It's a company that prides itself on emphasizing American-made products and it is based in Detroit.

FOX's Carole Zimmer reports:

A Detroit-based company is making a new musical product in the city that brought us Motown...

Detroit is famous for Motown and groups like the Supremes. Now, Shinola, a company that has set up shop in Detroit, has been helping the city move towards an economic resurgence. The company started out making watches. Its newest addition is a turntable that sells for $2500.

Tom Lewand is Shinola's CEO:

(Lewand) "Detroit's landscape of music is varied and rich and there's in our minds, no better place to launch a line of music products than in Detroit."

The company now has more than 500 employees. Tom Lewand says many of those workers had lost their jobs in other industries:

(Lewand) "I got some former auto workers who had been laid off during the tough times. I got folks who had worked at fast food companies. I got got folks who were part time security guards or custodians."

Lewand says those workers are helping Shinola to build a reputation for producing quality products made in America.

Shinola is also building something bigger than a turntable... A hotel in downtown Detroit.

I'm Carole Zimmer.

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