First starting out as a single family-owned and operated meat market, OSI Group/Industries has grown into a phenomenal enterprise.
If you have eaten at any of the popular fast food restaurants such as Papa Johns, McDonalds or Pizza Hut, it is almost certain you have eaten OSI products. It is the leading custom food manufacturer and meat processing company in the world.
Located in Aurora, Illinois with the President, Mr. David McDonald and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Sheldon Lavin in charge, OSI Industries has extended its reach around the globe. Each year there are new acquisitions and partnerships formed.
They have also received acknowledgements for some of their “green” processing plants.
Here are a few collaborations and purchases that have taken place over the years.
In 1995, OSI Group worked with Vista Processed Foods that provide fresh and frozen processed vegetables to the locals and the people in the surrounding area.
The year 2012, OSI spent $25 million to increase the production, and storage spaces needed to make the chicken processing plant more efficient. This resulted in the facility being capable of producing 15,000 tons more annually.
In 2014 and ’15, OSI Industries received certificates for their environmentally-friendly facilities. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is an honor for businesses that conduct their operations without damaging the planet.
Flagship Europe, a business organization that furnishes items such as frozen poultry, mayonnaise, and sauces was obtained by OSI in 2016. Now, Flagship Europe is able to reach a larger amount of customers as well as offer a more varied supply of goods.
That same year, they were also successful in purchasing a share in Baho Foods, a Dutch company that manufactures snacks and deli foods, and sells them throughout Europe.
GenOSI is a partnership project created in 2017, for a new fish, beef, and chicken processing facility in the Philippines.
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Arriving from Germany, Otto Kolschowsky and his family settled in Oak Park, Illinois, and opened a store in 1909, featuring a variety of meat products.
He and his two sons grew the business, eventually being the chief supplier of ground beef for McDonalds in 1955.
In the 1970s, they needed financial backing to continue to extend their quality wholesale meat business and processing. However, they did not have the means.
As a Financial Consultant, Sheldon Lavin came in, and gave them advice, became their partner, and later on, the head of the business. The name of the company would change from Otto & Sons to OSI Group/Industries.
Today OSI Industries operates more than 70 food-manufacturing facilities in 17 countries. Over 20,000 employees staff them.