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.


Aramark to acquire AmeriPride uniform and linen supplier for $1 billion

Deal for the firm based in Minnetonka is set to be final by the end of 2017.


3M Co. launches new Combat II Ballistic Helmet

3M's new helmets are lightweight while providing increased safety from the dangers of bullets and bomb fragments.


Polaris selects McKinsey & Co. veteran to lead off-road vehicles division

Chris Musso replaces company veteran in a troubled division.


Actually, Denny Hecker isn't in a halfway house; he's still in prison

His former bankruptcy attorney said he called and told her he was in a halfway house, but Bureau of Prisons confirms he has not been moved to Minnesota.


Federal Cartridge lays off another 200 workers in Anoka

Move comes as parent company names new CEO.


Polaris going after autonomous driving contract for Army

The company already makes a military version of its RZR vehicle.


Midwest manufacturers enjoy growth again in September

Manufacturers in the central states enjoyed a 10th month of growth in September, despite ingredient price hikes and slowing employment gains, according to the Creighton…


Dayton OKs reboot of bankrupt Essar Steel project on Iron Range

Chippewa Capital Partners has secured bank financing commitments and a large customer for the taconite ore.


Emerson expanding again in Shakopee, Chanhassen

Its Minnesota locations are seeing the benefit of the recovery, coinciding with oil's.


Developers envision three six-story buildings on Sons of Norway site in Uptown

The project would have 326 apartment units, offices for Sons of Norway, stores and even an ice rink.