They arrived from different countries and with varying backgrounds, but on June 15th they stood together as Americans. Shinola welcomed more than 100 new citizens following their naturalization ceremony at the Moynihan U.S. Courthouse in New York City.
“Shinola is a design brand predicated on meaningful American job creation through the manufacturing of timeless, well-designed goods. Since our founding in 2011, we’ve hired hundreds of people in Detroit and across the country. We’ve built factories and supplied the capital and connections for key suppliers to expand their existing operations.
“When you look at the American timepiece industry, watches had not been made at scale in this country for several decades. This is why, when we founded our company, we set out to teach our workers how to build high quality timepieces here in Detroit.
“At Shinola, our mission and focus have been to create American jobs and rejuvenate American manufacturing, like watches, in the places that need them most.”