. He is responsible for the activities of CRS account managers in Orlando, Ocala, Palm Bay, Daytona, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City and St. Augustine. Cholmondeley began his career with Ring Power in June 1994 after graduating from Flagler College. In 17 years with the company, Cholmondeley has held various positions, including management trainee, heavy equipment sales representative and assistant governmental sales manager.

"With more than 28 years of experience combined, Burford and Cholmondeley are obviously well prepared to lead The Cat Rental Store," stated Robbins. "Management is confident in their ability to build on the division’s continued success." 

Ring Power is Central and Northeast Florida’s exclusive Caterpillar dealer, headquartered in St. Augustine. The Cat Rental Store, one of Ring Power Corporation’s eight divisions, specializes in daily, weekly and monthly rental of all types of contractor’s equipment. Additional information about the Ring Power organization, its products, services and employment opportunities can be found online at ringpower.com.

 

 

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Crawler Crane by Manitowoc Available at Ring Power Crane—June 2011

June 6, 2011 at 9:14 AMRing Power
Manitowoc Crawler Crane available at Ring Power Crane

 

Since it was first introduced in 2000, Ring Power refuses to keep Manitowoc’s 999 cranes off our shelves. Why? Because not only does it continue to meet the expectations of our Ring Power Crane custommanitowoc crawler craneers but this lattice boom crawler crane goes above and beyond, literally. With 48" wide cast steel pads, Manitowoc’s very own patented FACT connection to carbody and single-track design, this beast of burden does more than just get the job done. 

Towering over its competition, this crane is strategically designed with drive motors located on each corner of the carbody, rather than the same side, to help with turning while carrying a load. This also allows for better ease of assembly, as it won’t matter what crawler goes on what side. Don’t miss out on Manitowoc’s exclusive independent closed loop system not to mention its main and whip drum’s continuous 29,500 lb. line pull with top to bottom layer. Tired of your crane engine refusing to crank up in the winter months? Well, the 999 offers a manually operated disconnect clutch for cold weather starting. All of this and more: Its crawlers’ tractive effort allows full counter-rotation with a full-rated load, exclusive to Manitowoc.

So don’t settle for a crane that limits your operation, let the Manitowoc 999 Crawler Crane earn you precious time and money as it continues to speak for itself. Now you know why our Ring Power customers can’t keep their hands off this crane for over a decade. Don’t let this load-lifting competitive edge slip through your hands. Come see for yourself why we proudly stand by the 999 lattice boom crawler crane.

This Manitowoc 999 lattice boom crawler crane is available for long term rent. Contact us for crane rental rates.

Headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, Ring Power Crane is a division of Ring Power Corporation offering crane sales and crane rentals of new and used cranes with locations in Florida and the southeast including, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Ring Power Crane is a full service dealer for new and used boom trucks, rough and all terrain cranes, truck cranes, crawler cranes, pickers, tower cranes, superstackers and lattice boom cranes by leading manufacturers Grove Crane, Manitowoc Crane, National Boom Truck, Tadano Boom Truck, Manitex Boom Truck, Broderson Industrial Cranes and PTC Driving Equipment. Ring Power Crane also export cranes from our office in Miami, Florida.

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Custom Generator Enclosure Designer and Builder Joins Phoenix Products—May 2011

May 24, 2011 at 11:26 AMRing Power

Rocky Bear joins Phoenix Products as regional sales manager for the western United States. Bear has been in the generator packaging of emergency power industry as a custom designer and sales professional for nearly 20 years.Custom Generator Enclosure Designer and Builder Joins Phoenix Products Bear is based in Phoenix Products’ Oakdale, California manufacturing facility and has sales responsibilities to customers in California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii.

His past experience includes general manager of Power Generation and Engineering Inc. (PGEI). Bear was also the owner and manager of Bear Power Products Inc., designing and building custom generator enclosure and fuel tanks and base tanks for the last 5 years. and reached by email at rocky.bear@ringpower.com, or by telephone at 209-845-3830 extension 207

Phoenix Products specializes in the manufacturing and designs of generator enclosures and produces fuel storage tanks and fuel systems, electrical control panels and insulation blankets for exhaust systems, as well as metal stairs and platforms. Their headquarters reside in Jacksonville, Florida with additional offices in Oakdale, California.

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