Griffin and Harris Duininck are cousins who spent the summer traveling the country learning about water management products including high density polyethylene pipe.
"I knew some things before the trip, [but] I didn't know as much as I know now," Harris Duininck said. "I've seen a lot more on the agricultural side, but I've never been to a lot of the massive stormwater projects that are really used for collection and conveyance of stormwater."
Harris is the son of Jamie Duininck, the CEO of Willmar, Minn.-based Prinsco Inc. The family-owned HDPE pipe extruder has eight plants and estimated sales of $160 million.
The idea for the trip and podcast came from a May 2022 Plastics Pipe Institute drainage division meeting.
"The idea is to have them take this road trip and document how they learn about all of the plastic products that Prinsco makes, how they're used in different applications," said Betsy Bonnema, marketing director at Prinsco. "Getting people really interested in plastics industry, the drainage industry, in a new way that's not just technical."