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

Ecolab posts record second-quarter results, boosts guidance

The industrial cleaning company’s results were driven by 20 percent growth in its energy division.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 09:58 PM

July 28: Polaris launches Slingshot three-wheeler and new business unit

The exotic Slingshot was unleashed before 5,000 dealers at the company’s annual product show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The low-riding, two-seater boasts 173-horsepower, up to 20-inch tires and will cost between $19,999 to $23,999.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 09:00 AM

Arctic Cat profits lag with Canadian dollar

Sales of high-margin ATVs fell as low-margin snowmobiles rose; firm had charge for ex-CEO.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 09:39 PM

3M's electronics unit revives, lifting 2Q profit

The industrial giant reported gains in all five of its business units’ sales and profits.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 05:50 AM

Steve McDaniels to buy Nissan franchise in Bloomington

Auto dealer Steve McDaniels plans to relocate it to Eden Prairie.

Updated: July 24, 2014, - 07:00 PM

July 22: Polaris shares jump 9.3% on record 2Q

Results were so strong that Medina-based Polaris, which manufactures all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles, motorcycles, electric cars and garments, raised its guidance for 2014 from $6.48 to $6.58 a share

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

Select Comfort shares jump 8.5% after 2Q results

It was the first time since the third quarter of 2012 that Select Comfort's results came in better investors anticipated.

Updated: July 17, 2014, - 08:42 AM

3M spends $885M for full control of Japanese unit

Purchase gives 3M full control of an electronics subsidiary.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 09:34 PM

Environmental group tries to shame 3M with plane over Target Field

ForestEthics plane pulled banner over Target Field.

Updated: July 16, 2014, - 02:50 PM

U.S. International Trade Commission hears steel dumping testimony

The U.S. International Trade Commission heard complaints of below-cost steel imports.

Updated: July 15, 2014, - 09:11 PM

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