(April 10) LIVERMORE, Calif. — The hits just keep on coming for Calif.-based iTradeNetwork.com.

Shortly after selling its distributed integration server to such industry players as A. Duda & Sons Inc., Oviedo, Fla.; DNE World Fruit Sales, Fort Pierce, Fla.; and Salyer American Fresh Foods Inc., Salinas, Calif., the Livermore-based company says it has integrated its perishables procurement and logistics platform with the legacy system of Sunkist Growers Inc., Sherman Oaks, Calif.

In an interesting side note, Sunkist’s existing system was developed and supported by Kirkey & Associates, the Longwood, Fla.-based company that at one time merged with former iTradeNetwork rival Buyproduce, now defunct.

iTradeNetwork installed its distribution integration server into Sunkist’s system in mid-March. The server will allow Sunkist to use the Internet for document transfer and to access its internal business software.

The server allows trading partners to trade over integrated platforms and is compatible with a number of programming languages, including XML, electronic data interchange and flat file. It also will integrate Sunkist’s system with the iTradeNetwork system of more than 1,700 customers.

John McGuigan, vice president of domestic sales for Sunkist, said the move will help his company speed up customer transactions.

“By integrating iTN’s technology with our existing system, we are now able to provide seamless document transfer more quickly and easily transact business with one of our key customers,” he said in a news release.

Rob Bonavito, president and chief executive officer of iTradeNetwork, said the company is handling nearly 5,000 purchase orders a day and moved 10,000 loads in February and March.

For more information, visit www.itradenetwork.com.