Minimizer Selected as Finalist for 2016 Manufacturing Awards
Blooming Prairie, MN, August 2016 – Minnesota Business magazine has selected Minimizer as a finalist for the 2016 Manufacturing Awards. Minnesota’s manufacturing industry has a long history of excellence. Minimizer is honored to be named one of three finalists for the Best in Class – Midsize Company category.
Each year, Minnesota Business recognizes the manufacturing sector for outstanding achievements. The vital, though often behind-the-scenes industry and its leaders, represents a significant indicator of our economic health. The panel of judges chose the finalists from an outstanding pool of manufacturing companies and executives, the largest group of applicants ever.
Minimizer’s success story offers tales of tenacity, determination and inspiration. The history of this family owned business is written with accomplishments and milestones and a commitment to community. Dick Kruckeberg founded the company in 1984 with the ambition to manufacture a better truck fender; he did that and more.
The Company is now an international powerhouse in the heavy-duty aftermarket truck parts industry. The portfolio of Minimizer products has steadily grown beyond the best fenders and bracket kits in the industry. The Minimizer brand is now found on light kits, mud flaps, Tool Boxes, tire masks, workbenches and other accessories. The Company’s most recent innovations include the ONLY custom molded floor mats in the world for semi trucks. And Minimizer recently launched the revolutionary “whole body” Minimizer Truck Seat System.
Minimizer will no longer be known as “the fender guys.” The Minimizer brand is hell bent on dominating the world of heavy-duty after market truck parts. On the truck, in the truck or fix the truck with Minimizer.
Craig Kruckeberg, Minimizer’s CEO & Chief Visionary, felt privileged to be recognized by Minnesota Business Magazine. “The success story of Minimizer has been built on our commitment to family and community and every member of our team that continues to lead this Company. I’m really proud of our employees that guide us towards success with our products, our distributors and throughout the trucking industry.”
Winners in each category will be announced at an awards event to be held at ARIA on September 29, 2016. Both winners and finalists will be honored in the feature story of the all-manufacturing October 2016 issue of Minnesota Business magazine.
Leveraging almost 40 years of manufacturing expertise at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota, Minimizer is not just 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 masks, workbenches and other accessories. Our most recent innovations include the ONLY custom molded floor mats in the world for semi trucks. And we recently launched the revolutionary “whole body” 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.