About Modern

An Employee-Owned Company

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The Modern Group Ltd. traces its beginnings to 1946 when the Modern Handling Equipment Company was formed. The company grew steadily, acquiring dealerships and offering equipment rentals throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. 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, wheel 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.

Modern’s employees think and act like owners…because we are!


Modern Central Parts has all of the replacement parts, manuals, and lubricants you need for your construction equipment, forklifts, material handling and warehousing equipment.

From forklift and industrial tires, to pallet racking, Magliner hand trucks, and casters, wood chipper blades and bolts, to skid steer filters and everything in between, Modern Central Parts is dedicated to providing you with the right part, at the right price, with the best service.

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