Shinola factory envisions new future for Detroit

Shinola factory envisions new future for Detroit
Shinola factory envisions new future for Detroit

Shinola factory envisions new future for Detroit

What if the answer to saving a great old American city is what made the city great in the first place: quality stuff, made right at home. In midtown Detroit a new company is taking a big bet on local manufacturing to help bring its city back. And it’s counting on the century-old traditions of a Chicago factory to get there. WBEZ’s Lauren Chooljian has that story of Shinola, and Roman Kapuscinski, Co-director of Tauber Institute for Global Operations at the University of Michigan, explains if this can be a template for more manufacturing. Photo: Flickr/Sean Davis