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

Emerson unveils expansions in Shakopee, Eden Prairie and Chanhassen

Maker of wireless monitoring systems will hire over 500 in metro area.

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 06:06 PM

Polaris launches a new larger military ATV

Polaris launched a larger military ATV that can be easily loaded on and off transport helicopters.

Updated: October 11, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Rail delays force Hibbing Taconite to use trucks to get pellets to customers before the big freeze

As winter looms, many shippers are blaming delays on oil-train traffic from North Dakota.

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 09:43 PM

Slight shift in margin outlook sends Fastenal shares lower

Fastenal’s third-quarter results came right in line with investor expectations, but it lowered its definition of ‘normal’ gross margin.Slight shift...

Updated: October 10, 2014, - 07:29 PM

Graco moves quickly to sell a business after FTC order

The $590 million deal brings Graco into compliance with a government finding that a major part of a deal it made in 2012 was anticompetitive.

Updated: October 08, 2014, - 11:03 PM

FTC orders Graco to divest part of 2012 acquisition

Agency says Minneapolis firm must sell liquid-finishing business in six months.

Updated: October 06, 2014, - 08:15 PM

Trucking firms, short of drivers, are stretching to find more

Trucking firms are offering incentives to ease a shortage caused by restrictions on driving time, a shift from rail to trucks and a long period of lagging wages.

Updated: October 05, 2014, - 12:05 AM

Manufacturing Day dispels myths, shows off modern factories

Across Minnesota, nearly two dozen factories welcomed visitors Friday in a PR and hiring push.

Updated: October 03, 2014, - 06:41 PM

3M to expand health care plant in South Dakota

The $57.6 million project in Brookings, S.D., will create 60 jobs by 2019, the company said.

Updated: October 02, 2014, - 08:55 PM

Manufacturing growth began to cool in September

The slowing was more apparent nationwide than in Minnesota.

Updated: October 01, 2014, - 09:02 PM

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