Hydra-Flex Inc. of Eagan, MN, a manufacturer of innovative fluid handling equipment, has been named a finalist for Best in Class (small company, 1 to 50 employees) in the 2016 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards. Each year, Minnesota Business magazine acknowledges exceptional manufacturing companies based upon their new capabilities, products, processes, and services.

Hydra-Flex was nominated for revolutionizing the vehicle wash industry by “finding a better way” to manufacture innovative and reliable fluid handling products. Their 45 percent average annual growth over the last seven years can be attributed to the measureable results they provide their customers — specifically an average savings of 27 percent in chemical and water costs.

“I am earnestly grateful for the recognition that Hydra-Flex is receiving from Minnesota Business,” said Jaime Harris, president and co-founder of Hydra-Flex Inc. “The manufacturing industry in Minnesota continues to drive our state to the forefront of innovation, and I am humbled to have Hydra-Flex listed as a finalist amongst other industry leaders.”

Hydra-Flex and other Minnesota Manufacturing Awards finalists will be celebrated at an awards event in Minneapolis on September 29, 2016 and will be honored in the feature story of an all-manufacturing issue of Minnesota Business magazine.