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

Arctic Cat considers expanding its Thief River Falls plant

Investment depends on whether it gets property tax subsidies.

Updated: April 10, 2015, - 11:19 PM

Pentair stock falls after surprise lowering of first-quarter forecast

Company blamed surprise move on stronger dollar, slower orders.

Updated: April 08, 2015, - 09:32 PM

Andersen to add 300 workers, spend $45M, in state expansion

As Andersen opens a newly expanded plant in Bayport, it says it also will expand in North Branch and Cottage Grove.

Updated: April 06, 2015, - 08:05 PM

New Toro sprayer helps golf courses go green — and save money

Toro product cuts turf chemical use by 7 to 14 percent — making it more friendly for the environment and...

Updated: April 04, 2015, - 02:00 PM

Minnesota factories report flat growth in March

A key economic report shows slower growth for nine Midwestern states.

Updated: April 01, 2015, - 08:00 PM

U.S. Steel to idle Minntac in June

The move comes after U.S. Steel announced earlier this month that it would idle its plant in Keewatin.

Updated: March 31, 2015, - 11:21 PM

Eagan-based Norcraft Cos. to be acquired by Fortune Brands in $600 million deal

The price represents a nearly 20 percent premium for a cabinet maker fresh off an earnings turnaround.

Updated: March 30, 2015, - 09:50 PM

Sluggish durable goods report latest concern for manufacturers

“What’s the saying? ‘Get used to disappointment,’ ” said Scott Anderson, chief economist at Bank of The West.

Updated: March 27, 2015, - 09:30 PM

Clinton Group appeals to Imation shareholders for changes

The N.Y. investment firm seeks three board seats in a move opposed by management.

Updated: March 26, 2015, - 10:37 PM

State hoping to increase trade with Mexico

This summer, Gov. Mark Dayton will lead Minnesota’s first trade delegation to Mexico in 15 years.

Updated: March 22, 2015, - 05:34 PM

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