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

Polaris to get $80M in tax, other breaks for new Alabama factory

The state of Alabama and the city of Huntsville, site of the ATV factory, offered land, cash and job-training assistance.

Updated: January 12, 2015, - 09:42 PM

State grants aim to get more women in hard hats

$475,000 will go toward training in fields traditionally male-dominated

Updated: January 11, 2015, - 07:57 PM

Polaris to build large ATV plant in Alabama

Construction begins this spring on the ATV plant in Huntsville.

Updated: January 09, 2015, - 09:38 PM

Microelectronics maker HEI seeks bankruptcy restructuring

The maker of components for hearing aids lost some major customers.

Updated: January 06, 2015, - 09:37 PM

Midwest manufacturing soars, U.S. factories lag in December

New product orders, hiring surge in Minnesota, but other parts of the country saw slower growth in December.

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 10:52 PM

Graco to buy four companies in deals worth $185M

Move continues Minneapolis manufacturer’s overhaul, aims to drive long-term growth.

Updated: January 02, 2015, - 09:29 PM

Alliant Techsystems to name sporting spinoff Vista Outdoor

The sporting ammunition business will become a separate company as part of merger deal.

Updated: December 26, 2014, - 11:49 PM

3M to distribute AMS' portable breathalyzers for law enforcement

The company will distribute portable breathalyzers with facial recognition software.

Updated: December 20, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Minnesota exports hit record $5.5 billion in 3Q

Sales to Canada helped drive up exports 5.8 percent to $5.5 billion from July through September.

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 09:43 PM

Pentair expects double-digit growth in 2015

Its outlook for next year was slightly below analysts were expecting.

Updated: December 17, 2014, - 09:25 PM

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