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 will move back to its former Minneapolis headquarters

It will move back to its old Minneapolis headquarters after a $30 million renovation.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 09:59 AM

Conservis Corp. receives $10 million in venture capital

Minneapolis software company will use the money to expand its farm management products.

Updated: September 08, 2014, - 09:42 PM

St. Paul-based Ecolab looks to benefit from aging baby boomers

The St. Paul company sees growth in cleaning products in senior and retirement homes.

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 06:01 PM

Jostens turns to mobile apps to boost sales

Ringmaker’s new CEO rolls out mobile apps and uses digital marketing tools to help the century-old company connect with a...

Updated: September 06, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Founder of Stratasys' MakerBot unit will step aside

Bre Pettis, the co-founder of Eden Prairie- and Israel-based Stratasys Ltd.’s consumer 3-D printing subsidiary, MakerBot, will head parent company Stratasys’ innovation arm.

Updated: September 05, 2014, - 09:08 PM

First read on August: Manufacturing strong in U.S., Midwest

Minnesota’s manufacturers reached 21 straight months of growth, Creighton’s survey of the Midwest found.

Updated: September 02, 2014, - 11:32 PM

Rail agreement opens fresh markets for North Dakota crops

Deal with Vancouver, Wash., gives farmers global access and sends more products to the state.

Updated: August 29, 2014, - 12:22 AM

Worker drug use hits small factories hard

Minnesota business owners say the inability of some job candidates to pass a simple drug test adds an extra burden...

Updated: August 23, 2014, - 05:08 PM

Ecolab, 3M send medical supplies to West Africa

Cleansers, facemasks, surgical drapes and more are being sent to help doctors and aid workers fight the Ebola virus.

Updated: August 21, 2014, - 01:25 PM

Draft feasibility study on Twin Metals forecasts profits

The Twin Metals proposal should be competitive, study finds, but analysts raise caution.

Updated: August 20, 2014, - 11:43 PM

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