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

Khandpur tapped as R&D chief at 3M

A 19-year veteran who has trotted the globe takes the reins from Fred Palensky, who ended a 37-year career at 3M with eight years as R&D chief.

Updated: July 14, 2014, - 07:44 PM

New CEO wants to turn Proto Labs into a $1 billion company

With successful turnaround behind her, Vicki Holt’s new challenge is growth.

Updated: July 12, 2014, - 05:49 PM

South Korea dumped underpriced steel products in U.S., officials say

Commerce Department said South Korea, other countries underpriced products illegally.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 08:43 PM

Toro opens new $25M addition in Bloomington, celebrates 100th year

The three-story wing adds 75,000 square feet to Toro’s existing 400,000 square feet of space. Gov. Mark Dayton praised the company during a celebration that included food, speeches and tours.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 10:08 AM

Hibbing iron mine goes pink in the name of breast cancer awareness

The massive 83,000-pound, hot pink truck box stretches 44 feet long and will nestle inside a 240-ton mining truck that will haul iron ore. It took $200,000 and 30 gallons of pink paint donated by Sherwin-Williams to turn an ambitious idea into reality.

Updated: July 11, 2014, - 05:47 AM

Team Industries in Bagley aims for all-electric future

A Minnesota-based drivetrain company and a West Coast electric vehicle maker have an ambitious plan to convert more of America’s...

Updated: July 09, 2014, - 09:55 PM

GM dealers, owners brace for long waits to fix recalled vehicles

Minnesota's 67 dealerships are scurrying to deal with GM’s recalls. Several said they’re doing what they can to mitigate customer concerns but acknowledge that it’s too early in the process to say there won’t be hiccups.

Updated: July 04, 2014, - 01:57 PM

Minnesota's factories are in high gear

Minnesota’s rating was the highest in a manufacturing survey of nine Midwest states.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 08:50 PM

Before Medtronic's deal, Pentair relocated twice to save on taxes

Pentair and Stratasys also moved their headquarters to lower-tax countries.

Updated: July 01, 2014, - 01:56 PM

New 3M software warns users about prying eyes

New 3M software warns computer users when someone’s looking over their shoulders.

Updated: June 28, 2014, - 06:14 AM

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