September 28, 2017 – Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN – Hydra-Flex, Inc., manufacturer of innovative fluid handling equipment, has been named the winner of the Best New Product Design category in the 2017 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards for their Ripsaw™ Rotating Turbo Nozzle. This award was given to a manufacturer that developed a product that excels in its design, ease of application, utility, and overall satisfaction.
According to the Minnesota Business Magazine, manufacturing is essential to the state’s economic health. Honorees were recognized for setting industry standards through efficiency, innovation, and bold new strategies. The Ripsaw™ Rotating Turbo Nozzle from Hydra-Flex was nominated in the Manufacturing Awards for its exceptional design, superiority, and its success in helping hydro excavation operators dig faster, save water, and lower overall operating costs.
“Our mission at Hydra-Flex is to fight a war on waste, and the Ripsaw has been able to reduce waste and improve productivity by at least 35%,” stated Jaime Harris, CEO of Hydra-Flex. “To have our design recognized by Minnesota Business and the manufacturing community is an honorable testament to our equipment, employees, customers, and partners.”
Hydra-Flex was also a finalist in Best In Class and Sustainability categories, and CEO Jaime Harris took home the Executive of the Year award.
Read the full list of nominees at Minnesota Business | 2017 Manufacturing Awards
About Hydra-Flex, Inc.
Hydra-Flex, Inc. was founded in 2002 with a principle focus on “finding a better way” to manufacture innovative fluid handling products for the vehicle wash industry including chemical dispensing systems and high-pressure nozzles. Building on that expertise, Hydra-Flex products are now used in multiple industries including hydro excavation and industrial cleaning. Hydra-Flex earned spots on the 2014-2017 Inc. 5000 lists, the 2015-2016 MSPBJ Fast 50, and named the winner of Best In Class, Best New Product Design, and Executive of the Year in the Minnesota Manufacturing Awards.