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

Target’s first-quarter forecast gets a little more gloomy

Minneapolis retailer blames sluggish sales of weather-sensitive goods. Analysts say lingering cold, snow hurt spring clothing sales.

Updated: April 16, 2013, - 08:59 PM

Whiteboard Product Solutions Inc. is a product genie

Eden Prairie design firm Whiteboard Product Solutions is part prototype genie and part product doctor.

Updated: April 13, 2013, - 05:13 PM

Polaris buys French quadricycle maker

The recently purchased A.M. Holding S.A.S. gives Polaris a line of tiny but sporty “enclosed” passenger vehicles that can be driven on most European streets without a driver’s license.

Updated: April 11, 2013, - 09:00 PM

Swiss firm to invest $80M in PolyMet's Iron Range mine

The investment by Glencore AG, which includes a $20 million in bridge loans and $60 million in equity, is expected to be finalized in June, pending regulatory approvals in the United States and Canada.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 09:15 PM

Apogee sales and earnings rose during 4th quarter

Strong demand for building glass drove positive results.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 08:29 PM

Fastenal’s quarterly earnings grow 9%

The Winona company’s industrial vending machine concept thrived, but economic uncertainty slowed sales.

Updated: April 10, 2013, - 07:54 PM

Hecker co-defendant Steven Leach gets break on court restitution

Steven Leach, who served 20 months, will now pay $200 a month.

Updated: April 09, 2013, - 08:56 PM

Ecolab gets Justice Department OK to purchase Champion

Antitrust issues are resolved after months of negotiations.

Updated: April 09, 2013, - 05:47 AM

Hecker moved to his ninth prison, this one in Littleton, Colo.

Hecker gets moved to lower security prison camp in Colorado

Updated: April 02, 2013, - 03:11 PM

Midwest business roared like a lion in March

Manufacturers in the Midwest reported strong growth in orders for metal goods, machinery and agricultural equipment.

Updated: April 01, 2013, - 09:20 PM

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