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 appoints new CFO and HR heads

Maker of Sleep Number beds tapped Ethan Allen veteran as chief financial officer and former Target exec as new HR...

Updated: March 19, 2014, - 09:21 PM

3M expands home water business

The company has already contracted with 35 dealers.

Updated: March 16, 2014, - 06:26 AM

Minnesota jobless rate holds steady at 4.7 percent

Minnesota employers added only 600 jobs in January, a fraction of the 9,500 jobs posted for December, state officials said...

Updated: March 13, 2014, - 08:47 PM

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

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