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Business at a glance

Project Design & Piping Inc. was selected as the prime contractor for the K&K Insurance building’s heating, air conditioning and ventilation renovation.

Strebig Construction completed the 43,200-square-foot build-out at 615 Coliseum Blvd. W. for Darlington Holiday Warehouse. Also, Strebig negotiated a design-build contract for the Concordia Lutheran Church and School arena addition, along with design-build team members Design Collaborative, Engineering Resources, Nucor Building Systems and Gouloff & Jordan Surveying.

Felderman Design-Build was awarded the Meijer Inc. construction contract for a complete restroom refresh of its central region stores for a five-year period.

Solstice Coaching & Consulting of Fort Wayne and the Kinsley Group of Indianapolis announced the merger of its companies and will operate under the name of the Kinsley Group. The firms will offer leadership development, executive search and organizational performance strategies.

Academy Mortgage’s Fort Wayne Branch was ranked No. 2 in the five-state region for July.

Fort Wayne-based Beers Mallers Backs & Salin LLC selected Patterson Riegel Advertising as its agency of record.

Trine University awarded T-E Inc. the surveying, civil engineering and site construction for new student housing. Also, T-E has moved to 8620 Bluffton Road in Fort Wayne.

Monaco Coach in Decatur recently featured its new products at the 2014 Family Motor Coach Association Family Reunion and Motorhome Showcase in Redmond, Oregon.

Exelis declared a cash dividend of 10.33 cents a share for the third quarter, payable Oct. 1 to shareholders of record Aug. 29.

The U.S. Small Business Administration recognized 1st Source as the Great Lakes Community Lender of the Year for Indiana.