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Business at a glance

C&A Tool Engineering received the Premier Supplier Award from Bell Helicopter. The award was for high standards of quality and on-time delivery.

America’s Floor Source will open a 16,000-square-foot location at 5311 Distribution Drive in Fort Wayne on May 1. For information, go to

Three area farm operations were among 43 recipients this month of the Hoosier Homestead Award. To be named a Hoosier Homestead, a farm must be owned by the same family for more than 100 consecutive years, consist of 20 acres or more or produce at least $1,000 worth of agricultural products per year. Awards went to Johnson, Marbach (1897) and Marbach (1911) in Adams County and John B. Gilbert of Wells County.

Eagle’s Wings Air, which provides transportation management services to North America funeral homes and shipping services, was named a Preferred Benefit Provider of Selected Independent Funeral Homes (Selected).

Jack Henry & Associates Inc., Bluffton Motor Works LLC, Current Mechanical, Do it Best Corp., Hylant Group, The Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County, Con-way Freight, Novae Corp., ATI Portland Forge and BF Goodrich Tire Manufacturing were nominated for the 2012 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award presented by the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, a Department of Defense agency.

Ortho NorthEast is now providing orthopedic trauma coverage at the new Parkview Regional Medical Center. The trauma team is led by Dr. David Goetrzen and Dr. Jason Heisler.

Dirig Sheet Metal won the HVAC/duct work contract for The Harrison construction of the new retail/apartment center at the Harrison Square Development Site.

IPFW’s Office of Academic Internships, Cooperative Education, and Service Learning is looking for northeast Indiana start-up companies that are categorized as high-tech, life sciences or advanced manufacturing to become involved in the Interns for Indiana program. For information, call 481-5471 or email

Crestwoods Village Shop, a custom art framing business, has moved to a new location at 314 N. Main St., Roanoke. For information, go to

ENS Group was selected as the Allen County Public Library’s partner for upgrading the library’s server computing platform, including a new storage area network infrastructure.

Teen Parent Early Learning Center in Kendallville achieved a Five-Star status from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for its effort to reduce children’s exposure to toxins and have plans for chemical management.

John Sampson, president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, Jill Perillo, economic development manager at Indiana Michigan Power, and Scott Glaze, chairman and CEO of Fort Wayne Metals traveled to Chicago to speak with Bloomberg News, Reuters, Energy + Infrastructure and Manufacturing Today about economic progress in northeast Indiana.

Moake Park Group and Michael Kinder & Sons were awarded the Excellence in Construction Award from the Fort Wayne BCA for their work on the Strauss-Peabody Aquatic and Fitness Center in North Manchester.

Vera Bradley Inc. will be presenting at the fourth annual TAG Spring Consumer Conference in New York City at 3:55 p.m. Wednesday. The audio portion of the presentation will be webcast live at under the Investor Relations section and will be archived for later availability.

The following companies that operate locally received World’s Most Ethical Companies Awards from the Ethisphere Institute: Old National Bank, General Electric Co., NiSource Inc., Waste Management, Aramark, Swiss Re, Marriott International Inc., Starbucks Coffee Co., Target, Best Buy Co., OfficeMax, Petco, ManpowerGroup, T-Mobile USA Inc. and UPS.

Studio Seva, a full-service yoga, pilates and fitness studio, opened at 3511 N. Anthony Blvd. For information, go to

Steel Dynamics declared a quarterly cash dividend of 10 cents per common share payable on or about April 13 to shareholders of record on Saturday.

Lawrence Building Corp. received national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Great Lakes Certification Committee, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

Jernigan Auctions and Antique Gallery recently celebrated its grand opening at 308 S. Main St., Auburn. For information, call 572-6490.

DeKalb Farm Mutual Insurance Co. of Auburn was named to the Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Co. President’s Club for 2012. The honor is given for outstanding production and profitability over a five-year period.

Keepsake Threads, owned by Kathy Carrier of Fort Wayne, is branching into the arena of high-dollar, high-volume production of custom textile products. The firm’s first major contract is with UncommonGoods.

The following companies were recognized at the 2012 Workplace Wellness Awards, sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne: Physicians Health Plan (Platinum Level), Vera Bradley (Gold Level), Press-Seal Gasket Corp. (Gold Level), Star Financial Bank (Gold Level), Regal Beloit (Gold Level), Our Sunday Visit (Gold Level), Ultra Electronics-USSI (Gold Level), Fort Wayne Metals Research Products Corp. (Silver Level), Brooks Construction Co. (Silver Level), Lutheran Live Villages (Silver Level) and Community Action of Northeast Indiana (Bronze Level).

Coliseum Productions celebrated its Outdoor Sports, Lake & Cabin Show with a ribbon-cutting on March 16.

Medical Informatics Engineering announced that its Enterprise Health solution was selected by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory for its onside employee health clinic.

Nearly 150 business, community and elected leaders from Whitley County and Northeast Indiana gathered at the $15 million Iotron Industries USA facility to celebrate the Whitley County Economic Development Corp.’s 20th anniversary and to recognize recent economic development achievements.