Dee DePass | Star Tribune
Reporter | Manufacturing

Dee DePass is a business reporter for the Star Tribune. She spent the last four years covering Minnesota's manufacturing and mining industries. She previously covered the economy, workplace issues and banking.

Originally from the East Coast, Dee earned her undergraduate degree at Vassar College and a master's degree in journalism at the University of Maryland. In her spare time, she enjoys travel, fitness, reading, and being an adjunct journalism professor.


Valspar's Minneapolis HQ becomes R&D hub for Sherwin-Williams

Some feared the worst after the loss of another local headquarters. But Sherwin-Williams has moved work here from Chicago.


Lifetouch to shut its photo studios in Bloomington, cut 154 jobs

Layoffs will begin in January; another 145 workers could transfer to Shutterfly facility.


Graco will double size of its Rogers plant and training center

$73 million project should be finished by end of 2019.


Polaris wants one judge to handle four defect lawsuits

Lawsuits involve 13 plaintiffs who say they were hurt in ATV fires.


Deluxe Corp. names Barry McCarthy new CEO

Former Procter & Gamble and First Data manager to take helm this month.


Steelworkers union and ArcelorMittal reach tentative four-year labor contract

15,000 USW workers must vote whether to approve contract.


Minnesota manufacturers still growing, but at slowest pace in 22 months

Trade tariffs and rising interest rates slow growth in the Midwest, according to a widely watched economic report.


U.S. steel prices increase by double-digit percentages, report says

An 11 percent increase is contrasted by foreign decreases, report says.


Minneapolis has a new public company in Honeywell spinoff — for now

Resideo Technologies is on the NYSE and will move its headquarters to Austin.


Ecolab posts strong third quarter but lowers forecast

But rising raw-material costs, exchange rates led to lower full-year forecast.