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There are giants of telecommunication out there; multi-million dollar companies that you may have never heard of. These massive companies provide inmates all over the country with telephone and internet services. It’s big business. The largest of them all, Global Tel-Link, pulls in more than $500 million per year.

 

Unfortunately, Global Tel-Link gives the industry a bad name. These massive companies wedge themselves into a position of power through government contracts that make them the only provider of services to a particular facility. The inmates are forced to do business with the company that owns the contract.

 

On the flip side, you have a company like Securus. Securus Technologies prioritizes its relationship with their customers by providing high-quality services, reasonable prices and by employing the largest customer service call center in the industry. By all accounts, prisoners and their families are happy to do business with Securus. They even maintain an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau in Texas.

 

Securus also assists law enforcement through technology. Take the video chat service, for example. Each video chat is recorded by Securus to be used for law enforcement. Securus provides law enforcement with a voice search tool. The software locks on to a particular voice and is then capable of searching the recorded calls for that voice. This technology has allowed officers to identify criminal plans before they go into effect.

 

Securus treats our prison population humanely. The company also goes out of its way to assist law enforcement in stopping crimes before they take place. It seems that more government contracts should be issued to Securus to make us all safer.

 

 

 

Bob Reina, CEO of award winning communications company Talk Fusion, has a personal mantra that has encompassed who he is and what he stands for. “With great success comes greater responsibility.” This statement, though simple, is one that has made him into the man he is today, and has made him not only offer so much of himself to his causes, but find a way to inspire others to do the same.

Reina began as a police officer, but has gone on to be the owner and creator of one of the top digital communications company around. Talk Fusion offers a number of ways for businesses, and even personal uses, can stay connected to everyone and spread their message.

He has already made an amazing impact on the world. he made a record-breaking $1 million donation to the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, he has involved in changing and saving the lives of countless animals, he has donated a lot to an Indonesian orphanage, and through his company he is touching more lives.

For some people, in some countries, this opportunity to sell Talk Fusion’s products gives people around the world the chance to work for an award winning company and make money like some never thought possible.

Working opportunities are not the only thing he is giving with his company. In order to spread his giving nature and show everyone how good it feels to help, Bob Reina has offered all his associates at Talk Fusion the chance to give away one account to the charity of their choice.

The account will be the company’s custom plan, the best one they offer, and each associate gets to give one to any charity, giving them an opportunity to get and stay connected which can help grow their charity and spread their message, hopefully leading to more financial resources.

Weather it’s personal donations or helping share the joy of giving with those around him, Bob Reina is changing lives. One day at a time, one person at a time, he is making a difference in countless lives.

OSI Group, LLC, founded in 1909, with corporate headquarters in Aurora, IL, is a food processing company who’s target market is food service and retail brands. Not only are they one of the largest suppliers of meat products to food service in the US, OSI Group also offer services in packaging, contract manufacturing and chain management. To expand upon their business they made two acquisitions, Baho Food and a facility owned by Tyson Foods. Let’s begin with Baho Food.

The acquisition of the Dutch manufacturer, Baho Food by OSI in August 2016 should be of no surprise. OSI was looking for a company that would help to expand their market in Europe, and the Dutch company filled the requirements. Baho Food produces deli meat, snacks and other convenience foods to the same target market.

David McDonald, president and chief operating officer of OSI felt the acquisition was a win-win situation for both companies. Here is what Baho Food’s brings to the table.

Managing director, John Balvers of Baho Foods, feels that with the combined strengths of both companies, they will be able to provide a broader range of products to their customers. Moreover, it will help Baho Food to grow faster, while helping both companies achieve their desired strategic goals.

In June of 2016, OSI purchased a food processing and storage warehouse from Tyson’s Foods. The facility is located in Chicago, Illinois and has 200,000 square feet. Kevin Scott, Senior Executive Vice President of OSI, felt that the purchase of the facility would give the increased infrastructure capabilities needed for their growing business.

The Chicago plant was a part of the prepared foods business of Tyson Foods that had announced it’s closure in November 2015, along with another plant located in Wisconsin.  This closing allowed OSI an opportunity to purchase a facility that was close to their company headquarters.

OSI is a privately held company with 60 facilities in 16 countries.

More information about OSI Group, click here.