piers, quays, warehouses and cooperages in connexion with the fishing industry.
Schiedam is famous as the seat of a great gin manufacture, which, carried on in more than three hundred distilleries, gives employment besides to malt-factories, cooperages and cork-cutting establishments, and supplies grain refuse enough to feed about 30,000 pigs, as well as sufficient yeast to form an important article of export.
Valdepenas contains large distilleries, tanneries, flour mills, cooperages, and other factories; but its trade is chiefly in the red wines for which the district is famous throughout Spain.
Furniture and carriage factories, cooperages, and other manufactories of wood are numerous and generally prosperous.
In connexion with the wine trade there are many large cooperages; cork products are extensively manufactured for export.