Dee DePass

Reporter | Manufacturing
Phone: 612-673-7725
Dee DePass covers the manufacturing industry for the Star Tribune with an eye toward new products and technology, job growth and distribution developments in Minnesota.


Recent content from Dee DePass

Scratch a Tesla Model S electric car and you’ll find 3M

Maplewood-based 3M makes more than a dozen products for the upscale, all-electric car, everything from lining adhesives and fasteners to a new kind of non-lead wheel weight that keeps tires balanced.

Updated: April 23, 2014, - 11:20 AM

Pentair 1Q profit meets expectations, but sales don't

Pump, filter and valve maker Pentair Ltd. reported Tuesday that tough oil and gas markets caused a 3 percent drop...

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 08:12 PM

Select Comfort's stock rises 10.3% on sales growth

The Plymouth bedmaker’s stock rose 10.3 percent on the first trading day after earnings were released

Updated: April 22, 2014, - 10:41 AM

Tennant 1Q profit jumps 14%, sales beat estimates

A new riding floor scrubber helped boost profit 14% at the maker of industrial cleaning equipment.

Updated: April 21, 2014, - 08:50 PM

Eagan company finds new life for dead car batteries

Gopher Resource’s plant in Eagan is one of the few plants left recycling and repurposing car batteries.

Updated: April 20, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Select Comfort first-quarter profit falls 27%

After more than a year of earnings difficulty, the bedmaker’s revenue rose.

Updated: April 18, 2014, - 09:21 AM

Will bed maker Select Comfort finally deliver this quarter?

After a five-quarter streak of lackluster profits, bed maker Select Comfort may finally meet Wall Street expectations when it reports financial results Thursday.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 10:25 PM

Proto Labs launches new steel and rubber molding operations

Proto Labs is launching new steel and rubber molding operations that will accelerate production.

Updated: April 14, 2014, - 09:46 AM

Fastenal profit meets analysts' expectations

Sales beat analysts’ forecasts, but the firm’s stock tumbled 1.7% on a volatile day in the market.

Updated: April 11, 2014, - 10:55 PM

3M's new computer coolant could cut energy costs at data centers

The product could significantly lower costs at data centers that are proliferating because of two trends: cloud computing and big data.

Updated: April 09, 2014, - 05:19 AM

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