The owner of a meat-packing empire in the Midwest.
The owner of a massive meat-packing empire in the Midwest. He formed his business through vertical integration. His company developed the first practical ice-cooled railroad car.
The refrigerated railcar allowed his company to ship dressed meats to all parts of the country and even abroad, which ushered in the "era of cheap beef." He also was quite brilliant and pioneered the use of animal by-products for the manufacture of soap, glue, fertilizer, various types of sundries, and even medical products.