OSI Food Solutions Doubles Chicken Food Production

OSI Food Solutions is a food processing company in the U.S. It also has a presence in 17 other countries. It is widely known for the production of meat products. However, in recent years, it has shown attempts to venture into other food products.

OSI is a top company in the United States and appears on the Forbes list as one of the highest valued private businesses in the country. It appears at number 58 out of the top 100 and has a value of $6 billion. CEO Sheldon Lavin, the longest-serving executive in this company, leads it. He joined OSI in 1975 as a managing partner.

OSI Food Solutions is taking its expansion initiatives seriously. In recent years, it has shown that it is ready to provide the best food products to its customers around the world. The company has been keen on consumer trends to pick the ones which are likely to create a room for growth. For instance, there is the expansion that has taken in the OSI Food Solutions plant in Spain. The plant, located in Toledo, has been expanded to meet the increasing demand for chicken products in this region.

In the past ten years, consumer data from this region has shown a steady improvement in the number of people consuming chicken products. There has been six percent increase for the better part of the decade, but in the final years, demand has increased to eight percent. The increase in demand for chicken products has prompted the management to take action. The plant has seen an additional twenty-two thousand square feet. After the expansion, the plant will have the capacity to produce double the amount of chicken products. Before the expansion, yearly production capacity was 12,000 tons. Now, the expected production capacity will be 24,000 tons.

The expansion of the OSI Food Solutions facility in Spain has created opportunities for the local community. Twenty new job positions have been created to handle the improved production operations. The total number of workers in this plant has jumped to 160. A key position of product development manager is one of those created.

OSI Food Solution has kept its operations strictly within the allowed practices. It has even gone ahead to take measures that encourage sustainability and environmental conservation. In the expansion of the plant in Toledo, the company has utilized systems which recycle heat. Such sustainability measures will keep the company going for a long time

The New Innovative Strategies by GreenSky that are Transforming the Finance Sector.

The introduction of a mobile application that assists borrowers in the loan application process has been a great achievement by GreenSky  in the service delivery to the customers. David Zalik, who is the CEO and the founder of the company decided to introduce the online platform so that it could solve the myriad of challenges that faced the customers in the process of applying for credit services from the traditional lenders. The process was lengthy and tedious, and the customers would spend a lot of time in the application process without the certainty of receiving the funds for which they applied. This was due to the inadequate capital base of the institutions which resulted in the customers receiving either partial or none of the amount borrowed.

To mitigate these challenges, Zalik decided to form GreenSky , which would fund the small lenders and merchants so that they could afford to support their customers whenever they needed financial assistance. For the merchants, they could henceforth provide their goods to their credit customers with confidence since GreenSky  was on their back in case the customers defaulted. For the small-scale lenders, they were assigned the role of assessing the loans applications on behalf of GreenSky , and upon approval, GreenSky would remit the money into the borrowers’ bank accounts.

The other parties that have entered into financial agreements with GreenSky are the contractors. Some of their clients require their services, only to miss them due to lack of adequate funds to pay for the services. In this case, GreenSky  comes in as a sponsor to the clients. They are provided with the services, and I return, they pay the outstanding amount to the contractor in regular installments. This becomes very effective for the customers because they can access services that they could otherwise never access.

What the mobile application has done is the provision of a common platform where all these parties can interact and transact. For instance, the borrower logs into the platform and apply for the loan. The creditor then comes in and approves the loan so that the funds can be disbursed into the borrowers’ bank accounts by GreenSky .


The Chainsmokers new song “Side Effects” and new direction

The Chainsmokers are an EDM-pop duo who are well renown across the world with hits like “Closer,” “Don’t Let Me Down,” and “Something Just Like This.” The two members are consist of Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart who released their album “Memories…Do Not Open” last year. An article by Billboard with an interview talks about their new hit “Side Effects,” and how fame has influenced their music. The catchy song came out for the summer on July 27. The track features Emily Warren and Billboard sat with the duo to speak about the new song and on their new direction. The duo recently talked about playing at a Palladium show and seeing old friends in attendance. Both talked about how it was relaxing and funny to see old friends. Andrew Taggart reminisced about seeing the craziest crowd in Canada and how much they love music. Taggart also explains their newest jam as their new direction, a much slower and funkier song than they usually create. The music they craft a lot of the time is how they are feeling at the moment and that is to explain for the happier and upbeat tone. The group specifically likes writing about millennials and the decisions that they can make – good or bad. The other member, Pall, notices that there is a lot going on in the world to write about and that the internet has made it much easier to do so. The web is in a bunch of their songs and on how it can make people’s lives better or worse. The duo likes to point to the irony of the internet ruining relationships and life in general. They then talk about their frequent contributor Emily Warren, who they really flow with as an artist. The duo describes it as easy to work with her and in getting her name out into the world. The group sees itself years from now continuing to make music and touring around the world. The article concludes that the group will continue to put out new music and work hard.

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Michael Lacey–A Man With A Very Long CV

Michael Lacey is the guy to go to if you have a question about math. He has a doctorate in the topic and has been teaching it for years. His 20-page CV attests to his extensive experience in the worlds of mathematics and academia.

It lists his educational credentials, every single class that he has ever taught, all of the students who he has guided, services that he has provided to his community, his awards and articles that he has written. Learn more about Michael Lacey: https://mathalliance.org/mentor/michael-lacey/ and http://nyjm.albany.edu/j/2017/23-8.html

There are so many things on Michael Lacey’s CV that it is unbelievable that his life has been long enough to do so many things. He is obviously not just some guy who pursued a hard college subject for the money; it is quite evident that he pursued his course of study out of passion.

The CV also shows the endless amounts of motivation and energy that he has, as well as the enthusiasm that he has for mathematics.

From the 1980s to the current day, he has worked at Georgia Institute of Technology, Indiana University and the University of North Carolina. He earned his degrees from the University of Texas and the University of Illinois. Read more: Michael Lacey | GAtech and Michael Lacey | Wikipedia

Michael Lacey’s awards and honors include the Simon Fellow, Guggenheim Fellow, American Mathematical Society Fellow, Fulbright Fellowship in Beunos Aires, NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship and Georgia Tech NSF-ADVANCE Mentoring Award.

He has served on various committees, including the Undergraduate Committee, Postdoctoral Committee, Member of the Hiring Committee, Junior Promotion and Tenure Committee, Salary and Awards Committee, Member of Executive Committee and the School of Mathematics Hiring Committee.

People who cannot go to his classes in person have had the opportunity to seek out his expertise via online courses.

He has taught Math 1554 online in Fall 2016 and Fall 2017. Some of his classes that weren’t online include Honors Probability and Statistics, Honors Calculus, Weighted Inequalities, Honors Vector Calculus, Advanced Classical Probability Theory and Foundations of Math Proof.

Drew Madden Seeks Efficiency In A Gigantic, Bureaucratic U.S. Health System

The healthcare industry in the United States is a massive segment of the total economy which spends more than $9,200 per person annually creating a $3 trillion industry.

And yet, outcomes for individuals who enter the healthcare system are often inferior to other modern nations which spend less than half as much per person. Total expenditures in other nations are also a mere fraction of what the U.S.system generates.

Millions of people still find it nearly impossible to obtain viable healthcare insurance. Delivery of services is extremely uneven depending on geographic location, social class and other factors.

One of the major areas that gum up the healthcare system is a tangled bureaucracy, tons of paperwork and highly inefficient medical records keeping methodology.

It’s problems like these that IT healthcare entrepreneur Drew Madden works on every day. While the challenge to update and streamline the American medical system is massive, Drew Madden relishes the daily challenge of finding a better way to get things done.

Madden graduated from the University of Iowa College of Engineering and began his career at the Cerner Corporation. He joined Nordic Consulting Partners in 2010. Nordic is the largest Epic consulting company in the world. Drew Madden served as president of Nordic from 2011 to 2016 and oversaw spectacular growth of the organization. Under Madden, Nordic grew from a $1 million annual business to more than $130 million.

Drew Madden is keen on building workforces that function at high, optimum levels within a robust company culture that stimulates growth and innovation. Madden is always looking for ways to make things simpler, faster and more efficient — something the staggering U.S. healthcare system needs a lot more of if it is to remain tenable for millions of Americans in coming years.

Drew Madden also tends to focus on building trust in terms of client relationships. That’s important in a system that is deeply rooted in political drama and the ever-shifting sands of public policy. Drew Madden evisions an American healthcare system that remains a free market entity while also providing high quality care for every citizen of the nation.

The Later Years of Jim Larkin

During the later years of Irish union activist Jim Larkin, he still held the same passion for workers rights as he did during his younger years. Unfortunately, after returning to Europe after being deported from the United States for his “anarchic” activity, Jim Larkin was unable to express himself in a way that had inspired so many of his followers in the years past. Despite this, he still had a considerable amount of supporters who still saw him as the hero he once was.

One of the last major efforts made by Jim Larkin before his death was a fight against the trade union bill that was introduced in 1941. The British unions’ Irish branches, as well as smaller general unions, saw the bill as a threat to their rights. Unfortunately, despite Jim Larkin’s efforts, the bill was still able to pass. With its passing, Jim Larkins and those who supported stopping the bill applied and were admitted into the Labour Party. Learn more about Jim Larkin: http://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/artsfilmtv/books/the-definitive-biography-of-big-jim-larkin-372254.html and https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g186605-d4206658-Reviews-Jim_Larkin_Statue-Dublin_County_Dublin.html

On January 30, 1947, Jim Larkin passed away peacefully in his sleep at Meath Hospital.

When Jim Larkin the infamous trade unionist of Ireland passed thousands of people gathered to mourn his passing. He had dedicated the majority of his life to the rights of the impoverished workers of the world and despite making some mistakes he was loved and respected by many. The funeral of the now legendary Jim Larkin, like his life, was unlike others of his time.

Jim funeral was a public event of extreme solemnity. The procession that went from St. Mary’s Church to Glasnevin Cemetary was attended by thousands of people with an honor guard of 1,200 dockers being formed at Liberty Hall.

Jim Larkin’s 4 sons walked in unison during the funeral procession in a way that seemed choreographed in a way, though their individuality still managed to shine through. 2 of his sons, Denis and James Jr. became part of the Labour Part that their father held so dear. Additionally, in 1955, his son Denis became Dublin’s Lord Mayor, an accomplishment that certainly would have instilled a sense of pride in Jim Larkin.

OSI Industries & Its Expansive Global Reach

OSI Industries is one of America’s top 100 companies. This particular company has the means to provide a number of high-quality services such as processing, creating, distributing and managing. If you’re a client of OSI, then you have a wide selection of foods to choose from, including pot roast, fritters, pulled pork, turkey products, pasta, sauces, onions, fruit, beef patties, hotdogs, steak and numerous others. Though this company started out very small, it has grown at a dramatic rate ever since the 1970s. This is the timeframe of when the Kolschowski family decreased their day to day actions with the company. Sheldon Lavin, a finance-consulting guru, was awarded with the title of being the company’s new chief executive officer.

By focusing heavily on domestic and foreign expansion, OSI Industries has been experiencing record-breaking growth. Lavin is one of the main causes for fueling the company’s desire to grow. As of today, OSI has nearly 21,000 employees, and it has factories in an estimated 17 countries. Lavin has used his experience in accounting and in business to put this plan into motion. Thanks to owning a finance consulting firm in Chicago, he has been able to implement certain aspects into OSI. Back in 2016, OSI Industries spent a whopping $7.4 million for one of Tyson Foods’ factories in Chicago. This acquisition has benefited the company in a number of ways because it is located in close proximity to some of OSI’s other factories.

Flagship Europe is another great acquisition that the company has made, and this acquisition gives OSI Industries much more exposure in several European nations. Flagship Europe was rebranded as Creative Foods Europe in 2018. This name change won’t affect the company’s actual products, but it will give Creative Foods Europe a fresh start.

For details: www.bizjournals.com/chicago/cotm/detail/316/OSI-Group

How Doe Deere Became a Makeup Mogul

Generation Z consumers everywhere have continuously raved about the intensely bold colors of Lime Crime, a vegan and cruelty-free cosmetics company based in Los Angeles, California. The company is owned and led by Doe Deere, a popular internet personality that turned her unique makeup ideas into a multi-million dollar company. Doe Deere was born and raised in a large city in Russia and moved to New York City by the time she turned 17 years old. She initially moved to further her education at the Fashion Institute of Technology and pursued courses for fashion design and illustration. She decided that it wasn’t for her and dropped out after several semesters.


Doe Deere soon started to design her own clothing and created adorable lolita style dresses, alternative t-shirts and fashionable accessories. Her clothing line Lime Crime was the first use of her brand name and the brand itself eventually became popularized after the second wave of her cosmetics had hit the shelves. Deere had developed entrepreneur tendencies when she was just 13 years old. She recalled that she would purchase rub-off tattoos really cheap while living in Russia and would sell them in her school at a very profitable price. She would show off the temporary tattoos on herself and made them look as cool as possible and surely enough, they sold out fast. Deere still adopts this marketing strategy before she releases any new item from Lime Crime’s beauty products.


Deere went into the makeup industry after experimenting with mixing her own makeup colors and displaying the finished look on her blog and social media pages. The lipstick colors were very unconventional and impossible to find by any other brand at the time. Now, nearly every mainstream brand has joined the alternative bandwagon and released their own wild lip colors. Thus, these huge makeup brands have still missed the mark when it comes to creativity and that is where Lime Crime truly shines. Lime Crime’s magical blue-hued Unicorn Lipstick became an instant hit and its pastel and opalescent liquid lip paints also quickly grew in popularity shortly after they launched.


Susan McGalla: Role Model to Women in the Business World

It is no secret that there are few women in higher-up leadership positions in most companies. Gender diversity has always been a problem in the workplace. The issue has often been referred to as the ‘glass ceiling’ meaning that there is only so far women are allowed to advance within an organization. The lack of gender diversity has negative effects on company performance.

Susan McGalla is no stranger to being the only women in upper management. She worked hard to rise to the rank of an executive at American Eagle, which was at the time dominated by men. She now works for the NFL Team the Pittsburgh Steelers as the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development. There she has been successful and a role model to other women looking to advance their careers.

Leadership programs for women are not the ideal solution to increasing gender diversity in upper management. Instead, initiating executive sponsorships is a better option. In these instances, women would get an advocate to aid them in receiving more projects, promotions, and training.

There needs to be an active solution to equalizing the gender diversity of the business world. Susan McGalla is the very definition of a success story for women. She worked tirelessly often at the disadvantage of being the only female executive in order to prove herself to her peers. McGalla continued to impress the Pittsburgh Steelers with her part in a triumphant advertising campaign to increase sales of team apparel. Other women can look to Susan McGalla as a role model of how to thrive in a very competitive industry as a gender minority.

Find out more about Susan McGalla: http://bitsylink.com/2017/06/14/susan-mcgalla-as-a-high-performing-business-woman-in-the-corporate-world/

U.S Money Reserve

Is incredibly common that when a company goes above and beyond that they are recognized in their field. One of the key ways is that this is done is through award ceremonies. For example, actors have the Golden Globes.

Businesses are recognized in a slightly different way typically they are recognized by award ceremonies actualize to their niche.

One such award is the Adsphere Awards. These awards recognize several categories. These award ceremonies are for the direct response television advertisers. By honoring the achievements made in this field Adsphere has discovered that the industry is much larger than many people believed in the past. In the award ceremony, there are 20 major categories and hundred and 45 of categories.

In their long list of winners, the name U.S. money reserve appeared twice. They took home the title of winner of two of AdSphere’s best of categories. This was an honor for the company. It was also the second time that they had taken home an award for these categories.

Their wards were given for the best of in the category of “Short Form Products” as well as “infomercials. The decision came after the award committee reviewed thousands of competitors.

U.S.money reserve has been in the industry for some time. The company functions as the largest distributor of U.S. government-issued coins in America. The company prides itself on exceptional service to their clients. Read more: U.S. Money Reserve Wins Two ‘Best of Category’ Awards at 2018 AdSphere™ Awards and US Money Reserve | Facebook

They believe in offering the best product available. They believe in dedicating themselves to understanding the needs of their client and delivering on those needs in a positive and thorough way. This client-centered mentality has aided their company and led to growth. In their lifetime they have aided over 400,000 people.

Servicing so many clients in a professional and friendly manner has been a point of pride for the company. The company believes in their products and offers qualified customers a buyback option.

If a client receives one of their coins and is dissatisfied with the product they can take their time and decide if it is right for them. If after a week or so the client decides that the coin is not the right fit for their collection they have options available to them. Learn more about US Money Reserve: https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/cotm/detail/545/US-Money-Reserve and https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/us-money-reserve-president-to-hold-emergency-gold-conference-300486354.html

The company has some stipulations to this policy which is common in the industry. One stipulation is that clients do need to return the item within 30 days. There are other limitations to this guarantee by it does display that the company has confidence in their product.