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

3M's annual meeting was routine, except for the place: Austin, Texas

Little but routine business happened at the meeting in Austin, Texas, Tuesday morning, but the meeting itself marked a new chapter in the company’s history since it was the first that had not been held in St. Paul.

Updated: May 14, 2014, - 05:59 AM

Stratasys first-quarter sales exceed expectations, but stock falls

Investors were hoping executives would raise their financial outlook, as they did twice in 2013.

Updated: May 09, 2014, - 08:37 PM

Essar gets $450M financing to restart work on Nashwauk taconite plant

The taconite plant at Nashwauk was on hold as the owner sought more financing.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 09:41 PM

State of manufacturing report is best in 5 years

Minnesota manufacturers are more confident than they’ve been in five years, report says.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 09:20 PM

3M Co. will consider multibillion-dollar deals

3M Co. says it wants to shop — more big-ticket, less bargain-basement.Chief executive Inge Thulin reiterated that point recently as...

Updated: May 03, 2014, - 02:00 PM

Polaris to expand Osceola, Wis., plant

Polaris will spend $1.75 million to expand the engine assembly plant, add 60 jobs.

Updated: May 02, 2014, - 01:00 PM

Factory output goes into high gear

In Minnesota, factories showed overall growth in April, although employment slipped.

Updated: May 01, 2014, - 09:15 PM

Alliant Techsystems to split in two: sporting ammo and defense

ATK will split into a sporting goods firm and a defense firm. It could result in a loss of about 200 jobs in Eden Prairie.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 10:38 PM

Ecolab meets 1Q earnings estimates

The division that provides supplies to energy producers saw first-quarter sales grow 78 percent.

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 05:56 AM

Proto Labs buys 3-D printing company, opens Plymouth factory

With a Plymouth factory and new printing options, the company is poised for growth.

Updated: April 25, 2014, - 11:46 PM

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