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

U.S. and Midwest manufacturing grows in January despite lousy weather

The growth nationally was weaker than it had been in December. In the Midwest, manufacturing showed solid strength last month.

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 09:16 PM

Twin Cities sports garment makers outfit Olympic ski teams in 5 nations

Apparel companies Podiumwear of St. Paul and WSI Sports of Eagan will outfit Olympian skiers from five countries in Sochi this month.

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 07:11 AM

Feb. 1: Indian Motorcycle rollout shifts into overdrive

Polaris Industries, which bought the Indian brand in 2011, is positioning its dealer network for rapid growth.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 06:22 PM

3M hits profit target, misses on revenue

The company’s solid fourth-quarter results were led by sales of industrial products, but sales of consumer products were soft.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 05:35 AM

Polaris posts strong fourth quarter but warns of rougher trails ahead

The ATV maker’s fourth-quarter results beat forecasts, but shares fell as executives were cautious about 2014.

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 09:25 PM

Graco profit grows in 4Q but misses Wall Street expectations

Strong industrial growth in China and the return of U.S. housing helped Graco’s fourth-quarter results, but the surge wasn’t enough...

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 09:41 PM

Arctic Cat misses third-quarter targets, stock tumbles

The company’s stock sank 11 percent after profit on models built for Yamaha came in low in a “challenging” sales...

Updated: January 23, 2014, - 09:08 PM

Jan. 9: Minn. considers dime fee on some recyclables

Deposits on bottles and cans would raise $469 million and and create new 1,000 jobs. But it could also cost consumers or beverage firms $29 million annually.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 11:07 PM

Miller Manufacturing in Eagan acquires Illinois farm manufacturer

The deal for Allied Precision of Illinois gives Miller Manufacturing more than $7.5 million in new sales.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 08:17 PM

Select Comfort debuts $8,000 bed that monitors heart, stops snoring

Select Comfort introduced an $8,000 bed that tracks heart rate and controls snoring. The bed took two awards at CES in Las Vegas.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 10:07 PM

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