4. 75 percent of Steinway’s factory workers are immigrants
Many of the workers at the Steinway & Sons factory come from countries with a woodworking background, like Prenta Ljucovic who came from Montenegro, a country in the Balkans. Prenta has worked at Steinway & Sons for over 45 years, making her the longest-tenured woman in the factory, and the only woman to ever work in the difficult “Case Making” department. This involves lifting, cutting, planing, sanding, drilling and shaping heavy blocks of solid wood to make the outer case of the piano.