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

Auto Show's start today is a sure sign of spring, big deals

The nine-day Twin Cities Auto Show starts today in Minneapolis with truck, fuel-stingy and sporty offerings.

Updated: March 08, 2014, - 07:37 AM

H.B. Fuller to open $1 million packaging center in Vadnais Heights

If successful, the new packaging center should generate $500,000 a year in new glue and service sales by figuring out how to slash customer product weights, transportation costs and factory waste.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 09:22 PM

Montevideo firm adding second factory to build ice-fishing castles

American Surplus and Manufacturing got a loan from the state of Minnesota to expand its ice-fishing-house business with a second factory in Pine River.

Updated: March 06, 2014, - 12:56 AM

U.S. manufacturing improves in February, Midwest slips

Minnesota companies saw gains last month, Creighton University survey finds, and remain among region’s top producers.

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 08:04 PM

Wilson Tool is out to buy new kinds of manufacturers

White Bear Lake’s Wilson Tool wants to grow by finding parallel manufacturing firms.

Updated: March 02, 2014, - 10:04 AM

HIRED director Jane Samargia goes to the White House

A trip to the White House showed a Mpls. employment expert that the president is counting on groups like hers.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 04:33 PM

3M to buy Treo, a data analysis firm in New York

The acquisition adds new capabilities to 3M’s fast-growing business digitizing health care records.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 06:27 AM

Ecolab's fourth-quarter results boosted by energy-related growth

Ecolab's energy services business helps deliver solid quarter, though earnings missed analyst estimates by a penny.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 06:26 AM

Heavy snow helps Toro's first-quarter profit

Heavy snow helped sales in the first quarter, but come spring, earnings are expected to be slightly below analysts’ expectations.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 02:10 PM

3M Co. customizes abrasive polishers for three Olympic bobsled teams

The Maplewood abrasives expert helped polish the blades for three bobsled and skeleton teams.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 09:21 PM

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