New Forklift Product Support Sales Manager Announced

January 21, 2013 at 11:30 AMRing Power

Justin Barlanti has been promoted to the position of Product Support Sales Manager at Ring Power Lift Trucks, the forklift division of Ring Power Corporation.

Barlanti joined Ring Power in 2005 as a Heavy Equipment Product Support Inside Sales Representative. He moved to Hydraulic Sales and Repair in 2006, where he introduced many customers to Ring Power’s hydraulic repair capabilities. In 2010, Barlanti joined the Lift Truck team as a Product Support Sales Representative covering Jacksonville and surrounding counties. Barlanti has been instrumental in the parts and service growth at North Florida branches. He will continue to work out of the Jacksonville office. Barlanti is a graduate of Jacksonville University and has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the forklift and material handling division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Ocala and Tallahassee. For more information on Ring Power Lift Trucks, visit the Ring Power Lift Trucks website.

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New Forklift Parts Operation Manager Announced

December 26, 2012 at 3:22 PMRing Power
Curt Ballard named as New Parts Operations Manager for Ring Power Lift Trucks

Curt Ballard named as New Parts Operations Manager for Ring Power Lift Trucks

forklift parts

Curt Ballard has been promoted to the position of Parts Operation Manager at Ring Power Lift Trucks, the forklift division of Ring Power Corporation. Ballard is based out of the Orlando facility.

Ballard joined Ring Power Lift Trucks in September, 1999 and brings over 24 years of forklift parts and material handling experience to his new position. Ballard has worked as a Parts Counter Sales Representative and more recently as Orlando Parts Manager, which supplies forklift and material handling equipment parts for Orange, Osceola, Lake, and Seminole Counties in Central Florida, but has branch offices throughout Florida.

Ring Power Lift Trucks supplies original forklift manufactured parts, as well as Promatch aftermarket forklift parts for any major brand and make. Ballard commented, "As the Ring Power Lift Trucks Parts Operation Manager, I will be tasked with growing our OEM and aftermarket forklift parts business for the entire state of Florida."

Ring Power Lift Trucks is the forklift and material handling division of Ring Power Corporation, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida. Additional offices service Pompano Beach, Miami, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Ocala and Tallahassee. For more information, contact us at rlinfo@ringpower.com or visit the forklift parts section of our website.

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Ring Power to Host 20th Annual Master Electrician Association Dinner

November 1, 2012 at 8:16 AMRing Power

 

Thursday, December 13, 2012

If you would like to get involved with the Jacksonville Master Electrician Association or

be personally invited to this event please contact: Keith Moore

Columbia High School Gets a Lift from Ring Power

October 8, 2012 at 9:59 AMRing Power

 

Ring Power donates the use of Cat forklift to high school’s Global Logistics Academy

 

 

 In a small Lake City warehouse, big things are happening.

The warehouse is part of Columbia High School’s Global Logistics Academy, and inside students get hands-on instruction, gaining the skills and experience necessary for a successful career in the logistics field.

But until recently the warehouse lacked a key ingredient — a forklift

So academy instructor Rebecca Golden made a call to Ring Power in Lake City and Regional Sales Manager Todd Sandlin set the wheels in motion to make a forklift in the warehouse become a reality.

Oct. 2 Ring Power Lift Trucks, with administrators and students watching, handed over the keys to a Cat Lift Trucks C5000 to Golden. With the support of Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift of America (MCFA), Ring Power Lift Trucks donated the use of the Cat Lift Trucks forklift for the academic year.

“The forklift will allow students to train and become forklift certified, making them more employable,” said Golden.

Having a forklift in the warehouse will also allow outside groups to come in and become forklift certified, providing additional income to sustain the program, Golden said.

 

cushion tire forklift

At the warehouse on campus students receive books from First Book, an organization out of Washington D.C. that collects and donates books. When a shipment arrives, students receive the order, package the books and then distribute them throughout the country.

Three years ago the Global Logistics Academy started with just 53 students. Currently 124 students are enrolled in the program and many of them enter careers in the logistics field upon completion of the program.

Anthony and Andrew Pickolo started in the logistics program in their sophomore year. Now seniors, they are spending time in the warehouse on-campus and interning with several companies off-campus.

Andrew said once he completes the program this year he is “pretty much guaranteed employment at the Target distribution center.”

Target has also partnered with the logistics academy and recently donated racking for the warehouse.

The Columbia High School Logistics Academy makes a lot of sense.

Lake City, with its access to major highways and rail lines, is quickly positioning itself as an inland port. Several major corporations have distribution centers already located in Lake City, and many more are expected.

 

 

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There's No Such Thing as One-Size-Fits-All

September 24, 2012 at 12:14 PMRing Power

There’s really no such thing as one-size-fits-all. Sure, some clothing claims to be one-size-fits-all, but in reality — it doesn’t exactly "fit" every person just right.

Ring Power Lift Trucks is certainly not in the clothing business, but we understand that the one-size-fits-all approach just doesn’t work, especially when it comes to forklifts.big joe forklift florida

That’s why we’re proud to carry multiple lines of Lift Trucks to meet the individual material handling needs of your business. Whether you’re in the market for a new forklift, a used forklift, or just need to rent one for a short time.

We recently launched a renewed partnership with Big Joe Pallet Movers to carry its lifts at Ring Power Lift Trucks ten locations throughout Florida.

We’re happy to continue our relationship with Big Joe. They provide widely accepted entry level economically attractive products that complement our current line of forklifts.

And if your lift no longer “fits” your needs, rest assured we have one that will.

We represent leading forklift manufactures, including; Cat Lift Trucks, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Clark Material Handling, Jungheinrich warehouse trucks, Linde, CombiLift, Kalmar container handlers and industrial forklifts, Bendi and Drexel wing mast, Navigator , Princeton Piggybacks, Big Joe and more.

For more information, visit http://lifttrucks.ringpower.com/

 

 

 

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Are All Used Forklifts the Same? We Say NO!

August 16, 2012 at 10:23 AMRing Power

See how our used forklifts differ from the competitions.

reconditioned forklift for sale

The quality and pride Ring Power Lift Trucks takes in rebuilding and reconditioning a used forklift is the difference. Our goal when producing a used lift truck, is to provide a quality forklift that far exceeds our customer’s expectations, backed by superior support services, guarantees and warranties. 

To meet these goals the following forklift components and systems are visually inspected and replacement parts or reconditioning as needed:

• Engines & Transmissions – Transmissions and engines including support systems are thoroughly inspected to ensure appropriate performance for operational hours.
• Hydraulic Systems – The forklift's hydraulic system, including cylinders and hoses, is inspected. Any hydraulic leaks are repaired and the entire system is checked to ensure appropriate performance.
• Masts – Mast including rollers and lift chains are inspected for damage and wear. Adjustments are made to ensure safe dependable operation.
• Steer & Drive Axles – inspected for leaks or damage due to overloading or abuse.
• Brakes – The forklift's brakes are visually and operationally tested with adjustments or replacement as needed.
• Gauges & Electrical Systems – Complete electrical system, including gauges, is inspected with corrections made as needed.

The entire forklift and it's systems are then tested for proper operation. See more forklift pictures at our Google+ Page

The Mitsubishi FD150 forklift, pictured at right, had badly damaged body and carriage and needed plenty of cleaning and reconditioning. The Mitsubishi FD50 required new body work, new tires, new paint and we steam cleaned the engine.

Ring Power Lift Trucks leases and finances a wide variety used forklifts throughout Florida, from pneumatic tire IC forklifts to efficient electric cushion forklifts, from container handlers by Kalmar and Linde to narrow aisle warehouse forklifts by Jungheinrich, Mitsubishi Forklifts, Cat Lift Trucks, Clark, Linde, Princeton and others. Visit our website for complete information.See our entire inventory of used electric forklifts and wide range of IC pneumatic forklifts for sale.

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Vote for Ring Power in the Business Journal's Social Madness Contest

June 7, 2012 at 10:00 AMRing Power

Vote Now! Social Madness

Voting officially began June 1 for American City Business Journals’ Social Madness competition to find out which local companies are the best at social media. Help us show that WE are the best!

The first phase of voting continues through June 18, so be sure to vote for your favorite Northeast Florida business (Ring Power Corporation!) and support us further by following us on LinkedIn and Twitter, and liking our Facebook company page.

To vote for us, follow one of two instructions:

1. Simply click on the link below, go to the "Large Companies" section and click "Vote" next to our name. (You will be asked to key in an authorization code to make sure you're human.) 

http://www.bizjournals.com/jacksonville/exclusives/socialmadness

2. Visit www.ringpower.com and click on the "VOTE" button in the bottom, right hand corner labeled "#social madness challenge". 

Show Ring Power your support today, we need your help!

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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Stand-up Narrow Aisle Reach Trucks vs. Jungheinrich's Side-Seated—December, 2011

December 21, 2011 at 5:07 PMRing Power

Jungheinrich's side-seated moving mast reach truck is a better choice.

side seated reach truck is safer, less operator fatigue and more productive operator

Think for a moment of a mobile piece of equipment that requires that the operator stand in order to address the workload at hand.

Give up yet? It’s fairly difficult to do. In fact, for all practical purposes there is really one style of equipment that can be found in only one industry, which situates the operator in a standing position. That product is a Stand Up Narrow Aisle Reach Truck. And while this style of truck dominates the narrow aisle reach truck market in the United States, we have an alternative that might be the right product and the right solution for your materials handling application.

Whether you are working in narrow aisles currently with Stand Up Reach Trucks or running out of space and contemplating a change to a tighter aisle, we encourage you to take a look at the Jungheinrich ETV Side-Seated Moving Mast Reach Truck, nominated for 2011 Product of the Year by Material Handling Wholesaler.

Although we’re discussing a forklift, what’s really under discussion here is an idea… the idea that a seated worker or forklift operator is more effective, safer, more comfortable and ultimately more productive than one who stands. Let’s look briefly at the side-seated reach truck concept.

SAFER
First and foremost, the seated position offers a significant safety enhancement in the sense that inertia makes less of an impact on an operator’s body (with upper legs, torso, lower and middle back firmly and safely in contact with the operator seat), than it would on a truck drivers feet only. In other words, think of the results of trying to push over a person who is seated, versus one standing. Obviously, the seated individual would be more difficult to move.

LESS OPERATOR FATIGUE
Secondly, a seated operator position offers the ability to use your hands AND feet for operating the equipment while sitting. In the standing position, your feet are removed from useful productivity due to being needed for… you guessed it, standing. You can’t stand without feet, and while you’re standing – those same feet can no longer be used for accelerator and brake pedals.

In short, seated operators are positioned in a safer work environment and will experience less fatigue through the course of the shift. In fact, the level of overall comfort, feeling of security and the ability to operate a machine utilizing hands and feet will impact productivity significantly.

MORE PRODUCTIVE
Cycle or throughput tests of Stand Up Narrow Aisle Reach Trucks versus Side-Seated, Moving Mast Reach trucks routinely show productivity increases of +20-percent! In simple terms, this means that a warehouse utilizing a fleet of 10 reach trucks, could potentially eliminate 1-2 trucks from the facility and maintain the current level of pallet throughput and productivity. Imagine the savings to be realized by reducing the size of your current lift truck fleet by 20 percent.

In addition to the above features, this style of truck also offers a very versatile capability, with the proper mast/lift height configuration – this truck can also work directly from the “trailer to rack,” again enabling our customers to eliminate a step in the unloading and storage process, as well as another opportunity to eliminate now unnecessary trucks from their applications… in this case, perhaps a standard sit down forklift or an electric pallet truck being used for trailer unloading and product staging.

jungheinrich side-seated reach truck features

Tremendously enhanced ergonomics and operator safety, increased productivity, fleet/cost reduction opportunities, packaged under the Jungheinrich name while working in aisles as narrow as 9’0” feet!

Please contact Ring Power Lift Trucks for a no obligation “desk-demo” and a closer look at this labor saving, space saving and money saving machine.