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

Obituary: Elsie Skjei Bergerson, World War II vet and beloved waitress, dies at 92

Elsie Skjei Bergerson left a farm in Minnesota to become an Army dictationist during World War II.She returned from the...

Updated: August 12, 2014, - 09:08 PM

A record for reducing waste: Minnesota attempts to create the world's largest ball of paper

This ball of paper will be at the State Fair to remind Minnesotans to reduce waste.

Updated: August 11, 2014, - 09:04 AM

3M introduces their latest, digital 3-D dental camera

The Maplewood company delivered a “far superior” 3-D camera for dental exams.

Updated: August 09, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Stratasys shares leap 15% after firm raises outlook

Big sales gains in both the high end and consumer space led Stratasys executives to adjust their outlook for the year and beyond.

Updated: August 07, 2014, - 09:08 PM

U.S. and Midwest manufacturing activity still strong in July

But Minnesota’s manufacturing index in July slipped to 66.4 from 70.1 in June.

Updated: August 01, 2014, - 08:17 PM

Polaris Industries to expand in Plymouth

Polaris received state money to help with the acquisition of a Plymouth building where it will hire 100 workers.

Updated: August 01, 2014, - 07:57 PM

Pentair missed sales estimates for 2Q

Company will exit struggling Australian water business

Updated: July 31, 2014, - 08:47 PM

Ecolab posts record second-quarter results, boosts guidance

The industrial cleaning company’s results were driven by 20 percent growth in its energy division.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 09:58 PM

Polaris launches Slingshot three-wheeler and new business unit

The exotic Slingshot was unleashed before 5,000 dealers at the company’s annual product show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. The low-riding, two-seater boasts 173-horsepower, up to 20-inch tires and will cost between $19,999 to $23,999.

Updated: July 29, 2014, - 09:00 AM

Arctic Cat profits lag with Canadian dollar

Sales of high-margin ATVs fell as low-margin snowmobiles rose; firm had charge for ex-CEO.

Updated: July 25, 2014, - 09:39 PM

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