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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Ring Power Utility Equipment supports lineman community at event

April 8, 2019 at 10:07 AMRing Power

Ring Power Utility Equipment division was a sponsor at the Florida Municipal Electric Association Lineman Competition Saturday, March 2, in Gainesville, Fla. This year, the event was held at the Gainesville Regional Utility facility just down the street from the Ring Power branch.  

Ring Power has been involved in the FMEA Lineman Competition for several years. Josh Ratcliff, Ring Power Utility Equipment Account Manager in northwest Florida, said it’s a chance for the company to show support for the lineman community that is so integral to both the state and the company.

“Everybody’s been really appreciative that we’re there,” Josh said. “We care about their craft and their hard work as linemen. They support us during natural disasters and put their lives on the line to make sure we have power.”

Spectators watched as linemen from municipalities all over Florida competed in timed events for both apprentices and journeymen. Clay Electric Cooperative placed first in the overall journeyman team category, followed by two City of Tallahassee teams in second and third. 

Josh said the Utility Equipment division finds a lot of value in its involvement with the FMEA Lineman Competition in that it shows support for the municipalities that make up a large portion of the division’s customer base. 

“Each of those municipalities that compete are in Ring Power’s footprint, and we want to show support for public power,” Josh said.

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Ryan Stallings Appointed to Board of Directors

February 18, 2019 at 9:59 AMRing Power

At the Ring Power Board of Directors meeting Jan. 15, Ryan Stallings was named Senior Vice President, Director of Cat Rental Store Operations and elected to the Ring Power Board of Directors.   

A graduate of Florida State University, Stallings joined Ring Power as a sales coordinator for the Cat Rental Store’s Sarasota branch in September 2005 and quickly advanced to account manager, serving at several branches over the next several years.  In 2012, he was named Challenger (agriculture equipment) division manager, based out of Ring Power’s corporate headquarters in St. Augustine, Florida. Two years later, he was appointed Vice President and named Cat Rental Store East Coast Sales Manager. Since 2017, he has served as Vice President, Cat Rental Store General Manager.  

 

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Ring Power Corporation Appoints Alban President

January 24, 2019 at 5:36 PMRing Power

Ring Power Corporation today announced the appointment of David Alban as President. He will assume day-to-day leadership of the company. Randal L. Ringhaver will remain Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

David Alban

”Ring Power is fortunate to have a strong, young group of leaders, prepared to position the company to keep pace with the ever-changing business climate and rapidly evolving technology, today and into the future, said Ringhaver. “In concert with Caterpillar, Alban will focus on growing the company, continue to provide excellent service, and maintain customer relationships.”

Alban has progressed in various leadership roles since joining Ring Power in 2001. After a successful stint in Heavy Equipment Rental and Sales, he was promoted to Agriculture Sales Manager.

Alban’s professional growth at Ring Power expanded in 2004 as he went through Six Sigma training and was elected Assistant Vice President, Six Sigma Black Belt. His development continued with a promotion as Vice President and Corporate Secretary of Lift Trucks in 2009.

In 2010, Alban was elected Vice President, Heavy Equipment Service Operations North, and elected to the Ring Power Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary. Additional responsibilities would later include Vice President, Power Systems Product Support operations, and then in 2012, Alban was elected Executive Vice President of Sales and Corporate Secretary.  The following year his role was expanded to include responsibility for Product Support for Heavy Equipment and Training.  In 2014, Alban’s responsibilities as Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary added oversight of Product Support for Heavy Equipment and Power Systems, Training, Human Resources, Facilities and Phoenix Products.

Since 2015, Alban has been leading from his most recent position as Chief Operating Officer.

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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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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