OSI Group: Providing Quality Food For Over A Century

OSI Group is an international supplier of food products to the world’s leaders in food service and retail food. OSI is one of the biggest privately help companies in the entire country, providing unrivaled resources and services to their clients all over the world.

OSI was originally founded in 1909 by Otto Kolschowsky as a family-run meat market that serviced the Chicago area. Otto & Sons slowly grew and grew, becoming the first supplier of meat products to McDonald’s in 1955, continuously expanding to become OSI in 1975.

OSI Group has extensive capabilities, delivering custom food products that fit any client’s operation, helping them to maximize their business. Services include custom food product development and international food supply chain management. OSI has over 65 facilities, in 17 countries, run by over 20,000 employees.

For decades, the company has achieved great success and has continually grown. In the summer of 2016, OSI Group purchased a new warehouse in Chicago, formerly operated by Tyson Foods. This new processing facility and storage warehouse is 200,000 square feet and is close to their already existing Chicago facility. This new facility would help provide support for OSI Group’s continued growth.

During the same time, OSI acquired the controlling stake in a private Dutch company named Baho Food. This company was involved in manufacturing meat products and other food products for the retail and food service industries. They operated two main plans in the Netherlands and German, owning five subsidiaries companies. These subsidiaries and company as a whole have been in operation for nearly 60 years, serving clients over 18 countries in Europe.

A few months later, OSI Group made another announcement regarding their acquisition of Flagship Food Group’s Flagship Europe. Flagship Europe is a leader in the European food service industry, holding extensive and innovative products in numerous categories. Their products include frozen poultry, pies from Oliver James, sauces, dressings, and condiments. The company had extended its presence in the Food To Go sector of the industry in recent years, after acquiring a respected supplier, Calder Foods.

Acquiring Flagship Europe further extends OSI Group’s presence on the European continent. Their portfolio of products and services compliment OSI perfectly, while allowing them to also broaden their capabilities to serve their ever-evolving customer base.

How Securus Technologies Has Upheld the Festive Season for Inmates in the U.S

The Festive season is an auspicious moment in which families get together and spend quality time. Holidays such as Christmas Day mark a historic moment in loved ones get to appreciate each other’s company and cherish the love and harmony that exists between them. However, not all individuals get to spend quality time with their loved ones due to several reasons. While some are held up by unexpected work commitments, others find themselves incarcerated for committing various felonies.


The Value of Securus’ Video Visitation during Christmas


Securus Technologies has opted to spread the holiday spirit to inmates courtesy of its video visitation program. Powered by tablets and laptops, the site enables inmates to communicate with their families during the festive season. Such a service has enabled prisoners to keep-up-to-date with the holiday celebrations marked by their families.


Nothing can trample the joyous feeling experienced by inmates when seeing their families in a happy state. Not only does it dispel any feelings of despair, but also gives them hope of reuniting no matter the obstacles lying ahead. Inmates have a right to be happy just like any regular citizen. Securus Technologies has gone above and beyond to realize their once elusive dream.


Securus Technologies in Brief


Securus is an inmate communications service provider based in Dallas, Texas. As a prominent firm in the communications industry, the company is proficient in the provision of several essential services. Such amenities focus on phone services, video visitation and money transfer. As a pioneer in the industry, Securus has managed to become a billion dollar company within a few years.


Phone services form the basic mode of operations conducted by the company, with an estimated 70% of revenue generated from such a service. Securus charges a standard rate of $ 0.25 per minute to call inmates. It may sound little to most, but such charges accumulate to billions of dollars annually. Its video services have revolutionized client communication by rendering physical visits redundant. Through the site, customers can communicate with their loved ones in the comfort of their homes or place of work.


By using the video visitation program, customers are exempted from making long torturous journey that are mostly plagued by traffic snarl ups. Despite receiving several complaints from customers, Securus has made positive contributions to the lives of inmates.


Billy McFarland is Clear on What His Stylish Black Magnises Card Represents to the Millennial User

Many entrepreneurs begin their lives without a great deal of clarity about the model of their business enterprise: However, such is not the case, as it applies to Billy McFarland–founder of the prestigious Black Magnises card.

McFarland, an enduring visionary and obvious realist, is very clear about what it is he has created and where it is he is going with his product and service. The preceding characteristics are quite unusual, yet appealing, with regard to an individual who has launched the black Magnises card, at the ripe old age, of twenty-three years old.

So how did he manage it? Billy McFarland realized there was a need to assure his Millennial peer group became properly networked inside of the business community. He devised the Magnises black card style based on the preceding requirement.

The primary features of the card include: special discounting, relative to New York’s best eateries, nightclubs, pubs and other social events. The card allows ease of access, too, in order that the member is able to gain entry into the best club locations, without the need to wait in frustratingly long-lines.

One person, who made use of the card, commented that he received no wait issues, whatsoever, in gaining entry into the city’s best clubs. He thought that feature alone was worth the $250 annual investment.

The card, according to McFarland, can be associated with the user’s bank card or credit card. The association makes it possible, not only for the user to gain access into his or her favorite club, for instance; but, allows him or her to easily pay for purchases.

According to The Guardian, Billy McFarland, further states, outside of the New York area, the card is scheduled to be launched inside of other significant markets–ten to be exact–beginning with the District of Columbia. The person, in the know, wishing to attain networking success, carries the Black Magnises card.

CEO Norman Pattiz Announces New Show on PodcastOne

Most people find the unknown to be an irresistible topic of conversation. Norman Pattiz, CEO of PodcastOne, the largest ad-supported podcast network in the United States, recently announced a new podcast program that will delve into the unknown world of paranormal phenomena. The podcast, Beyond the Darkness, will be hosted by author David Schrader and radio host Tim Dennis. The show is part of a podcast sub-network on PodcastOne led by WWE wrestling star Chris Jericho. Podcasts will be available for download every Monday.


In addition launching PodcastOne, Pattiz founded Westwood One in 1974, which at one time was the largest radio network in the United States. He was the CEO of Westwood One until 1994. The company has been affiliated with NBC and CBS, CNN Radio, as well as the NFL and NCAA Basketball. It has also broadcast major sporting events such as the Superbowl and both Summer and Winter Olympics.


Pattiz sits on the boards of many broadcasting and education-related organizations. From 2000 to 2006, Pattiz served on the Broadcasting Board of Governors, the body that governs government-operated civilian broadcasts, such as Voice of America and Radio Free Europe. Pattiz also took the lead in developing Arabic and Farsi language radio and TV programming, which today is broadcast across the Middle East and reaches more than 40 million listeners per week. Radio Sawa provides round-the-clock music and news, and Alhurra Television provides satellite TV across the region.


Pattiz also sits on the Board of Regents of the University of California system and chairs the boards of Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos national laboratories. Moreover, he is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Relations. As a broadcaster, he has been recognized by the Library of American Broadcasting as a “Giant of Broadcasting,” and is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame.

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IAP WORLDWIDE: I say, wow! This company really knows how to do business. Need I say more, or will you need a quote? If the latter, then in that case:
“Everyone at IAP is personally committed to our customers, our partners, and each other. We welcome creativity, prize integrity, and celebrate the contributions of each individual. IAP respects and values each person’s unique experience — from the corporate administrator to the veteran employee in the field….”

What is more interesting? There is much more to chew on here. Focus, agility, capabilities, commitment, and values are also what IAP WORLDWIDE stands for. They do not stand alone in this. No, for thousands of employees, clients, government officials, partners, and customers stand along them in these efforts…..thus I say and I will repeat, IAP WORLDWIDE is not alone. Wow…..that is what they do: they wow.

Among numerous commitments to making this world a better and safer place, IAP WORLDWIDE has stated a strong commitment to veterans, the environment, and the community at large!  Not all companies, even the larger and more successful ones such as this one, ever do the same and make such a bold stand. IAP WORLDWIDE….we do sincerely applaud you and wish you further progress towards your global efforts for service and safety. GO, IAP!

IAP WORLDWIDE is based out of CAPE CANAVERAL in the great state of FLORIDA. As a whole this company has existed since 1953. They only grow bigger and more successful, and they do not have any plans of stopping their growth or slowing down any time soon…..new possibilities, here we come! God’s earth, indeed, is full of numerous opportunities, resources, and unique possibilities….and it seems that IAP WORLDWIDE has certainly learned how to tap into and take full advantage of the great majority of them within its own life time. How awesome and great is that for business?!

Do you wish to know another interesting and curiosity piquing little fact?  In this charter of values is stated certain recited actions and promises, such as promising to: conduct every action with honesty and integrity toward all parties involved, being fully aware and involved, making the most of every single business endeavor, and more.