Protecting an American Icon
Tuesday afternoon I stopped by Zippo Manufacturing in McKean County to hear how counterfeiting and unfair trade competition are affecting this American icon. My staff and I are working with Zippo officials to ensure that fair trade laws are followed. Doing so will ensure that Zippo stays healthy for many more decades to come.
While at Zippo, I also had the opportunity to meet the hard-working men and women on the factory floor. I conducted an informal survey, asking for a show of hands of those who had been with the company more than 10 years. I must admit, I was a little surprised when nearly everyone on the floor raised their hands. Such dedication and loyalty is something for which Zippo and its employees should be very proud. I’ll be sure to tell potential employers that this is something they can expect from a Pennsylvania workforce.