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Master Watchmaker Stefan Mihoc with JTV producers Noah Baker and Brandon Dowley
Master Watchmaker Stefan Mihoc with JTV producers Noah Baker and Brandon Dowley

Detroit manufacturer Shinola is the single subject on this week’s episode of “Global Great Lakes” on JTV.   “Global Great Lakes” covers manufacturing businesses in the Great Lakes region enjoying success in the new economy.  Now in its third season, this is the first Detroit manufacturer to be featured on the show.

In this episode, the JTV cameras visit the 30,000 square foot watch-manufacturing floor of Shinola in the historic Argonaut Building, housed within the College of Creative Studies.  Master watchmaker Stefan Mihoc provides a tour of the meticulous hand-assembly lines.  Also featured:  An interview with Shinola CEO Steve Bock discussing the short history of the company, the challenges of finding and developing talent and the reasons for choosing Detroit.

We get an up-close look at the handcrafted products of Shinola:  watches, bicycles and leather goods; along with a tour of the company’s flagship retail store in Midtown Detroit.

“Global Great Lakes” airs on JTV in Jackson, MI and South Central Michigan on Comcast Channel 90, AT&T U-Verse Channel 5380 and WOW! Cable Channel 161.  The program is live streamed on the JTV website (www.jtv.maintainndev.com).  Broadcast times:  Thursday, December 19 at 3:30, 7:30 and 10:30 pm;  Friday, December 20 at 1:30, 4:30, 7:30, 10:30am and 4:30pm.  The program will continue airing 30 times over the next two weeks and a complete program schedule is online at www.jtv.maintainndev.com.

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