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Detroit adds production line of Shinola watches to the list of stuff it makes
The Oakland Press / AP ^ | May 09, 2013 | uncredited

Posted on 05/10/2013 6:16:50 AM PDT by Abathar

Detroit has a long history of making stuff — cars, steel, even popcorn.

Now, the city is home to a manufacturing facility devoted to the production of an item not made at this scale in the U.S. for decades: Wristwatches.

A Dallas-based company has set up a production line for its Shinola brand of watches in Detroit.

Shinola officials say their watch production target for this year is 45,000, to be sold online, at flagship stores in Detroit and New York and at fashion and jewelry retailers and department stores around the country.

(Excerpt) Read more at theoaklandpress.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: detroit; georgecarlin; shinola; shinolawatches
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To: Abathar
How much did they pay an Ad agency to come up with that name?


51 posted on 05/10/2013 8:56:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Obama-Ville - Land of The Freebies, Home of the Enslaved)
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To: stayathomemom

As a refugee from the suburbs “where the unemployment rate is not awful” I beg to disagree. I was a Cub Scout leader and at one point, every single parent in our den was unemployed. Is 100% not awful?


52 posted on 05/10/2013 9:27:11 AM PDT by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: cyclotic
I would wager the unemployment rate in Detroit is worse than that of Livonia, Plymouth, or Ann Arbor.
53 posted on 05/10/2013 9:45:51 AM PDT by stayathomemom (Beware of kittens modifying your posts.)
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To: stayathomemom

But the want to be employed unemployment rate is probably about the same. People who have been feeding off the government for several generations have no concept of employment.

How many of them are willing to move their family 600 miles for work? How many will do multiple jobs to get off of welfare?

I really like to see that there are some small successes and I wish Shinola Watch Co. all the best. I hope they succeed beyond their wildest imagination but your argument just doesn’t fly.

How does Stephenson Highway look? The last time I drove down it was the day I lost my job. Basically nothing but empty 25,000 sq. ft. industrial buildings.


54 posted on 05/10/2013 9:57:41 AM PDT by cyclotic (In a society of wolves, you do not fight back by creating more sheep-Dan Bongino)
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To: DManA

Wiki didn’t have much either.

Curious why some investor in Deeetriot wanted the name to put on watches and bikes. Guess they REALLY didn’t know shit from Shinola.


55 posted on 05/10/2013 10:49:12 AM PDT by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: Abathar

Shinola watches? Really? How do they tell them from $hit?


56 posted on 05/10/2013 12:05:23 PM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: 1rudeboy

More good business news from Detroit.

The private sector could be the salvation of Detroit and smart conservatives should get on board.


57 posted on 05/10/2013 12:36:32 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

“Shinola is a brand name!!!????”

I was thinking the same thing! Thought for sure this was from The Onion!


58 posted on 05/10/2013 12:39:33 PM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: Abathar

Melinda Brown Snaps on Fox Reporter I’ll Show You How To Run The City Of Detroit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0WNMBFgIWQ


59 posted on 05/10/2013 1:31:15 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Abathar

My Dad’s gonna love it when I tell him about this....


60 posted on 05/10/2013 2:02:32 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: Abathar

This appears to be a Kid Rock project.

http://www.madeindetroit.com/


61 posted on 05/10/2013 4:26:26 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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