Minimizer Reaches Seven Years Without a Lost-Time Accident

The last time Minimizer had a lost time accident, Steve Jobs was still the CEO of Apple.

The Minnesota-based company recently celebrated seven years without a lost time accident.

“Safety is a top priority,” Minimizer Vice President of Operations Jim Richards said. “Seven years is a recognizable achievement in any manufacturing company and we are proud that we can ensure all of our employees go home safe to their families each day.”

A lost time accident occurs when an individual is not able to return to work or is assigned restricted duty on the day or shift following a work-related injury or illness.

“This doesn’t just happen. It takes a lot of work and dedication from each and every employee working together as a team to identify issues,” Minimizer Technical Manager Gordon Eby said.

Company officials say the goal is to keep the streak going, which they feel is achievable with the systems and people currently in place.

“We have a Safety Committee and provide safety training as most places do, but it’s the employees of Minimizer that make the difference,” Eby said.

“The amazing part is we have achieved this while continuing to grow at a rapid pace,” Richards said. “Those two things do not always go hand-in-hand. It is easier to be safe when the envelope of performance is not being pushed. We are pushing that envelope and maintaining an exemplary level of safety.”

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About Minimizer

Leveraging more than 30 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, work benches and other accessories. Our most recent innovations include the ONLY Custom Molded Floor Mats in the world for semi trucks, the revolutionary ‘whole body’ Minimizer Truck Seat System, and the recently released Long Haul Series Mattress.

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 visit our website or email us at

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