Minimizer opens new larger shipping facility

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Updated Jul 4, 2012

Minimizer announced the opening of a new shipping facility that boasts more than 7,000 square feet of space and updated workflow patterns and control stations. The location where the new facility was built essentially expanded the current shipping area at the heart of the company’s corporate campus in Blooming Prairie, Minn.

Minimizer says it added to the facility because it found itself without adequate shipping space because of growth. “We have a commitment to our customers to provide quick turnaround on orders,” says Craig Kruckeberg, chief visionary officer. “Our volume of sales was reaching a point that necessitated an investment in our shipping space to maintain our commitment.”

“It’s great to see the company make these strides so we can continue being world-class
in every facet of our production process right down to the critical shipping function,” says Tyler Kruckeberg, shipping manager, “The new shipping building features work area pods for each product, more space for on-hand inventory so we can ship quicker, state-of-the-art technologies, new shipping efficiencies and improved processes to serve our markets better.”

Minimizer says it took Kruckeberg and his design team nearly a year to finalize the building plans, while construction took another eight months. “It’s perfect the way everything is flowing now,” says Kruckeberg. “When fenders and other products are complete from our manufacturing facility, they flow right into the shipping building and are properly inventoried and racked for easy pick and ship later.”