Hydra-Flex Inc., manufacturer of fluid-handling equipment, has been honored with the Best New Product Design award, and Jaime Harris, president and CEO of Hydra-Flex, was named Executive of the Year at the 2017 Minnesota Manufacturing Awards.

According to 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 Best New Product Design honor was awarded to Hydra-Flex for its Ripsaw™ Rotating Turbo Nozzle, a high-pressure nozzle designed specifically for hydro excavation. The Executive of the Year title was awarded to Jaime Harris for contributions and inspiring leadership within the manufacturing community.

“Fifteen years ago when I started HFI with Gary Brown, I never thought I’d be standing here,” stated Jaime Harris. “To have both our company and designs 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 the Best In Class and Sustainability categories.