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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 - and have helped organizers select industry finalists. Winners will be announced at the April 5 Awards celebration, in Denver. 

Here are the 2018 finalists.

Outstanding Distiller - 'hosted' by the Colorado Distillers Guild

Marble Distilling, Carbondale

Montanya Distillers, Crested Butte

Leopold Bros., Denver

Outstanding Brewer - Colorado Brewers Guild

Left Hand Brewing Co., Longmont

Paradox Beer Co., Divide

14 Noses Brewing Co., Broomfield

Small food brand of the year (under $2M in revenue) - Colorado Proud

Blue Moon Goodness, Woodland Park

The Real Dill, Denver

Cusa Tea, Boulder

Outstanding Aerospace Mfr. - Colorado Space Business Roundtable

AMPT, Durango

Air Comm, Westminster

Sierra Nevada Space Systems, Louisville

Outstanding Bioscience Mfr. - Colorado Bioscience Association

Allison Medical, Littleton

Tolmar, Ft. Collins

3D Systems, Littleton

Outstanding Contract Mfr. - RMTMA - Rocky Mountain Tooling and Machining Association

Tecomet, Boulder

Manes Machine, Ft. Collins

Faustson Tool, Arvada

Outstanding Outdoor Industry brand - CO Active

Phunkshun Wear, Denver

Alchemy Cycles, Denver

Meier Skis, Denver

Outstanding Energy/Environment Mfr. - Colorado Cleantech Industries Association (CCIA)

AMP Robotics, Denver

Lightning Systems, Ft. Collins

RavenWindow, Denver

Outstanding Consumer/Lifestyle brand - Northern Colorado Manufacturing Partnership

Sarabella Fishing, Denver

Knotty Tie, Denver

Vintage Overland, Grand Junction

Outstanding Industrial/Equipment Mfr. - CAMA - Colorado Advanced Manufacturing Association

IP Automation, Colorado Springs

Diversified Machine Systems, Colorado Springs

ConcealFab, Colorado Springs

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.


Or for more information, contact:

  • Katie Keating, CompanyWeek Events, marykkeating@gmail.com
  • Bart Taylor, CompanyWeek, btaylor@companyweek.com
  • Tom Bugnitz, Manufacturers Edge, tbugnitz@manufacturersedge.com