Wolverine—the Michigan-based footwear and apparel company known for making durable work boots for more than 135 years—has launched a line of USA built work boots, the Wolverine Ramparts. Starting today, 100% of the proceeds from a Limited Edition version of the Ramparts, made with Chicago’s Horween leather, will benefit Workshops for Warriors® through July 5, 2019.
Workshops for Warriors is a nonprofit that provides quality hands-on training and STEM education programs to help veterans find career options in advanced manufacturing. With the launch of the Ramparts collection, Wolverine and Workshops for Warriors have joined forces to support the trades and rebuild American manufacturing.
“We’re proud to offer a boot built for American workers by American workers,” said Andrew Shripka, vice president of marketing for Wolverine. “Having this made-in-America boot benefit an organization whose mission is to rebuild American manufacturing and support our veterans is a great way for Wolverine and our customers to say thank you to our veterans as they enter this next chapter of their careers.”
“It’s an honor to partner with Wolverine on this initiative,” said Hernán Luis y Prado, founder and CEO of Workshops for Warriors. “We commend Wolverine for their support of our program. Every day, Workshops for Warriors changes lives by training, certifying and placing veterans into advanced manufacturing careers.”
The Ramparts collection also features 6-inch, 8-inch and pull-on built-in-America work boots, made with the best materials from around the world, in three different colors. As part of Wolverine’s ongoing commitment to Workshops for Warriors, 5% of all proceeds from the sale of all Ramparts styles on wolverine.com will be donated to Workshops for Warriors through the end of 2019.
Wolverine is also proud to announce that Workshops for Warriors student, Marine Corps veteran and competitive snowboarder Mike Spivey will be featured as the newest member of Team Wolverine. Mike will serve as an ambassador as part of Wolverine’s Project Bootstrap to showcase the great opportunities available in advanced manufacturing careers.
“Our partnership with Workshops for Warriors, to help veterans find jobs in the skilled trades, is paramount to why we started Project Bootstrap in the first place, and we’re thrilled to have a champion for the trades like Mike Spivey joining Team Wolverine,” Shripka said.
The Limited Edition Ramparts is available exclusively at Wolverine.com and Work ‘N Gear. To learn more about Wolverine and this product, visit Wolverine.com/Ramparts.
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