OSI Industries’ newly acquired facility and outlet in Spain is a factory like no other. The company rebranded the facility as OSI Food Solutions as part of the initiative to penetrate the European market. After the acquisition, the company spent over 17 million euros remodeling the factory to feature some cutting edge operational technology that would ensure that it meets the prospected targets of over 24,000 tons of chicken on an annual basis.
The Spanish factory is part of the OSI Industries’ initiative to expand its market coverage. Since its establishment in 1909, OSI Industries has been dedicated to achieving exemplary customer service by providing innovative food products. Focusing on research and development, the company has been keen to provide customers with exceptional quality foods that feature the modern-day demands of quality as well as health standards.
The Spanish OSI Food Solutions factory located in Toledo gives the company a strategic advantage with the intent of expanding its customer service. The Spanish chicken products market is particularly highly lucrative. For instance, the company noted that there had been an average increase in the demand for chicken products. Analysts estimate that the demand has gone up by over 6% over the last couple of years. With this demand projected to maintain an upward trend, OSI Industries would be looking forward to reaping heavily from the promising growth.
The 22,600 square feet facility is expected to house a production facility, shipping and logistics area, storage area complete with refrigeration, as well as social areas where employees of the company can meet. The facility also houses additional spaces for kitchens, research and development rooms, and other relevant additional features designed to make the Toledo facility exceptional.
OSI Industries is expected to uphold research and development as part of the initiative to keep the business afloat amidst stiff competition that has hit the food service industry in the recent past. OSI also expects that the local production facility would have a direct positive effect on the local economy. In addition to creating new jobs in the Toledo neighborhood, the management expects that the new facility would give the company a new competitive advantage as well as a vantage point to penetrate the European market.
OSI Industries is also committed to the maintenance of high-quality standards as far as production, storage, and food handling is concerned. The exceptional quality standards are expected to be maintained through the newly installed food production surveillance systems.
The Chainsmokers were formed when the band’s current manager, Adam Alpert, introduced two of friends to each other, Alex Pall and Andrew “Drew” Taggart. Alpert knew that Pall needed a DJ partner, and he also knew that Taggart would be a perfect fit. Pall and Taggart had a quick, easy chemistry together and both men quit their day jobs to make a gS .
By 2014 the Chainsmokers were ready for their debut, playing a show at Terminal 5 in New York in September as the opener for Timeflies. The show was a success and the Chainsmokers were ready to get it done.
They have had several chart-topping songs and Ep’s, but arguably their biggest success came with their first full-length album, “Memories…Do Not Open.” The album hit #1 on both of Billboard’s Dance/Electronic and Top 200 Charts. They have a great deal of crossover popularity, selling many albums outside of the dance/electronic genre.
They often release free singles via their website, with the songs being downloadable for anyone. These singles are often more experimental than their longer play recordings. Though these single releases they maintain a presence in the music scene between longer albums. They also get the chance to explore other genres of music and collaborate with a diversity of other musicians.
The most recent of their singles, “Side Effects”, is a collaboration with Emily Warren. Pall and Taggart have worked with Warren several times before and enjoy their experiences with her, naming her one of their “favorite people.” “Side Effect” represents a return to a more upbeat sound for the Chainsmokers, who tend to write music incorporating their feelings and experiences at the time. During the last winter, normally a subdued and melancholy time, they were having some rough experiences and much of the music they released at the time showcase this. Pall and Taggart consciously made “Side Effects” more upbeat, with a faster tempo. They wanted to step into summer with something they described as a “summer banger” for their fans. They want the new season to have a new direction for their music.
For the past twenty-five plus previous years, Alex Hern has been immersed in the world of entrepreneurship. Early stage businesses have been a major focus of his during this time, particularly with companies that operate in the technology sector within business market. Alex was the co-founder behind the IPO Inktomi Goldman Sachs. This IPO powered legendary websites AOL, MSN and Yahoo. He also founded email marketing firm Yesmail and served as its director. These are just a few of the numerous companies that Alex Hern had a hand in founding and running.
Alex Hern’s most recent major business venture is one called Tsunami XR. The company is headquartered in San Diego, California and Alex Hern is the CEO. The idea for Tsunami came upon Alex’s realization that new software apps were going to be necessary with the advent of the GPU era of computing that is currently replacing the CPU era. The software that was going to be necessary is that of a nature that it can leverage all of the new abilities that have become possible with graphic procession. In any given day, Alex Hern spends a large block of time, often as much as four to five hours, simply considering what can be done on that given day to help the company achieve its goals.
Throughout his distinguished business career, Alex Hern has always managed to bring ideas to life by spending time thinking of ways to innovate. He often accomplishes this task at night when the rest of the world is asleep. It is during these times that he is able to focus on the types of technology that are driving his business. In this way, he can envision the types of applications that might be ideal for helping the business to grow. It is this kind of thinking that has led Alex Hern to become such a recognized success in the industry of tech innovation and entrepreneurship.