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2018 Colorado Manufacturing Awards

Industry's premier recognition program, the 3rd annual

Colorado Manufacturing Awards.


For the first time, trade organizations and associations from across the wide spectrum of Colorado manufacturing industries will be recognized for their support and advocacy of manufacturing. Winners will be announced at the April 5 Awards celebration, in Denver. 

Here the 2018 finalists - and awards schedule April 5:

6:15 - Outstanding Distiller - video: Colorado Distillers Guild

Marble Distilling, Carbondale

Montanya Distillers, Crested Butte

Leopold Bros., Denver

6:25 - Outstanding Aerospace Mfr. - video Colorado Space Business Roundtable

AMPT, Durango

Air Comm, Westminster

Sierra Nevada, Louisville

6:35 - Outstanding Contract Mfr. - video Rocky Mountain Tooling and Machining Association

Tecomet, Boulder

Manes Machine, Ft. Collins

Faustson Tool, Arvada

6:45 - Outstanding Bioscience Mfr. - video Colorado Bioscience Association

Allison Medical, Littleton

Tolmar, Ft. Collins

3D Systems, Littleton

6:55 - Outstanding Consumer/Lifestyle brand - video Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership

Sarabella Fishing, Denver

Knotty Tie, Denver

Vintage Overland, Grand Junction

7:05 - Small food brand of the year - video Colorado Proud

Blue Moon Goodness, Woodland Park

Real Dill, Denver

Cusa Tea, Boulder

7:15 - Outstanding Energy/Environment Mfr. - video Colorado Cleantech Industries Association

AMP Robotics, Denver

Lightning Systems, Ft. Collins

Raven Window, Denver

7:25 - Outstanding Industrial/Equipment Mfr. - video Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association

IP Automation, Colorado Springs

Diversified Machine, Colorado Springs

ConcealFab, Colorado Springs

7:35 - Outstanding Brewer - video Colorado Brewers Guild

Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont

Paradox Beer Co., Divide

14 Noses Brewing Co., Broomfield

7:45 - Outstanding Outdoor Industry brand - video CO Active

Phunkshun Wear, Denver

Alchemy Cycles, Denver

Meier Skis, Denver

About the Awards:

  • Original equipment manufacturers, brands, contract manufacturers, and makers from across Colorado’s diverse industries are invited to submit a nomination in one of 11 industry categories
  • Companies, customers, business associates, trade, economic development, .edu and the others are invited to nominate.
  • The 2018 theme is ‘excellence in manufacturing’ -- in product design and engineering, manufacturing processes, business operations, human capital, logistics and supply-chain management, local manufacturing, product or niche uniqueness and more. Industry ‘hosts’ are encouraged to refine or tailor the award criteria to match the unique product or market dynamics shaping each industry -- and will be an additional point of contact to facilitate nominations. Howoever, companies are invited to nominate NOW, below. 
  • There’s NO FEE to enter. CONTACT your industry host, or CompanyWeek and Manufacturers Edge, for more information. (click the 'Nominate' tab below for a list of hosts).
  • THREE finalists will be selected by industry hosts, or CompanyWeek editors and writers. An independent judging panel of manufacturers will select a winner in each category, to be announced at the gala event April 5.


For ticket information or to sponsor or participate in the 2018 CMAs, contact:

  • Katie Keating, CompanyWeek Events,
  • Bart Taylor, CompanyWeek,
  • Tom Bugnitz, Manufacturers Edge,