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Business at a glance

Academy Mortgage ranks No. 6 nationwide for an Independent Purchase Banker for the first half of 2012 according to CoreLogic’s Market Trac Rankings.

Federal economic injury disaster loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private non-profit organizations located in Elkhart, LaGrange, St. Joseph and Steuben counties because of the drought. Applicants can apply online at For information, call 800-659-2955 or email Applications are due by March 25, 2013.

Parkview Ortho Hospital in Fort Wayne was named as one of the 100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs for 2012 by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Dirig Sheet Metal won the HVAC/duct work contract for Select Hospital in Indianapolis.

A Verizon Wireless Zone store has opened inside Glenbrook Square and is located across from Finish Line.

Baker Street Office Furnishings recently completed the installation of new lobby furniture at Women’s Health Advantage’s new Dupont Road location.

NIPSCO celebrated its 100th year of operation Aug. 2 with its Centennial Community Celebration at its Merrillville headquarters.

Extension Inc., a developer of health care-critical communication and workflow software, reported a 159 percent second-quarter 2012 revenue growth over the same period in 2011.

Old National Bancorp declared a common stock dividend of 9 cents per share on the company’s outstanding shares payable Sept. 18 to shareholders of record on Sept. 4.

Strebig Construction won the contract for construction of a dust collector building for Superior Aluminum Alloys.

Felderman Design-Build won the design-build contract for a warehouse/distribution center for Calphalon in Bowling Green, Ohio, by Insite Real Estate.

Northeast Indiana Bancorp. Inc., the parent company of First Federal Savings Bank, announced a cash dividend of 18 cents per common share payable Aug. 21 to shareholders of record Tuesday.

Regal-Beloit Corp. has declared a dividend of 19 cents per share payable Oct. 12 to shareholders of record on Sept. 28.

WaterFurnace Renewable Energy Inc. and Ningbo Shenglong Group Co. Ltd. announced the formation of WaterFurnace Shenglong HVACR Climate Solutions Co. under a joint venture agreement. The new company will provide heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration products to the Chinese domestic market under the WFI brand name.

Franklin Electric declared a quarterly cash dividend of 14.5 cents per share payable Aug. 23 to shareholders of record on Thursday.

Nucor Building Systems is celebrating 25 years in the metal building industry. The company launched in 1987 in Waterloo.

Thomas Industrial Network launched new websites for JB Tool and Die Engineering at and Alton Combustion Inc. at

ERAPSCO/SonobuoyTech Systems will provide a manufacturing subcontract in the amount of $2.4 million to USSI for the manufacture of multiple Passive and Active Sonobuoys in support of international end user exercises and training.

Mr. Wimps Coins recently celebrated 50 years in business. The business was opened on Wells Street in 1962 by Norman “Wimpy” Rau and is currently owned by Greg Jeffrey.

Catalyst Marketing Design announced a partnership with Anokhi International Inc. to assist with brand and digital development, social media campaigns and traditional advertising.

Tower Financial Corp. declared a quarterly cash dividend of 5.5 cents per share of common stock payable Aug. 21 to shareholders of record on Tuesday.

CTB recently celebrated the company’s 60th anniversary in Milford. The company began in 1952 as Chore-Time. Events are also planned at other CTB locations in the United States and worldwide.