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Curt Mangan Guitar Strings
November 28, 2015, 06:26 pm MST
Founder and owner Curt Mangan is bringing a small-batch, craft mindset to guitar strings, and the concept is catching on worldwide.
Bold Lead Designs
October 31, 2015, 08:35 am MDT
Forget the typical one-size-fits-all dog leash: Katrina Boldry's homegrown company finds its niche with innovative handcrafted products suitable for dogs of all kinds.
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
October 18, 2015, 09:40 am MDT
An industry innovator, the company reincarnated a classic outdoor material in bold new ways. Now it's finding new ways to make it work with other materials.
October 8, 2015, 03:00 pm MDT
When 3d Lacrosse realized mainstream offshore manufacturers weren't meetings its needs, the company went rogue and started making its own uniforms in Colorado.
Event Recap: 2015 Colorado Apparel Manufacturing Summit
October 4, 2015, 10:04 am MDT
The Summit was hailed as one of Colorado's most important apparel and sewn-product business events of the year.
August 29, 2015, 07:25 pm MDT
Forget wilted flowers: Meagan Chapman's determined to reinvent the bouquet with recycled wood pellets, sheet music -- even family photos.
The Dough Source
August 2, 2015, 08:59 am MDT
Ted Liepold was working in early childhood program management when he realized the value of dough, got the entrepreneurial bug and founded The Dough Source.
July 19, 2015, 11:40 am MDT
From an urban workshop in Denver, Roy Katz and Tanya Fleisher make handcrafted bags and wallets for an international market.
Spring City, Utah
Walker Custom Boots
July 8, 2015, 05:54 pm MDT
Don Walker is a notable member of an increasingly exclusive club of artisan bootmakers in the West.
June 14, 2015, 12:24 pm MDT
Co-founders Greg Schern and Sarah Hamilton are bringing a craft approach to messenger bags, and see plenty of runway for growth.
North Salt Lake, Utah
Forked Up Art
May 14, 2015, 10:38 am MDT
General Manager Landon Kunzler has streamlined the eating-utensil gift-maker's manufacturing operation with Lean processes.
May 7, 2015, 03:09 pm MDT
CEO Andrew Cousin has helped the company capture two-thirds of the U.S. billboard market -- and now he's eying another massive opportunity.
Cottonwood Heights, Utah
May 1, 2015, 12:48 pm MDT
Davis Smith made waves when he founded the outdoor gear maker as a B Corp, then he raised $9.5 million in venture capital just a year later.
Salt Lake City
Brimley Bros. Neon
April 30, 2015, 11:38 am MDT
Four generations of Brimleys have worked at a small, bustling sign shop, bending glass tubes and restoring and recreating vintage neon signs.
April 26, 2015, 12:01 pm MDT
President Carlos Neumann markets it as an educational toy, but the company's products have also been used by scientists and artists in their work.
April 26, 2015, 11:56 am MDT
Owner Jessica Montoya's local cut-and-sew operation is changing the industry's image with fair wages and great working conditions, while remaining competitive with shops in New York and Los Angeles.
Salt Lake City
April 19, 2015, 05:01 pm MDT
President and CEO Kirk Green is leading the large-format digital printer to innovation and growth. His company can wrap just about any surface with eye-catching graphics.
April 6, 2015, 10:12 am MDT
John Billings is famous for making the music industry's Grammy awards trophies on the Western Slope. But lately his sales are coming from an unexpected corner of movie lore.
Riverton / Kanab
April 6, 2015, 10:03 am MDT
Interim CEO Sara Douglass aims to bring the joy of rubber stamping to a younger generation.
February 22, 2015, 12:06 pm MST
At age 95, founder Klaus Obermeyer skis Aspen every day and swims half a mile before going to work at the company he founded nearly 70 years ago.
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