For around a hundred years there have been two large, traditional fishing tackle manufacturing works on either side of the Fjøsanger road. Amongst the buildings are two 300 m long rope walks used for making rope. The works of Gerdt Meyer Bruun A/S is now protected as an important technical cultural monument. The building was originally at Engen in the town centre, but was moved from there at the end of the 1800s. At that time half of Norway's rope-makers were from the Bergen area and Bruun's rope-making business on Fjøsanger Road was for a long time one of the biggest in Scandinavia.