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Snaptron Announced as a Finalist in the 2022 Colorado Manufacturing Awards

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Finalists  Revealed in the 2022 Colorado Manufacturing Awards

Companies from across the state are vying to win top honors in the seventh annual event.

An enthusiastic crowd braved snowy conditions to gather in Denver March 10 as finalists were announced in the 2022 Colorado Manufacturing Awards (CMAs). The seventh annual program recognizes manufacturers and people across multiple manufacturing  industries.

Bart Taylor, CompanyWeek publisher and co-presenter of the CMAs along with Colorado MEP Manufacturer’s Edge, welcomed the gathering by noting that two years ago in March, CMA finalists and alumni convened at the same event, one clouded by COVID-19. “This was the last event many of us attended before the lockdown. It feels like we had one foot out the door,” said Taylor.

Taylor mentioned “bookending the pandemic” with this year’s feat, and brought back two Colorado manufacturers interviewed in 2020  — Left Hand Brewing’s co-founder Eric Wallace and Allosource CEO Tom Cycyota — to speak with the group about a tumultuous two years and the path ahead.

Cycyota’s Allosource was also named a finalist in the Bioscience Manufacturer of the Year category, after clawing back losses from a direct, COVID-related hit. Allosource anchors a deep Bioscience category, with last year’s winner, Englewood-based Leiters, also a finalist alongside Fort Collins-based Tolmar.

The Colorado Manufacturing Woman of the Year finalists are Diana Hall, ActivArmor; Heather Bulk, Special Aerospace Services; and Karen Hertz with Holidaily Brewing Co.

Northern Colorado again flashed its manufacturing bona fides, with about one third of all finalists hailing from Boulder County and northward.

CompanyWeek will preview all of the finalists in the lead up to the April 7 Winners Reveal & Gala in Denver — open to all Colorado business enthusiasts and stakeholders.

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Here are the finalists in all categories:

Advanced Machining & Manufacturing Award   

Sundyne, Arvada          

Hirsh Precision, Boulder

Focused on Machining, Louviers

Colorado Manufacturing Woman of the Year                 

Diana Hall, ActivArmor

Heather Bulk, Special Aerospace Services

Karen Hertz, Holidaily Brewing Co.

Innovative Product of the Year   

Veil Intimates, Denver  

ROXBOX Containers, Denver    

Geyser Systems, Montrose

Consumer Brand of the Year                    

Tailwind Nutrition, Durango      

Xero Shoes, Broomfield/Denver

Mountain Racing Products, Grand Junction

Building/Construction Manufacturer of the Year           

Studio Shed, Louisville  

ROXBOX Containers, Denver    


Aerospace Manufacturer of the Year       

S&DC Corp. / MBK Machine, Longmont 

Barber-Nichols, Arvada 

Armite Lubricants, Lafayette     

Bioscience Manufacturer of the Year       

AlloSource, Centennial  

Leiters, Englewood       

Tolmar, Fort Collins      

Industrial/Equipment Manufacturer of the Year

Snaptron, Windsor       

Wire Experts Group / Rubadue, Loveland           

Right Stuff Equipment, Denver  

Energy/Transportation Manufacturer of the Year                      

Solid Power, Louisville  

Wire Experts Group / Rubadue, Loveland           

Lightning eMotors, Loveland     

Food Brand/Co-Packer Manufacturer of the Year               

Trisco Foods, Colorado Springs  

Bobo’s, Boulder

Meati Foods, Louisville 

Colorado Winery of the Year                   

Carboy Winery, Littleton           

Sauvage Spectrum, Palisade      

atōst, Golden   

Craft Distillery of the Year                    

Laws Whiskey House     , Denver           

Ironton Distillery & Crafthouse, Denver  

Copper Sky Distillery,    Longmont

Cannabis Manufacturer of the Year       

ECS Brands, Boulder                             

NuVue Pharma, Pueblo 

Craft Brewery of the Year         

Sanitas Brewing Company, Boulder        

Denver Beer Company / Cerveceria Colorado, Denver    

Crooked Stave, Denver 

Holidaily Brewing Co., Golden   

The Colorado Manufacturing Awards are co-sponsored by JPM Chase, IMA, Kaiser Permanente, Moss Adams, Neenan Archistruction, Benchmark Commercial, the Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade, and H2 Manufacturing Solutions.


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