Wolverine, a Rockford, Mich.-based footwear and apparel company, has launched Wolverine Ramparts, a line of U.S.-built work boots. All of the proceeds from a limited-edition version of the boots will benefit Workshops for Warriors through July 5.
Workshops for Warriors is a nonprofit that provides hands-on training and STEM education programs to help veterans find career options in manufacturing.
“We’re proud to offer a boot built for American workers by American workers,” says 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.”
The Ramparts collection features 6-inch, 8-inch, and pull-on work boots. As part of Wolverine’s ongoing commitment to Workshops for Warriors, 5 percent 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.
“It’s an honor to partner with Wolverine on this initiative,” says 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 company also announced that Mike Spivey, a student through the Workshops for Warriors program and a Marine Corps veteran, will be the newest member of Team Wolverine, serving as an ambassador as part of Wolverine’s Project Bootstrap to showcase available manufacturing opportunities.
The limited-edition Ramparts are available online and at Work ‘N Gear.
Wolverine has been making work boots for more than 135 years. Its Project Bootstrap was formed in 2014, and Team Wolverine was formed in 2018.