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. 

  

Custom Generator Enclosure Designer and Builder Joins Phoenix Products—May 2011

May 24, 2011 at 11:26 AMRing Power

Rocky Bear joins Phoenix Products as regional sales manager for the western United States. Bear has been in the generator packaging of emergency power industry as a custom designer and sales professional for nearly 20 years.Custom Generator Enclosure Designer and Builder Joins Phoenix Products Bear is based in Phoenix Products’ Oakdale, California manufacturing facility and has sales responsibilities to customers in California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Hawaii.

His past experience includes general manager of Power Generation and Engineering Inc. (PGEI). Bear was also the owner and manager of Bear Power Products Inc., designing and building custom generator enclosure and fuel tanks and base tanks for the last 5 years. and reached by email at rocky.bear@ringpower.com, or by telephone at 209-845-3830 extension 207

Phoenix Products specializes in the manufacturing and designs of generator enclosures and produces fuel storage tanks and fuel systems, electrical control panels and insulation blankets for exhaust systems, as well as metal stairs and platforms. Their headquarters reside in Jacksonville, Florida with additional offices in Oakdale, California.

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Electric Power Generation Business Development Manager Named—May 2011

May 5, 2011 at 2:40 PMRing Power
Electric power generation business development manager promoted from Phoenix Products

Former Phoenix Products estimator promoted to Ring Power’s Electric Power Generation DivisionRing Power is an industry leader in the supply of generators and electric power, rental generators, and industrial engines through customized engineering, packaging and the ability to design and build complete control and switchgear systems.

Jonathan Long, Phoenix Products' Senior Estimator, accepted a new role within Ring Power Corporation’s Power Systems Division as Business Development Manager.

Long, as electric power business development manager, will assist the mechanical and electrical engineering community and the Ring Power Systems sales team in designing and developing electric power generator specifications for stand-by power and prime power projects.

Acting as a consult to Florida’s Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Community in the very early stages of electrical product development will be an essential responsibility. Long’s mechanical engineering experience will be invaluable in dealing with technical information, budget pricing and support through installation and commissioning. Long states, “I am very excited to join the Power Systems Division in this new role, and I plan to expand our impact within the engineering community.” Long is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

Long’s background includes inside sales, outside sales, process improvement, mechanical engineering, and production. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Georgia Southern University, and is currently a part of Ring Power's Mentorship program. Long will be the one source at Ring Power for information from UPS systems to stand-by power, bi-fuel and load management to EPA Tier 4 Emissions regulations, utility interfacing, all the way through peak shaving.

Ring Power Systems provides new and used marine and industrial engines, diesel generator sets, air compressors, temperature control and other power equipment throughout north and central Florida. Headquartered in St Augustine, Florida with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Tallahassee and Tampa.

Phoenix Products specializes in a generator enclosure manufacture and designs and produces fuel storage tanks and fuel systems, electrical control panels and insulation blankets for exhaust systems, as well as metal stairs and platforms. Their headquarters reside in Jacksonville, Florida with additional offices in Oakdale, California.

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Generator Packaging and Enclosure Manufacturer Hires Plant Manager—April 2011

April 8, 2011 at 12:27 PMRing Power
new generator enclosure manufacturing plant hires plant manager

Phoenix Products, manufacturer of generator enclosures, fuel systems and fuel tanks in Jacksonville, Florida, announces Chris Ingles as Plant Manager of the Jacksonville operation.Few companies have more experience than Phoenix Products designing integrated fuel systems and packaging generator sets, whether for standby power, prime power or peak shaving power applications.

Ingles brings many years of generator packaging and service experience and has responsibility for all production activity in the manufacturing of generator enclosures, fuel tanks and fuel system. Ingles’ was formerly the owner of C-G Engineering, which provided installation and repair services for generator dealers and users.

Phoenix Products specializes in the manufacture of generator set enclosures, fuel storage tanks, electrical control panels and insulation blankets for exhaust systems, as well as metal stairs and platforms. Phoenix Products also manufactures Falcon tanks and enclosures, an economical line of generator enclosures and diesel fuel tanks. Phoenix Products headquarters reside in Jacksonville, Florida with additional offices in Oakdale, California.chris ingles, phoenix products

 

 

 

 

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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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Seven Reasons to Consider Re-powering Your Diesel Generator—April 2011

April 4, 2011 at 8:54 AMRing Power

Seven reasons generator owners should consider re-powering aged or undersized generators.generator repower with Caterpillar

1. 120-Day same as Cash. No Payments. No Interest Financing.*  Special financing available for qualified buyers on diesel generators below 200kW; gas generators  below 300 kW; and other Cat-branded generators included with every order.

2. Five-year or 2500-hour Extended Service Coverage on every Caterpillar Generator included with every order.

3. Ability to “Piggyback” off Publicly Bid Contracts such as the Florida Sheriffs, Jacksonville Electric Authority [JEA], Gainesville Regional Utilities [GRU]

4. Section 179 and Section 168 Tax Relief on equipment purchased throughout 2011

5. Aggressive Trade-in Allowances on Cat and non-Caterpillar generators

6. Customized Maintenance Contracts to keep your generator operating at peak performance

7. Complete Generator Turn-key Solutions to all your standy-by power needs

 

Contact your nearest Ring Power representative or email us below for additional details. Click to view Generator Re-Power Brochure: Generator Re-Power.pdf

Ring Power is a distributor for Caterpillar® and Olympian™ standby and prime generators, as well as, ASCO Russelectric, and Caterpillar automatic transfer switches and Caterpillar UPS systems.

Headquartered in St Augustine, Florida with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Tallahassee and Tampa.


*Special financing available to those with approved credit.

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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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Power Systems Division Tests Turbine Generators for Florida Power & Light—January 2011

January 11, 2011 at 11:30 AMRing Power

Ring Power Systems Tests Turbine Generators at Florida Power & Light

 Ring Power’s Power Systems Division was recently contracted by Bechtel Power Corporation to perform what is known as a loop test for the turbine generators at the Florida Power and Light (FP&L) power plant in St. Lucie, Florida.

This particular FP&L location is currently a two-unit nuclear power plant. The loop test will allow Siemens to log "hot spots" in the turbine generators so their stator can be rewound to increase the electricity output from 1,000 MVA to 1,200 MVA.

The test involves multiple rental power components: a 4,160 volt single-phase power supply, (3) two-megawatt generators that are paralleled together for a load share, a 5,000 kVA step up transformer and a 1,200 AMP/ 5,000 kVA disconnect switch with a remote 120 volt shunt trip.

In addition, due to the unbalanced load of using only a single phase, an 800 kW unit is used solely to power the radiator cooling fans on the operating units.

Ring Power will have to apply the 4,160 volt single-phase power to the loop test coil without causing a spike in electricity. The power has to ramp up slowly and supply a minimum 258 Amperes with a power factor rating of only 0.25.

Using the exact same equipment needed for the turbine generator test at FP&L, generator technicians Rick Doyle and Danny Brown performed a pre-test at Ring Power’s Orlando facility on December 8, 2010. Bechtel Power personnel attended the (3) two-megawatt generators in parallelpre-test and were impressed with the technicians’ demonstration.

Doyle and Brown were able to purposely trip one of the two-meg units off-line, causing the other two generators to seamlessly assume the load. The tripped generator was then brought back on-line without a hitch.

Ring Power Generator representatives were extremely pleased with the results, "We are proud to say we not only met the specification requirements, but we were able to exceed them with a power supply over 300 Amps and a power factor of 0.183." Congratulations Power Systems on exceeding Bechtel Power Corporation’s expectations and once again making their needs your "Customers First" priority.

Headquartered in St Augustine, Florida with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Tallahassee and Tampa. Ring Power Systems provides new and used marine and industrial engines, diesel generator sets, air compressors, temperature control and other power equipment.

Review of 2010’s Top Construction Equipment Blog Postings—January 2011

January 1, 2011 at 10:12 AMRing Power
Top blog postings for 2010 from blog.ringpower.com

The year 2010 was an interesting year for Ring Power. The Cat Rental Store expanded new and specialty product lines, such as the Terex utility trucks and derrick diggers and the Hydra Platform for bridge inspections. We also added versatile construction machine shopmachines like the Hydrema dump truck with side-dump capabilities. Ring Power Lift Trucks aligned with Exide Technologies to provide the proper forklift battery and battery charger for customer’s forklift applications.

We looked at ways customers could operate more efficiently by analyzing equipment costs per hour and ways to rebuild and repair using services from Ring Power.

Ring Power constantly strives to deliver the very best and most productive forklifts, construction equipment, generators, and air compressors to contractors throughout Florida. And our customers can expect no less in 2011.

Below are the most read Ring Power blog postings for 2010.

1. Electric Forklift: Charging forklift batteries safely.

2. Not All Boom Mowers Are Created Equal

3. Entertainment Services – Unveils Greenest Live Show Solution

4. Managing Your Heavy Construction Equipment's Cost Per Hour

5. Diesel Particulate Filter Cleaning for Buses, Tractor Trailer Rigs and On-highway Trucks

6. Rough Terrain Forklifts: The choice when moving materials off road

7. Is Your Forklift’s Hydraulic System Protected?

8. Ring Power Lift Trucks Appointed as Authorized Clark Forklift Dealer

9. Paving the road to success with Weiler Paving MTV

10. Cat Lift Trucks Announces New Heavy-Duty Diesel Lift Truck

11. Electric Forklift Battery Owners Turn to Exide® Technologies

12. Ring Power Announces Appointment as Terex Hydra Platform Distributor

13. Ritchie Bros. Auction Draws Used Equipment Buyers from Around the World to Orlando, Florida

14. Falcon Tanks & Generator Enclosures by Phoenix Products

15. Florida's Largest Peanut Farmer Prefers Challenger Agricultural Equipment

16. Goodwin Brothers Construction: Keeping It All in the Family

17. Don’t Let Your Electric Forklift Maintenance Give You Shock

18. Challenger Roadside Mowing Seminars and Operator Safety Training

19. Six Reasons to Choose Linde Electric Forklifts

20. ALL UNDER ONE ROOF: Hydraulic Repair, Machining, Welding, Fabrication, Transmission Repair & Engine Service


At this holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made Ring Power's success possible. It is in this spirit that we say, “Thank you and best wishes for the holidays and a prosperous New Year.”

Ring Power Corporation, North and Central Florida's Caterpillar dealer, is headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida, with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Lakeland, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Perry, Sarasota, Tallahassee, Tampa and Tarpon Springs. Ring Power is comprised of eight divisions and has more than 45 years of experience servicing and supporting Caterpillar and allied equipment.

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Generator Power Projects throughout Florida Can Rely on Technical Support from RPC

October 7, 2010 at 3:24 PMRing Power

Electric Power Business Development Manager Rod BriggsNew hire forges relationships with Florida’s electrical and mechanical engineering communities.

Ring Power Corporation is pleased to announce the addition of Rod Briggs to the company’s Power Systems division. As Electric Power Business Development Manager, Briggs’ primary mission is to assist the mechanical and electrical engineering community and the Ring Power Systems sales team in designing and developing specifications for electric power generation, stand-by power and prime stand-by power projects.

Briggs’ Electric Power Business Development Manager position was envisioned to add a new dimension to the process of technical support guaranteed by Ring Power Systems and Caterpillar electric power products. Briggs will provide intensive assistance to the Consulting Engineering Community and the Ring Power sales team in the very early stages of electrical product development. Briggs will contribute to projects beginning with the idea/ concept phase then providing technical information, budget pricing and support all the way through installation and commissioning. Briggs will provide a one-stop-shop for information on everything from UPS systems, stand-by power, bi-fuel, load management, EPA Tier 4 Emissions regulations, utility interfacing, peak shaving and more. Briggs will develop relationships between key Consulting Engineers and Ring Power salesmen providing a relaxed, convenient, highly competent source of technical data, business case analysis and experience in helping form direction and specifications for any electric power systems project. Briggs’ highly specialized electric power niche is an effort unmatched by the competition in north and central Florida.

Briggs worked for Caterpillar, Inc. in Peoria, Ill. for more than 35 years, where the majority of his career focused on Caterpillar generators. In addition to a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill., Briggs holds a Master of Business Administration from Bradley University in Peoria.

Ring Power Vice President and New Engine Business Development Manager Keith Moore looks forward to Briggs’ contributions to Power Systems business. "Today more than ever it is critical that Ring Power stay in front of the engineering community and provide the necessary technical and supporting information to specify Caterpillar electric products," he explains. "Rod brings a wealth of Caterpillar experience and will be a valuable asset to the Florida engineering community in the design of Caterpillar mission critical systems."

"This Electric Power Business Development Manager Position is just one more step in assuring that Ring Power is viewed in the market place as ‘the best and most credible source for electric power projects’", Briggs explains. "Information, technical guidance, business analysis, products, and support after installation are all included." Ring Power Systems looks forward to Briggs’ expertise in assisting Florida’s engineers throughout the entire electric power application process.

Headquartered in St Augustine, Florida with branch locations in Brooksville, Daytona Beach, Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lake City, Ocala, Orlando, Palm Bay, Tallahassee and Tampa. Ring Power Systems provides new and used marine and industrial engines, diesel generator sets, air compressors, temperature control and other power equipment.

 

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