Our Employee Owned Business
The Modern Group Ltd. traces its beginnings to 1946 when the Modern Handling Equipment Company was formed to sell Hyster forklift trucks. The company grew steadily, acquiring dealerships and offering equipment rentals. A holding company, Modern Group Ltd., was established in 1979 for all the dealerships and rental companies that this initial venture spawned.
Several new product lines were added, including warehouse products, standby power generators, rough terrain forklifts, telehandlers, backhoe loaders, skid steers, excavators, track loaders, carry deck cranes, snow plows and pushers, and ice control equipment. In 1984 Modern employees purchased shares in the business after it was converted into an ESOP Trust. Today, Modern’s employees think and act like owners…because they are.
Modern Group helps maximize uptime for customers with quick parts delivery and emergency service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Our technicians undergo extensive training and are certified for the equipment they service. We also offer Fleet Maintenance to help manage your service, parts and equipment replacement needs.
Modern Group represents off-road equipment manufacturers that serve a wide range of businesses—construction, landscaping, municipal government, excavating, utilities, recycling and scrap handling, maritime, warehousing and manufacturing.
We carry only those equipment lines that are dependable, with proven performance. Many of the manufacturers we represent have been producing and perfecting their equipment for over 70 years. Continual improvements assure that you benefit from the latest technologies to enhance productivity.
We feature: industrial forklifts from Hyster; standby generators from Generac; construction and earth moving equipment from New Holland and Terex; chippers and grinders from Bandit; cranes from Broderson, Elliott, Palfinger, Snooper and Terex; rough terrain forklifts and telehandlers from JLG, Lull, Skytrak, and Terex; plus warehouse and rack products from Kelley and Ridg-U-Rak. We also now offer Toro Dingo loaders!