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Zane Gray, an employee of RealStone in Bagley, loads granite boulders in preparation for cutting into flooring, siding and other ornamental construction materials. Submitted Photo

Bagley factory turns out unique products


BAGLEY -- What is now the Clearwater County area sits atop the Itasca Moraine, a deposit of glacial till dumped 10,000 years ago at the end of the last Ice Age.

In 2003, the late Steve Crandall conceived of a way to make pay dirt out of granite boulders.

He designed and patented equipment for cutting the rocks into siding veneer and flooring tiles under the business name of RealStone.

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