Consumer & Lifestyle

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Victor Guitar

By Gregory Daurer | Jul 26, 2021

Consumer & Lifestyle Colorado

Instrument maker, repairman, and educator Edward Victor Dick has built guitars and banjos -- as well as his own creative hybrid, the banjola.

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Geyser Systems

By Chris Meehan | Jul 26, 2021

Consumer & Lifestyle Colorado

Founder Jonathan Ballesteros' innovative portable showers conserve water -- and drive dynamic sales growth.

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REPSCO, Inc.

By Angela Rose | Jul 13, 2021

Brewing & Distilling Consumer & Lifestyle Food & Beverage Supply Chain California

President Paul Bennett is counting on the virtues of recycled slip sheets to wrap-up the packaging market where today, high-priced wood pallets are giving customers fits.

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Article

Industry Report: Building an OI Manufacturing Cluster

Jul 12, 2021

Consumer & Lifestyle Supply Chain California Colorado Utah

A holy grail for economic developers and the subject of academic research for more than a century, manufacturing clusters drive the global economy. On the Western Slope of Colorado, there's an opportunity to foster a cluster around the manufacturing of outdoor gear.

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Jacquard Inkjet Fabric Systems

By Glen Martin | Jul 12, 2021

Consumer & Lifestyle Supply Chain California

President Hunter Ellis is positioning CA's intrepid fabric printer to compete against offshore producers even as random tariffs prove a challenge.

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Article

Where Dedfish Co. Manufactures

By Chris Meehan | Jul 12, 2021

Consumer & Lifestyle Utah

The high-end cutlery company uses Chinese manufacturing in a bid to control costs in an industry that hasn’t seen much innovation in the past century.

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Durango Machining Innovations

By Eric Peterson | Jul 05, 2021

Consumer & Lifestyle Energy & Enviro Industrial & Equipment Supply Chain Colorado

Co-founders Steve Owen and Ben Kneller have invested heavily in cutting-edge CNC technology to support manufacturers in the Four Corners region.

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Colorado Yurt Company

By Eric Peterson | Jul 05, 2021

Built Environment Consumer & Lifestyle Colorado

Owner and CEO John Gibson has a road map to big growth through new products, process improvement, and an upcoming rebranding.

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American Garment

By Glen Martin | Jun 28, 2021

Consumer & Lifestyle California

President and owner David LaDuke navigates a tumultuous global apparel ecosystem with a renewed emphasis on quality and a keen sense for managing materials and fashion trends for a blue-chip client list.

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Aspen Custom Vans

By Chris Meehan | Jun 21, 2021

Consumer & Lifestyle Colorado

Wife-and-husband owners Kimbo and Jason Schirato have seen a big uptick in orders for their hyper-customized camper vans.