Palisade Winery Honored

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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

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