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Published November 06, 2012, 12:00 AM

Keeping it local

Steve Banks, right, of Marr Valve explains how the component parts of a device produced by the company are assembled to Montevideo High School instructor Brian Albers. Banks started his manufacturing career in the Twin Cities, but a desire to raise his children in a rural setting led him to Marr Valve. The company relies on a skilled, rural workforce to operate high-tech equipment to produce valves, regulators and other components for the equipment found in modern dental offices and medical settings. Tribune photo by Tom Cherveny
Read the article: Rural sourcing, technology provides competitive edge for Granite Falls, Minn., manufacturer