Barber-Nichols Wins 2020 CMA Aerospace Manufacturer of the Year Award

Barber-Nichols (CSA CSM), a supplier of electronics enhanced turbomachines and turbomachine-based subsystems for the aerospace, defense and cryogenics industries, was named one of the winners of the fifth annual Colorado Manufacturing Awards (CMA)—hosted by CompanyWeek and Manufacturers Edge, a partner in the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership—as “Aerospace Manufacturer of the Year.” Winners were announced on August 9.

CMA founder and CompanyWeek publisher Bart Taylor noted the award was two years in the making as, “Barber-Nichols deserves recognition for what they’re accomplishing and for how well they represent Colorado’s bellwether aerospace sector.”

“Barber-Nichols is very honored to be named the CMA Aerospace Manufacturer of the Year,” said Dan Thoren, company president. “While we don’t have a big local name, we have been busy designing and building some of the most advanced space, aerospace and military equipment available.”

The company has also been successful in contributing to Colorado’s manufacturing community overall with a 10% compounded annual growth rate accompanied by the creation of over 100 new engineering, manufacturing and support jobs since 2002, the founding of partnerships and scholarships with colleges and universities and the recent creation of new 43,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art manufacturing building.

“We’d like to thank all the sponsors—many of which have helped us along the way,” Thoren concludes.