Blooming Prairie, MN, February, 2013 – The Upsize Business Builder Awards provide an annual contest to recognize entrepreneurs for leading smart, sustainable growth.

Minimizer CEO and Chief Visionary Officer Craig Kruckeberg was one of three finalists selected by the judges. Each of the three finalists presented their stories in a private session in December, after which judges named Craig and Minimizer the Upsize Business Builder of the Year.



After purchasing the Company from his parents in 2005, Craig set Minimizer on an aggressive course for growth. That year, Craig’s father questioned why Craig would spend $400 on a magazine advertisement. Craig’s response was a harbinger; “People don’t wake up in the morning with our phone number in their heads.”

Minimizer’s marketing budget will top $1.6 million in 2013.

Craig describes the company as a marketing machine that also manufactures heavy-duty poly fenders, bracket kits and other truck accessories. “We have to manufacture the product ourselves because we can’t find anyone else that will manufacture to our standards,” said Kruckeberg.

But it wasn’t just all about the day-to-day manufacturing and marketing.

Craig led the assembly of a world-class management team handpicking each executive based on their expertise in distributor channel sales, lean manufacturing, guerrilla tactical marketing, and finance.

“I never could have gotten here… correction, WE never could have gotten here without the solid management team we built that steered theMinimizer ship,” Craig gushed.

Minimizer is on track to post record revenue this year. The companies retooled website, complete with multiple award-winning videos that tout thetoughness of the product, a network of 850 distributors and growing, a strong presence in Canada, an eye for doing business in Australia and Mexico, significant investments in innovative technology and manufacturing equipment all point to a continued upward trend for the Company.

Leveraging over 27 years of manufacturing expertise at its state-of-the-art facility in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Minimizer delivers fenders, floor mats and accessories that enhance the performance of all makes and models of over the road trucks, construction vehicles, or agriculture equipment.

Recently, during an interview on the floor of Minimizer’s manufacturing plant, as he looked around at all of the people and equipment, Craig surmised: “We couldn’t have gotten to this level without the hard work of every member of our team.”

But it sure helps to have the right leader.

The entire team at Minimizer congratulates Craig Kruckeberg on his being named the 2013 Upsize Business Builder Award recipient.

About Minimizer
Enhance and protect your vehicle with Minimizer products. The toughness is unmatched as seen on this Minimizer promotional video entitled“Tested & Tortured”.

Minimizer poly fenders and related products are available through exclusive Minimizer distributors. For more information or to contact a dealer, call (800) 248-3855, visit our website or email us at

Headquartered in Blooming Prairie, Minn., Minimizer manufactures poly truck fenders, poly Tool Boxes, customized mud flaps, and bracket kits. Family owned and operated for nearly three generations, Minimizer parent company Spray Control Systems, Inc., was founded in 1983. Minimizer aims to provide products tough enough to please tough people in a tough industry. For more information call (800) 248-3855 or visit