July Business Bits

  • IntegenX, a Hacienda company which has developed rapid human DNA identification technology, has installed its RapidHIT Human Identification System at the new Key Forensics Services Ltd (KFS) facility in Warrington, United Kingdom. KFS is one of the early access sites for the new system and will be the first to provide Rapid DNA identification capabilities to U.K. law enforcement organizations. Rapid DNA analysis is a transformative technology that promises to fundamentally change the way investigations are conducted by enabling law enforcement personnel to quickly and definitively identify suspects while they are still in custody.

    "The RapidHIT System will revolutionize the provision of DNA profiles, and we are honored to be one of the first forensic laboratories in the world to deploy it," said Paul Hackett, KFS Group managing director. "We look forward to delivering unprecedented improvements in turnaround times for our U.K. law enforcement customers with this system in our expanded state-of-the-art facility."

  • Ellie Mae, a Hacienda-headquartered company which provides enterprise level, software and related services to the residential mortgage industry, was named a "Top 50 Service Provider" in the June 2012 issue of SourceMedia's Mortgage Technology Magazine. "The Top 50 Service Providers puts particular emphasis on a provider's accomplishments over the past year," according to the magazine. "Vendors on the list have a proven track record and provide innovative technology to lenders, servicers and other mortgage industry participants."

    "Mortgage Technology's selection criteria - innovative technology and steadfast service - are core values at Ellie Mae," said Jonathan Corr, chief operating officer at Ellie Mae. "We are honored to be included as a Top 50 Service Provider with such respected companies."

  • Hacienda's Ross Stores, Inc., the largest off-price clothing retailer in the nation, is making a $50,000 cash donation to the American Red Cross to help those affected by the recent wildfires throughout Colorado. In addition, from June 30th through July 14th, all 30 Ross Dress for Less(R) stores in Colorado offered customers and associates the ability to make donations at the point of sale to the American Red Cross for the 2012 Colorado Wildfires.

    "Our heartfelt sympathies go out to our associates and neighbors throughout Colorado who may have suffered losses from the wildfires," said Gary Cribb, executive vice president of Stores and Loss Prevention.

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