For over 100 years OSI Industries has been processing food for customers, although for many of those years the company was known as Otto & Sons. At the start they processed food for local customers who stopped by Otto & Sons butcher shop and attached retail store. Several years after this company opened they started to also wholesale processed meat to other local retail locations. They now sell processed food to customers around the globe. OSI Industries sells customized processed food solutions. They partner with some of the world’s biggest food service and retail food stores who they supply with food that is made to their exact specifications. They have been expanding rapidly since 1978 and even more so in the past few years.
They recently expanded near their headquarters when they purchased a plant from Tyson Foods. This is a 200,000 facility that is near some of OSI Industries other plants. When they purchased this plant it strictly handled poultry but after they remodeled it the plant now processes other types of food as well. They also remodeled a plant they own in Spain in 2017. This included a number of improvements which resulted in their being able to process 24,000 tons of poultry there a year while before they were limited to 12,000 tons. In total, they can now process 45,000 tons of meat there each year. Other recent European expansions included buying three other companies in the industry which were Baho Food, Hyneck Schlachthof GmbH, and Flagship Europe (which is now named Creative Foods Europe).
OSI Industries is also expanding its Australian market. In May 2018 they formed a partnership between their Australian operations and that of another business, Turi Foods. The new company is called Turosi Pty Ltd. and it offers Australians a full range of customized processed food. Turosi now supplies food to every size of business ranging from small butcher shops to major grocery chains. When talking about this partnership the chairman of Turi Foods, Sam Cuteri, said that both companies have similar cultures, values, and reputations in the industry and he looked forward to working with OSI Industries going forward.
Eagle Industries Unlimited Business Development Manager Ronald Fowlkes is an American businessman with a very inspirational story. Ronald’s duties with the company include educating customers and sales representatives as to the uses of the tactical equipment that Eagle Industries sells. Ronald is kept busy making sure that the sales representatives know they products and can recommend the right thing to the right customer and he also keeps in contact with the company’s many clients in the law enforcement, sporting and military industries. Ronald Fowlkes excels at this job because he is an expert in the use of tactical gear. He has a deep background in the military and law enforcement and has personally put his life on the line many times while using key pieces of tactical equipment. Outside of work, Ronald Fowlkes is committed to giving back to his community and he does so through his work with youth hockey. Anyone who knows Ronald knows that he is a lifelong and devoted fan of the sport of hockey.
Ronald Fowlkes joined the United States Marine Corps in 1989 upon his high school graduation. He has always been very patriotic and so serving his country seemed like the natural occupation for him to go into. While in the Marine Corps, Ronald was twice promoted due to merit. He also gained extensive training working in the Marine Special Ops unit and attended the United States Army Parachute School. The Gulf War occurred during Ronald’s term of service and he proudly served.
Following his successful career in the Marines, Ronald Fowlkes decided he still wanted to give back to society and so he entered into a thirteen-year career in the law enforcement industry. Ronald served on both the St. Louis Metropolitan and St. Louis County police departments during his police career. After he left law enforcement, he went to work in a job that allowed him to use many of the skills he had gained in his military and police work.
Ronald fits in perfect with the tactical equipment industry because he has so much experience in fields that extensively use this type of gear. His real-life experience makes him the perfect insider to be able to judge what products best serve the needs of the customers at Eagle Industries.
Ronald Fowlkes has always been a man dedicated to service and these days he serves his community in a coaching role with his son’s hockey team. Ronald is the equipment guy for the team, making sure that all of the team’s equipment is functioning at the top level. He loves showing the young people that he mentors how to properly maintain their equipment. Ronald also makes use of his extensive knowledge of physical fitness training regiments by serving as the off ice trainer for the hockey team.
Bottled water is big time business. Have you ever noticed the amount of bottled-water brands that line the store shelves? The bottled-water industry brings in billions on an annual basis and as of today, the industry has a net worth of $100 billion. In other words, people are serious about their bottled water. With so much negativity in the news about tap water, bottled water has been thriving and growing for over a decade. One of the top contenders of today’s market is known as Waiakea. This brand is the epitome of premium water, and it’s the first of its kind to offer Volcanic water.
Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic water has taken the industry by storm as well as taken the world by storm. This extremely pure water has been thoroughly filtered by porous-volcanic rock. You may be a bit skeptical about this claim, but the water has actually been filtered by 14,000 feet of Mauna Loa’s volcanic structure. The Waiakea brand has been around for six years, and it has done an amazing job of incorporating Hawaii’s culture into the product. The Waiakea name is a perfect example of this because this specific name means “broad waters.” There is no other bottled-water brand that can come close to replicating what’s being achieved here.
Hawaiian volcanic water in general has an alkaline level of 8.8pH. Most of the competitors’ alkaline levels are generally in the seven range. Anything that’s below seven is considered to be acidic. In addition to that, Waiakea water is naturally loaded with electrolytes as well as loaded with healthy minerals. There is nothing that’s artificial about this water, and it has been recognized in numerous publications such as Food Navigator, Forbes, Health, and others magazines. “Good Morning America” has also recognized this brand as it is the most award-winning brand of bottled water in the U.S.
Waiakea water is very popular, and it can be purchased at a wide range of retailers like Albertsons, Gold’s Gym, Wawa, Haggen, Whole Foods, and Bristol Farms. The company also offers some of the most advanced water bottles that will degrade in about 15 years. Waiakea has its customers’ best interests at heart, and its setting new standards in the manufacturing of bottled water.