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Business at a glance

Altra Holdings Inc., of which Warner Electric in Columbia City is part, was named in Forbes Magazine’s “100 Best Small Public Companies in America.”

AT&T announced the availability of its mobile Internet network in Wabash, North Manchester, Lagro, La Fontaine, Silver Lake and by Salamonie Lake, extending access for advanced mobile services, devices and applications to customers in the area.

Average Joe Artisan Bread’s products are now available at The Fresh Market on West Jefferson Boulevard. For information, go to

Annie’s, a leader in the crafts market, acquired Just CrossStitch and Sampler & Antique Needlework Quarterly from Hoffman Media.

Dirig Sheet Metal won the HVAC/ductwork contract for Nestle-Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream “Project Momentum Phase 2.”

Tower Financial Corp. announced its board of directors authorized the repurchase of up to 250,000 shares of the company’s common stock. It also declared a special cash dividend of 50 cents per share of common stock payable Dec. 27 to shareholders of record on Thursday.

Harrison College launched a free online career assessment tool designed to help people identify careers that match their interests and personalities. For information, go to

Lakeland Financial Corp.’s board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend of 17 cents per share on its common stock payable Dec. 31 to shareholders of record on Tuesday.

The Bluffton and Hartford City divisions of BRC Rubber & Plastics Inc. received the GM Supplier Quality award.

Strebig Construction Inc. won the contract for the office build-out for Xcell HR at Chestnut Hills from Sperry Van Ness Parke Group.

Cut Above the Rest Lawn & Landscaping is now selling Christmas trees at 2210 W. Washington Center Road. For information, call 466-7075 or go to

Group Dekko announced an alliance with ROL Ergo of Sweden to be its manufacturing partner for height-adjustable table products in North America.

Morrison Kattman Menze Inc. completed the design for the expansion of The Heritage of Huntington, a senior living and care community.