photo courtesy of Shinola
Former President Bill Clinton visited Shinola’s watch factory in Detroit on April 26.
Clinton was in Detroit for a fund-raiser for the Michigan Democratic Party, reported Crain’s Detroit Business. He spent an hour on the factory floor, meeting some of the company’s 260 employees.
“Shinola is a great example of how we can continue to build and expand America’s manufacturing capabilities while creating jobs,” Clinton said. “It’s exciting to see how the brand is playing its part in the economic revitalization that’s happening in the city of Detroit.”
In a statement, Shinola CEO Steve Bock said, “Having President Clinton visit our headquarters in Detroit was a great honor and true highlight for the team. We hope Shinola can act as a business model that can be replicated in cities like Detroit across the U.S.”
Crain’s reported that during the visit Clinton was presented with a Runwell watch with the presidential seal embossed on the back.