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

Midwest and U.S. manufacturers report solid gains in March

Minnesota manufacturers experienced their 16th consecutive month of gains.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 09:29 PM

Minnesota issues first round of job creation grants

The new program helps companies expand and hire.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 08:32 PM

For the first time, 3M moves its annual meeting out of Minnesota

3M's annual meeting will be May 13 at the Austin Centre, a move meant to put attention on its energy and electronics business.

Updated: April 01, 2014, - 05:29 AM

Faribault Woolen Mill plans for swift growth

Southern Minnesota mill gets a new life with fresh equipment, leadership and marketing. Thirty new jobs are foreseen.

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

Verizon to add 160 jobs in Mankato

By midsummer, the wireless carrier will have about 700 workers in its call center there.

Updated: March 20, 2014, - 09:05 PM

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

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