Release Date: Jun 30, 2009Contact: 888-249-NEWS
Pleasanton Company Wins U.S. Chamber Faces of Trade Award
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today honored Adept Technology with its Faces of Trade® award in recognition of the Pleasanton, CA-based company's tremendous impact on its community by increasing jobs through trade.
"Adept Technology is a prime example of an American business successfully navigating the international marketplace," said Liz Reilly, director of TradeRoots for the U.S. Chamber. "Our award honors small and medium size companies in this country that are actively engaged in the global marketplace and creating jobs and opportunity."
Faces of Trade® awards are presented to small and medium size companies that have demonstrated outstanding international success through exports. Whether they have just entered the international market or have maintained considerable presence over time, the awardees are epitomize how good trade policy can lead to the success of small companies. These companies make a tremendous impact on their community by increasing jobs through trade. Faces of Trade® companies have fewer than 500 employees, are American owned and operated, and are driving the success of their business by expanding to new markets abroad.
Adept Technology, Inc., makes automation products primarily used in manufacturing for the automotive, solar, food, medical, electronic, and industrial business sectors. These products consist of robots, vision systems, motion controllers, and software. Adept's technology and products enable world-class manufacturing efficiencies by maximizing factory throughput, optimizing manufacturing yields, and lowering costs associated with scrap and rework.
"Trade agreements and increased exports are vital to U.S. businesses, workers, and farmers, as 96 percent of the world's consumers live outside the United States," Reilly said. "Through expanded trade, the United States will create new opportunities to sell products and services abroad, and consumers will benefit from lower prices and greater choices here at home."
More information about trade in California is available at: http://www.traderoots.org/state_home.jsf?issueId=2189
A company profile is available at: http://blog.illumen.org/traderoots/docs/2009/06/adept_ca_ced_09.pdf
The U.S. Chamber is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.
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