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

Taconite layoffs spread worry across the Iron Range

Iron workers, neighbors worry about next job as global taconite crisis hits home and downturn in steel industry costs 1,100 jobs in Minnesota.

Updated: April 17, 2015, - 05:37 AM

Oil, electrical use decreases slowed industrial production in March

The Federal Reserve report was weaker than analysts expected.

Updated: April 15, 2015, - 11:01 PM

Fastenal Company's 1Q beats street's profit estimates

Increased staffing and vending machines helped.

Updated: April 15, 2015, - 11:21 AM

Valspar opens $45 million plant in China

The firm’s eighth center there comes as CEO lauds the country’s market.

Updated: April 13, 2015, - 09:28 PM

Survey: Chief financial officers foresee growth in their companies

Bank of America Merrill Lynch recently surveyed 603 chief financial officers from U.S. companies about the state of the economy,...

Updated: April 11, 2015, - 09:07 PM

Arctic Cat considers expanding its Thief River Falls plant

Investment depends on whether it gets property tax subsidies.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 11:19 PM

Pentair stock falls after surprise lowering of first-quarter forecast

Company blamed surprise move on stronger dollar, slower orders.

Updated: April 08, 2015, - 09:32 PM

Andersen to add 300 workers, spend $45M, in state expansion

As Andersen opens a newly expanded plant in Bayport, it says it also will expand in North Branch and Cottage Grove.

Updated: April 06, 2015, - 08:05 PM

New Toro sprayer helps golf courses go green — and save money

Toro product cuts turf chemical use by 7 to 14 percent — making it more friendly for the environment and...

Updated: April 04, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Minnesota factories report flat growth in March

A key economic report shows slower growth for nine Midwestern states.

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 08:00 PM

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