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

Honeywell's Inncom purchase secretly cuts hotel room energy costs

Automated controls could revolutionize the industry’s energy use.

Updated: August 17, 2013, - 10:40 AM

Proto Labs in Maple Plain buys new factory building in Plymouth

Purchase of plant expected to result in hiring of 100 workers.

Updated: August 15, 2013, - 08:41 PM

Valspar’s third quarter falls shy of expectations

Company execs blamed tough global economy. Stock ended the day down $4.42 a share.

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 08:12 PM

Datacard will move from Minnetonka to Shakopee

The city of Shakopee and Scott County offered incentives for the company to relocate.

Updated: August 08, 2013, - 06:27 PM

Hospital laundry workers reach tentative contract

About 240 employees at St. Paul hospital laundry returned to work after negotiators reached a deal with aid of federal...

Updated: August 06, 2013, - 08:30 PM

Hospital laundry workers strike in St. Paul over lost sick days

Workers who supply bed sheets and linens to Twin Cities hospitals had lost sick days.

Updated: August 05, 2013, - 08:31 PM

Minority supplier council builds bridges to small, minority-owned firms

New U study shows that minority-owned Minnesota businesses contribute more than $2 billion to the state economy.

Updated: August 03, 2013, - 04:02 PM

Essar’s taconite plant on Iron Range delayed until second half of 2014

CEO says delay is related to decision to expand capacity; planned opening now is last half of 2014.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 09:20 PM

Growth slows for Midwestern manufacturers

Minnesota machinery sales rose while processed food orders sank; national figures showed jump in most measures.

Updated: August 01, 2013, - 09:06 PM

Ecolab posts strong results amid thriving Champion deal

Ecolab posts strong second quarter thanks to its acquisition of energy-services firm.

Updated: July 30, 2013, - 08:29 PM

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