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

New federal grants aim to retrain Minnesota's laid-off workers

Minnesota gets money to focus on helping the long-term unemployed.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 10:22 PM

U.S. workers demand tariffs on below-cost, imported steel

The scourge of cheap steel has already caused job cuts in steel plants in Ohio, layoff warnings in Pennsylvania and Texas and has roused fears among workers and politicians in Minnesota, the largest supplier of iron ore to steel mills nationwide.

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 09:23 PM

Advance Auto Parts will shut its Bloomington office

About 100 Minnesota jobs will be lost as the company consolidates its corporate staff.

Updated: June 19, 2014, - 08:44 PM

Daikin Applied Americas expands in Owatonna

Daikin Applied Americas Inc. is planning a $9 million expansion to its Owatonna plant that will result in 40 additional...

Updated: June 18, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Top midsize companies: Fun, charity as big draws for employees

Midsize employers share the wealth to keep workers happy.

Updated: June 15, 2014, - 06:18 AM

Whiteboard: Atek digital tank monitor aims to save fuel, time and money

Eden Prairie firm introduces new tank scanners that monitor fuel levels and automatically send readings to the Internet.

Updated: June 14, 2014, - 02:47 PM

Big bonus helped draw former 3M CFO to Amgen

Amgen will pay David Meline a $2 million signing bonus and $7 million in stock grants.

Updated: June 13, 2014, - 08:28 PM

Minnesota exports rise 2% to $5 billion in 1Q

Mexico drove much of the 2% in growth as sales to the state’s leading partner, Canada, fell 12%.

Updated: June 12, 2014, - 08:41 PM

Honeywell's iconic round thermostat gets update for smartphone age

Honeywell's new thermostat uses the Internet to connect to a family's cellphones and adjust a home's temperature based on where its residents are.

Updated: June 10, 2014, - 08:59 PM

Target changes policy, backs janitors

Retailer agrees to press its vendors for negotiations.

Updated: June 10, 2014, - 08:25 PM

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