The 500 millionth Zippo lighter was introduced at the plant in Bradford Tuesday morning. Hundreds of employees passed the milestone lighter from hand to hand. Each has played a role in producing a half-billion lighters in a span of 80 years.
The family-owned Zippo Manufacturing Co. in northwestern Pennsylvania is expected to celebrate the production of the company’s 500 millionth lighter.
KDKA Radio’s Johnna Pro talks with Pat Grandy from the Bradford-based company, Zippo.