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

3M surprises with boost in dividends, 2014 forecast

The company plans to spend up to $10B on acquisitions by 2017.

Updated: December 18, 2013, - 05:20 AM

Manufacturing making a comeback, report says

Hiring needs have prompted efforts to close the “skills gap.”

Updated: December 17, 2013, - 09:01 PM

Dec. 16: Snowmobile sales robust this holiday season

As parents buy kiddie snowmobiles, dealers are delighted to play Santa, hiding the extra-large present until Christmas.

Updated: December 16, 2013, - 09:04 PM

Economists: Budget deal cutting unemployment insurance may not help recovery

Compromise in Congress is not expected to do much to reduce jobless rate.

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 10:06 PM

TCF to close downtown Minneapolis branch, more in Chicago

The company will continue to have other offices in the downtown Minneapolis tower. TCF customers will still have access to another branch in the IDS Center about a block away.

Updated: December 11, 2013, - 09:03 PM

Energy projects boost Minnesota manufacturing

Thanks to energy-related orders, Minnesota manufacturers are hiring, expanding – and profiting.

Updated: December 08, 2013, - 02:00 PM

Toro beats profit expectations but warns of pressure in 2014

A tough comparison awaits as the company opens its new fiscal year, but some developments appear positive.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 08:41 PM

Midwest and national manufacturing grew in November, reports say

Factories making long-lasting goods drove overall growth in manufacturing across the U.S. and Midwest last month.

Updated: December 02, 2013, - 09:48 PM

Graco takes the guesswork out of foam insulating

A new wireless monitoring system for contractors and builders shows how data-tracking systems can be used outside the factory.

Updated: December 01, 2013, - 01:54 PM

Toro's new product aims to slash the water bill of golf courses, ball fields

Toro’s PrecisionSense maps and tests the soil of golf courses and athletic fields to help cut watering needs.

Updated: November 23, 2013, - 05:11 PM

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