Ring Power Kicks Off Buckets of Love Food Drive

November 15, 2018 at 2:28 PMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida’s Cat® dealer, today kicked off its inaugural “Buckets of Love” food drive. 

Through December 14, people are invited to bring in a non-perishable food item to their local Ring Power branch, which will in turn work with Feeding Florida to distribute donations to local community food banks in mid-December. Drop-off bins will be located in the parts department of each branch.  

In appreciation of donations, Ring Power is offering a complimentary Ring Power Cat ball cap to anyone who donates five or more non-perishable food items, while supplies last.

Donation suggestions include:

Canned meats

Canned fruits

Canned vegetables

Canned meals

Canned soups

Fruit juices

Dry or canned milk products

Rice

Cereal & breakfast bars

Peanut Butter

Low Fat or Low Sodium canned goods

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Ring Power to Sell and Service Full Line of Thunder Creek Fuel and Service Trailers

November 12, 2018 at 10:25 AMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation today announced it has reached an agreement with Thunder Creek Equipment to become the official distributor of Thunder Creek products in 44 counties in north and central Florida.  

Ring Power will sell and service Thunder Creek’s full line of products, including its Multi-Tank Trailers (MTTs) and Service and Lube Trailers (SLTs).

Thunder Creek is a leader in off-road maintenance solutions for road and bridge construction. This includes the first solution that allows contractors to legally transport bulk diesel without a CDL or HAZMAT—the MTT trailer. The company is also at the forefront of mobile and stationary solutions for delivering quality DEF in off-road environments, as well as service and lube trailers that eliminate the need for larger and more costly service trucks.

“Thunder Creek is an innovator in the areas of off-road equipment service and fluid handling,” said Tim Maguire, senior vice president – director of heavy equipment new sales.  “Fleet managers and contractors who value quality manufacturing, as well as premium fluid management, distribution and disposal systems, will see the value and protection that Thunder Creek brings to their high-horsepower, engine-driven equipment.” 

“The state of Florida represents a strong construction market, and we wanted to partner with an established equipment dealer known for its excellent product offering and service organization,” says Luke Van Wyk, vice president - Sales, Thunder Creek Equipment. “Florida, like many states, is also challenged with finding skilled labor — our service solutions make it easier for contractors to stay ahead of schedule and keep their heavy equipment running.” 

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

 

About Thunder Creek

 

Based in Pella, Iowa, Thunder Creek Equipment is a leading manufacturer of fuel and service trailers. For more information on the entire line of Thunder Creek solutions, visit www.thundercreek.com.

 

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Ring Power Excited to Partner with Weiler on Purpose-Built Forestry Products

September 28, 2018 at 9:31 AMRing Power

As previously announced, Caterpillar has entered into a preliminary agreement to sell the Cat® purpose-built forestry business to Weiler, Inc. Ring Power will work closely with Weiler and Caterpillar to ensure a smooth transition for customers.

Weiler will design and manufacture purpose-built forestry products out of the existing manufacturing plant and warehouse in LaGrange, Georgia. Caterpillar will continue to provide forestry excavators designed for log loading, processing and other forestry applications, in addition to supplying core Caterpillar equipment to the forestry industry. Ring Power will continue to support the sales and service for the complete forestry portfolio.

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

“We have a strong commitment to customer success and a proven track record of working with Cat dealers all over the world,” commented Pat Weiler, owner and founder of Weiler, Inc. “We are an engineering-led company that focuses on reacting quickly to customer needs. Our company structure allows us to make decisions quickly and execute efficiently. We are confident that our existing product line experience, our flexible design and manufacturing strategy, and our dedication to customers provide a strong foundation to successfully serve the purpose-built forestry segment.”

In this transition period, we will continue to take orders for purpose-built forestry products and support those machines for their life in the field. We are committed to working with Caterpillar and Weiler to ensure customers continue to receive the service they have come to expect from Ring Power.

The sale of the purpose-built forestry business to Weiler, expected to be finalized by early 2019.

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Ring Power Utility Equipment Division Added to Vac-Con Dealer Network

August 9, 2018 at 12:20 PMRing Power

Ring Power Utility Equipment Division recently entered into an agreement with Vac-Con to become the newest dealer in Vac-Con’s construction and utility dealer network. Ring Power adds Vac-Con to Utility Equipment Lineup

"We are very excited about the opportunity to partner with Vac-Con on their hydro-excavation product line,” said Mike Beauregard, Vice President of Ring Power Utility Equipment Division. “Vac-Con is a well-respected manufacturer providing unparalleled quality backed by a best in class service team. We are always looking for products that will expand our opportunity as a complete solutions provider to our customers. Hydro excavation is becoming a necessity in many area of the U.S. and we will have the right tools for the job when our customers call."

As a Vac-Con dealer, Ring Power Utility Equipment will provide contractor end-users with the rental and sales of the Vac•Con hydro-excavation product line for primary use in the construction industry.

“Ring Power has an upstanding reputation in the construction industry, which is primed and ready for hydro-excavation machines,” said Todd Masley, Executive Vice President, Vac-Con. “Our dealer partnership with Ring Power is a strong foot forward into this sector, in which the importance of safe, non-destructive digging is becoming a resounding factor. Our hydro-excavation machines, both truck and trailer-mounted, are designed to function as either individual machines or in tandem with traditional methods of digging often seen on the job site. Ultimately, we see this opportunity with Ring Power propelling us into a new market with confident optimism of the results to follow.”

The hydro-excavation portfolio includes the X-Cavator™ and Mudslinger™ machines. The X-Cavator from Vac-Con is a truck-mounted hydro-excavation machine designed to handle tough jobs but with the utmost precision including trenching, potholing, daylighting, exposing underground utilities, oil and gas distribution lines, and much more.

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Class of 2018 Graduates from ThinkBIG Technician Scholarship Program

June 12, 2018 at 11:10 AMRing Power

Ring Power’s largest group to ever complete the ThinkBIG Technician Scholarship program walked across the stage to claim their diplomas, May 8 at South Georgia Technical College in Americus, Ga. Pictured L-R: The 2018 graduates of the ThinkBig program are: Blair Revels (WCC – HE), Jason Amador (WCC – EPG), Logan Lauk (Palm Bay –EPG), Logan Boyd (Tallahassee – EPG), Ricky Long (WCC – HE), Jason Dillard (WCC – HE), Sean Evans (Tallahassee – HE), Don Roundtree – (SGTC Instructor), Chad Lower (Tampa – HE), John Arp (WCC – HE), Garrett Wells (Ocala – HE).

Keeping with tradition, a dinner in honor of the graduates was hosted by Ring Power and other sponsoring Cat® dealers prior to the commencement ceremony. In attendance were: Pat O’Brien (SVP, Director of Product Support), Chris Tomkinson (VP, PSD Service Operations Manager), Ken Potts (PSD General Service Manager), Rick Howard (St. Augustine PSD Branch Service Manager), Jason Bickerstaff (St. Augustine HE Main Shop Service Manager), Hector Feliciano (Tallahassee HE Branch Service Manager), Mark Dunlap (Tallahassee PSD Branch Service Manager), and Teri Brown (St. Augustine Customer Training/ThinkBig Manager). Families and friends of the graduating students also attended the dinner to share in their accomplishments.

With 10 students, this was Ring Power’s largest ThinkBIG group to date. This was also the first group to have students graduate from the Electric Power Generation (EPG) track, since it was launched as part of the ThinkBIG program two years ago.

Two of Ring Power’s graduating students, Logan Boyd and Jason Dillard, were recognized for highest overall marks in the entire program!

The 2018 ThinkBIG graduates are: 

Blair Revels - St. Augustine – Heavy Equipment

Jason Amador - St. Augustine - Electric Power Generation

Logan Lauk - Palm Bay - Electric Power Generation

Logan Boyd -Tallahassee – Electric Power Generation

Ricky Long - St. Augustine - Heavy Equipment

Jason Dillard - St. Augustine - Heavy Equipment

Sean Evans - Tallahassee Heavy Equipment

Chad Lower - Tampa - Heavy Equipment

John Arp - St. Augustine - Heavy Equipment

Garrett Wells - Ocala - Heavy Equipment 

Congratulations to all of the 2018 ThinkBIG graduates! Kudos on all of your hard-work and dedication! We wish you much success in your Ring Power careers!

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

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Ring Power Named Regional Dragline Dealer for Carolinas, Georgia and Florida

June 1, 2018 at 9:45 AMRing Power

Ring Power, one of two dedicated regional dragline dealers, has been awarded the extended territory for dragline product support coverage that includes all of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. 

The extended coverage was awarded to Ring Power because of its high level of industry expertise with Marion, Bucyrus and Caterpillar draglines. Ring Power will continue to build its capabilities by recruiting additional specialists in the newly acquired territories. This will establish a workforce in those areas that will deliver aftermarket solutions to U.S. dragline customers consistent with the level of service Ring Power customers have come to know and love. 

Combined with Ring Power’s original coverage area in Central and North Florida, the expanded territories will operate in four states as a newly-formed division of Ring Power under the name Dragline Mining Specialists.

Current openings at Ring Power for these newly acquired territories include:

Technical Sales Representative (TSR)

Job Foreman/Service Advisor

Certified Boom Welder

Certified Structural Welder

Mechanical Technician

Assistant Parts Manager

** Apply at: http://ringpower.com//careers.aspx

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ACCESSIBILITY NOTICE: If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process due to a physical or mental disability, please call 1-855-266-8325. Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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Hubert Norris Appointed to Ring Power Corporation Board of Directors

February 7, 2018 at 1:49 PMRing Power

At its January meeting, Ring Power Corporation’s Board of Directors appointed Hubert Norris to the Board and promoted him to Senior Vice President, Director of Parts Operations.

Norris began his career with Ring Power in 1995 as a manager trainee at the Tallahassee branch and accepted the position of Tallahassee Branch Parts Manager in 1996. He was then promoted to Heavy Equipment Parts Manager and transferred to the main offices in Jacksonville in 1999, where he was named Parts Operations Manager in 2001 and subsequently, General Parts Manager in 2004 and Vice President of Parts Operations in 2006. When RPC, Inc. acquired the assets of SITECH North & Central Florida in 2015, Norris assumed oversight for that company’s operations as well.

“We welcome Hubert to the Board,” said Ring Power Chairman and President Randal L Ringhaver. “His proven leadership within our organization and the experience and guidance he has to offer will be valuable to our Board and customers.”

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 55 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat® products and allied equipment. For more information, visit www.ringpower.com

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RPC Inc. Board Appoints President of SITECH North and Central Florida

January 12, 2018 at 12:23 PMRing Power

St. Augustine FL; January 12, 2018 – Greg Hasty has been named President of SITECH North and Central Florida, LLC, the authorized dealer for Trimble® construction technology located in Riverview, Fla. Hasty’s appointment became effective Jan. 1.

Hasty’s industry experience includes five years with the Caterpillar Mining and Earthmoving Technology group in Peoria, Ill., before he joined Ring Power Corporation’s Riverview location in 2004 as an assistant sales manager in their Governmental division. Hasty played a key role in establishing machine technology business under Heavy Equipment Sales at the Cat® dealer, which led to a position as Machine Control and Guidance Sales Specialist.

In 2010, Hasty went to work for Trimble Navigation as SITECH Southeast Vice President of Sales. In 2015, when the assets for the north and central Florida territory of SITECH SE were acquired by RPC Inc., Hasty returned to Riverview as General Manager of SITECH North and Central Florida.

“I am honored now to be named President of SITECH North and Central Florida,” said Hasty. “I look forward to continuing to work with our team of experienced construction professionals to provide end-to-end, integrated solutions for our customers and the best-in-class support they’ve come to expect.”

About SITECH North and Central Florida

SITECH North and Central Florida is an authorized, independent provider of Trimble position and machine control technology, training, support and service to heavy and highway civil construction companies. For more information, visit www.sitech-ncfl.com.

 

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Ring Power Helps American Cancer Society Fund Hope Lodge

November 10, 2017 at 12:15 PMRing Power

The Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation Hope Lodge celebrated its official groundbreaking October 23. Located on the campus of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Hope Lodge will serve as a home away from home for cancer patients and their caregivers who must travel 40 miles or more to the Jacksonville area for treatment. 

Ring Power has pledged a total of $50,000 over five years to help fund the construction and operating expenses of the new Hope Lodge. In return, we are proud to announce that one of the suites will be named "In honor of all Ring Power Corporation Employees." 

In addition to monetary contributions, Ring Power has donated a gas generator that will be installed during construction.

The American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge program will provide nearly 12,000 nights of FREE overnight lodging each year. In Jacksonville, the new facility will offer 32 guest suites with private bath and TV, along with amenities such as shared kitchen and dining room areas; pantry space and cookware; fresh linens and laundry facilities; resource library with computer stations, internet and Wi-Fi; comfortably furnished recreation rooms; outdoor patio and garden area; free on-site garage and surface parking; and free transportation to and from all Jacksonville treatment centers.

There are currently more than 30 Hope Lodge locations near major cancer centers and hospitals across the country, including the Gainesville and Tampa, Fla. areas, and in Puerto Rico. Six more are in development. 

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Spurlino Family YMCA at Big Bend Road to Feature Ring Power Center for Fitness & Wellness

October 17, 2017 at 11:25 AMRing Power

RIVERVIEW, FL – County commissioners and community leaders were among 200 invited guests in attendance at the groundbreaking ceremony Oct. 11, heralding the final phase of construction on the Spurlino Family YMCA at 9650 Old Big Bend Road in Gibsonton, Fla.

The new, 32,500 sq. ft. main building will include an outdoor aquatic center and will feature an 8,000 sq. ft., fully-equipped fitness center, the Ring Power Center for Fitness and Wellness, named in honor of Ring Power Presidents Randy Ringhaver and Lance Ringhaver, his late brother.

The entire project was made possible by an eight-year planning and fundraising effort. The first phase of construction (five athletic fields, covered basketball court, playground and picnic pavilion) was completed last year at a cost of $4.6 million. Funds raised for the second phase of the project totaled $11.8 million; anticipated completion is slated for late fall 2018.

Addressing the guests, Tampa YMCA President & CEO Tom Looby and Southshore Leadership Council Co-Chair Tony DiMare recognized Ring Power’s generous $250 thousand contribution and expressed appreciation to the Ringhavers for their commitment to the community. In addition to nurturing the potential and improving the health of South County children and teens, The Spurlino Family YMCA at Big Bend Road will promote economic development of the area by providing more than 125 jobs.

 

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 55 years of experience servicing and supporting Cat® products and allied equipment. For more information, visit www.ringpower.com

About the Tampa Y

The Tampa Metropolitan Area YMCA is a cause-driven, 4-star charity, dedicated to strengthening Hillsborough and East Pasco communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. For more information, visit www.tampaymca.org.

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