Ross Reels has manufactured fly reels in Montrose since the early 1980s. After acquiring the brand from Orvis in 2013, parent company Mayfly also brought in manufacturing of sister brand Abel Reels from California in 2016.
Twenty years ago, then-ColoradoBiz Editor David Lewis commissioned a monthly column from me called "Cool Colorado Stuff," thumbnails of four products made by Colorado-based companies.
William Mathewson – the WM in WMDevices, or WMD – started making musical-effects pedals as a side hustle in 2007. Previously a hobbyist pedal-maker since high school in Longmont, he'd been working at a recording studio in Boulder and doing graphic design for bands.
Innovators across the state are coming up with inspired solutions to meet market challenges and demands – including some we never knew existed.
Hand made guitars, crayons, eco-friendly handbags and pine needle bowls from four Colorado makers.
Made in Colorado: Apres Ski Jewelry; Colorado Classic Games; Decadence Gourmet; Viola Studio Dolls
Colorado-born, bred and built products cover a wide range of uses and processes.
Products manufactured around the state, from Boulder to Fort Collins
Products manufactured around the state, from Grand Junction to Fort Collins.
Starting March 31, Montanya Distillers launched a celebration of their 10th anniversary rum with a series of events that will last throughout the rest of the year.
With 300 days of sunshine and the outdoors beckoning, that's a business concept we can all get behind.
Making things here makes good economic sense, and a large and diverse cadre of companies in the state is riding a wave of demand for all things local.