Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Modern Recognized As MHEDA MVP For 2017

We are happy to announce that Modern has been awarded the 2017 Most Valuable Partner Award from MHEDA, a trade association for the material handling industry.

To be among the less than 5% of the association’s membership earning the award, Modern needed to successfully demonstrate a commitment to business excellence, professionalism and good stewardship. MVP recipients must satisfy multiple criteria in the following important areas:

·         Customer Service & Safety
·         Business Networking
·         Continuing Education
·         Business Best Practices

We pride ourselves for taking an active role in this organization. We attend multiple MHEDA sponsored events a year, including at major conference like MODEX. These are great platforms for us to work with dealers and vendors from across the country, discussing best practices, speaking with lawmakers, helping our industry grow and thrive in the 21st Century!

The Material Handling Equipment Distributors Association (MHEDA) is the only national trade association dedicated solely to improving the proficiency of the independent material handling distributor.  MHEDA represents close 650 companies in the material handling equipment business.  Located in suburban Chicago, the association provides services to companies seeking to improve their business through education, networking, benchmarking and best practices.  For more information, visit

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Dave Yuro Named EGSA Technician Of The Year

Modern is proud to announce that Dave Yuro of our Power Systems division has been named the 2016 Technician of the Year Award (TOYA) winner by the Electrical Generating Systems Association. Dave, his wife and VP/GM of Modern Power Systems John McClure were in attendance last night at the EGSA Fall Conference in Sacramento, California.

The EGSA is a nationwide trade organization for the on-site power industry whose membership encompasses generator manufacturers, distributors and over 1600 technicians from coast to coast. To be even nominated for the TOYA is a great honor, to win it represents one of the highest achievements in the industry. Dave’s dedication to his career, our customers, and his fellow employee-owners was expounded upon by John McClure for all EGSA members at the banquet. Our partners at Generac Industrial Power joined in the recognition and presented Dave with a gift of a portable generator.

This is a proud day not just for Dave, or the Power Systems Service Team but all of us at Modern!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Modern Becomes Authorized Cummins Repair Dealer

Modern is proud to announce an agreement with Cummins, Inc to become an Authorized Repair Dealer for our entire coverage territory.

This means that we will have full access to Cummins replacement parts and fully accredited technicians trained to work on a broad range of Cummins engines which are utilized in:
  • Forklifts
  • Construction Equipment
  • Arborist Equipment
Cummins Service

Our certified technicians can perform general maintenance, emergency repair, and warranty work on select Cummins engines. Your equipment is ready to get back to work sooner with all of the work performed by the Modern technicians you trust.

Contact Your Modern Aftermarket Representative or Local Branch for More Details.

Cummins Parts
As an Authorized Repair Dealer, we can source, stock, and ship all Cummins parts to customers throughout our Mid-Atlantic territory. 

This includes the full range of Fleetguard filters, fluids and lubricants, engine components, and more.

Call our Central Parts team or your local branch the next time you need OEM Cummins parts!

Contact Modern Central Parts for Pricing and Ordering Information.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Modern Equipment & Supply Profiled In Construction Equipment Guide

Modern is back in the heavy construction equipment market.

It is just under one year since Modern Equipment & Supply took on the Hyundai line of construction equipment across our sales territory. In that short time we have seen an unbelievable acceptance to the Hyundai product by our customers, from contractors to state purchasers. Units across all classes have been moving through our shops and shipped to awaiting customers. Our service teams and parts operations has seen tremendous investment to meet this new demand: including the addition of two specialized Peterbilt service trucks.

Construction Equipment Guide held an extensive interview with Modern Equipment & Supply VP/GM Rick Nelson and Hyundai Sales Managers Sam Maury and Mark Dombrowski. You can read it on Page 44 of the June 29th edition of CEG or on their website.

Topics included our recent successes under the PennDOT 28,000-pound loader contract, the unbeatable combination of build quality and warranty coverage on each Hyundai machine, and the strategic decisions Modern Equipment & Supply has made to reenter the heavy construction market while continuing to grow its robust arborist business.

Read The Full Article On Construction Equipment Guide.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Chris DeRonde Joins Modern Equipment & Supply As Heavy Equipment Salesman

New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania's Hyundai Construction Dealer Further Expands Sales Capability 

Chris DeRonde
(Bristol, PA) Modern Equipment & Supply has announced the hiring of Chris DeRonde as the division's newest sales team member effective May 16th, 2016. Mr. DeRonde comes to Modern with years of experience in the heavy equipment industry and will cover the company's growing marketplace in The Lehigh Valley and Reading, PA areas. Mr. DeRonde's main focus will be representing the Hyundai Construction line of wheel loaders, excavators, and compaction equipment to customers with wide options for sales, rentals and service of existing equipment. Modern's profile of compact dirt equipment, cranes and bucket trucks, and arborist solutions will also be supported in these markets through Mr. DeRonde's efforts.

"We are happy to welcome Chris to our team and excited for what he will be able to do for our customers in Central Pennsylvania" said Rick Nelson, Vice President and General Manager of Modern Equipment & Supply. "The Hyundai product is second to none, not only in quality of build but cost of ownership. With Chris's tireless efforts we will be able to help transform what customer expect out of their equipment investment and the dealer supporting them."

Customers can contact Chris DeRonde at Chris.DeRonde [at] or by phone at 732-674-1067. 

About Modern Group, Ltd
Modern Group, one of the nation’s leading equipment distributors, provides sales, leasing, short term rental, service, parts, training and financing solutions through its forklifts, power systems, arborist, construction, and warehouse products businesses serving Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware. For more information visit