NorthMarq Real Estate, Bloomington, and the Minnesota office of Cushman & Wakefield have formed a joint venture. Cushman & Wakefield/NorthMarq Real Estate Services will be the region's largest property and facility management team, with more than 55 million square feet of properties under management, as well as the region's largest brokerage company, with more than 80 brokerage professionals. The venture, led by NorthMarq's Jeff Eaton, combines more than 500 employees from C&W and NorthMarq, the majority partner.


Amcom Software Inc., Minneapolis, said that its Amcom (Commtech) Messenger middleware received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a class II medical device.


Polaris Industries Inc., Medina, said the U.S. Army has awarded it a $54 million, three-year contract to provide all-terrain vehicles, spare parts and trailers to Afghan and Iraqi security forces, the U.S. government and other allied governments. Polaris completed an earlier multiyear contract awarded by the Army in 2007.

Simon Property Group Inc., Indianapolis, said that Southdale Center will undergo renovations beginning in January, including a new food court, new entrance and a new corridor.

Alliant Techsystems Inc., Eden Prairie, was awarded a $46.5 million firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for AA40 5.56mm frangible ammunition by the Naval Surface Warfare Center's Crane Division in Crane, Ind.


H.B. Fuller Co., Vadnais Heights, declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of 7.5 cents per common share, payable Oct. 27 to shareholders of record on Oct. 13.


Executive Women International, Salt Lake City, elected Cindy Hillegass, a supervisor of estimation / senior CAD administrator representing Dalco Roofing & Sheet Metal, Inc., Plymouth, to a one-year term on EWI's board of directors. Executive Women International provides professional development and leadership training to its members.


Trissential, a management consulting firm, has relocated its headquarters from Minnetonka to 1905 E. Wayzata Blvd., Wayzata.