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

Protests erupt at Midway Wal-Mart and McDonald's

About 500 people demanded higher wages and sick leave for all employees.

Updated: December 02, 2014, - 09:31 AM

Obituary: Stephanie Rock, champion 'fancy shawl' dancer, was mother to many

Stephanie Rock was just a tyke — the seventh of 13 kids — when she first learned the “fancy shawl”...

Updated: December 01, 2014, - 09:57 PM

Proto Labs taps new CFO and looks to hire another 100 workers

Twin Cities custom manufacturer also plans to hire 100 more workers.

Updated: December 01, 2014, - 09:53 PM

Manufacturing strong, but slows slightly in November

Midwest manufacturing index dipped, citing oil prices, falling demand for farm equipment.

Updated: December 01, 2014, - 08:53 PM

After spate of deals, H.B. Fuller to cut dozens of jobs

Adhesives maker H.B. Fuller Co. will lay off dozens of workers and take $3.7 million in after-tax charges spread across...

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 10:03 PM

Valspar's profit lifted by industrial coatings

The Minneapolis paint maker beat investor expectations for the latest quarter, but growth is expected to slow.

Updated: November 25, 2014, - 10:00 PM

Stratasys lines up more retailers for 3-D printers

The company will have 3-D printers in Staples and additional Home Depot stores.

Updated: November 24, 2014, - 09:25 PM

After seven years, Essar's giant Iron Range project finds a groove

The largest project in Minnesota’s Iron Range — and one of the largest economic investments in the state, costing nearly twice as much as the new Vikings stadium — turned a corner in October after seven years of start-and-stop progress.

Updated: November 24, 2014, - 11:40 AM

Donaldson profit falls on ag sector weakness

Company executives lowered their sales and profit outlook for the rest of fiscal year.

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

Alliant Techsystems will press ahead with Orbital merger

Despite the explosion of an unmanned Orbital rocket, Alliant Techsystems will proceed with its merger with Orbital Sciences.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 11:53 PM

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