RPC Invoice and Statements Now Available Online!—January 2011

January 24, 2011 at 10:46 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation is pleased to invite you to use our web-based application allowing your company to view and print copies of your statements and invoices.online invoicing ring power

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO? — The company owner simply needs to contact the credit department and request an application, either by email or fax. Fill it out completely and return. Upon review of your application, a log-in and password will be issued. Company owners can grant permission to additional users within the company.

HOW DOES IT WORK? — The secured Internet site permits users you've designated to view and print statements/invoices in a Portable Document Format or PDF files. Adobe Acrobat® Reader™ is the required software and is downloadable from the Adobe website at no cost!

ADVANTAGES — Now check your account status at your convenience, day or night. Contact Ring Power's Credit Department and begin taking advantage of this convenient service today.

Contact Ring Power's Credit Department at 904-494-1356 or by email: RPWebInvoicing@ringpower.com

 

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Used Crane Manager Appointed at Ring Power Crane—January 2011

January 19, 2011 at 3:30 PMRing Power
Used crane manager appointed for crane division of Ring Power Corporation.

 

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Ring Power Crane announces Keith Summerlin as the new Used Crane Manager. Although Summerlin will continue his established relationships with key crane customers in the northeast Florida market, Summerlin will also oversee the day-to-day operations for used cranes. Additional responsibilities include used crane procurement, attend equipment auctions, assess or appraise crane values and purchase or buy used cranes for resale.

Summerlin began his career at Ring Power in 1991 and served in a variety of capacities ranging from the service department, Cat Rental Store Sales, and his recent position as the Regional Sales Manager Crane Division for the North Florida territory.

Throughout his career at Ring Power, Summerlin has established exceptional relationships with both customers and co-workers. We look forward to Summerlin’s extensive experience in establishing Ring Power Crane as a premier used crane equipment supplier on a worldwide basis.

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 exports from their office in Miami, Florida.

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Power Systems Division Tests Turbine Generators for Florida Power & Light—January 2011

January 11, 2011 at 11:30 AMRing Power

Ring Power Systems Tests Turbine Generators at Florida Power & Light

 Ring Power’s Power Systems Division was recently contracted by Bechtel Power Corporation to perform what is known as a loop test for the turbine generators at the Florida Power and Light (FP&L) power plant in St. Lucie, Florida.

This particular FP&L location is currently a two-unit nuclear power plant. The loop test will allow Siemens to log "hot spots" in the turbine generators so their stator can be rewound to increase the electricity output from 1,000 MVA to 1,200 MVA.

The test involves multiple rental power components: a 4,160 volt single-phase power supply, (3) two-megawatt generators that are paralleled together for a load share, a 5,000 kVA step up transformer and a 1,200 AMP/ 5,000 kVA disconnect switch with a remote 120 volt shunt trip.

In addition, due to the unbalanced load of using only a single phase, an 800 kW unit is used solely to power the radiator cooling fans on the operating units.

Ring Power will have to apply the 4,160 volt single-phase power to the loop test coil without causing a spike in electricity. The power has to ramp up slowly and supply a minimum 258 Amperes with a power factor rating of only 0.25.

Using the exact same equipment needed for the turbine generator test at FP&L, generator technicians Rick Doyle and Danny Brown performed a pre-test at Ring Power’s Orlando facility on December 8, 2010. Bechtel Power personnel attended the (3) two-megawatt generators in parallelpre-test and were impressed with the technicians’ demonstration.

Doyle and Brown were able to purposely trip one of the two-meg units off-line, causing the other two generators to seamlessly assume the load. The tripped generator was then brought back on-line without a hitch.

Ring Power Generator representatives were extremely pleased with the results, "We are proud to say we not only met the specification requirements, but we were able to exceed them with a power supply over 300 Amps and a power factor of 0.183." Congratulations Power Systems on exceeding Bechtel Power Corporation’s expectations and once again making their needs your "Customers First" priority.

Headquartered in St Augustine, Florida with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Tallahassee and Tampa. Ring Power Systems provides new and used marine and industrial engines, diesel generator sets, air compressors, temperature control and other power equipment.

Roadside Vegetation Management and Mowing Seminars Repeat in 2011

January 5, 2011 at 8:31 AMRing Power
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Ring Power Ag Division will once again offer the Roadside Vegetation Control and Roadside Mowing Seminars, in addition to reviewing Safe Operator Training this spring. Challenger Mowing & Training Seminar

The Challenger Roadside Mowing Course, offered at five different locations throughout Florida, is taught by Ring Power’s Customer Training Manager, Lon Barfield, CPT.
The Roadside Mowing Seminar uses Challenger Agricultural Tractors,
Diamond Boom Mowers and LandPride bat-wing Mowers. In addition to covering features and safe operation of agricultural/farm tractors and mowers, the roadside mowing course covers the following:
► Clear & Focused Mind - Personal Assessment
► Understanding Risks and Hazards of Roadside Mowing
► Operational Site & Tractors and Mowers Assessment
► Safe Mowing and Tractor Operation Techniques
► In-the-field Training/Hands on Challenger Mowing Demonstrations and tractor and mower walk-around

The Roadside Mowing Seminar concludes with a Course Review and Final Exam. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available. The training course is well suited for those working for county departments, city and state agencies.

The Mowing Seminar costs $75 per person and covers: Course Materials, Classroom Training, Hands-on Demonstrations & Field Training, Door Prizes for Participation, On-site Lunch, and a Certificate of Course Completion.

All Roadside Mowing Seminars start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:00 p.m. The Challenger Mowing Course locations and dates are as follows:
► St. Augustine, March 8, 2011
Tallahassee, March 10, 2011
► Orlando, March 15, 2011
► Tampa, March 17, 2011
► Ocala, March 22, 2011

To register for Ring Power’s Challenger Roadside Mowing Seminar and Operator Training email us at info@ringpower.com or phone our Training Department at  904-494-1376.

Ring Power sells and leases new and used Challenger Agricultural and Farm Tractors throughout North and Central Florida, with service and repair facilities located in Perry, Tallahassee, Lake City, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Ocala, St. Augustine and Tampa. Ring Power also supplies a range of farm implements and attachments from Sunflower disc harrows, field cultivars and grain drills, SprayCoupe sprayers, RoGator ag sprayers, TerraGator, Diamond Boom Mowers, and Land Pride grooming mowers.

 

Review of 2010’s Top Construction Equipment Blog Postings—January 2011

January 1, 2011 at 10:12 AMRing Power
Top blog postings for 2010 from blog.ringpower.com

The year 2010 was an interesting year for Ring Power. The Cat Rental Store expanded new and specialty product lines, such as the Terex utility trucks and derrick diggers and the Hydra Platform for bridge inspections. We also added versatile construction machine shopmachines like the Hydrema dump truck with side-dump capabilities. Ring Power Lift Trucks aligned with Exide Technologies to provide the proper forklift battery and battery charger for customer’s forklift applications.

We looked at ways customers could operate more efficiently by analyzing equipment costs per hour and ways to rebuild and repair using services from Ring Power.

Ring Power constantly strives to deliver the very best and most productive forklifts, construction equipment, generators, and air compressors to contractors throughout Florida. And our customers can expect no less in 2011.

Below are the most read Ring Power blog postings for 2010.

1. Electric Forklift: Charging forklift batteries safely.

2. Not All Boom Mowers Are Created Equal

3. Entertainment Services – Unveils Greenest Live Show Solution

4. Managing Your Heavy Construction Equipment's Cost Per Hour

5. Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning for Buses, Tractor Trailer Rigs and On-highway Trucks

6. Rough Terrain Forklifts: The choice when moving materials off road

7. Is Your Forklift’s Hydraulic System Protected?

8. Ring Power Lift Trucks Appointed as Authorized Clark Forklift Dealer

9. Paving the road to success with Weiler Paving MTV

10. Cat Lift Trucks Announces New Heavy-Duty Diesel Lift Truck

11. Electric Forklift Battery Owners Turn to Exide® Technologies

12. Ring Power Announces Appointment as Terex Hydra Platform Distributor

13. Ritchie Bros. Auction Draws Used Equipment Buyers from Around the World to Orlando, Florida

14. Falcon Tanks & Generator Enclosures by Phoenix Products

15. Florida's Largest Peanut Farmer Prefers Challenger Agricultural Equipment

16. Goodwin Brothers Construction: Keeping It All in the Family

17. Don’t Let Your Electric Forklift Maintenance Give You Shock

18. Challenger Roadside Mowing Seminars and Operator Safety Training

19. Six Reasons to Choose Linde Electric Forklifts

20. ALL UNDER ONE ROOF: Hydraulic Repair, Machining, Welding, Fabrication, Transmission Repair & Engine Service


At this holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made Ring Power's success possible. It is in this spirit that we say, “Thank you and best wishes for the holidays and a prosperous New Year.”

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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3 Ways to Extend Your Air Compressors Life

December 21, 2010 at 8:17 AMRing Power
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1AIR COMPRESSOR SERVICE AGREEMENTS. With a full range of coverage options available, service agreements inspect your air compressor for wear, damage and potential failure.air  compressor service, fluid analysis and trend tracker extends life of compressor Below are three different types of Air Compressor Service Agreements and their key benefits:

 

  • Planned Maintenance Agreements — Offer compressed air maintenance at specified service intervals. Includes 46-point compressor inspection, filters and fluid. Ring Power offers air compressor rentals available when production cannot be interrupted.
  • Compressor Owner Protection Plan — Ring Power assumes 100% of the maintenance and oversees the performance of your air compressor as if we owned it.
  • AirTrility — Ring Power will design, install, monitor and maintain your air compressor system without asset ownership.

 

2 AIR COMPRESSOR FLUID ANALYSIS — Fluids are the life-blood of your air compressor. Fluids keep bearings lubricated. Fluids and coolants remove the heat of compression and keep your air compressor operating smoothly. Regular fluid sampling and analysis informs you if fluid needs to be changed, if intake air is contaminated, if fluids have been mixed or if sever wear is occurring. Key benefits:

 

  • Current status of your lubricant and equipment
  • Positive input to determine maintenance schedule
  • Detailed history of lubricant performance
  • Better control of maintenance expenditures

 

3 TRENDTRACKER — Conditioned monitoring and data management is playing a key role in the life of all equipment. More and more companies are realizing the benefits of preventative and predictive maintenance practices. Trending the performance of key components over time can provide advanced indication of imminent equipment failure. Key benefits:

 

  • Helps reduce unplanned plant shutdowns
  • Maximizes the life of your air compressor
  • Detailed history of lubricant performance
  • Repair before failure fixes typically are less costly
  • Minimizes downtime

 

Ring Power offers a variety of air compressor maintenance programs that not only satisfy your needs, but also compliments your business objectives. Take advantage of Ring Power’s knowledge and expertise to help you assemble the exact level of service to meet your compressed air requirements. Ring Power services and supports all makes and models of air compressors. Contact us and we will have a consultant review your compressed air requirements.

Ring Power is a leading supplier of air compressors, air tools, compressor parts and air compressor service in Florida for over 45 years. Our offices serve Miami, Pompano Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Tallahassee areas. Buy, rent or lease electric or diesel air compressors and industrial air compressors with names like Sullair, Hurricane boosters, and Belaire. See all the air compressors, portable or industrial compressed air, high pressure, or ultra high pressure, at our website compressedair.ringpower.com.

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Buying Used Forklifts Shouldn’t Be a Terrifying Experience

November 30, 2010 at 9:10 AMRing Power

How to evaluate a used forklift and things to look for to avoid getting ripped off.used and  reconditioned forklifts

Purchasing a used forklift does not have to be a monumental expenditure, and with careful consideration, a used forklift might make fiscal sense. Even though buying used forklifts makes sense for some material handling applications, there are many benefits and pitfalls to compare and consider during the purchasing decision.

When Buying a Used Forklift Makes Sense
• Lower cost
• Avoid loss of depreciation
• Avoids long lead times
• Has some form of used warranty and/or guarantee
• Fits your material handling application because it doesn’t require you purchasing a new one
• Might come with additional parts, accessories, and other items

But Be Cautious!
Looks can be decieving, here are some tips when you're ready to buy a used forklift:

• Wear – some forklifts for sale can be completely worn out or not operable when purchased
• Older forklifts may not have the latest safety items, features and options
• Won’t last as long as a new version because there are already a number of hours on the motor, chassis and other components.

Another useful tool in your selection process is how to evaluate used forklifts. Determination should be made for what kind of forklift and any attachments that your application will require. In other words, what kind of capacity, lift height, lift weight, side shift, etc., will you need? Carefully consider the make and model because some trucks are easier to get reliable maintenance for and have greater parts availability than others. Make sure to ask for all maintenance records and if none exist, have the truck mechanically evaluated. Look for leaks in the transmission, mast and tilt cylinders, differential, radiator and engine. Test drive the unit in order to check all of its operations. Lift a load with the forklift to see how it operates under normal operating conditions and make sure all attachments are functioning properly. And lastly, evaluate the dealer you are considering purchasing from. What is their reputation? How long have they been in business? Do they have certified mechanics on staff?

With this said, finding a reputable dealer is the important link to the used forklift purchasing process. Make sure you know who you are buying from and that you are dealing with a strong company that can back their used equipment. This company should have a sound service department with qualified mechanics and have a parts department that could supply your parts orders quickly.

What Makes Our Trucks Different?
Ring Power Lift Trucks' Used Forklifts Department purchases all of its equipment from reputable venders, customers, and has the option of pulling units out of our rental fleet. We then perform the following services on each lift truck:

• Our service department performs a complete inspection and steam cleans every used lift truck.
• A condition report is generated and reviewed by the Used Forklift Manager. All necessary repairs are preformed and a complete safety check is completed to insure a Ring Power Certified Used piece of equipment.
• After the lift truck's inspection and before the unit is put in to inventory or delivered to the customer, the service department completes a final Quality Control Inspection Report.
  This report insures customer satisfaction at time of delivery.
• Most important thing in this process is the paperwork from the time the unit has been purchased to the time the customer expects delivery.
  The used equipment process is designed to assure you, our customer, that the used forklift you've purchased has met Ring Power Standards and is labeled as Ring Power Certified.

Used forklifts are an economical solution for the right application. Do your homework and you could save yourself a lot of money on your next used forklift purchase.

If you feel a used and reconditioned forklift will suit your manufacturing or material handling operation, feel free to browse our online inventory of used forklifts. We have a variety of pneumatic, cushion, large capacity and specialty lift trucks available. Or contact us to speak with a representative.

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: Cat® Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Clark forklifts, Linde forklifts, Kalmar Industrial Forklifts, Kalmar Container Handlers, specialized products by Bendi and Combilift and productive Cascade Attachments. All of these products utlized properly could help your warehousing operation to become more efficient and more productive warehouse.

 

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Terex Utility Equipment Added to Rental Machine Fleet

November 18, 2010 at 2:32 PMRing Power

Ring Power’s Cat Rental Store® now carrying Terex® RMX75/100 & TM105 bucket trucks and the 65’ General digger derrick.

Utilities, from public power companies to private telecommunications firms, have unique needs for the toughest, most reliable equipment and service support. Whether you’re in private or public utilities, tree care or telecommunications, Ring Power knows Terex delivers a safer, more reliable and more productive performance. Ring Power carries Terex because, with more than 60 years serving utility industry, Terex has been building utility products longer than anyone else.

Ring Power Utility Equipment Manager Neil Carbaugh is pleased to announce the three new model additions to the rental fleet, "Our Utilities rental fleet added more Terex Hi-Ranger RMX75/100 and TM105 material handling bucket trucks as well as the General 65 Digger Derricks. All will be on 6x6 International chassis, 500 kV certified and capable of performing CAT A bare hand linework." These additions augment the wide variety of rental options already provided through Ring Power. Renting utility equipment is more than a short-term answer to an immediate problem. Ring Power Utility Equipment allows you to rent Terex Utility machines for a variety of business benefits: Terex Hi-Ranger Non-Overcenter Telescopic Aerial Device - TM Series
► Try new equipment before purchase
► Match equipment to the job
Guarantee equipment is on site when neededFill-in while waiting for new equipment arrival
Replace broken or equipment needing overhaul
Benefit by using current equipment technology
Meet demands of unexpected market shifts
Fulfill obligations during rapid growth
Protect your bank lines of credit and improve cash flow

LATEST TEREX UTILITY RENTAL FLEET ADDITIONS:

Hi-Ranger Non-Overcenter, Material Handling Device – RMX75/100 Series
105’ working height
47’ side reach
Side mount, two person/ 800 lb. capacity platform
Continuous rotation
Category A rating per ANSI A92.2

Terex Hi-Ranger Non-Overcenter, Articulating, Telescopic Aerial Device - TM105 Series
105’ working heightThe General Digger Derrick

51’ side reach
Platform has 800 lbs. capacity
Continuous rotation
Platform rotator
Category A Rating per ANSI A92.2

The General 65’ Digger Derrick  

Terex® is the first company to build a hydraulic digger derrick. Until the late 1980s, utility crews had to bring several pieces of equipment to the work site: a crane for material handling, a smaller derrick for drilling holes, an aerial device for personnel. Now, the General, with its increased boom length and additional lift capacity, manages the entire process, eliminating the need for larger crews and multiple machines. The General is the largest digger derrick in the world.
► Sheave height 65’
► 48,000 lbs. winch capacity
► Capacity at 10’ radius up to 21,010 lbs.
Digging radius 36.4’

To request more information on the Terex Utilities machines carried by Ring Power, click here.  

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.

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Georgia Crane Rentals and Sales Announce New Manager

November 5, 2010 at 4:41 PMRing Power

Ring Power Crane hires Ron Pry, 25 year crane industry veteran, as regional sales manager for Georgia. Georgia Crane Rental Salesman Ron Pry

Ring Power Crane is pleased to announce the appointment of Ron Pry, of Warner Robins, Georgia, as the new Georgia Branch Sales Manager.

Pry brings over 25 years of experience to Ring Power Crane, enhancing their already strong presence in the southeast. His experience includes work as a certified crane operator, an estimator, a purchasing agent, a salesman and a hands-on owner/ manager in the lifting, rigging, fabrication and erection industries. In the past he has worked with Welding Specialty, Specialty Crane and Georgia Crane Sales. His most recent responsibilities as head of Georgia Crane Sales included buying and selling used cranes domestically and internationally. Pry is quite familiar with the needs of the Georgia crane customer and his sales coverage will encompass the entire state. Pry will be based in Ring Power Crane’s branch office in Union City, Georgia southwest of Atlanta. He will handle crane sales, rentals, parts and service for the entire lines of Grove and Manitowoc Cranes, Tadano and Manitex Boom Trucks and Broderson Industrial Cranes. The Ring Power Crane Georgia sales team welcomes Pry’s extensive experience and looks forward to continued success.

The Georgia Ring Power Crane office is located at 5397 Jonesboro Road, Union City, Georgia 30291.

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, 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.

 

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Retrofit Emission Solutions for Buses, Semi-Trucks and Heavy-duty Diesel Trucks Now Available

November 4, 2010 at 9:10 AMRing Power
Donaldson helps semi-truck owners and users to meet critical emissions with filter-based solutions, DOC mufflers and crankcase filtration.

Look to Donaldson for high-efficiency filter-based solutions, diesel oxidation catalyst mufflers and crankcase filtration.retrofit emission muffler kits

In addition to other diesel truck parts, Ring Power is now the Donaldson Certified Emission Dealer for Florida. Ring Power sells and services all semi-truck, buses, and heavy-duty on-highway diesel engine emissions and environmental needs. Donaldson’s full-line of products is available, from something as simple as a DOC (diesel oxidation catalyst) which simply replaces a standard muffler to a full-blown DPF (diesel particulate filter) system.

Diesel engines are a reliable and efficient power source for vehicle and equipment manufacturers and, depending on the age of the engine, emit harmful emissions into the air. Governmental regulations across the globe are driving diesel engine users to consider buying new vehicles or retrofitting their existing engines to meet the new requirements. Donaldson takes a patented “total system approach” to retrofit – delivering solutions that reduce not just what comes out of your tailpipe, but offers a solution to eliminate emissions generated from the crankcase. We have CARB and U.S. EPA-verified solutions and an installation service network ready to help you select the best solution for your fleet.

Ring Power provides the following Donaldson filtration solutions:
» DOC's which reduce particulate matter by as much as 20-25%.
» Spiracle crankcase filtration systems eliminate harmful and unwanted crankcase emissions and allow crankcase to be closed without degrading performance which when combined with DOC's increase the reduction of particulate matter.
» SEF Muffler System (semi-active electric filter) which is a CARB level 3  DPF device.
» LNF and LXF DPF muffler systems is a CARB level 3 device using passive technology. This provides the highest amount of PM reduction available today at >90%. Passive DPF's are sensitive to exhaust temperature and minimums must be met to ensure consistent and reliable DPF regeneration.
» Complete emission retrofit kits, including installation hardware, are available.

See some of the Donaldson retrofit emmission solutions by clicking the PDF below
Donaldson Retrofit Emission Solutions.pdf

Ring Power is also your source for DPF filter cleaning. Give us a call to see how we can clean your DPF filter. You'll definitely be glad you did!

Ring Power’s Truck Service Centers are full service centers for buses, semi-trucks, tractor trailers and heavy duty diesel trucks. We are located throughout north and central Florida in St. Augustine, Tallahassee, Perry, Lake City, Lakeland, Jacksonville, Gainesville, Ocala, Daytona Beach, Brooksville, Orlando, Tampa, and Palm Bay.

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