March 19, 2020

Our valued dealers:

These are certainly unprecedented times. No one could have ever imagined in an age where people are more connected than ever before, we would be practicing social distancing and isolation. Not only can it seem unsettling in the here and now, the market volatility can make the future seem even more uncertain. At MDS Manufacturing Co. Inc., we believe we have a tremendous opportunity and responsibility to deliver commitment.

We have been preparing for several days to act on the impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the dramatic shifts in the market.

In support of the need to flatten the coronavirus curve, we are implementing a work-from-home policy for our employee based sales representatives and advising our independent sales reps to follow suite. We are well-equipped technologically and operationally and have taken steps to ensure our ability to serve you with minimal disruption.

MDS Manufacturing Co. Inc. has a 40+ year history of disciplined business and prudent decision-making and have navigated market challenges before. We will maintain normal business hours regarding customer service, shipping and receiving and production. Our lead time on items not in stock is six (6) weeks. But know that we have many items in stock and ready to ship and are working diligently to replenish inventory of popular items every day.

With the upcoming planting and hay seasons just around the corner the need for MDS products will continue. So, to not create an unnecessary shortage on these vital attachments we are encouraging dealers to evaluate their current inventories. By doing so and working together placing timely orders, MDS hope to suppress a yo-yo effect caused by sporadic purchasers.

We ask that our dealers submit orders on what you know you will need for the next 30, 60 or 90 days. This includes rock buckets, slat buckets, regular buckets of all sizes, bale stabbers for round and square balers, bale carriers, bale grabbers pallet forks and grapples. MDS will remain committed to the success and profitability to your dealership and your customers.

I invite you to call or contact MDS Manufacturing Co. Inc. with any questions you have at
1-800-658-4703. The MDS family wishes your family a safe and prosperous lifestyle while we navigate these unknown times together.

Sincerely,

Gordy Brower
National Sales Manager