We ask that our older readers hold all Gilligan’s Island jokes until the end. While that 1960s TV staple was widely mocked for presenting an assortment of elaborate bamboo-made gadgets used by the main group of castaways, it now looks like it might not have been too far off. Designers Albrecht Birkner and Kenneth Cobonpue have crafted their own car made out of bamboo. The goal was to create a new lightweight, economically viable, and totally green car. Bamboo-cane has been used in the construction of furniture for centuries due to its high tensile and impact strength as well as the ease in which it can be shaped to the designer’s wishes.
Meet the people behind the products. From semi-conductors to Jet engine turbines – from apple pie filling to smoked salmon – from cosmetics to high definition micro displays – Council members make the products that make the world run. Through our podcast we introduce listeners to the people who own, work in, and support these businesses, businesses that together are the Council of Industry. We learn about their products and career paths. We learn about their leadership styles and their passion for their work. We learn about their challenges and their opportunities. In the process we learn more about manufacturing and why it is such a vital sector of our economy- vital to our region’s prosperity, our security and our future.