Dee DePass | Star Tribune
Reporter | Manufacturing

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.


3M will sell Corning its optical-fiber telecom business for $900 million

$900M deal is the latest sales transaction for the Twin Cities corporation.


Cleveland-Cliffs acquires iron ore reserves from Glacier Park Iron

The company bought or leased nearly 3,800 acres near Nashwauk, Minn.


Graco Inc. declares 3-for-1 stock split

It marks the company's 12th split since becoming a public firm in 1969.


Fired president demands Starkey pay his legal fees for embezzlement case

Company spokesman calls lawsuit filed by Jerry Ruzicka 'incredulous.'


Ecolab's buying spree continues

New small deals add to the St. Paul company's pest elimination, and sanitizing and food services operations.


North Central Stamping employee gets 33 months in jail for embezzlement

Former controller pleaded guilty to stealing $1.1 million to fund car restoration hobby.


3M gives $8 million more to University of Minnesota campaign

The new gift will support STEM and business education and brings 3M's total gift to $26 million.


3M sues Kerr Corp. alleging dental-patent infringement

Lawsuit is focusing on two dental-composite products.


Midwest factory growth slowed in November

Creighton University report finds orders and exports rise even as deliveries slow.


Movie theater/restaurant Alamo Drafthouse Cinema coming to Woodbury

Complex with nine theaters and bar to open in Woodbury in May