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

Pentair’s president and COO to retire by year’s end

Pump and valve maker says it won’t replace Michael Schrock.

Updated: October 14, 2013, - 09:07 PM

Elderly Maplewood man drowns in Keller Lake

The body of an elderly Maplewood man was found in Keller Lake on Saturday afternoon, hours after his family had...

Updated: October 12, 2013, - 07:08 PM

Fastenal gains fall just shy of forecasts

The company said sales were hurt by global and U.S. economic uncertainty.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 07:59 PM

Norcraft Cos. in Eagan files for IPO, hopes for $100 million

The Eagan cabinetmaker pursues a growth strategy and sees strong market potential.

Updated: October 09, 2013, - 05:48 AM

GVL Poly of Litchfield uses 3-D printing to drive ag equipment sales

GVL Poly of Litchfield is using 3-D printing technology to fuel sales growth and exports for its diverse line of agricultural equipment.

Updated: October 06, 2013, - 01:22 PM

15 national manufacturers team up to tackle skills gap

The National Association of Manufacturers and 15 major companies are searching for policy solutions to the difficulties they have finding qualified workers.

Updated: October 03, 2013, - 08:56 PM

Midwest manufacturing is up but confidence is down

Creighton's monthly survey of manufacturers in nine Midwestern states found strong sales in September, but executives were worried about the new health care act and Washington politics.

Updated: October 02, 2013, - 05:16 PM

Foes decry idea of Minnesota beverage deposit law

Retailers and trash haulers gave Pollution Control Agency an earful about proposed recycling program.

Updated: September 30, 2013, - 09:39 PM

3M turns agave leaves into kitchen scrub sponges

A 3M Co. “lab curiosity” turned unused leaves into fiber for kitchen scouring products.

Updated: September 21, 2013, - 04:10 PM

Tennant drops legal appeal against German floor-cleaning rival

Tennant Co. said Friday that it has dropped its appeal of a German court ruling over allegedly misleading ads about...

Updated: September 20, 2013, - 08:50 PM

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