Ring Power® Celebrates 50 Years as Full-Line Caterpillar® Dealer

March 26, 2012 at 10:21 AMRing Power
This month Ring Power Corporation, in St. Augustine, Florida, celebrates 50 years as a full-line dealer of Caterpillar earthmoving, engine and material handling equipment.

Ring Power Corporation proudly announces their 50-year, golden anniversary as a Caterpillar dealership in Florida. In 1961, L.C. Ringhaver, the owner of the world’s largest shrimp boat manufacturer, Diesel Engine Sales, Inc. (DESCO), acquired the Caterpillar engine dealership rights from Jacksonville-based Gibbs Corporation. Originally established in St. Augustine, Fla., Ring Power Corp. was founded to sell and service Cat® marine engines to Northeast Florida’s thriving shrimp trawler industry. 

Following the death of Cat dealer Lobrano Machinery Company’s president and owner, Tom Lobrano, Ring Power Corporation was awarded the dealer territory in Jacksonville, Ocala and Tallahassee, Fla. for the full line of Caterpillar equipment in March of 1962. 

For the next 14 years, L.C. Ringhaver successfully developed the North Florida Caterpillar dealership, Ring Power Corporation, into a customer-focused, service-oriented establishment. Upon L.C. Ringhaver’s death in 1976, his eldest son, Lance Ringhaver, assumed leadership of the company as President and Chairman, a role he would retain until his acquisition of the Central Florida Caterpillar dealership, Rozier Machinery, 10 years later.

In 1986, Caterpillar awarded the Central Florida dealership rights to the Ringhavers. Lance Ringhaver moved to Tampa, Fla. to start a new dealership, Ringhaver Equipment Company, while Randy Ringhaver took leadership of Ring Power Corporation in Jacksonville. For nearly two decades, both Cat dealerships continued to flourish, taking on new business opportunities and products such as an expanded power systems line, rental equipment operations, forklifts, cranes, air compressors and utility equipment, all backed by parts and product support.

In 2004, Ringhaver Equipment Company and Ring Power Corporation officially merged into one consolidated company with Randy Ringhaver as Chairman and President of the new Ring Power Corporation. The combined Cat dealership territory now consists of 44 counties throughout North and Central Florida.

Ring Power Corporation, the North and Central Florida Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has 50 years of experience servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment.

Top Ring Power Blog Posts of 2011

January 12, 2012 at 2:40 PMRing Power

The year 2012 is off and running and 2011 is rapidly fading into history. During the past year, Ring Power saw new faces in new places, launched new and exciting products, like Caterpillar's new CT660 Vocational Truck, and formed new partnerships to meet the equipment and energy needs of new customers in far off places. Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. achieved a huge milestone in 2011 by rolling out its 350,000th new forklift off the factory floor located in Houston.


Here's a quick rundown of Ring Power's top blog postings in 2011.
1.  Heavy Construction Equipment Regional Manager for Central Florida Territory Named
2.  Construction Equipment Rental Division Appoints New Sales Managers
3.  New Orlando Regional Heavy Equipment Sales Manager Appointed
4.  Custom Generator Enclosure Designer & Builder Joins Phoenix Products
5.  Electric Power Generation Business Development Manager Named
6.  New Tampa Heavy Equipment Sales Manager Appointed
7.  Caterpillar® & Ring Power® Sign Agreement with APR Energy®
8.  Roadside Vegetation Management & Mowing Seminars Repeat in 2011
9.  Ring Power Crane Offers Manitowoc EnCORE Factory Certified Crane Rebuilds and Repowers
10. Crane Division Announces Promotion of Regional Sales Manager

All of Ring Power's associates look forward to providing the ultimate in equipment service to past, current and prospective customers in 2012.

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Sullair Air Compressors are the Choice of PolarClean for Cryogenic Blasting—December 2011

December 28, 2011 at 11:42 AMRing Power
PolarClean uses dry ice and sullair air compressor as a method to remove material and clean surfaces.

Cleaning with dry ice is a concept that’s quickly expanding. The PolarClean system uses small rice-size pellets of dry ice and shoots them out of a nozzle with compressed air and Sullair portable air compressor. It’s similar to sandblasting, high-pressure water or steam blasting but with superior results. The -110°F (-78°C) temperature of the dry ice "blasts" the material to be removed, causing it to shrink and lose adhesion from its subsurface. When the dry ice penetrates the material to be removed, and it contacts the underlying surface, the warmer subsurface causes the dry ice to convert back into carbon dioxide gas. Once converted, the gas now has 800 times greater volume and expands behind the material, speeding up its removal. Only this material must be disposed because the dry ice vaporizes into the atmosphere.

sullair portable air compressor PolarClean dry ice blasting

Replaces Sandblasting
This method is superior to sand blasting because dry ice eliminates equipment damage. It does not erode or wear away the targeted surface as traditional grit media. Therefore, integrity and critical tolerances are preserved. With abrasive cleaning methods, equipment must be transported to and from the dedicated cleaning area. With dry ice blasting, most cleaning is done in place.

PolarClean uses a Sullair 375 AF portable air compressor to deliver the clean dry air necessary for dry ice blasting. Click to view common applications for dry ice blasting.

Ring Power supplies diesel portable air compressors for a wide range of applications from 125 CFM to 2232 CFM and 80 PSI to 365 PSI. Rent, buy or lease any of our air compressors today. Contact us for more information on all of our compressed air systems.

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Air Compressor Leak Audit Reveals Areas of Improvement

December 8, 2011 at 11:28 AMRing Power
With the aid of Sullair's SystemWizard™, Brass Pro Shops utilizes air leak audit of existing system to find areas of improvements.

Sullair's accurate findings trigger quick results at Bass Pro Shops facility.

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Bass Pro Shops has become one of America’s premier outdoor retailers for hunting, camping, outdoor cooking equipment, nature gifts, and much more. With destination outdoor retail stores across America and Canada, Bass Pro Shops serves over 75 million sportsmen a year. Each store is unique and offers an unforgettable shopping experience.

Prompted by management’s decision to improve reliability and reduce energy consumption of the 44-year old compressor plant, Bass Pro Shops, America’s leading outdoor retailer, decided to evaluate the air compressor needs at its 40 acre facility located in Springfield, Missouri. Sportsman’s Park Center was originally designed as an electronic manufacturing and assembly facility. Bass Pro Shops now utilizes this facility as its Corporate Headquarters, Distribution Center, and Research and Development Facility.

Air Compressor Case Study: Bass Pro Shops
Industry:
Outdoor equipment retailing

Project Location: Springfield, Missouri
Goal: Reduce energy consumption, improve reliability, eliminate disposal of toxic compressor fluid
Sullair Solution: Air Audit, Sullair S-energy® 24KT™ compressors, and Sullair Oil/Water Separator


Read how Sullair helped Bass Pro Shops significantly reduce their energy costs and provide consistent air compressor dependability. Download the Bass Pro Shops air compressor case study here.

Ring Power is a leading supplier of air compressors, air tools, compressor parts and air compressor service in Florida for over 45 years. Ring Power also offers a variety of air compressor maintenance programs that 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.

See all the air compressors, diesel portable or electric industrial compressed air, high pressure, or ultra high pressure, at our website.

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Ring Power to Attend ICUEE 2011 in Louisville — September 2011

September 16, 2011 at 4:25 PMRing Power

ICUEE 2011 - The Demo Expo "Hands Down the Best Place for Hands On"

Ring Power is eagerly anticipating this year's ICUEE [pronounced I.Q.] at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville Kentucky. Held October 4-6, ICUEE is the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition. Also known as The Demo Expo, ICUEE is the best place for hands on demonstrations of construction and utility equipment operation. Attendees can operate the equipment themselves and explore the newest industry products and innovations.

The broad spectrum of equipment available to operate is the ultimate in competitive comparisons. An extensive education program complements displays of the latest equipment technology and product innovations. Ring Power will be on-site proudly representing our Terex Utilities line. Looking forward to seeing you there!

The event will feature:

 
  • Over 950 exhibitors  
  • Over 20,000 attendees
  • A comprehensive education program during the three-day exposition with sessions emphasizing industry issues and trends, management and applied technology
  • Machinery is exhibited in job-like conditions and attendees can experience first-hand equipment in action, working at ground level, underground and overhead.
  • Indoor and outdoor exhibits of equipment including (but not limited to):
  • Admixtures/Chemicals
  • Aerial/Digger Derricks
  • Attachments
  • Cable Equipment
  • Compaction Equipment
  • Components
  • Cranes
  • Drilling Equipment
  • Earthmoving Machinery
  • Electronics / Controls / Instrumentation
  • Engines/Components
  • Hand Tools
  • Hydro Excavation Equipment
  • Information Technology
  • Job-Site Products/Materials
  • Landscaping Equipment
  • Light Equipment
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  • Hydro Excavation Equipment
  • Information Technology
  • Job-Site Products/Materials
  • Landscaping Equipment
  • Lubricants
  • Overhead & Maintenance Equipment
  • Paving Equipment
  • Publications
  • Pumps
  • Recycling Equipment
  • Safety & Traffic Equipment
  • Service Providers
  • Sewer Equipment
  • Site Preparation
  • Testing Equipment
  • Tires
  • Tracked Vehicles
  • Trailers
  • Trenching & Shoring
  • Trenchless Equipment
  • Trucks/Truck Bodies/Accessories
  • Utility Locating Equipment
  • Vacuum Excavation Equipment
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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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    About Ring Power Corp

    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. 

      

    Caterpillar Update on Impact of Crisis in Japan—April 2011

    April 6, 2011 at 8:48 AMRing Power
    Caterpillar Inc. and Caterpillar Japan Limited actively monitor the developments in Japan

    Ring Power Corporation, reports Caterpillar’s ongoing commitment to aid in Japan. Over the last week, Caterpillar Inc. and Caterpillar Japan Limited have actively monitored the on-going developments in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami to report ramifications for Cat and the Caterpillar dealer network.

    While continuing to provide support for all employees living and working in Japan, Caterpillar is focusing resources from around the world to determine the full scope and impact on the company’s supply chain. Caterpillar's facilities in Tokyo, Akashi and Sagami were not damaged by the earthquake, and are outside of the current area the Japanese government has declared as a mandatory evacuation zone. To date, both the Sagami and Akashi facilities have continued to operate and produce product, and the disruption to the supply chain in Japan has not stopped production at other Caterpillar facilities around the world. Cat is actively developing alternative sources for components produced by Japanese-based suppliers, should they not be able to fulfill orders. Although Cat’s Japanese interests appear sound, Caterpillar cautions it is possible some facilities may be sporadically impacted throughout Japan’s recovery.

    In addition to Caterpillar’s economic research on behalf of suppliers, employees, dealers and customers, Caterpillar Japan Limited has pledged $1 million to support disaster relief through in-kind equipment donations of machinery and generators to Japanese governmental agencies. In America, the Caterpillar Foundation has announced a $1 million grant to the American Red Cross with an additional promise to match up to $500,000 in contributions made by Caterpillar employees, retirees and dealer employees ­to the Red Cross before April 14, 2011.

    Ring Power Corporation has more than 45 years of experience selling, renting, servicing and supporting Caterpillar® and allied equipment throughout North and Central Florida. Additional information about the Ring Power organization, its products and services can be found on the Internet at ringpower.com.

     

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    Buying Forklift Parts and Air Compressor Parts in Miami-Dade County Just Got Easier—February 2011

    February 14, 2011 at 4:44 PMRing Power
    forklift parts now available in Miami from Ring Power Lift Trucks

    Buying forklift parts in Miami and Sullair air compressor parts just got easier with the return of Ring Power Lift Trucks to the Miami / Dade County Metro area.forklift parts miami

    You asked and we listened by moving our forklift parts back to Miami. We currently have more than $2.2 million in forklift parts inventory to fit Toyota Forklifts, Clark, Hyster, Crown, Mitsubishi Forklifts, and Cat Lift Trucks.

    Whether you're working at the port or a large warehouse with many forklifts, feel free to order your forklift parts on-line or by phone and pickup at our new location or visit in person.

    Ring Power Lift Trucks
    3521 NW 115th Avenue
    Miami, Florida  33178

    305-477-8656

    Directions: Take the Florida Turnpike to exit 29 and proceed east on NW 41st Street. Turn right to 3521 NW 115th Ave and proceed to Ring Power Lift Trucks parts store located within the Ring Power Crane facility. SE HABLA ESPAÑOL


    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 Material Handling, Kalmar Industrial Forklifts, Kalmar Container Handlers, specialized products by Bendi and Combilift and productive Cascade Attachments.

    Ring Power is also a leading supplier of air compressors, air tools, compressor parts and air compressor service in Florida for over 45 years. 

     

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    Comprar partes de compresores de aire y de montacargas en el condado de Miami Dade se ha hecho más fácil.

    February 14, 2011 at 3:41 PMRing Power

    Comprar partes de montacargas y de compresores de aire  marca Sullair se hace  más fácil con el regreso de Ring Power Lift Trucks al condado de Miami Dade.partes de montacargas

    Usted lo solicitó y nosotro escuchamos por eso regresamos a Miami. Actualmente contamos con un inventario de mas de $2.2 millones en partes de montacargas para satisfacer

    las siguientes marcas:  Toyota, Clark, Hyster, Crown, Mitsubishi, Caterpillar en montarcarga, Linde, Big Joe, Manitou y Lift King.

    No importa el tipo de negocio de manejo de  materiales que usted tenga ,siéntese  libre de ordenar su repuestos de montacargas en línea, por teléfono o puedes visitarnos en nuestro nuevo local.

    Tome el Florida Turnpike hasta la salida 29, siga al Este hasta la calle 41 NW, doble a la derecha en la 115 Avenida, siga al Sur hasta la 35 calle del NW, ahi encontrará nuestra oficina de repuestos Ring Power Lift Trucks ubicado en las instalaciónes de Ring Power Crane.

    Ring Power Lift Trucks
    3521 NW 115th Avenue
    Miami, Florida 33178

    Tel: 305-477-8656
    Fax: 305-477-9261

    Ring Power Lift Trucks es una división de la corporación  Ring Power, con oficinas centrales en Jacksonville, Florida.  Con oficinas adicionales de servicios, ventas y piezas en Pompano Beach, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Tampa, Ocala, Sarasota, Tallahassee y Miami.   Ring Power Lift Truck representa las marcas de montacargas Caterpillar,Mitsubishi, Clark, Linde, Big Joe, Manitou, Lift King, Montacargas Industriales y Porta Contenedores Marca Kalmar , Equipos Especiales como:  Bendi, Combilift, Princeton / Piggy Back y la linea completa de la marca Cascade.

     

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    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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