On June 5, 2012 at 8:26
a.m. the case for the actual 500 millionth
lighter came off the
The case got computer
engraved at the Zippo plant...
...and stamped with the
time it was finished — 10:51 a.m.
Jim McDonough, Zippo’s
vice president of operations, who
personally guided the
lighter through each step of production
presented the finished
Zippo to the participating employees.