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

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

Mayo Clinic Health Services will lay off 82 medical transcribers in SE. Minnesota

The move affects seven clinics in the state. Work will be done in Wisconsin.

Updated: November 22, 2013, - 09:26 PM

Donaldson results top analysts’ estimates

Bloomington firm’s earnings rose 14 percent.

Updated: November 21, 2013, - 09:21 PM

Valspar's fourth-quarter profit beats forecasts

The company saw growth in paint, wood and coil products and was helped by a deal for an Italian firm.

Updated: November 19, 2013, - 09:25 PM

Minnesota's robotics technology on parade at St. Paul RiverCentre

At the Robotics Alley Conference, humanlike machines walked, talked and packed parts like factory workers. Some actually spy on people. In their number and variety, the robots offered proof that they are now big business in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

Updated: November 14, 2013, - 05:41 AM

Stratasys 3-D printers go to work building a car

In Stratasys’ RedEye 3-D printing factory in Eden Prairie, computers read the design software and “printed” each car part layer by layer.

Updated: November 09, 2013, - 04:35 PM

Valspar cuts about 25 jobs in Twin Cities

Minneapolis paint and coatings firm Valspar Corp. has laid off about 25 local corporate and sales workers in the last...

Updated: November 08, 2013, - 10:16 PM

Bloomington-based Apogee buys Canadian window frame producer

The Bloomington-based company gains its first major presence in Canada by acquiring Alumicor Ltd.

Updated: November 05, 2013, - 09:11 PM

Nov. 4, 2013: ATK completes Bushnell purchase for $985 million

The deal gives ATK a Kansas-based firm with about $600 million in annual sales, 1,100 workers, and a broad line of civilian sporting goods, including rifle scopes and night goggles.

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 08:38 PM

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