Minimizer

Minimizer celebrating 30 years with $30k giveaway

Minimizer is giving away $30,000 to celebrate its 30th anniversary, which is this year, the fender manufacturer announced Aug. 21 ...

Refuse industry accepting of Minimizer fenders

Minimizer says its fenders are rapidly gaining popularity in the refuse market. “Nothing stands up to the rigors of the waste ...

Minimizer adds Pete 379 to floor mat line

Minimizer has expanded its custom made floor mat line to include the Peterbilt Model 379. “Minimizer is pleased to manufacture the toughest and most durable custom floor mats made specifically for the Peterbilt 379, considered by many to be the mother of all custom trucks,” says Craig Kruckeberg, Chief ...

Photos from Minimizer’s anniversary party

The Minimizer team welcomed nearly 300 of its closest friends for a 30-year anniversary party this past weekend in Minneapolis. Held at the Muse Events Center in downtown Minneapolis, Minimizer CEO and Chief Visionary Craig Kruckeberg gave a short speech during the event in which he graciously thanked everyone ...

Minimizer to celebrate 30 years

Minimizer will celebrate its 30th anniversary in style this weekend with an event in Minneapolis. Born out of a simple idea when he saw his wife drive over a trash can, Dick Kruckeberg and now son Craig, CEO and Chief Visionary, have built Minimizer from a one-man business to ...

Minimizer enhances its social media campaign

Minimizer has launched an enhanced social media campaign to help keep customers up-to-date on the company’s latest news and announcements. Minimizer says it has historically maintained a strong presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as monthly press releases. The company has now added Google Plus and blogging ...

Minimizer adds to leadership team, staff

Minimizer has hired Jason Rhoads as Director of Marketing, where he will provide enhanced marketing tools for the Minimizer sales team, develop strategy for reaching new markets and creating dynamic opportunities to promote Minimizer's unique value propositions. Most recently Rhodes served as National Sales Manager for Randall- Reilly Business ...

Minimizer sponsoring industry GenNext program

Minimizer will sponsor a support and mentor program for next generation trucking industry leaders. Steve Hansen, Minimizer National Accounts Manager, will head the organization in which veteran industry professionals cultivate talent and leadership amongst younger industry managers, the so-called next generation. “Minimizer is proud to sponsor this new catalyst for young industry ...

Minimizer’s Kruckeberg named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year

Craig Kruckeberg, CEO and chief visionary at Minimizer, has been named Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in the manufacturing category. “For once, I’m speechless,” says Kruckeberg, “I was not expecting to win the award. It was an honor just to be a finalist. The real winners here are the ...

September 2012 Industry Focus

People in the News   Following are personnel changes and announcements in the trucking industry:   Bergstrom Inc. has named Alan Leupold director of test and development. Reyco Granning has named Brien Scheffee leader of the company’s light-vehicle and powered-vehicle units, while Joe Gallo will lead the trailer group and Steve Denny will ...