The Spark of Innovation: Zippo Manufacturing
By Sheryll Poe & Erik Sulcs – US Chamber
They roll off the assembly belt like little bars of burnished gold. Zippo windproof lighters have remained virtually unchanged over the last 77 years. But the company behind Zippo lighters has accomplished the near impossible— it has grown and adapted to today’s fickle market while remaining a steadfast American icon.
Zippo Manufacturing, a U.S. Chamber member since 1981, represents the best of the free enterprise system. “The opportunity to go out and freely compete and fairly compete in the marketplace is a real benefit to Zippo Manufacturing and has allowed us to grow over the years,” says Zippo President and CEO Greg Booth..
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