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

Minnesota receives fed training grant

U.S. Labor Department grant of $17.5 million is aimed at training factory and construction workers.

Updated: September 29, 2014, - 09:41 PM

Sept. 26: Minnesota factories gear up to replace boomers

Some manufacturers are reaching out to area high schools to train skilled workers.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 11:57 PM

Norcraft will expand cabinet factory in Winnipeg

Eagan cabinetmaker to more than double the size of its Winnipeg factory.

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 08:56 PM

Polaris ATVs snowmobiles to go on sale at Costco

Under the arrangement, Costco's membership pricing will be extended to Polaris products. The vehicles will be picked up at existing...

Updated: September 26, 2014, - 03:22 PM

Imperial Plastics buys Engineered Polymers

Imperial picks up a factory in Mora with 27 molding machines and 207 employees.Imperial Plastics buys Engineered Polymers

Updated: September 24, 2014, - 04:07 PM

Stratasys to buy Boston-based GrabCAD

They gain cloud-based tools with Boston-based GrabCAD.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 09:26 PM

Essar Steel Minnesota faces financing woes again

Officials in Nashwauk worry about loss of the $1.8 billion taconite plant with 350 jobs.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 09:28 PM

Buffalo Lake ethanol plant returns to production

Town of 733 welcomes back a business that has closed twice.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 09:19 PM

Minntac mine gets federal permits needed to expand

U.S. Steel will add 483 acres and create 100 new jobs at its taconite facility in Mountain Iron.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 08:14 PM

Minnesota's second-quarter exports rose 3.6%

But shipments to Canada, the state’s biggest export destination, fell again.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 09:06 PM

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