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Tailwind Nutrition named 'Colorado Company to Watch'

Published June 27, 2017

DURANGO, Colo. (BRAIN) — Tailwind Nutrition has been named a Colorado Company to Watch in 2017 by The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade.

The award is given to Colorado-based companies that "exhibit drive, influence and excellence in their business, as well as develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs and enrich their communities." Fifty companies are given the award each year. 

Tailwind was founded by Jeff and Jenny Vierling of Durango to produce an endurance drink mix that can be used as a sole fuel source that is easy to digest and has a clean, mild taste. The Vierline launched the company from their home kitchen and has since opened a manufacturing and warehouse facility in Bayfield, Colorado. It is distributed through 600 stores and is available worldwide through international partners.

"Being based in Durango, Colorado, has played an important role in how we've evolved as a company from product development and testing, to making the decision to manufacture and produce Tailwind Nutrition in our community instead of outsourcing," said Jenny Vierling. "We are thrilled to be included in this year's Colorado Companies to Watch, which recognizes the role that companies such as ours play in driving economic growth and supporting our local communities."

The OEDIT launched the award in 2009 in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation and community partners from across Colorado. Niner Bikes, based in Fort Collins, was a recipient in 2014

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