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 business growth slows in April

Minnesota’s growth continued for a fifth month.

Updated: May 01, 2013, - 09:57 PM

Ecolab posts positive first quarter

It also raised profit expectations for year, after Champion purchase.

Updated: May 01, 2013, - 05:54 AM

3M misses expectations, posts flat earnings, lowers full-year forecast

3M posted flat earnings and cut its forecast amid weak electronics demand.

Updated: April 25, 2013, - 09:28 PM

Honeywell's Golden Valley division to buy a gas detection firm

RAE Systems Inc., the newest firm bought by the Golden Valley division, “is a very compelling strategic fit,” the unit’s...

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 08:42 PM

Ecolab scores another acquisition in water treatment

It’s buying a Swedish water-treatment division with $23 million in sales.

Updated: April 24, 2013, - 08:03 PM

Pentair's first quarter beats estimates

The results were buoyed by the strengthening residential housing market. Shares rose 5.8 percent.

Updated: April 23, 2013, - 10:25 PM

Ample snow keeps Polaris rolling

Snowmobile sales tripled over last year. Polaris also raised 2013 earnings and revenue guidance.

Updated: April 23, 2013, - 09:40 PM

Tennant Co. earnings miss Wall Street expectations

Net earnings dropped 5 percent on lackluster March sales.

Updated: April 22, 2013, - 07:44 PM

Minn. manufacturers hopeful but concerned about hiring, health care

A survey of Minnesota manufacturers found worries over taxes, health care and the workforce.

Updated: April 17, 2013, - 09:27 PM

Select Comfort’s miscue over ads hurts first-quarter results

The Plymouth-based bed maker said the problem was fixed, but it also lowered its full-year earnings guidance.

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

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