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

Stratasys to buy Boston-based GrabCAD

They gain cloud-based tools with Boston-based GrabCAD.

Updated: September 16, 2014, - 09:26 PM

Essar Steel Minnesota faces financing woes again

Officials in Nashwauk worry about loss of the $1.8 billion taconite plant with 350 jobs.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 09:28 PM

Buffalo Lake ethanol plant returns to production

Town of 733 welcomes back a business that has closed twice.

Updated: September 15, 2014, - 09:19 PM

Minntac mine gets federal permits needed to expand

U.S. Steel will add 483 acres and create 100 new jobs at its taconite facility in Mountain Iron.

Updated: September 12, 2014, - 08:14 PM

Minnesota's second-quarter exports rose 3.6%

But shipments to Canada, the state’s biggest export destination, fell again.

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 09:06 PM

Obituary: Former Donaldson Co. CEO Bill Van Dyke was passionate leader, mentor

Bill Van Dyke, a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, was just the no-excuses leader Donaldson Co. needed to push...

Updated: September 11, 2014, - 08:20 PM

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

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