A Century of Growth and Expansion by OSI Industries

There is always something new that technology has to offer. Just when you think you are there, some genius innovator is working on another step ahead. For a company like the OSI Industries, technology has played a major role in its expansion. The company has been in business for an entire century. It began as a simple butchery established by a German Immigrant as a way to make ends meet for his family. Now the company is recorded among the largest privately owned companies in the whole of America with a worth of more than six billion dollars according to Forbes. Despite this, the company is always looking for new ways to improve.

One of its recent attempts at expansion has been the adoption of new technology that will enable the company to increase its chicken processing ability. One of the largest operations in OSI Industries is the recently established Spain based operation hose main product is Chicken. The new high capacity production line which has begun operating in Spain has made it possible for the establishment to increase its production by 100 percent from 12000 tons to 24000 tons. The increase in production has led to the increase in the number of employees by twenty and a definite increase in profit for the entire franchise. The company has also launched a new building to house the production.

About OSI Industries

OSI Industries is a food processing company that deals in dough and vegetable products, meat patties, pork and fish products, pizza, bacon, and hot dogs. The company boasts of owning and operating more than 65 facilities in 17 countries in America and beyond. The company also offers its food service and retail customers with branding services, placing their label or brand on a number of items that they deal.

From the humble beginning of a family owned butcher shop, OSI Industries got its big break supplying for the McDonald enterprise which opened international doors for the company. currently, OSI Industries has taken up several other popular fast food chains in America and China like the Subway, Starbucks, KFC, Pizza Hut and Papa Johns Pizza.

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Jim Larkin – Irish Labor Organizer and Leader

James or Jim Larkin is an individual who is well-known for founding “the Irish Transport and General Worker’s Union.” According to an article by Biography.com, he was born on January 21, 1876, in England and died on January 30, 1947. He lived his life as an Irish labor organizer and leader. Read more: James Larkin | Wikipedia and  James Larkin | Biography

Larkin worked a number of jobs to support the family where he eventually became a foreman at the docks and he strayed to the belief that workers weren’t being treated fairly.

James Larkins militant strike methods though raised suspicion and alarmed the NUDL, which would get him transferred to Dublin as a result where he founded as stated before the Irish Transport and General Worker’s Union. The main goal of the union involved combining all Irish workers whether they were skilled or not and combining them into one organization.

Larkin would then led a series of strikes, one that stood out specifically was the 1913 Dublin Lockout where more than a total of 100,000 workers went on strike for about eight months and this was key to winning the fight to fair employment.

Many felt they weren’t being treated fairly and stood by it. On the onset of World War I, James Larkin participated and led demonstrations against the war in Dublin. He even traveled to the United States to raise funds to fight the British, but his life took a turn for the worse as he was arrested for criminal anarchy and communism.

Three years later Larkin was pardoned and deported to Ireland where “he organized the Workers Union of Ireland and earned recognition from Communist International in 1924.” Larkin ended up marrying a woman named Elizabeth Brown in the year 1903 and they had four sons.

MIAL Awards Robert Ivy Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement

Robert Ivy has accomplished more than most when it comes to the field of architecture, not just for innovations or new designs created and built around the world, but for his contributions as a whole. Robert has not only been working in the architecture field for decades, but he has been improving the industries accessibility and understanding for individuals all over the world. Robert Ivy is also the current Chief Executive Officer for the American Insititute of Architects, a position that he was appointed to back in 2011. Read more about Robert Ivy at Tulane School of Architecture website.

In June of this year, Robert Ivy was award the Noel Polk Lifetime Achievement, which is just one of many awards that Robert has won over his career. What makes this particular award special is the fact that no other architect has ever won it before. The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters is the issuer of this award and it only goes out to Mississippi natives. While this is sort of a steep condition itself, it is still not the reason Robert Ivy was the first architect chosen. Among the many recipients in the past, all of them have been noteworthy in some way to their particular field, especially when it comes to art and performance. Robert has made tremendous contributions to his industry through his actions all across the board, from practical designs to teaching others how to learn architecture.

Robert Ivy studied at Sewanee in order to earn his bachelors degree followed by Tulane University to earn his architecture degree. Following this accomplishment, Robert Ivy made his food into the industry through a position at the Architectural Record. This first position market Robert’s first contributions to the industry, bringing the company a huge amount of new growth and viewership from all over the world. Robert’s position at AIA is his first commitment, though he is constantly on the lookout for individuals in the community that he can help, which is why he also takes the time to write and speak on architecture.

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Marc Beer Serves the Medical and Personal Needs of Women

Marc Beer raised $42 million to fund Renovia, Inc, a woman’s startup health company. Renovia manufactures diagnostic and therapeutic equipment that is a treatment for many kinds of pelvic floor disorders. Renovia plans to use the $42 million to create new products in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and more. Renovia treats many feminine problems, including urinary incontinence that is a problem for more then 250 million women all over the world. Back in April, the FDA approved use of Leva to relieve incontinence in women. Leva is Renovia’s first product developed to address the medical needs of women.


The Longwood Fund is an investment company that specializes in funding healthcare companies. The Longwood Fund was the first investment company to invest in Renovia. After successfully closing $32 million in the Series B Round, Renovia is planning to create more products, including next generation Leva products. Series B Round is there to help finance testing and research in future products for Renovia. Renovia plans to use the funds to begin clinical trials to test the effectiveness of their products. The $42 million was made up of $32.3 billion from Series B Round and $10 million of venture fee debt.



Marc Beer is co-founder of Renovia. Beer also serves as chairman and CEO of Renovia. He was educated at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and holds a bachelor’s degree. Beer has 25 years of experience is biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. In August 2016, Beer, Dr. Ramon Iglesias, and Yolanda Lorié founded Renovia, Inc. The company has its headquarters in Indianapolis, Ind, Renovia has offices in Tampa, Fla, Orlando, Fla, and Nashville, Tenn. Renovia uses the Japanese business philosophy Kaizen. Kaizen means change for the better. Renovia plans to challenge the status quo. Why stick with what works fine for now when you can always do better? Think before acting, and anticipate what might be the result of every plan. Not only does Kaizen work in making improvements for industry, it can help a person make personal improvements to be more effective.


Marc Beer has a grown son and daughter. In 2008, his wife, Jennifer Beers passed away suddenly from a pulmonary embolism. The couple was married for 18 years. Learn more : https://www.slideshare.net/MarcBeer