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101 Best Colorado Manufacturing Companies and Startups

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This article showcases our top picks for the best Colorado based Manufacturing companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Manufacturing industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Colorado Manufacturing Startups

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Orbit Fab

Orbit Fab

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Orbit Fab is a supplier of tankers and other infrastructure needed for in-space refueling of satellites.

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Lightning eMotors

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Lightning eMotors is an automotive research and manufacturing company that develops zero-emission all-electric powertrains.

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Scythe Robotics

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Scythe Robotics is a robotics company that develops autonomous machines for maintaining off-road environments.

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Opopop

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Opopop is a food company that manufactures and processes popcorn products.

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DMC Biotechnologies

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DMC Biotechnologies produces bio-based chemicals using fermentation.

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Bolder Industries

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Bolder Industries offers advanced manufacturer or sustainable alternatives to carbon black and performance petrochemicals.

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urban-gro, Inc.

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urban-gro provides integrated architectural, engineering & cultivation systems integration for Controlled Environment Agriculture facilities

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Ball Corporation

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Ball Corporation is a provider of metal packaging of aerospace and other technologies and services

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Wilde Brands

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Wilde Brands is a manufacturer and producer of meat-based protein snack bars and chips.

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Steelhead Composites

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Steelhead Composites is a provider of hydrogen storage solutions used to allow widespread zero-emission fuel cell electrification.

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ThinkOrbital

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ThinkOrbital develops large, scalable, and cost-efficient structural platforms for the New Space economy.

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Western Rise

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Western Rise manufactures an apparel line that offers everyday performance clothing.

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Mile High Labs

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Mile High Labs is an end-to-end GMP certified manufacturer of premium CBD crude oil, distillate, and isolate.

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Spectranetics

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The Spectranetics Corporation was founded in the 1980s on excimer laser technology and today markets the only Excimer Laser System

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Minus Materials

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Minus Materials uses microalgae to produce CO2-storing biominerals for the cement and concrete industry.

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Woodward

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Woodward is an independent designer, manufacturer, and service provider of control solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets.

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Dixie Brands

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Dixie is the trusted source for innovative, safe, effective and delicious cannabis products.

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NUBURU

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NUBURU is providing a disruptive welding technology for battery manufacturing and 3D metal printing providing greater speed and quality.

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Truewerk

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Truewerk is a clothing company selling and manufacturing workwear and gear for professionals.

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Prieto Battery

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Prieto Battery manufactures lithium ion batteries based on tiny or nanostructured materials.

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Lignetics

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Lignetics is a manufacturing company that specializes in providing wood pallets.

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Altia

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Altia provides human-machine interface (HMI) development tools for designers to build and deliver user interfaces for various devices.

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MJ Freeway

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Mj Freeway offers a cloud-based, seed-to-sale, cannabis compliance software for marijuana businesses.

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Modular Robotics

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Modular Robotics makes robot construction kits made of modular magnetic blocks that can be assembled to create small self-powered robots.

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DMC Global

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DMC Global offers products in the areas of composite materials as well as oil & gas well perforating systems.

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SeaStar Medical

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SeaStar Medical is a commercial-stage medical device company that develops immunomodulating technologies.

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Elementum 3D

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Elementum 3D operates as an additive manufacturing research and development company.

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PopSockets

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PopSockets designs, manufactures and sells innovative products that merge function with self-expression.

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York Space Systems

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York Space Systems is a designer and manufacturer of spacecraft bus platforms.

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Simple Homes

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Simple Homes is a construction startup that designs, manufactures, and assembles homes using a unique panelized construction system.

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Left Hand Robotics

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Left Hand Robotics has developed the commercial-class, self-driving snow clearing robot.

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Prime Robotics

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Prime Robotics builds revolutionary new robots for the logistics and manufacturing industries.

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Veritas Farms

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Veritas Farms is an agribusiness company that manufactures and sells hemp oil products.

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Barn Owl Tech

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Barn Owl Tech manufactures surveillance systems for farms and barns.

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Panacea Life Sciences

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Panacea is a a woman-owned and woman-led company, is dedicated to developing and producing the highest-quality, medically-relevant, legal.

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KMLabs

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KMLab makes custom laser systems for research applications

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MicroStar Logistics

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MicroStar Logistics is a manufacturer of beer kegs, also offers repair and maintenance service, and used keg sales and leasing options.

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Vartega

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Vartega manufactures low-cost recycled carbon fiber sourced from various dry fiber and pre-preg scraps.

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UQM Technologies

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UQM Technologies develops power-dense electric motors, generators and controllers for the automotive, marine and military markets.

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The Hemp Plastic Company

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The Hemp Plastic Company is a provider of bio plastics made of from hemp.

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MM Solutions

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MM Solutions is a packaging and containers company that provides crates, pallets and packaging supplies.

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ADM Labs

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ADM Labs’ specific focus is on extraction, manufacturing/processing and wholesale of extract-based products from industrial hemp & CBD.

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Pattern Labs

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Pattern Labs develops and builds autonomous robots to address pressing industrial applications.

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Roth Industries

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Roth Industries is a prepared foods company that specializes in prepared food products for the residential and commercial markets.

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ActivArmor

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ActivArmor is the global leader in 3D printed, waterproof, sanitizable custom casts and splints

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Love Grown Foods

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Love Grown Foods is a natural food company that manufactures a line of all natural breakfast foods.

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Skyland Analytics

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Skyland Analytics provides data analytics and data management software for process manufacturers.

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InDevR

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InDevR develops and manufactures microarray technologies as well as novel solutions to support the life science industry.

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Optio

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Optio provides solutions to improve efficiency in manufacturing and e-commerce by leveraging robotic AI.

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Documoto

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Documoto is a Denver-based software company that simplifies the selling, managing, and supporting of machine and equipment parts.

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VanDyne SuperTurbo

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VanDyne SuperTurbo specializes in the development of a next generation engine efficiency technology known as the SuperTurbocharger.

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Securisyn Medical

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Securisyn Medical manufactures oxygen delivery systems for mechanically-ventilated patients.

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Guerrilla Gravity

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Guerrilla Gravity is a manufacturer of mountain bikes intended to make mountain biking safe.

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Magswitch Technology, Inc.

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Magswitch Technology is a Electronics manufacturer in Lafayette, Colorado.

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EcoGen Laboratories

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EcoGen Laboratories is a vertically-integrated manufacturer and supplier of hemp-derived specialty ingredients.

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Keystone Tower Systems

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Keystone Tower Systems specializes in the manufacturing of wind turbine towers.

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BioMARC

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BioMARC, as a service entity under the Infectious Disease Research Center (IDRC) at Colorado State University (CSU)

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Laws Whiskey

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Laws Whiskey specializes in whiskey manufacturing by milling grains to create a complex sour mash.

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Blue Moose of Boulder

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Blue Moose of Boulder is a food company that develops and manufactures innovative and fast-growing hummus, dips, and spreads products.

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Fortius Metals

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Fortius Metals is an innovative metal 3D printing company.

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Living Ink Technologies

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Living Ink Technologies is developing bio-based pigments for ink

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GrowRay

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GrowRay offers a science-based technology that delivers a full spectrum and uniform light intensity across the entire canopy.

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MandaraRX

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MandaraRX is a manufacturer of Cannabidiol products and provides personalized guidance for integrating CBD into lifestyle.

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Tomorrow Holding

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Tomorrow Holding advances the commercialization and applications of Fiber Reactor (FR) technology.

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Surna

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Based in Boulder, CO, Surna (OTCQB: SRNA) manufactures equipment for the legal cannabis industry. With a focus on disruptive technology

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Encision

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Encision is a medical device company that develops laparoscopic surgical instruments.

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Alpen High Performance Products

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Alpen High Products manufactures super-insulating, thermally efficient residential and commercial windows and architectural glass.

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Renegade Plastics Corporation

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Renegade enables a circular economy with low carbon fabrics made from non-toxic and fully recyclable materials.

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Biochar Now

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Biochar Now is a biotechnology company making and selling biochar on a large scale.

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Natural Foodworks Group

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Natural Foodworks Group is a full-service operational partner for natural and organic food brands.

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Soundwall

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Soundwall is a manufacturer of flat-panel speakers made of aluminum artwork.

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ARC Group Worldwide

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ARC Group Worldwide, Inc. is a leading global advanced manufacturing and 3D printing service provider.

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American Cannabis Company

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ACC provides industry specific advisory and consulting services, manufactures cultivation products and facilities for cannabis startups

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Honey Gold Processing

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Honey Gold Processing is a top lab, located in central Colorado, processing industrial hemp into high quality (THC Free) CBD distillate.

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Honey Gold Processing

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Honey Gold Processing is a top lab, located in central Colorado, processing industrial hemp into high quality (THC Free) CBD distillate.

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Aegis Spine

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Aegis Spine endeavors to improve human health as a leader in the spinal medical devices field.

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DoubleHelix

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Double Helix is a team of top talent from a range of fields coming together to advance discovery and research in precision 3D nano-imaging.

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Cool Energy

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Cool Energy supplies a breakthrough power conversion product called the ThermoHeart® Engine.

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Proximity Malt

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Proximity Malt is a malting company committed to producing quality, consistent craft malt.

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Westland Distributing

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Westland Distributing provides a large range of products for the manufactured housing industry.

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2B Technology

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2B Technologies is dedicated to the development and commercialization of new analytical instruments.

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Pulse Beverage

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Pulse Beverage is a Body Health functional

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Seth Ellis Chocolatier

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Seth Ellis Chocolatier is a manufacturer of chocolates and other bakery products.

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Clear Cannabis

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Clear Cannabis is a cannabis company that specializes in manufacturing, retailing, and distribution of cannabis products.

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Truly O2

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Truly O2 is a manufacturer of anti-aging and Oxygen-enriched skincare products.

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Sophono

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Sophono is a medical device manufacturer providing implantable, bone conduction hearing devices.

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RavenWindow

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RavenWindow is a leader in the world of smart glass windows with it’s amazing thermochromic technology.

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Zaiser Motors

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Electric Motorcycle Manufacturer

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SkyFuel

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SkyFuel designs and manufactures innovative parabolic trough concentrating solar collectors.

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Air Squared

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Scroll Compressors and Expanders

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EnlightenVue

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EnlightenVue is a development stage company producing an advanced suite of single-use micro-endoscopes.

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Vescent Photonics

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Vescent Photonics,Inc to develop and manufacture technologies in waveguide, electro-optics, tunable lasers, and electronics.

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Sielo

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Terralux is a provider of LED lighting and building intelligence solutions.

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KineticCore Solutions

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KineticCore Solutions is a technology manufacturing company that produces energy storage systems.

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Synthio Chemicals

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Synthio Chemicals manufactures fine and specialty chemicals using novel continuous-flow reactors.

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GoGenics

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GoGenics manufactures CBD products and wellness brands.

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High Precision Devices

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High Precision Devices offers scientific applications, quantum computing and custom instrument development services.

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Kokopelli Outdoor

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Kokopelli Outdoor is a manufacturer of rafts to make river travel and alpine lake fishing comfortable.

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915 Labs

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Microwave assisted thermal sterilization, or MATS, natural food processing and packaging systems.

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Vapor Cell Technologies

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Vapor Cell Technologies develops ultra-compact vapor cells that can detect distances with sub-nanometer accuracy.

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Jujotech

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Jujotech is a software company providing integrated solutions for AR/MR, Remote Assist, and Actionable Worklogic

Written by Mark Smith

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