This year marks 20 years in business for Woodridge, Ill.-based Produce Pro Inc., a software and solutions provider for perishable foods distributors.

The company’s first customer was Cincinnati-based Caruso Inc., a storage, distribution and repack company. Produce Pro designed a customized system for Caruso that could handle expanding business orders and facilitate growth, according to a company release.

During the past 10 years, Produce Pro has adapted to Caruso’s business model changes. Today Caruso continues to use Produce Pro’s sales order entry and inventory management capabilities and the company’s e-commerce and electronic data interchange functions.

“The many upgrades and enhancements that we have added over the years are directly attributed to the feedback and best practices of all of these clients, and we continue to seek ways to make our system and services as beneficial and efficient as they can be,” Dave Donat, Produce Pro president, said in the release.

“Our focus in 2011 is to better communicate to the industry all the tools and resources our system has available for them to make their business better.”