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

Valspar earnings beat Wall Street forecasts

The Minneapolis-based paintmaker is rapidly growing in U.S. retailers like Lowes and Ace Hardware and in Britain's B&Q chain.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 09:18 PM

MyPillow's effort to relieve Olympic shortage falls to red tape

As of Friday evening, the pillows were on a plane heading to U.S. Olympic headquarters in Colorado Springs, but it doesn’t appear they will get much farther.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 08:31 AM

Select Comfort misses profit expectations

The company had warned the quarter would fall short.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 08:35 PM

3M named to U.S.-Chinese clean energy research team

The Maplewood company will join the two-country consortium to develop greener buildings.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 10:23 AM

U.S. and Midwest manufacturing grows in January despite lousy weather

The growth nationally was weaker than it had been in December. In the Midwest, manufacturing showed solid strength last month.

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 09:16 PM

Twin Cities sports garment makers outfit Olympic ski teams in 5 nations

Apparel companies Podiumwear of St. Paul and WSI Sports of Eagan will outfit Olympian skiers from five countries in Sochi this month.

Updated: February 03, 2014, - 07:11 AM

Indian Motorcycle rollout shifts into overdrive as spring nears

Polaris Industries, which bought the Indian brand in 2011, is positioning its dealer network for rapid growth.

Updated: February 01, 2014, - 06:22 PM

3M hits profit target, misses on revenue

The company’s solid fourth-quarter results were led by sales of industrial products, but sales of consumer products were soft.

Updated: January 31, 2014, - 05:35 AM

Polaris posts strong fourth quarter but warns of rougher trails ahead

The ATV maker’s fourth-quarter results beat forecasts, but shares fell as executives were cautious about 2014.

Updated: January 28, 2014, - 09:25 PM

Graco profit grows in 4Q but misses Wall Street expectations

Strong industrial growth in China and the return of U.S. housing helped Graco’s fourth-quarter results, but the surge wasn’t enough...

Updated: January 27, 2014, - 09:41 PM

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