OSI Food Solutions – A Success Story

What started as a neighborhood market in 1909 is now one of America’s top 100 companies. OSI Food Solutions rose from the market Otto Kolschowski opened in Oak Park, Illinois to a company with over twenty thousand employees and annual sales of more than $6.1 billion.

Today the company has more than sixty-five facilities and operates in seventeen countries providing an array of quality custom food products to retail and food service companies. With facilities in China, they are a supplier to many western fast food chains doing business there, including, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and Subway.

Furthermore, OSI Food Solutions is continuing to expand operations. In recent years they have acquired BAHO Foods, Flagship Europe, as well as a Tyson Food Plant in Chicago, Illinois. This expansion has not only helped the company provide better career and employment opportunities, but it also saved 250 jobs at the Tyson Food Plant. Another area of development occurred in Spain. Last year the company doubled the capacity of processed chicken products to 24,000 tons annually by adding a high-capacity production line to the facility Toledo, Spain.

In 2016, OSI Food Solution was awarded The British Safety Council’s Globe of Honor. The Globe of Honor is given to organizations that demonstrate excellence in environmental management throughout their organization. The 2016 award was the third such award given to OSI Food Solutions, having received the Globe of Honor in 2015 and 1013.

It is no surprise that OSI Food Solutions is among America’s top 100 companies. They have over 100 years of experience and are an industry leader in food service. They have a reputation for high-quality products and have won awards for their commitment to the environment. With more than twenty thousand employees, facilities in seventeen countries and annual sales of $6.1 billion, OSI Food Solutions is now an industry leader in producing quality food products for companies worldwide.

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Dallas Helps Low-Income Families And Parents Saving For College Expenses

NexBank SSB is a financial firm based in Dallas, Texas. They manage about $3.5 billion in assets under management and provide mortgage banking, commercial banking, and institutional services. They also provide checking, savings, and certificate of deposit to individuals. In order to provide assistance to low-income families, they partnered with Dallas Neighborhood Homes and Habitat for Humanity in September 2016.

This partnership’s goal is to provide low-income families with affordable housing loans. From 2016 to 2021 they will provide 100 or more of these loans each year to families who live in Southern Dallas. This program is targeting specific zip codes where there are affordable homes that low-income families will be able to afford. Over the five years of this partnership, NexBank will offer up to $50 million in home loans. The families that are helped not only receive favorable loan terms but they also receive financial counseling services through Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, NexBank is covering 100% of the title fees as well as up to $2,000 in closing costs on each of these loans.

Three years ago NexBank moved into the college loan space. They bought College Savings Bank which is a financial firm located in Princeton, New Jersey. This company focuses on 529 college-savings programs. Talking about this acquisition, NexBank’s President and Chief Executive Officer John Holt said that College Savings Bank would continue to operate as they had before the purchase was completed. This meant they kept their own brand, location, and operations.

By acquiring College Savings Bank, NexBank was able to broaden the financial services that they provide to their own clients. It will also add to their bottom line in both the short and long term. College Savings Bank has been helping parents save for their children’s college educations since 1987. The two 529 programs it operates are the Arizona Family College Program-Bank Plan and the Indiana CollegeChoice CD 529 Savings Plan.

 

Beauty Trendsetters Lime Crime Aquired by Tengram Capital Partners

Lime Crime has built a magical universe of fashion-forward beauty products that focus on self-expression, empowerment, and whimsy. Now, having been recently acquired by Tengram Capital Partners, that universe is about to expand.

Founded in 2008 by Doe Deere and Mark Dumbelton, they are known for their vibrant uses of color, innovative products, and cute packaging. They have single-handedly redefined beauty standards worldwide, storming the industry with their unique rainbow-themed hair and makeup products. All their products such as Diamond Crushers lip toppers and Unicorn Hair are available online only. They have an international following with customers in Los Angeles, London and Singapore. They are in high demand from retailers like Bloomingdales and Ulta.com, and more recently FeelUnique and Selfridges in the United Kingdom.

For its part, Tengram Capital Partners is a heavy-weight private equity firm that focuses on strongly recognizable retail brands. Some of their current investments include Differential Brands Group, Luciano Barbera, Sequential Brands Group, ReVive, Algenist, This Works, and others. With them, they bring a strong background in consumer investing and expertise on how to unlock brand potential, as well as deep industry insight that will expand Lime Crime’s horizons.

Upper management got an infusion of fresh, strong leadership when Stacy Panagakis joined the company as Chief Executive Officer on June 18. She brings with her a background of success in scaling beauty brands. Previously she was at Sephora and served more recently as the General Manager of Fresh, the North American affiliate of the Global Fresh brand. Ms. Panagakis works alongside Chief Creative Officer Sasha Valentine who has been with the company for eight years. Co-founder Doe Deere has joined the Board of Directors and has stepped away from the day-to-day operations.

Lime Crime’s unique vision and positive message will continue inspiring unicorns and push beauty boundaries under this new leadership. They have 100% vegan and cruelty-free formulas, high-performance beauty products and 4.4 million followers worldwide on an all-digital platform. With its cult-like following behind them, they have their sights set to go over the rainbow and beyond.

Felipe Montoro Jens Breaks Down the Latest Regarding Brazilian Infrastructure

Felipe Montoro Jens, the Chief Executive Officer of EnergiparCaptacao S.A., recently reported on a special meeting involving the Inter-American Development Bank in Mendoza, Argentina. The conference, which is being called the Special Meeting of Governors, was held to discuss the recent increase of private funding regarding the infrastructure of Brazil. Dyogo Oliveira, the Minister of Planning, Development, and Management, defended this new phenomenon highlighting by the idea that private investment should be backed by “financial guarantee mechanism.” In the Minister’s estimation, the Inter-American Development Bank should actively push for more effective solutions regarding project risk management through the use of increased studies. While Luis Caputo, the Chairman of the IDB’s Board of Governors backed Dyogo Oliveira’s sentiments, Diego Lopez Garrido cited Brazil as “the priority country for Spanish investment,” due to the rapid development of its markets. In recent years, major improvements have been made towards the roads, water, and overall sanitation of Brazil. With the growing belief that the latest industrial revolution has arrived, many support this move for a more modernized infrastructure throughout the country. Read this article at odiario.com about Felipe Montoro Jens.

As reported by Felipe Montoro Jens, the President of the IDB, believes that the rapid growth of the region, specifically regarding increased connectivity between the countries of South America, will not be able to proceed without private investments. Mr. Moreno would go on to discuss improvements regarding social and gender equality, which have been backed and implemented by the Inter-American Development Bank. The increase of Public-Private Partnerships are believed by Dyogo Oliveira to be on par with the practices of surrounding countries, and the last decade has seen an influx of Public-Private Partnerships, which has led to a $360 billion increase. Despite these significant gains, the continued lack of mobilized private capital has continued to stagnate the process considerably. Visit: http://www.infomoney.com.br/negocios/noticias-corporativas/noticia/7406991/felipe-montoro-jens-reporta-discussoes-reuniao-especial-governadores-bid