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

Polaris buys St. Paul military navigation-software firm Primordial

Military navigation software will be used on Poraris ATVs.

Updated: November 04, 2013, - 08:16 PM

Obituary: Myron Kunin, businessman, patron of the arts

Some say Myron Kunin, founder of Regis Corp., never met a business he didn’t like. Others insist he never saw...

Updated: November 02, 2013, - 10:08 AM

Midwest manufacturing index was stuck in neutral last month

Creighton's monthly economic survey of Minnesota and eight other states dropped to its lowest level of the year, hurt by the government shutdown and low crop prices.

Updated: November 01, 2013, - 08:25 PM

Energy products boost Ecolab’s strong third-quarter results

The St. Paul company beat Wall Street projections, posting a 15 percent jump in total sales.

Updated: October 30, 2013, - 05:57 AM

Stratasys goes ghoulish with new glow-in-the-dark plastics for 3-D printers

The Eden Prairie-based 3-D printer firm offers Halloween enthusiasts glowing plastics.

Updated: October 26, 2013, - 05:32 PM

Cliffs Natural Resources will restart two taconite lines at its Minnesota plant

The company is bringing back the two Northshore Mining production lines to fulfill a new contract with a U.S. steel...

Updated: October 25, 2013, - 09:04 PM

Sales growth helps 3M’s profit beat forecasts

Shares are trading at a 52-week high after Minnesota's most valuable company reported a 5.5% jump in third quarter profit and lifted its outlook for the rest of the year.

Updated: October 24, 2013, - 08:32 PM

Minnesota manufacturing database aims to keep dollars at home

Elmo helped unveil a database designed to help manufacturers across Minnesota.

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 09:39 PM

Polaris third-quarter results beat expectations, but stock falls

Polaris results beat expectations and the company raised its outlook for the rest of the year. Investors hammered the stock, however, after it has risen sharply over the last three months.

Updated: October 22, 2013, - 08:58 PM

Investors continue to hammer Select Comfort stock

Shares fell another 3% Monday as investors signaled continued disappointment with news that the Plymouth-based bedmaker had once again failed to meet quarterly expectations.

Updated: October 21, 2013, - 10:16 PM

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