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In Detroit: How Does Shinola's Manufacturing VP Work?

On this season of Working, we left the East Coast behind and flew to Detroit. We’re speaking with eight people who are drawing on the city’s complex history as they work to create its future.

For this episode, we visited Shinola's headquarters in Detroit, where Jen Guarino manages the creation of new leather goods, watches, turntables, and more. Guarino's desk is on the factory floor and she told us about training a workforce to make new products, finding good suppliers, and how a product goes from design to the factory floor.

Then in a Slate Plus Extra, Guarino takes us on an audio tour of Shinola's factory. If you’re a member, enjoy bonus segments and interview transcripts from Working, plus other great podcast exclusives. Start your two-week free trial at slate.com/workingplus.

Email: working@slate.com
Twitter: @Jacob_Brogan
Production: Mickey Capper, @FMcapper

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