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

Select Comfort 1Q profit falls 27%

After a more than year of earnings difficulty, the bedmaker’s penny-per-share miss was shrugged off. Investors sent its stock up...

Updated: April 17, 2014, - 04:11 PM

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

Stratasys completes third deal this week

The manufacturer will buy assets of plastics supplier Interfacial, based in River Falls.

Updated: April 04, 2014, - 08:45 PM

St. Paul enterpreneur wins state grant for alternative energy

HexFuel is a comeback in alternative energy for David Ault, who had an energy finance firm close in bankruptcy last...

Updated: April 03, 2014, - 08:36 PM

Stratasys boosts services with two acquisitions

New acquisitions, one in Texas and one in California, produce goods with 3-D printers and help other plants install and...

Updated: April 02, 2014, - 09:13 PM

Midwest and U.S. manufacturers report solid gains in March

Minnesota manufacturers experienced their 16th consecutive month of gains.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 09:29 PM

Minnesota issues first round of job creation grants

The new program helps companies expand and hire.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 08:32 PM

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