Gevlon asks why there are no industrial corporations?
I think they already exist. However due to mechanics (kill own members without issues, lack of POS security for more than 7 players, wardecs), many are small scale events.
To a degree, any corp advertising as a research, mining corp, manufacturing or trade is your 'industrial corporation'. Well, those with more than 3 pilots maybe.
I am not sure at what point the combined Foo corps would be considered 'an industrial corporation' by Gevlon's definitions. I had a look at our numbers, and am considering that just maybe, we are becoming one. We make the best we can of existing corporation mechanics.
It could be that because we are wormhole based, missing the empire facilities that many players are accustomed to, that a corporation to provide these services makes sense in here.
We even have a touch of his 'exploitation' in that we have a buying program paying a little less than players will get in trade hubs.
If you are interested in a PI based wormhole corporation, please see http://foo-eve.blogspot.com.au/p/foo-signature-industries.html
Ps. the Industry defence series will continue on Monday.