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

Jan. 9: Minn. considers dime fee on some recyclables

Deposits on bottles and cans would raise $469 million and and create new 1,000 jobs. But it could also cost consumers or beverage firms $29 million annually.

Updated: January 09, 2014, - 11:07 PM

Miller Manufacturing in Eagan acquires Illinois farm manufacturer

The deal for Allied Precision of Illinois gives Miller Manufacturing more than $7.5 million in new sales.

Updated: January 08, 2014, - 08:17 PM

Select Comfort debuts $8,000 bed that monitors heart, stops snoring

Select Comfort introduced an $8,000 bed that tracks heart rate and controls snoring. The bed took two awards at CES in Las Vegas.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 10:07 PM

Graco buys two niche equipment firms

Purchases should allow the company to increase its abilities to manage groundwater and landfill liquids.

Updated: January 07, 2014, - 05:42 PM

Select Comfort shares dive on profit slip

The Plymouth-based bedmaker’s stock dropped 19 percent after it said 4Q profit will miss the low end of predictions.

Updated: January 06, 2014, - 08:29 PM

Manufacturing expansions in Minnesota are booming, creating jobs

2013 proved to be a robust year for manufacturing across the state, and the pace of building isn’t slacking off.

Updated: January 04, 2014, - 07:29 PM

Manufacturers greet new year on an upswing

Minnesota firms experienced solid growth in sales, new factory orders, inventory and employment in December.

Updated: January 02, 2014, - 09:14 PM

Minnesota exports set record for third quarter

Economic officials credited trade offices for feeding the surge in sales, particularly of manufactured goods, at a rate that led...

Updated: December 30, 2013, - 08:12 PM

Stratasys goes retail. Opens 2nd and 3rd MakerBot stores

The success of its New York City store has led MakerBot’s new owner to open two more retail shops on the East Coast to showcase the company’s affordable 3-D printer technology.

Updated: December 29, 2013, - 02:04 PM

Joseph Gomer, 93: Tuskegee Airman broke color barrier

As the last living Tuskegee Airman in Minnesota, he was among the first black fighter pilots in World War II. Their valor led to the integration of the U.S. military.

Updated: December 27, 2013, - 09:46 AM

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