While there are hundreds of large corporations working in the USA and dominating the market, there are a few privately owned business in the country, which is equally making profits and running their business on a massive scale. Among those, OSI group is a prominent one with billions of dollars in annual revenue and a global operation throughout the world.
OSI Group is considered as one of the most successful privately owned companies in the USA that specializes in meat processing and provides a wide range of retail and food products. It is one of the largest meat suppliers to the top food chains both inside and outside of the USA including McDonald’s, Subway, Papa John’s Pizza, Starbucks, and Pizza Hut. Also, the company also produces a wide variety of private level food brands and it is the leader in co-packing major brands name items for different retail and food services.
The company was founded by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky in 1909 and within 20 years, it became one of the biggest wholesale meat trade, and it was renamed as Otto & Sons in 1928. They were selected as a meat supplier for McDonald in 1955 for their quality products. In addition to this, they perfected the Cryogenic food processing where they could preserve fresh food with liquid nitrogen. This enhanced their product quality and credibility in the market and helped them to secure contracts with some of the biggest chain and food services in the country.
OSI Group has a massive infrastructure to support its global operation. Its headquarter is based in Aurora, Illinois from where runs it’s 65 facilities scattered in 17 countries across the globe. Its products include but not limit to fresh or frozen patties, bacon, hot dogs, Raw chicken & pork, fish, pork, poultry, vegetable and dough products and so on. The company employs hundreds of employees both at home and abroad for its different operations such as supply chain management, nutrition, research and development, process engineering and so on.
OSI Group has been recognized and awarded for their unprecedented quality standards over the years. It received Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council for 2016 to ensure the highest quality standards in its facilities. It was ranked at 136th position in Forbes List in 2011 for securing an annual revenue of $3 billion, and in 2016 it ranked in the list at 58th position with its annual revenue of $6.1 billion. This is indeed a great achievement any privately owned company.
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Some of the big issues in the United States involve civil and human rights, including the rights of migrants who live in work in the nation.
Many of these people end up in Arizona and need help defending their rights. One of the organizations that lend this help to people who rights have been violated is the Lacey and Larkin Frontera Fund.
This fund was created in the aftermath of two journalists having their own rights violated by former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The result of this was a settlement of $3.75 million being awarded to them which. They used this settlement to establish the Frontera Fund in order to help others.
It was on October 18, 2007, that Michael Lacey and Jim Larkin were arrested by deputies working for Sheriff Joe Arpaio. He was looking for their notes regarding himself and grand jury proceedings. The arrest was deemed illegal and after winding through the appeals process they won their settlement against the county.
The Frontera Fund is now used to defend the rights of others in the state of Arizona, especially migrant rights. They also support the right to free speech as well as the right to engage in civics.
The Frontera Fund financially supports a broad range of other nonprofit organizations in Arizona. Among these is the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. Read more; Michael Lacey | LinkedIn and Michael Lacey | Facebook
This project defends the rights of those who are housed in Department of Homeland Security detention centers. It offers free legal services to these people who are usually poor and completely unable to afford an attorney on their own.
Other groups that the Frontera Fund supports include the Arizona DREAM Act Coalition, the Arizona Justice Project, The Colibri Center for Human Rights, and Justice that Works. Lacey and Larkin are also supporters of the Arizona branch of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The website for the Frontera Fund includes news about various issues affecting the human, civil, and migrant rights of people living in Arizona. Among these is a Trump Watch which keeps track of what Donald Trump is doing as president of the United States and how those actions affect people in Arizona and around the nation.
The most recent articles discuss DREAMers who are young people who were brought to the United States when they were young. The DREAM act, signed by President Obama, had supported these people’s righ to the stay in the US as long as they were working or going to school. Trump overturned this law and people are now awaiting what Congress will do about that.
Bloomberg revealed that anyone needing to grow a new bone or some bone tissue in the near future should remember the name Dr. Clokie. Anyone else wanting to be on the cutting edge of biological technology should also remember his name. And, anyone interested in the phenomenon of medical miracles will soon know the name of doctor Clokie.
What is also important to remember is that what he does with medical technology is not a snake-oil operation. These are real results and real science that surely to change the world. It is all about working within the law with stem cells. Through research and a little bit of vision, adult stem cells have a found new purpose and within the human body.
And, there are also other subtle and significant details to this story that anyone who really wants to be in the know should pay attention to. For starters, Dr. Clokie is a maxillofacial surgeon and the CEO of Induce Biologics Inc. But before he is known as the boss of induce his record also shows head positions at the University of Toronto. Read more; Dr. Cameron Clokie Gives His Quick Tips for Tooth Care While Traveling
Without a doubt the resources and networking of organizations the university provides is an asset to his work in service. This institution is also where doctor cookie has a lot of hours logged which are connected to his medical research and breakthroughs. But, hallowed hall only take one so far. And, for real growth in business, doctor cookie does his practice on his own these days. Learn more about Cameron Clokie: https://twitter.com/CameronClokie and https://www.dentevents.com/speaker-profile/dr-cameron–clokie/c12024915
Business growth and bone tissue growth like this requires real knowledge and visionary practice. That is why doctor cookie holds 25 of his own patents in the field. He is more than a pioneer. He is a game changer who is sure to be known in the history books as one of the first to successfully change mankind’s future.
But, at the heart of the matter, he is just a caring and loving doctor who wants to change the life of his patients for the better. You can ask any one of them and they can tell you that what he can do for you or anyone else is little short of a miracle. Few doctors or anyone in the medical scientific field can do what he does. He stands alone for sure.
George Soros is a well-known philanthropist worldwide who has given billions of dollars in his lifetime supporting both individuals and organizations. His donations help support causes on accountable government (to help strengthen the government), freedom of expression, and equality and justice societies (human rights). Soros was born in the country of Hungary and relocated to London 17 years later where he studied at the London School of Economics before emigrating to the United States in 1956. It was in the 1970s when Soro began his career with his hedge funds and company, Soros Fund Management LLC. Today, Soros is recognized for being one of the most top-notch successful investors in the United States history.In 1984, Soros became founder and chairman of Open Society Foundations helping countries transition from communism. Soros’ mission with the Open Society Foundations is to strengthen laws and gain respect for human rights, minorities and diversity (different opinions). His mission also includes supporting democratic elected governments and maintaining a civil society (being sure that government power is using ethics in human rights, dignity, and the rule of law).
After being successful in his foundations, Soros went on supporting the International Crisis Group, Global Witness. He’s committed and successful in supporting the European Council on Foreign Relations and the Institute for New Economic Thinking.Two decades ago Soros explained his fame in the financial markets fearing that laissez-faire capitalism (being free from government regarding economic activities) and the growth of market values was threatening an open, democratic society. He believes that the threat of an open society is capitalist not communist, and was driven by Karl Popper’s philosophy of open society where totalitarian ideologies like communism and Nazism are enemies.
Soros wrote in The Atlantic in 1997 that his theory of history is based on reflexivity (feedback between thinking (reflecting) and events). Reflexivity has helped and continues to help Soros significantly in the financial markets. Soros wrote that when making money he reflects on what he really cares about, and that is exactly what he did when Soros developed his foundation, Open Society Fund Inc. Soros continued saying in the 1997 edition of The Atlantic that he became successful supporting the Chapter 77 petition (demanding the Communist government to recognize human rights) in Czechoslovakia (Central Europe), and the Solidarity (first independent labour union belonging to the Soviet bloc) in Poland, among other foundations in Hungary, China and the Soviet Union during the 1980s. In fact, Soros established foundations in more than 25 countries by the year 1989. In the 1997 edition of The Atlantic, Soros explained that the economic theory misrepresented reflexivity, therefore, laissez-faire ideology was open to be exploited.
Goettl Air Conditioning is an established HVAC business name in Las Vegas Nevada as well as Phoenix and Tuscon Arizona. They have been in these areas for many years and have established themselves as a leader in the air conditioning field. Their acquisition of Walton’s Heating and Air 2 years ago will take their established base, make it even bigger and, hopefully, better. While this acuisition has come as a surprise to some, there are insiders in the southwest region who are not surprised in the least.
Walton’s Heating and Air has been stagnant for quite some time, so a change such as this was anticipated. They still have a solid customer base, but they were not growing on pace with the industry standard of growth. Goettl saw this and saw an opportunity for their own growth by approaching Walton’s owner Todd Longbrake with an offer. Longbrake took Goettl up on their offer and is currently with the merged version of both companies.
This was a smart move on the part of Goettl, maintaining Longbrake, because of the knowledge and expertise that he could bring to the company. The existing customer base that Walton’s had in Southern California has also helped Goettl expand their area of service to include more of the southwest. This is an area of continued growth so it is an ideal piece of “real estate” for an HVAC company such as Goettl. Check out LinkedIn to know more.
There is still competition within this field and in this region, so the industry itself is still quite healthy. This is good news for the consumer as this ensures competitive pricing on both sales and service. On top of all that, the way this acquisition played out gives Goettl an even better name in the business than they already had. The integrity and professionalism of it all was, if anything else, a brilliant marketing move. If Goettl had a good name before, it is even better now.
Nathaniel Ru is a co-founder and one of the chief executive officers of Sweetgreen, a chain of restaurants that provides healthier dining options compared to traditional fast food outlets in the form of salads made of organic, locally sourced produce. Ru graduated from Georgetown University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in finance and, soon afterwards, opened the first Sweetgreen outlet in the heart of Georgetown alongside two of his classmates, co-founders Jonathan Neman and Nicolas Jammet.
This was in response to the lack of healthy eating options available in Georgetown. The fact that their business survived its first winter break, when the students of Georgetown headed back home for the holidays, meant that Sweetgreen could make it in the long run, according to the three co-founders.
Apart from providing fresh salads at 40 outlets across the United States, Sweetgreen makes ordering its scrumptious dishes easy through its website and mobile app, with about 30% of customer purchases taking place online.
Nathaniel Ru and his co-founders have also adopted a new approach to management, closing down their offices 5 times a year so that the office-based employees also get a chance to work at Sweetgreen’s outlets and serve its customers directly. Despite being an ever-expanding network of salad bars, Sweetgreen does not have a corporate headquarters. When asked why this is so, Nathaniel Ru said that the company prefers having a “decentralized headcount”.
Customers have a satisfying experience whenever they visit Sweetgreen. The wait is a little long, usually of 15 minutes, before one can finally place his or her order, but the food is “nourishing” and “reasonably priced”, according to the Tech Insider. The author of the article, Drake Baer, goes on to write, “Unlike many lunch salads, you’re not hungry 45 minutes after eating one,” which shows that Sweetgreen’s focus is not on providing mere salads, but complete, wholesome meals. Learn more about Nathaniel Ru: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnQ9aK4ZmFA and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sweetgreen
The restaurants have also been carefully designed so that customers feel good when they visit, and a team member walks them through the process of creating the wide variety of salads while the customers get a clear view of the open kitchen. It is all part of an idea that Nathaniel Ru calls “service design”.
Another aspect that sets Sweetgreen apart is the fact that it buys and uses all edible parts of the crops it purchases, not just the parts people are used to seeing. It lets customers try out new salad combinations, which can be healthier than the usual products, according to Ru.
The innovations in the products as well as the cutomer experience, led by Nathaniel Ru and his co-founders, have caused sales to grow which might continue to rise in the future thanks to Sweetgreen’s philosophy of modernity.
The achievements of Dr. Scott Rocklage have inspired many people who are planning to or have already ventured in biochemical research or entrepreneurship. Currently, he is the managing partner at 5AM Ventures. He joined the company in 2003 and became a managing partner in the subsequent year.
The Boston-based doctor has been in the health sector for close to three decades and has gained vast experience in healthcare management. This matched up with his key roles in leadership, and great scientific background has established Dr. Rocklage as an effective leader in the pharmaceuticals, healthcare, and venture capital domains.
In addition to his role at 5AM Ventures, he is the chairperson of the boards of Achaogen, Relypsa, and Semprus. Before joining the 5AM Ventures, Dr. Scott was the Chairperson and CEO of Cubist Pharmaceuticals. He also worked at Nycomed Salutar as the President and CEO.
Dr. Scott Rocklage has an impressive education background. He attended the University of California where he pursued a Bachelor’s of Science Degree specializing in Chemistry. He continued his training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he attained a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Chemistry. While at Massachusetts, he worked closely with Richard R. Schrock, a former Nobel Prize Winner. All his studies were conducted at Schrock’s Lab.
The 61-year old doctor spearheaded the approval of three new drugs applications by the FDA in the United States. The drugs include Omniscan™, Cubicin®, and Teslascan®. Dr. Rocklage has invented and co-invented approximately 30 patents in the States. He is a writer and has more than 100 publications which are subject to peer review.
The main roles of Dr. Rocklage as the managing partner at 5AM Ventures include studying the new aspects of life science, preparing and attending the board meetings, and coordinating with portfolio Company’s Management panel.
The doctor also works with the entrepreneurs such as scientists, physicians, and business executives in the domain of life science. This team works together in shaping ideas into potential drugs to meet previously unattended and emerging needs in the medical sector.
Dr. Rocklage applies his strategic leadership skills to ensure that 5AM Ventures is the company for those firms interested in life sciences. 5AM operates in collaboration with other corporations that invent solutions to solve needs in the healthcare sector.
The company uses superior scientific and medical technology to diagnose, treat, and prevent numerous medical disorders.
JHSF is a market leader in the real estate market in Brazil. Founded in 1972, JHSF has seen good and bad days, but the persistence and determination of the management have brought the firm to its current success. JHSF mainly focuses on such functions as commercial and residential markets acquisition, management, and development. The firm categorizes the kind of real estate it engages in, and this is mainly shopping centers, executive airports, and hotels. Upon being accepted in the market, JHSF started participating in the stock market; its shares have been traded in FBovsespa and NorvoNercado stock markets for ten years.
JHSF management team takes risks that the ordinary real estate companies or investors will not take. They mainly identify opportunities in the high-end Brazilian market and devise the strategic measures required to take the opportunities. Mainly, the firm does what has not been done, and is usually the market leader in Brazil. The managers at JHSF say that even when a venture presents risky probabilities, they embrace it as long as it promises ample returns in case of success. The managers at JHSF posit that they avoid pessimism as this would make them avoid chances that would boost their success. The management also says that if losses occur, they learn from them and make better decisions in future. Being a pioneer in many market opportunities makes JHSF highly profitable in comparison to other organizations.
JHSF mainly operates in prestigious capitals like Salvador, Sao Paolo, and Manaus. In these locations, the company mainly constructs and develops hotels, malls, restaurants, and international airports. The firm has several achievements in its span of operations. Case in point, the Catarina urban development project has been completed. The first phase of the above project was the Catarina fashion boutiques and the Catarina executive airport. The second phase entailed the high-class hotels by JHSF in the influential parts of Brazil.
The Vitra building, which was designed by Daniel Libeskinf also belongs to JHSF. The building has been rated by experts among the top 3 best buildings in the world. The Vitra project also completed other 34 state-of-the-art projects, which are all owned by JHSF.
No one loves the wild more than Mark Hutchinson. After spending most of his life in Australia, Hutchinson traveled throughout Africa and spread his love of adventure. Hutchinson created a company called UNTAMED which focused on having a nice and adventurous experience with nature. Eventually UNTAMED changed into a new company called Avana which focused on training business and ecotourism. Some of the earliest memories of MArk Hutchinson consisted of the Outback, open space, and long gleaming tracks.
Hutchinson was in love with the idea of driving through dirt roads and driving through areas that exposed nature. He received his Bachelor of Economics from the University in Sydney and after he received it, Hutchinson was in route to start his own training company. Mark Hutchinson met his business partner, Anton Lategan, in 2005 after he had completed an eco-training course in South Africa. Anton Lategan and Hutchinson had the goal to help others around the world, conserve nature, and help people reconnect with nature in a very personal level. Learn more: https://ideamensch.com/mark-hutchinson/
Mark Hutchinson believes that many of us have lost our connection with nature because we are completely behind technology nowadays. He states that humans don’t care too plant trees in their backyard, go for a walk in the park, or even connecting with the water. The way that Hutchinson connects with nature is that he raises his family in the wild area most of the time and he combines it with a little bit of the urban area lifestyle. Learn more: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/good-weekend/save-the-elephants-how-we-turned-a-corner-on-the-ivory-trade-20170516-gw5so2.html
WildArk came to Mark HUtchinson because of his immense love for adventure and the wild. He wanted to help out nature and the eco-system any way that he could. His wife was someone that helped him gather up the business ideas for WildArk. Mark Hutchinson’s goal was to make earth a better place for his children and the many generations to come. Learn more: http://wildark.com/blog/mark-hutchinson-for-the-wild/
In order for officers working inside the jail to be safe, we have to be working hard each day to control the environment in which we work. On any given day, we are outnumbered by the inmates, and that gives them a huge advantage if they were to try to come after us. Now you include things like weapons or drugs, and the stakes get that much higher as we are now in for a real fight for our lives.
To try and limit any types of contraband from getting into the hands of the inmates, the first thing we do is surprise cell inspections throughout the day. If we can locate anything illegal inside the cells, then it can not be used to harm officers. We even check the mail each day for any traces of drugs. The inmates have become quite resourceful when it comes to coating the paper with liquid drugs, so we really need to be paying close attention.
We used to expend a ton of manpower having to listen to the inmates when they were using the phones. Since Securus Technologies installed their monitoring system, the LBS software gives my team the chance to focus our efforts on other areas while the system scans all the calls and immediately alerts us if something is of concern.
Securus Technologies is headed by their CEO, Rick Smith, who says his employees are all committed to making the world safe. This system is already in two thousand jails, and has been quite effective at reducing such incidents. Now we will get an alert from the system if an inmate is talking about weapons or drugs. There have been numerous tips already this month where we were able to take away the contraband from the inmates before they could do anyone harm.
Patty Rocklage is a licensed psychotherapist of the states of Massachusetts. She studied at the University of South California where she graduated with a degree in psychology in 1981. Patty offers family and marriage counselling to individuals, couples, and families going through the rough challenges faced by families in the American Society. Read more: Patty Rocklage | LinkedIn and Twitter Rocklage | Twitter
Rocklage has worked as a psychotherapist for more than two decades. This has equipped her with intensive knowledge which she utilizes well when helping her clients overcome their struggles. Her clients receive a warm invitation which helps them open up and share their challenges with patty Rocklage. She aims to connect with her clients constructively. Patty maintains the confidentiality of her clients, as she comprehends the sensitive nature of their struggles.
While working as a psychotherapist, Patty has acquired valuable skills such as public speaking, coaching, team building, as well as teaching. These unique skills and her warmth have assisted numerous clients to achieve their personal growth. Rocklage believes in the importance of the community, and this is seen in her participation in community outreach services.
Patty is an active philanthropist. Together with Dr. Scott Rocklage, they gave a gift that would assist with the renovation of the nanotechnology and nanochemistry laboratory of the chemistry department of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Dr. Scott, an alumnus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, completed his PhD level under Richard Schrock, a Nobel Prize winner.
Later, the two toured the institution to celebrate their magnanimous gift to the school. The tour was headed by Professor Bawendi. He was accompanied by his top graduate students, He Wei and Whitney Hess. The members of the tour group assembled in the entrance hall of the lab where the plaque honouring the Rocklage generous contribution was placed.
Patty is a contributor to the Sudanese Education Fund, which was launched to assist Southern Sudanese individuals living in Massachusetts acquire jobs and attain educational as well as financial stability.
Patty Rocklage lives with her family in Sudbury, Massachusetts. The family is not only well known but also highly regarded. Patty Rocklage and her husband are an epitome of successful people who donate their earnings to ensure the role of education in making the world a healthier and better place to live.