Thursday, September 01, 2005

Lego Leaving Switzerland

Who would have known the ever popular Lego toy almost everyone has played with in some time in their life is having financial problems and set backs. As a result, Lego has announced they are pulling out of Switzerland in order to cut costs. Some 500 or so jobs will be moved to the Czech Republic where production costs are cheaper. Read the entire story from Swiss Info.

Here are a few interesting facts about Lego:
  • Lego was founded by a privately held Danish family-owned company in 1932 and is the world's fourth-largest maker of toys.
  • The name Lego comes from the Danish words "Leg Godt", which means "Play well." In Latin it means "I put together".

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