Published April 15, 2014
Volume 22, Number 4

Business Bits

  • iTradeNetwork Improves Rebate System       

    It’s now easier to request, verify and manage rebate claims with the new enhanced billback solution recently introduced by iTradeNetwork.      

    The new enhanced billback solution helps streamline and simplify the rebate system that can be an important factor for companies to create incentives that drive sales of key products. The new solution reduces bandwidth required for managing billback claims, improves the accuracy of rebate payments and improves customer satisfaction with rebate programs.      

    Enhanced billback provides anytime cloud access to view, edit and process billback claims. The new system reduces errors that can result in accounting discrepancies and improves customer satisfaction.     

    iTradeNetworkis a cloud-based trading network that reliably and securely connects buyers and sellers across the food industry. The company, owned by Roper Industries, is based in Hacienda.      

    Visit the enhanced billback solution page at itradenetwork.com/solutions/enhanced-billback-solution/ to learn more about this new service.
  • Adept Introduces Two New Robots        

    Two new robots designed to assist in manufacturing were recently introduced by Adept Technology, Inc.     

    "From our versatile mobile robots to our advanced vision-guided industrial robotic systems,Adept is providing a new level of capability in terms of process efficiency, material traceability and automation flexibility for many logistics applications," Terry Hannon, Adept chief business development and strategy officer, said.     

    Lynx is an intelligent autonomous mobile robot platform equipped with various payload modules to accommodate materials movement in a warehouse setting.Designed for swift and flexible point-to-point transporting, Lynx robots are self-navigating, automatically avoiding obstacles and instantly planning an alternate route to reach a goal.     

    The new multi-axis Quattro robot is the fastest parallel robot in the world. It is an overhead-mounted system intended for smooth-motion, high-throughput applications such as bin picking, assembly and packing.     

    Adept, founded in 1983 and based in Hacienda, is the largest U.S.-based manufacturer of industrial robots. Learn more about Adept at adept.com.
  • Engineering Firm Among Best in Nation      

    Wunderlich-Malech Engineering has once again been named one of the top design firms in the nation by Engineering News-Record.      

    This is the fourth straight year Wunderlich-Malec has been listed as one of the top engineering companies in the country by the Engineering News-Record, the so-called bible of the construction industry. Each year, the industry trade journal recognizes the top 500 design firms in the nation. Wunderlich-Malec was ranked as No. 277 for 2013.      The Minnesota-based Wunderlich-Malec, with an office in Hacienda, provides advanced engineering solutions for a variety of industries across the globe. Learn more about the firm at wmeng.com.
  • Hacienda Honored for Green Leadership    

    Hacienda was among several businesses, groups and individuals honored March 18 at the 51st annual Community Service Awards hosted by the Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce.      

    Hacienda received the Green Business Award for promoting sustainable environmental business practices that benefit employees, customers or the community. Hacienda was recognized for its good environmental stewardship in several areas, including air quality, water conservation, waste management, efficient energy use and incorporation of sustainability principles in building, design and planning.     

    “Hacienda would not be able to make the accomplishments it is being recognized for here today without a broad-based community effort undertaken at Hacienda's inception to design a project that could realize these benefits,” James Paxson, Hacienda’s general manager, said. “The environment we enjoy that sees the widespread employment of sustainability principles, both within the park generally and at the individual businesses that make Hacienda their home, is a direct result of the collaboration that took place between Hacienda's original developers, city leaders and the community at large. Furthermore, as good as our current efforts are, there is much more that will be accomplished in the future."      

    The community service awards started in 1963 to recognize good people doing great things for the community.

Compiled By Zoe Francis


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