Ring Power Corporation Adds Weiler Forestry Products to Lineup

August 18, 2020 at 10:35 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Cat® dealer announcean agreement with Weiler® Forestry, Inc. to become the authorized dealer of Weiler Forestry equipment in North & Central Florida. Ring Power will distribute and provide parts and service support for Weiler's full line of purpose-built forestry products.

Well known for its high-quality paving equipment, Weiler acquired the purpose-built forestry product line from Caterpillar in 2019. Weiler Forestry manufactures an expanding line of forest products through facilities located in LaGrange, Georgia (headquarters); Smithfield, North Carolina; and Auburn, Alabama.

Founded in 2000, the company currently produces an extensive portfolio of products and has a long-standing history of successfully manufacturing purpose-built equipment distributed through the Cat dealer network.

With this agreement, Ring Power will distribute and provide parts and service support for Weiler's full line of purpose-built forestry products, consisting of wheel skidders, track feller bunchers, wheel feller bunchers and knuckleboom loaders.

“These products complement the Caterpillar forestry excavators and dozers that Ring Power will continue to offer. We look forward to continuing to meet the needs of our forestry customers with a wide range of products and services," said Charlie Usina, Ring Power Forestry Equipment Sales Manager.

About Ring Power Corporation

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Cadealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 5years of experience servicing and supporting Cat® products and allied equipment. For more information, visit www.ringpower.com

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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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We Are Open For Business - COVID-19 Update

March 24, 2020 at 4:29 PMRing Power

 

We are fully operational and here to support your equipment, parts, and service needs.  Although it is a different "business as usual," we are here and dedicated to assist in meeting your jobsite's requirements. 

For the health and safety of our employees and our customers, Ring Power is temporarily adjusting how we manage our daily operations. These will have minimal to low impact on your operations, but will ensure we all practice safety measures.  We will continue to follow our Ring Power, Safety Above All practices, and are taking extra precautions to ensure work areas are cleaned and disinfected frequently.  

In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, we ask that you please use phone, web, or mobile app to place parts and service requests. 


If your company has special COVID-19 requirements for our employees, please advise us in writing.  We continue to work hard to fulfill your equipment needs for parts, service, rental or sales and we are ready to help. We remain committed to serving our customers, please feel free to contact any of our locations or info@ringpower.com 

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We Are Open For Business - COVID-19 Update

March 19, 2020 at 9:30 AMRing Power

Our most important core value, Safety Above All, exemplifies our top priority: to keep our employees, customers, and communities safe. At Ring Power, we are following the CDC guidelines to ensure we do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19.

As this situation continues to evolve, we want to share with you the steps we are taking to safeguard the health of everyone we do business with, while minimizing disruptions.

All Ring Power locations are open for business during normal business hours.  Our employees remain committed to providing our customers the Parts Availability and Service Excellence you are accustomed to receiving.  As of this writing, we are still offering our full range of services, taking the necessary precautions to keep both our employees and our customers’ employees safe.  We are also restricting vendor and general visitor access to our facilities.

We have put the following policies and guidelines in place:

           Company-wide travel policies to minimize the risk of exposure to our employees and customers. Employees traveling to a high-risk area may be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.

           Postponement of group meetings and events.  Face-to-face meetings are permitted, but only as prescribed by CDC guidelines for social distancing and hygiene. Virtual meetings (Skype, Facetime, etc.) are encouraged whenever possible.  

          A “no handshake” policy in accordance with the CDC guidelines for social distancing and hygiene.  To that end, we have increased the number of hand sanitizer stations throughout all facilities.

          Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting at all of our branches, paying special attention to high-traffic areas (parts/rental counters, etc.) and high-touch areas (door handles, light switches, counters, bathroom fixtures, etc.)

          Reinforcement of employee guidelines for staying home when sick. We also are encouraging employees to reconsider personal travel to a high-risk area, which may require self-quarantine for 14 days.

We recognize this a fluid situation and will continue to keep you informed with updates on our website, email communications, and social media posts.

While the actions taken to combat the spread of the COVID-19 virus may seem drastic, it is critical that we all work together during this unprecedented time. Ring Power has a history of rising to the occasion in emergencies, and we want to continue to support our customers in any way we can. We are confident that we all will emerge from this stronger than ever. Feel free to contact us by phone or email us at info@ringpower.com if you have any questions or need assistance.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding. Please take the steps necessary to be healthy and safe!

David Alban

President

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Ring Power Safety Director Elected to Northeast Florida Safety Council Board of Directors

January 15, 2020 at 3:13 PMRing Power

Ring Power Safety Director Steve Brown

Steve Brown (Ring Power Safety Director), was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the Northeast Florida Safety Council (NEFSC).  Based in Jacksonville, the safety council serves five counties in Northeast Florida.  NEFSC is a non-governmental, not-for-profit, public service organization dedicated to promoting good health, saving lives, preventing accidents and maintaining a safe environment through workplace safety programs, road safety training programs, and community service. With four locations throughout the First Coast, NEFSC offers classroom safety courses in addition to online training.  The safety council has served the Northeast Florida area since 1942 and has over 450 local business members, including Ring Power. Kudos to Steve on this awesome achievement!

 

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Ring Power Receives Award for Excellence in Technician Development

October 10, 2019 at 3:47 PMRing Power

Ring Power’s training department was recently recognized with achieving Caterpillar Global Standards and Requirements in Technician Development.

Members of the Ring Power training team receive the Technician Career Development Process Assessment Certification. L-R: Terri Brown, Clyde Rogers, Devin Rawn, Darrin Symonds, Chip Handley, Roy Morrison, Gabe Sacco, Amanda Anders, Abel Posada.

 The team completed the Technician Career Development Process Assessment.

 Two other Ring Power trainers were also recognized with big achievements.

Devin Rawn receives his Caterpillar Instructor Accreditation certificate from Abel Posada.

Devin Rawn received his Caterpillar Instructor Accreditation. 

 

Clyde Rogers receives his certificate for IFPS from Gabe Sacco.

Clyde Rogers received his International Fluid Power Society Certification and is now officially a certified Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic.

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Group 19 Begins ThinkBIG Journey

August 15, 2019 at 9:54 AMRing Power

On Aug. 2, the newest class of ThinkBIG scholarship recipients and their families gathered at Ring Power's corporate headquarters in St. Augustine for “signing day.”

Over the next two years, they will rotate in eight-week intervals between classroom instruction at South Georgia Technical College and hands-on training at their Ring Power branch.  Group 19 Begins ThinkBIG Journey

Six of the students will follow the heavy equipment technician track; three will complete the generator technician track. Upon graduation in 2021, all of the students will have earned an Associate Degree in Applied Technology.

The Group 19 ThinkBIG students are:

Colby Klipstine -- St. Augustine -- Heavy Equipment

Collin Nye -- Orlando -- Heavy Equipment

Garrett Hultquist -- St. Augustine -- Power Systems

Jake Stallings  -- Palm Bay -- Power Systems

Garrett Lee Robinette -- St. Augustine -- Heavy Equipment

Zack Brate  -- Tampa   -- Heavy Equipment

Wyatt Davis  -- St. Augustine   -- Heavy Equipment

Josh Roberts -- Ocala  -- Heavy Equipment

Dylan Hackett  -- Palm Bay --  Power Systems

Congratulations, everyone! Good luck with your studies.

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

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Chris Zeras Appointed to Board of Directors

May 29, 2019 at 10:15 AMRing Power

At the Ring Power Board of Directors meeting April 16, Chris Zeras was named Senior Vice President, New Sales - Heavy Equipment Division and elected to the Ring Power Board of Directors.  

In his 21 years with Ring Power, Zeras has worked as a sales coordinator and account manager for the Cat Rental Store, and as a heavy equipment salesperson. He has earned numerous sales awards, including Central Florida Top Rental Producer, Account Manager of the Year, and Top Revenue Producer.

 

In addition to Zeras' appointment to the Board, the following were appointed new officers at the April meeting:

Dylan McCandless - Vice President – South Regional Sales Manager/Heavy Equipment Division

James Scarpo - Vice President – Tampa Branch Manager

Matt Session - Vice President – Orlando Branch Manager

 

 

 

 


About Ring Power Corporation

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Cat® dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 56 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat® products and allied equipment. For more information, visit www.ringpower.com

 

 

 

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“Gear Up” Event Showcases Game-Changing Equipment

May 21, 2019 at 10:07 AMRing Power

More than 100 customers came out to the Orlando branch April 25, eager to learn about the features and benefits of Next Generation Cat® machines. 

Three Next Gen excavator models — the 323,330 and 336 were among the machines highlighted at the event. Attendees learned how new machine technology offers up to 45 percent increased productivity, 25 percent reduced fuel consumption, and 12 percent reduced maintenance costs.  Customers had the chance to get into the operator’s seat to experience the new machines for themselves.

A Cat 623K Scraper was also on hand for the event. Caterpillar is the only company to manufacture this size scraper. The machine is equipped with load assist, and is available for purchase or rent.

Customers also had the chance to see a D5 dozer equipped with Trimble Earthworks. Trimble GNSS receivers have now been moved from the blade to the cab. This new setup improves safety by eliminating the need for operators to be on blade to mount and dismount the receivers.

In addition to showcasing new equipment, the demo event featured a service expo for customers to learn more about what our service departments offer.

A handful of lucky customers left the demo event with one of several prizes given away.

Prizes included:

A fishing excursion aboard the Ring Leader

Feed Your Crew: Food and drinks for up to 40 people

One-week excavator rental

50” TV

Cat Cooler

Cat Bluetooth speaker

Monster Jam tickets

Gear Up Events are planned for Tampa and St. Augustine in the Fall.

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Ring Power Corporation Announces Changes to Heavy Equipment Management Team

April 12, 2019 at 10:58 AMRing Power

Chris Zeras

Ring Power Executive Vice President of Sales, Kevin Robbins, has announced the promotion of Chris Zeras to Vice President of New Sales - Heavy Equipment Division. He replaces Tim Maguire, who retired last month.   

In his 21 years with Ring Power, Zeras has worked as a sales coordinator and account manager for the Cat Rental Store, and as a heavy equipment salesperson. He has earned numerous sales awards, including Central Florida Top Rental Producer, Account Manager of the Year, and Top Revenue Producer. He most recently held the position of Heavy Equipment Sales Manager – Central Florida.

 As Vice President of Sales, Zeras will oversee all new heavy equipment sales responsibilities in Ring Power’s North and Central Florida territory.

 “I’m excited to take on this additional responsibility and look forward to working with additional team members in our northern territory,” Zeras said.

Dylan McCandless

Dylan McCandless replaces Zeras as Heavy Equipment Sales Manager – Central Florida. 

Since joining Ring Power in 2004, McCandless has held positions of increasing responsibility, including, Cat Rental Store sales coordinator, account manager, and heavy equipment salesperson. Since 2014, he has served as sales manager for the Tampa branch.

James Scarpo

James Scarpo replaces McCandless as Tampa Branch Manager.  

Scarpo previously worked for Rozier Machinery, joining Ring Power following its acquisition of Rozier in 1986. During his career with the company, he has worked as a gate attendant, rental coordinator, heavy equipment salesperson, and assistant used equipment manager. Since 1991, Scarpo has worked as a heavy equipment salesperson for Tampa.

Matt Sessions

Matt Sessions will take on the role of Orlando Branch Manager. Sessions joined Ring Power in 1998 as a sales coordinator for the Cat Rental Store in Jacksonville. He later worked as an account manager in Tallahassee and Mulberry. Since 2007, Sessions has worked as a heavy equipment salesperson for Orlando. 

About Ring Power Corporation

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Cat® dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 57 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat® products and allied equipment. For more information, visit www.ringpower.com

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