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

Donaldson launches new fuel filters for off-road trucks

The company nabs $50 million in fuel filter contracts, diving into a market that analysts say could grow to billions.

Updated: November 15, 2014, - 05:16 PM

Polaris buys Pro Armor brand of ATV accessories

The move continues the rapid growth of its parts and accessories business.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 09:52 PM

Bloomington-based Donaldson to close Grinnell muffler plant

The closing, brought on by changes in technology, will cost 75 workers their jobs.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 09:19 PM

3M wins U.S. contract to make enhanced combat helmets

The helmets offer more protection without adding weight, 3M says.

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 01:27 PM

Oberton to step down as Fastenal CEO after 12 years

He’ll be succeeded by the industrial products company’s president, Leland Hein.

Updated: November 07, 2014, - 08:34 PM

Nickname protesters tell NFL: 'We are not mascots'

Activists determined to retire the Washington Redskins nickname vowed to take their campaign to every remaining Washington NFL game this season.

Updated: November 02, 2014, - 10:06 PM

Government sues Honeywell over employee wellness program

Federal officials are challenging new benefit rules at Honeywell Inc. that create monetary penalties unless employees and spouses take medical tests.

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 02:06 PM

Ecolab's profit again driven by surging energy business

Adjusted earnings up 16%, but sanitizer business grew tepidly.

Updated: October 29, 2014, - 05:40 AM

Toro to buy Boss snowplows

The $227 million deal will help the maker of lawn equipment expand its wintertime products.

Updated: October 27, 2014, - 09:03 PM

Reshoring trend picks up in Minnesota

Wages have been rising in countries like China that attracted work from U.S. companies. Other headaches also have emerged.

Updated: October 25, 2014, - 04:49 PM

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