National Geographic : 1970 Jul
Twirling bobbins of nylon surround an employee at the Monsanto factory in Echter nach. The American-owned plant, attracted to Luxembourg by central location, tax benefits, and a stable labor force, ex ports thread to buyers as far away as Australia. With no unemployment, the Grand Duchy imports some 26,000 foreign workers to fill vacant jobs. Skilled hands give the final touch to a piece of pottery in the Villeroy and Boch ceramics factory at Luxembourg City. Founded in 1767, the plant is now largely mechanized. EKTACHROMES ( N.G.S.