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

Manufacturers greet new year on an upswing

Minnesota firms experienced solid growth in sales, new factory orders, inventory and employment in December.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Minnesota exports set record for third quarter

Economic officials credited trade offices for feeding the surge in sales, particularly of manufactured goods, at a rate that led...

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 08:12 PM

Stratasys goes retail. Opens 2nd and 3rd MakerBot stores

The success of its New York City store has led MakerBot’s new owner to open two more retail shops on the East Coast to showcase the company’s affordable 3-D printer technology.

Updated: December 29, 2013, - 02:04 PM

Joseph Gomer, 93: Tuskegee Airman broke color barrier

As the last living Tuskegee Airman in Minnesota, he was among the first black fighter pilots in World War II. Their valor led to the integration of the U.S. military.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 09:46 AM

Douglas Dayton, 88: ‘Disruptive innovation’ hit the bull’s-eye

He founded the first Target store in 1962 as a discount alternative to the family’s Dayton’s department store.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 09:10 AM

Polaris accuses Arctic Cat of violating a patent for an ATV

Medina-based Polaris Industries sued Plymouth-based Arctic Cat for allegedly violating “patent no. 8,596,405,” which involves a version of Polaris’ side-by-side all-terrain-vehicle, or ATV.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 09:08 PM

Ecolab's energy-­services headquarters will be built in Texas

The new building will house 1,000 energy services employees and consolidate energy-related operations in the Houston area.

Updated: December 24, 2013, - 05:51 AM

Dec. 21: Polaris launches power generator line

Polaris will sell its portable electricity generators only through its network of dealers, with suggested prices below major competitors.

Updated: December 21, 2013, - 05:26 PM

Maple Grove to gain a $4 million R&D center

Price Mechanical complex will have 40 employees.

Updated: December 20, 2013, - 08:56 PM

3M surprises with boost in dividends, 2014 forecast

The company plans to spend up to $10B on acquisitions by 2017.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 05:20 AM

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