This Built America presents “The Great Alaskan Bowl Company”

September 6, 20141 Comment

Everybody loves a success story, especially one that involves a boyhood dream and a relentless drive to turn moments of near-failure into that success.

Thanks to shows like This Built America (a new multimedia platform from AOL) we have a chance to explore the companies and people re-imagining American manufacturing. In other words, the rebirth of the Great American Success Story!

Alaskan Bowl Company

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In a recent episode of This Built America we’re taken to Fairbanks, Alaska and introduced to The Great Alaskan Bowl Company — a business that has survived any adversity thrown their way.

We meet founder Lewis Bratcher—a relentless American driven by boyhood dreams of living in America’s last frontier. Surviving financial hardships and waning industry, Bratcher fought to keep his Alaskan dream alive by risking it all to open The Great Alaskan Bowl Company. Along the way, Bratcher brought innovation that had not been seen in woodworking before.

For The Great Alaskan Bowl Company, representing Alaska in This Built America is another testament to their hard work and the American spirit.

To view the full episode visit This Built America by clicking here.

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  1. Jerry Palmer says:

    Thanks Matt! That was awesome to read and watch!

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