Minimizer | Craig's Toolbox

Craig's Toolbox

Hey folks, Craig here. I created this portion of the website to show what’s going on here at Minimizer. Keep checking back as I update this with news and stories that take an in-depth look into the world of the toughest, longest lasting, truck fenders in the world!

Floor Mats featured

February 12th, 2014

Minimizer Floor Mats Featured

Our Minimizer Floor Mats were featured in the "Clean Inspection" article on the Freightliner Run Smart website. Check it out!

Check it out here

Distributor of the Year Award3

February 10th, 2014

Distributor of the Year Award

We had a great time at Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas. I was really proud of my team and the strong presence of Minimizer. We co-sponsored the Truck Parts & Service Distributor of the Year Award. The award was given to Ed Neely of Truck Supply Company of South Carolina.

See the video here
Article here and profile videos

CRAIG KRUCKEBERG WINS ERNST & YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

January 23rd, 2014

Entrepreneur of the Year Award Video

There is now a video available of my acceptance speech at the Upper Midwest 2013 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Watch a video of my acceptance speech here (scroll down to Manufacturing category)

Minimizer Roundtable

December 23rd, 2013

Minimizer Hosts Roundtable

This week Minimizer hosted legislators in a roundtable discussion on ways to bolster and accelerate rural economic development through manufacturing concerns. A Star Tribune article shows that efforts like ours are being noticed.

Read the article here and see our press release here

Made in the Midwest

July 26th, 2013

Made in the Midwest

Minimizer was recently featured in the "Made in the Midwest" segment on ABC's KAAL News. Follow the story as we continue to grow the company using local resources right here in the Midwest.

Watch the news story here

Finance and Commerce

July 12th, 2013

Minimizer Covered on Finance and Commerce Magazine website

Finance and Commerce recently published a very nice article on our company, how it originated, and where we are headed in the future.

Read the article here

CRAIG KRUCKEBERG WINS ERNST & YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR

June 14th, 2013

CRAIG KRUCKEBERG WINS ERNST & YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR OF THE YEAR® 2013 AWARD

I am deeply honored to receive the Upper Midwest 2013 E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Learn more here

Stratasys Case Study

April 3rd, 2013

Minimizer, a Featured Case Study at Stratasys

We like to leverage new technologies to increase efficiency at Minimizer. Read about how this is done with 3D printing technology.

Learn more here

First floor Mats have shipped

March 27th, 2013

Our First Floor Mats have Shipped!

Our very first floor mats are on their way to an eager customer!

View photo here

Minimizer Sponsors the 2013 Pinewood Derby Challenge

February 8th, 2013

Minimizer Sponsors the 2013 HDAW Pinewood Challenge

We Recently sponsored the Pinewood Derby Challenge at the '13 HDAW Show. Come check out the pics!

View photo here

2013 DOTY Award presentation

January 24th, 2013

Distributor of the Year Award Presentation

Watch the video of as we present the Distributor of the Year award to Midwest Wheel at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas. Minimizer was a sponsor of the award.

Watch here

Upsize Award

January 16th, 2013

Upsize Business Builder Awards

We were fortunate enough to be named the 2012 Upsize Business Builder of the Year! It's been quite a journey for us, and we're amped to take it to the next level in the coming years!

READ MORE HERE

Minimizer Family Values Lead to Success

December 4th, 2012

A Family Tradition

Family values are the part of the reason for our success over the last 27 years. We build relationships with our distributors and employees based on trust built over time. Come see what makes the difference!

READ MORE HERE

CAT Truck with Minimizer fenders

September 10th, 2012

A winning combination

Here's a really well done video done by CAT showcasing their new CT660 trucks. Check out what I spied during the video - Minimizer fenders!

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Awarding Success

July 16th 2012

Awarding Success

Hard work and a family-centered approach have always been at the forefront of Minimizer. Our success comes from within, but it's always nice when others take notice.

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Winning for Charity

June 15th 2012

Winning for Charity

We went to bat for a good cause during this year's Heavy Duty Distributor Council event. See how we did!

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Sparkle Technology

June 6th 2012

Sparkle Technology!

Check out this sweet image processing that was done by Butler Cat for a photo shoot. Nice fenders on that truck, too ;)

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May 12th 2012

New Shipping Building

We've just put the finishing touches on our new shipping building. This new building will help us get your orders to your door even faster!

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Giving Back

March 19th 2012

Giving Back to the Trucking Community

Without the trucking community and the people that keep it going we wouldn't be here. Here's one of the many causes we support: Back on the Road 2012.

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Economic Developement

March 1st 2012

Economic Development

The government keeps flushing millions of our taxpayer's dollars down the toilet on failed economic programs for large companies. Let's focus on what we've already got: America's small business.

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Minimizer on Motorhead Garage

October 5th 2011

Minimizer on Motorhead Garage TV show

During this segment we feature the installation of our all new Poly Chrome on our display truck.

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The History of Minimizer

September 7th 2011

The History of Minimizer

See how our company was started from a simple idea over 25 years ago to grow to an leader in today's industry.

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August 31th 2011

Chrome Unleashed!

Watch the unveiling video for our all new Chrome Poly fenders we released at the 2011 Great American Truck Show!

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August 25th 2011

NEW Chrome!

We've finally perfected and released our latest innovation! Check out why our new Minimizer Chrome poly fender will be a game changer.

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July 18th 2011

Let's talk about the community

Read the invitation I sent to Governor Mark Dayton
on strengthening our community.

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June 15th 2011

Get your sunglasses ready!

Minimizer is gearing up to release its biggest deal yet!

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April 18th 2011

Carrying your weight

One trailer, four Minimizer fenders, and 94,000lbs of concrete.

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January 28th 2011

Food for thought

Health considerations for the OTR trucker

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December 7th 2010

Chip off the old block

Henry Ford thought it was a good idea.

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December 1st 2010

Consider this

Small Business Economic Impact of Health Care Reform

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September 28th 2010

New Minimizer World HQ

We've expanded our campus to better serve you!

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July 17th 2010

I am optimistic about the future!

I believe things are turning around in the trucking industry.

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January 11th 2010

The Heavy Truck Young Executive Network Established

A place for trucking peers to connect.

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Nice Customization

September 15th 2009

Pride and Polish Show pictures!

Check out some of the creative modification to our fenders!

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Chain Test

March 4th 2009

Minimizer: The Story.
Minimizer fenders are engineered by truckers for truckers to withstand the daily torture and abuse of the harshest conditions possible.  Learn how Minimizer poly fenders grew from its humble beginnings to be a leader in truck spray control within the shipping industry.   This is a story about innovation, family, and protecting your load.

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Our 25th Anniversary!

February 20th 2009

We just turned 25!
It's hard to believe that it's allready been 25 years since we started our work in bringing you the best fender in the industry. Lets see where the time has gone...

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Economic Letter

February 3rd 2009

Economic Letter
Times are tough. You need to protect your investment now more than ever. Minimizer pledges to be there with you as you make your way though this difficult time in our country's history.

CLICK HERE TO READ

 

 

 


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