(Blooming Prairie MN July 2017) – For the second straight year, Minnesota Business magazine has named Minimizer a finalist for its Manufacturing Awards.

Minimizer is one of three companies up for the title of Best in Class – Mid-size.

“It’s a huge honor for Minimizer to be mentioned in the same breath as so many other great companies,” Minimizer CEO and Chief Visionary Craig Kruckeberg said.

“It’s a testament to the people we have in place,” Minimizer VP of Operations Jim Richards said. “Everyone works hard and contributes to the team. It really is like a family around here.”

Minimizer debuted the poly fender more than 30 years ago, when founder Dick Kruckeberg sold his invention out of the back of his truck. His son Craig bought the company in 2007, and Minimizer has since expanded to nearly 100 employees.

“Innovation is the name of our game,” Craig said. “We’re constantly looking at new products that are tested and tortured to save the consumer time and money.”

Each year, Minnesota Business recognizes the manufacturing sector for outstanding achievements. The panel of judges chose the finalists from a pool of manufacturing companies and executives.

“We really appreciate Minnesota Business going to bat for the manufacturing sector,” Craig said. “We always hear about ‘Made in the USA,’ and these awards do their part to help celebrate that.”

Winners in each category will be announced at an awards event September 28th. Both winners and finalists will be honored in the feature story of the all-manufacturing October 2017 issue of Minnesota Business magazine.

About Minimizer

Leveraging almost 40 years of manufacturing expertise at its state-of-the-art facility in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Minimizer is not only the leader in poly semi truck fenders – we invented the category. Minimizer poly fenders and integrated bracket kits are nearly indestructible and are guaranteed for life.

Our research and development team constantly “tests and tortures” each of our products to make sure what goes on, in or is used to fix the truck meets the rigors of our tough industry.

We also manufacture industry-leading light kits, mud flaps, Tool Boxes, tire masking kits, and other accessories. Our most recent innovations include the world’s ONLY custom molded floor mats for semi trucks, as well as the revolutionary “whole body health” Minimizer Truck Seat System.

Minimizer has been family owned and operated for three generations. The company manufactures its products in the USA and makes everything tough enough to please tough people in a tough industry.

For more information or to contact a Minimizer distributor, call us at (800) 248-3855 or email us at info@highbarbrands.com.