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Minnesota is a midwestern U.S. state bordering Canada and Lake Superior, the largest of the Great Lakes. The state contains more than 10,000 other lakes, including Lake Itasca, the Mississippi River’s primary source. The “Twin Cities” of Minneapolis and state capital Saint Paul are dense with cultural landmarks like the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Walker Art Center, a modern art museum.

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Minnesota State.
Population: 5,519,952.
State Capital: Saint Paul.
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Minnesota state is the 32nd state to join the Union on 11th May 1858. Minnesota is the most northernly state of the 48 conterminous US states. As a north - central state, Minnesota borders the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Manitoba to the north, Iowa state to the south, Wisconsin state to the east, North Dakota and South Dakota to the West.

Thousands of rivers flow northward through Minnesota via the Red and Rainy rivers to Hudson Bay, southwards through the Mississippi River towards the Gulf of Mexico and eastward through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic Ocean.

The name "Minnesota" comes from the Dakota (Sioux) word "Sky-Tinted Water" for the Mississippi's major tributary - the Minnesota River.

Covered with extensive woodlands lakes and fertile prairies, Minnesota has been nicknamed "Land of 10 000 Lakes". Minnesota has 12 000 lakes and each of them is larger than 10 acres in area. This has provided Minnesota with almost 5000 square miles of fresh water and this is a distinct feature of Minnesota. With a continental climate consisting of warm summers and cold winters, around 1 in 4 Minnesotans is believed to be of Scandinavian origin. Minnesotans of German descent make up the single largest ethnic group in Minnesota.

The services industries became a dominant contributor to Minnesota's economy by the turn of the 20th century, over taking mining, farming, and manufacturing which were the major sources of income for Minnesota since its early days.

Minnesota's state capital is St. Paul and the Twin Cities region (St Paul - Minneapolis) is a major economic, administrative and cultural hub of Minnesota.

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The Main Cities in Minnesota
Below are the largest cities in the state of Minnesota and the number of people inhabiting them according to the 2010 national census:

1. Minneapolis - 713,777
2.St. Paul - 285,068
3. Rochester - 106,769
4. Duluth - 86,265
5. Bloomington - 82,893
6. Brooklyn Park - 75,781
7. Plymouth - 70,576
8. St. Cloud - 65,842
9. Eagan - 64,206
10.Woodbury - 61,961


Famous Landmarks in Minnesota

Below are some of Minnesota’s most visited landmarks:

-The Mall of America in Bloomington is often referred to as a "city within a city." It's home to over 400 stores and attracts between 35 to 40 million visitors per year.


Tallest Buildings in Minnesota

Below are the tallest buildings in Minnesota:

-The IDS Center is the tallest building in Minnesota and has been since 1972. Located in Minneapolis, it is 57 stories and 792 feet tall.

1. IDS Centre (57 stories; 792 feet)
2. Capella Tower (56 stories; 775 feet)
3. Wells Fargo Centre (57 stories; 774 feet)
4. 33 South Sixth (52 stories; 668 feet)
5. Campbell Mithun Tower (42 stories; 579 feet)
6. US Bank Plaza I (41 stories; 561 feet)
7. RBC Plaza (40 stories; 539 feet)
8. Fifth Street Towers II (36 stories; 504 feet)
9. Ameriprise Financial Centre (31 stories; 498 feet)
10. Target Plaza South (332 stories; 492 feet)

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With our eye for detail, exquisite craftsmanship and the infinite possibilities we offer in texture and color, our engaging designs in gratings complement the vision of international architects and designers.

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Why Choose Jonite Stone (reinforced) Channel Grates (Trench Grates)?

Stone Aesthetics

Stone Aesthetics

Our channel driveway drain grates are created from 95% natural aggregates and advanced hybrid polymers, Jonite architectural grates provide a finish which is both luxurious and natural to the touch.

Durability

Durability

The unique material properties of Jonite driveway drain grating products which prevent rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications.

Slip Resistant

Slip Resistant

Rough and natural matte surface enables tremendous slip resistance which is tested by international classifications. This provides a much-needed and unparalleled safety feature for schools and hospitals.

Customisation

Customization

As designers and innovators, the last thing we want to do is stifle creativity. We believe that if you can envision it, we can create it, and with Jonite’s custom-made designs adding new dimensions to your vision, the possibilities are endless.

High Mechanical Properties

High Mechanical Properties

Jonite stone products have high mechanical properties such as high flexural strength, compressive strength, impact strength, low water absorption & low heat absorption. These impressive stats add to the overall quality and longevity of its products.

Unlimited Colours

Unlimited Colors

Jonite is available in a wide range of standard colors. More specialized colors are possible with unlimited color customization which allows Jonite to be calibrated to almost any hue or shade desired.

Strength

Strength

Reinforced with specially treated steel frames, the strength of Jonite grates are world acclaimed. Having coined the word 'stone(reinforced)' for the last two decades, Jonite gratings are compliant to international load standards.

Theft Resistant

Theft Resistant

Conventional steel and cast iron grates and castings are highly susceptible to theft due to rising scrap value worldwide. Jonite hardscape products, however, do not pose any value for scrap due to their stone material integrity.

Jonite Minnesota Stone (reinforced) Channel Drain Grates (Trench Drain Grates) - Our channel drain gratings (trench drain grates) have redefined the role of gratings in the architectural industry. With Jonite, drainage gratings have moved beyond being merely functional into the realm of design elements.

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The unique material properties of Jonite channel driveway drain grate products which prevents rust and corrosion mean they are equally suited to last a lifetime for both indoor and outdoor applications. > More information on our channel grates here.
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Our Jonite Minnesota Creative Grates (drain covers) inspire originality on a different level. A variety of more creative designs in creative gratings have also been created for enhanced sensibilities.

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Jonite creative grates come in four categories: Pattern, Nature, Modern and Avant-Garde Collections. Our comprehensive range offers a multitude of themes and designs for architects to choose from. > More information on our creative grates here.
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Jonite created the world's first stone homogenous floor trap (floor drain grate, floor drain cover), achieving desired spontaneity with functional designs. Our aim is to continue designing floor traps that blend seamlessly into any flooring in Minnesota.

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Jonite floor traps are engineered to fulfill crucial functions while remaining an integral component of the structural floor. > More information on our floor traps here.
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Swimming pools are no longer seen just as an amenity; today they are part of an enticing landscape. With its naturally good looks and suitability superior to natural granite, Jonite makes for the perfect swimming pool grates (swimming pool drain covers) in Minnesota.

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The small elliptical holes of BabyPebbles and thin slit slots of ChiseledRain eliminate the danger of toddlers catching their toes in the grating. > More information on our swimming pool grates here.
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Jonite brings you the first collection of Banco Series Street Benches (Outdoor Street Furniture) for nature parks and open spaces in Minnesota. An exciting new concept in street furniture by attempting to eliminate the perception of conventional bulky and heavy stone furniture.

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The utilization of ready-made standard or customized components in fully knock-down or pre-assembled system maintains its sturdy stone structure while justifying cost effectiveness of its class. > More information on our street furniture here.
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Jonite Sump Covers (storm drain covers) are designed to be used on point drainage systems, intermediaries of long open-channel drainage as well as kerb-side drainage in Minnesota. With load applications similar to channel grates, Jonite Sump Covers offer style, security and functionality.

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Jonite Sump Covers come in a wide range of standard sizes that can be assembled with the addition of Jonite splines to form huge covers, giving you cost effectiveness and sustainability. > More information on our sump covers here.
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Jonite Toilet Grates (Shower Floor Drain Gratings) have redefined the way public toilets are seen in Minnesota. With natural stone textures and contemporary designs, Jonite has truly transformed the entire landscape of a toilet with our unique toilet gratings.

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Jonite toilet grates are beautifully crafted and created to serve a specific need of dispersing excess and unwanted liquids in public toilets. > More information on our toilet grates here.
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Our tree gratings are available in a variety of designs, shapes, and sizes, Jonite Tree Grates effortlessly integrate into the cityscape, providing space for trees to grow and develop in Minnesota.

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Approved by the Americans with Disabilities Act(ADA), Jonites Tree Grates are certified ADA compliant and wheelchair friendly. This makes our tree grates popular in hospitals, clinics, and residential areas. > More information on our tree grates here.
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Jonite USA Decorative Grates come in a variety of modern, ornate or nature-inspired designs which are mostly ADA compliant in Minnesota.

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All Jonite USA Decorative Trench Grates have adjoining patterns designed to seamlessly connect to the adjacent grate. Most trench grates are also designed to comply with ADA (Americans with Disability Act) standards. > More information on our decorative grates here.
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Jonite Ventilation Grilles Minnesota - Flexibility and strength of material provide designers freedom to design beautiful architectural ventilation grilles vertically or horizontally.

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Created from the same natural aggregates used to create their existing line of hardscape products, Jonite's latest product was born from the industry's unquenchable thirst for exciting new materials. > More information on our ventilation grilles here.
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Designs on Jonite products (custom drain covers & gratings) can be tailor-made to suit any application for any environment, empowering architects to make bold and imaginative statements in Minnesota.

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Customisable panels easily integrated into hardscape design to create original benches or seatings. > More information on our custom grating products here.
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