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Colorado Manufacturing Awards Reveals 2021 Industry Finalists

Finalists have been announced in the 6th annual Colorado Manufacturing Awards, contested in over a dozen industry and achievement categories. The CMAs are co-hosted by CompanyWeek business media, and Manufacturer’s Edge, the NIST-sponsored Colorado Manufacturing Extension Partner, and supported by several trade and industry groups including CAMA, the Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association.

More than 40 companies — three finalists in each category —  were selected along with three women from an influential group of nominees considered for Colorado Manufacturing Woman of the Year, sponsored by the Colorado chapter of Women in Manufacturing. 

CMA finalists hail from communities from across the state. Boulder County led the way with nine finalists, including all three in the aerospace category. It’s not just Boulder — manufacturers of all kinds have set up shop along the U.S. 287 corridor from Lafayette to Longmont.

Companies from Durango to Pueblo to Steamboat Springs are also finalists, a nod to favored industries in towns where manufacturing is surging, said CompanyWeek founder Bart Taylor. “This class of finalists demonstrates how communities can build on economic assets, including workforce, to grow manufacturing. Boulder County’s aerospace cluster is a good example, as is Steamboat Springs’ outdoor industry sector, Pueblo’s cannabis industry, the world-class beverage hub in Palisade, and others,” said Taylor. “Manufacturing is a multi-industry sector today with many opportunities for communities to get in the game; and in Colorado, they’re doing just that.”

Other notable CMA categories like Outstanding Craft Brewer, Outstanding Food Brand/Co-packer, and Building/Construction Manufacturer of the Year, reflect growth industries shaping Colorado’s statewide economy.

“Much like the national narrative, there’s growing enthusiasm here to support more domestic production, regardless of industry,” Taylor said. “Companies want shorter supply chains. Brands want their products made closer to where they’re inspired and designed and experienced. And cities and towns want new manufacturing jobs. CMA finalists are delivering the goods.”

Here’s the complete list of 2021 CMA finalists:

Achievement

Colorado Manufacturing Woman of the Year

Amy Olson | Ready Foods | Denver

Alexandra Gold | Solid Power | Louisville

Heidi Hostetter | H2 Manufacturing Solutions | Longmont

Business Innovation | COVID-19 Response

OraLabs | Parker

LightDeck Diagnostics | Boulder

Titan Robotics | Colorado Springs

Advanced Manufacturing & Machining Award

Titan Robotics | Colorado Springs

Focused On Machining | Sedalia

Linear Manufacturing | Colorado Springs

Industrial Group

Industrial/Equipment Manufacturer of the Year

Twin Monkeys Beverage Systems | Aurora

StoneAge | Durango

Sundyne | Arvada

Aerospace Manufacturer of the Year

Redwire Space | Longmont/Littleton

MBK Machine | Frederick/Mead

Special Aerospace Services | Boulder

Building/Construction Manufacturer of the Year

ROXBOX Containers | Denver

Colorado Timberframe | Lafayette

Encore Electric | Littleton

Bioscience Manufacturer of the Year

Birko Corporation | Henderson

Leiters | Englewood

Hirsh Precision | Boulder

Energy/Transportation Manufacturer of the Year

Keystone Tower Systems | Denver

Rubadue Wire Company | Loveland

Oribi Manufacturing | Commerce City

Consumer Group

Consumer Brand of the Year

Phunkshun Wear | Denver

FlyLow Gear | Denver

Moots | Steamboat Springs

Food Brand/Co-packer of the Year

Motherlode Co-Packing | Hudson

Root Shoot Malting/Olander Farms | Loveland

Keen One Foods | Boulder

Colorado Winery of the Year

Sauvage Spectrum | Palisade

Carlson Vineyards | Palisade

The Storm Cellar | Hotchkiss

Outstanding Craft Distiller

Storm King Distillery | Montrose

Black Bear Distillery | Green Mountain Falls

Mystic Mountain Distillery | Castle Rock

Outstanding Craft Brewer

City Star Brewing | Berthoud

Denver Beer Company | Denver

Holidaily Brewing Company | Golden

Cannabis Manufacturer of the Year

NuVue Pharma | Pueblo

Stratos | Pueblo

Medically Correct | Denver

Winners of the 6th annual Colorado Manufacturing Awards will be announced April 29 at the virtual CMA Winners Reveal and Finale, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.. Attendees are encouraged to register at ColoradoManufacturingAwards.com.