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Senator Al Franken Visits granite Gear

Senator Al Franken visited Granite Gear's Two Harbors, MN headquarters to discuss military spending and internet infrastructure issues.

Senator Al Franken (D-MN) visited Granite Gear’s headquarters in Two Harbors, Minnesota on Saturday, 2/23. Thirty staff members and their family greeted the Senator. He toured the facility and met with Granite Gear founders Jeff Knight and Dan Cruikshank to discuss changes in military spending in the future and how this might relate to Granite Gear’s growing tactical products business.

Also discussed were the challenges of operating a business in an area without viable high speed internet service.
“We greatly appreciate Senator Franken’s interest in our business and the insight he provided” noted Jeff Knight. Partner Dan Cruikshank added, “He really understands and appreciates the contribution small businesses make to our economy”.

About Granite Gear

Granite Gear has been bringing innovative products to the outdoor marketplace for 25 years. Our award winning backpacks, extensive variety of storage sacks, lifestyle accessories, dog products and canoe gear offer excellence in design and construction. Located in Northern Minnesota, just minutes from the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and the Superior Hiking Trail, we have a rugged and beautiful testing ground for our products.

We also pride ourselves on manufacturing tough, functional and well-designed gear for those serving our country in the military.