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Ring Power Unveils New Headquarters in St. Augustine

Wed October 26, 2005 - Southeast Edition
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Ring Power CAT held a house warming of sorts Oct. 13 to which the company invited 1,000 of its closest friends.

The four-story 380,000-sq.-ft. corporate headquarters on 100 acres in World Commerce Business Park in St. Augustine, FL, was unveiled to Ring Power’s customers, primarily from northeast and central Florida.

The facility houses the administrative offices, such as sales, human resources and accounting, as well as a full parts operation with a climate-controlled warehouse.

It also boasts new training facilities, which include four classrooms, four labs and one service bay. The classrooms are equipped with the latest technology, such as SmartBoards and satellite feeds.

Director of Marketing Sue Miller said Ring Power is focusing on internal training right now, but may open up its facilities to other Caterpillar dealers in the area.

The complex has 64 service bays, a bigger paint booth and sandblast area, as well as a wash station that is protected from the elements.

Approximately 400 employees work at this location.

Ring Power moved its headquarters from Jacksonville, FL, where it had been since 1973.

Miller said the growth of the company required additional space.

But the headquarters isn’t the only facility work going on at Ring Power.

New dealerships opened in Sarasota in June and in Jacksonville in September and crews just broke ground for a new facility in Tallahassee to replace the current Ring Power location.

Miller was delighted by the turn-out at the open house, as Ring Power’s customers are being kept extremely busy with Florida’s population boom.

“We tried to pull out all the stops and make them feel welcome,” she said.

As a thank you for leaving the job site for the day, the attendees each received a $25 gift certificate for the company’s retail store, as well as a chance to win door prizes.