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

Ecolab's fourth-quarter results boosted by energy-related growth

Ecolab's energy services business helps deliver solid quarter, though earnings missed analyst estimates by a penny.

Updated: February 22, 2014, - 06:26 AM

Heavy snow helps Toro's first-quarter profit

Heavy snow helped sales in the first quarter, but come spring, earnings are expected to be slightly below analysts’ expectations.

Updated: February 21, 2014, - 02:10 PM

3M Co. customizes abrasive polishers for three Olympic bobsled teams

The Maplewood abrasives expert helped polish the blades for three bobsled and skeleton teams.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 09:21 PM

Klobuchar, Hazelden and police to highlight anti-heroin campaign Sunday

In the wake of rising overdoses and deaths, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., will band together with law enforcement, state officials...

Updated: February 15, 2014, - 08:38 PM

U.S. factories see drop in production in January

Manufacturing productivity drops due to cold weather, Fed says.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 08:30 PM

Obituary: Margaret 'Marge' Dolan, a money-saver, at work and at home

It’s been said that Margaret “Marge” Dolan lived large.She read 10 books a week, had nine children and when she...

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 08:52 PM

Valspar earnings beat Wall Street forecasts

The Minneapolis-based paintmaker is rapidly growing in U.S. retailers like Lowes and Ace Hardware and in Britain's B&Q chain.

Updated: February 12, 2014, - 09:18 PM

MyPillow's effort to relieve Olympic shortage falls to red tape

As of Friday evening, the pillows were on a plane heading to U.S. Olympic headquarters in Colorado Springs, but it doesn’t appear they will get much farther.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 08:31 AM

Select Comfort misses profit expectations

The company had warned the quarter would fall short.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 08:35 PM

3M named to U.S.-Chinese clean energy research team

The Maplewood company will join the two-country consortium to develop greener buildings.

Updated: February 05, 2014, - 10:23 AM

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