DENVER, Colo. — Winners were announced last week in the sixth annual Colorado Manufacturing Awards at a virtual event co-hosted by CompanyWeek and Manufacturer’s Edge, Colorado’s NIST-sponsored Manufacturing Extension Partner. See the recap here.
With 14 categories and more than 40 finalists, this year’s CMAs were the biggest yet. CompanyWeek Publisher Bart Taylor also noted the participation of nearly 25 judges, many of them previous CMA finalists and winners. “The thoughtfulness of the deliberations was impressive,” he said of the judging process. “As they are every year, the judges were a highlight.”
Attendees also heard video messages from Sen. John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO).
Winners hailed from across the state, even as Arvada and Boulder County cemented their statuses as regional enclaves of manufacturing success and diversity. Special Aerospace Services (Boulder/Arvada) was awarded Aerospace Manufacturer of the Year, while Sundyne (Arvada) earned honors as the 2021 Industrial/Equipment Manufacturer of the Year.
Here’s the complete list of category winners:
Business Innovation/COVID Response: Titan Robotics, Colorado Springs
Outstanding Consumer Brand: Moots, Steamboat Springs
Outstanding Craft Distiller: Storm King Distilling Co., Montrose
Food Brand/Co-Packer of the Year: Motherlode Co-Packing, Hudson
Cannabis Manufacturer of the Year: Medically Correct, Denver
Colorado Winery of the Year: Carlson Vineyards, Palisade
Outstanding Craft Brewer: City Star Brewing, Berthoud
Colorado Manufacturing Woman of the Year: Heidi Hostetter, H2 Manufacturing Solutions
Industrial/Equipment Manufacturer of the Year: Sundyne, Arvada
Aerospace Manufacturer of the Year: Special Aerospace Services, Boulder/Arvada
Bioscience Manufacturer of the Year: Leiters, Englewood
Energy/Transportation Manufacturer of the Year: Oribi Manufacturing, Commerce City
Building and Construction Manufacturer of the Year: Encore Electric, Littleton
Advanced Manufacturing & Machining Award: Focused on Machining, Louviers