The Transition of OSI Industries to a Modern Food Production Company

OSI Industries is among the leading food providers globally. It has more than 20 000 employees with 65 facilities in 17 countries. It started from humble beginning to a multinational food provider in American history. The industry is growing rapidly to a globalized and modern economy. OSI Industries began using an immigrant experience mainly from Chicago, Illinois. Many individuals in America at 20th century were from Germany. Each person strived to establish farms in the plains. A Century of Innovation at OSI Group.

OSI Industries was started in 1909 by Kolschowsky who began a little open-air market to serve his community. He carried out the business with a lot of passion, and by the end of First World War, the industry had expanded into a wholesale business. He moved most of its operators to other places such as Chicago, Maywood, and Suburb.

In 1928, the business becomes a family based and was named Otto and Sons. At this time, it was still small but yet a vita successful and stable business in American Community. At the beginning of the Post Second World War economic expansion, many latest suburbs began across many parts of US that needed a lot of inventiveness.

Otto and Sons rebranded itself to OSI industries in 1975. This was exactly 70 years since its transition from a family business to an advanced company. Leadership changed when Otto and Sons were about to retire, Sheldon Lavin, come in as a partner. Lavin became the CEO of the Industry in the 1980s because of his experience in banking sector. The transitions were so significant, and it made it be among the leading companies in the US ranked at number 58 on 2016 Forbes group with an estimated sale of more than $6 billion.

In 1994, the industry made a partnership agreement with Nation Pizza and Foods. In the early 2000s, it started poultry processing. It expanded rapidly in many parts like Australia and India. It has earned a substantial growth, and one of its values is to integrate technology in food quality and safety. It focuses on environment and sustainability of modern food production. Since then it has received many awards such as California Green Business Award in 2016 and Globe of Honor in 2016.

 

Hussain Sajwani: A Brilliant Emirati Businessman

Hussain Sajwani is a wealthy Emirati entrepreneur who founded the DAMAC Properties. As the DAMAC owner, he builds projects that would provide additional properties to the Emirati people, including the construction of houses, residential complexes, office towers, and malls, among others. He has been given several awards because of his contributions in the field of real estate and property development, and his company is considered as one of the leading firms in the country. Through time, Hussain Sajwani managed his company well, and he would also put some of his money into investments that contributed to the growth of his wealth. Today, he is considered as one of the richest men in the United Arab Emirates. The country has only five billionaires as of 2018, and he is one of those people.

The majority of the wealth that Hussain Sajwani made came from hard work, and it all began with his dream of becoming rich. He wanted to study abroad when he was in college, so he decided to leave his family and live in Washington, USA to study. After he graduated from college, he went back to the United Arab Emirates and joined GASCO, serving as the company’s private contracts manager. However, he never liked the idea of being an employee and having his time controlled by the company, so he decided to quit and establish a business instead.

The first business that he established was a catering company. His clients were mainly American soldiers or the employees and engineers from Bechtel. Through perseverance and dedication, Hussain Sajwani managed to grow his catering business into a multi-million-dollar business. Still not contented with the amount of money that he makes, he decided to invest in the industry of real estate and property development. He founded the DAMAC Properties in 2002, and he would initiate construction projects all around the United Arab Emirates. As the DAMAC Properties gained popularity, more projects across the Middle East sprouted. The profit that he is making off the cafeteria and DAMAC Properties made it possible for him to earn his first billion, and he has extended his gratitude to all of the people who made this feat possible.

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George Soros Sets Standard in Investing and Philanthropy

George Soros, a top philanthropist in America was born in Hungary in 1930. He lived and witnessed the Nazi occupation in his home country which led to the deaths of slightly above half a million Jews. George Soros survived through this entire invasion. This is through his father’s wisdom to sell him as a Christian godson to a Hungarian government official named Bambauch. George Sorrows grew to help his own people escape Hungary. George Soros left Hungary at the age of 17 for England. Soros engaged himself to working as a railway porter and a part time waiter at a bar to fund his education. He studied at the London School of Economics. Later, he moved to the U.S.A where he was to establish himself as a top investor, businessman and philanthropist.

George Soros is the founder of the Open Society Foundations that are running throughout 100 countries all around the world. He began his charity work by educating young South African scholars through the giving of scholarships during the horrific apartheid regime back in 1979. Moreover, he is a strong believer of one philosopher, Karl Popper, who argued that in arbitration of truth no ideology or philosophy is final. He believed in Democracy’s ability to enables flourished society. These two beliefs are core to the running of the Open Society Foundations. His philanthropic work became more successful after the launching of the Moscow Office in 1986. To date, Soros has donated well over $12 billion, which has helped fund democracies, voice the marginalized social communities such as the LGBTI society and people from Roma around the world and in scholarships.

Soros has been a great influence to a number of democracies around the world. His influence has amassed him a great deal of power and support all across the world. Notable politicians and world leaders have earned his support through their progressive thinking and ideologies. Such are, Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, Barrack Obama, and recently, Hillary Clinton. He is also known for his strong affiliations and support of American progressive and liberal politics. At one time, Soros was strongly against the White Houses’ approach to tackling terrorism. He believed that tackling global pandemonium like poverty would easily combat acts like crime and terrorism vis-à-vis the killings and war especially in Iraq. Soros is very active in global politics, where through his Foundations; he positively criticizes governments and trains activists. Now in is 80’s Soros remains very passionate about democracies and contuse to chair his foundations world over.

James Dondero Pledges $1 million to The Family Place Campaign

On October 7, 2016, James Dondero, Chairman of Highland Capital Management, declared that the company had presented $1 million in grant money to assist The Family Place’s campaign. Nonetheless, The Family Place requires $2.8 million to reach their goal of $16.5 million. Thus, the firm’s challenge grant will ensure that The Family Place completes its crusade.

 

The Family Place Campaign

 

The funds realized in The Family Place’s campaign will be used in the construction of a new Central Dallas Centre for domestic violence victims that will be called the Ann Moody Center. The center consists of 13 emergency housing bedrooms as well as medical and dental hospitals.

 

The Ann Moody Center aims to assist over 2000 victims of family violence every year. Additionally, it will accommodate the agency’s Be Project, which educates the youth on how to prevent against cases of bullying and violence. The project helps over 6000 students annually.

 

The Family Place

 

The Family Place is the leading domestic violence agency in Texas. It aims to abolish domestic violence through public education, advocacy, and helping victims and their families. Since 1978, The Family Place has assisted over 225,000 clients, offered accommodation to 22,000 homeless people and replied to calls from 550,000 victims. Additionally, perpetrators of domestic violence have been rehabilitated to amend their conduct.

 

James Dondero’s Profile

 

James Dondero is the Co-founder, and head of Highland Capital Management. He resides in Dallas, Texas. His 30-year experience in credit and equity markets has seen him gain invaluable skills and knowledge in these fields. This has allowed hm to grow, expand, and increase the profitability of Highland Capital Management.

 

 

He is the head of Healthcare, CCS Medical, and Nexbank. Additionally, he is an associate of America Banknote and MGM Studios. Mr. Dondero is a philanthropist who has contributed a lot to causes touching on education, veteran affairs, and public policy matters. Today, Dondero is a revered business leader in the financial industry and continues to inspire others both within and outside Highland Capital Management.