OSI Group: 100 Years of Evolutionary Growth & Expension

Found in 1909, the OSI Group, www.osigroup.com, is a global custom food supplier that has its corporate headquarters located in Aurora, Illinois. Being now a global leader in the food and beverage industry, this company had come a long way from its start as a family owned butcher shop found by Otto Kolschowsky.

Their Amazing Stats Today

Today, this company is still privately held and has approximately 100,000 employees. They create various meat products, such as bacon, breakfast sausage, and sandwiches. Using the same foundation of the entrepreneurial spirit and management philosophy along with various strategies, they have been recognized on the 2016 Forbes success list in being ranked number 58 among America’s biggest private organizations. Their operation is in over 60 facilities in 16 countries. Their divisions/ subsidiaries include OSI Select Ready Foods (joint venture with Select Ready Foods of Canada), Nation Pizza and Foods (Schaumburg, Ill.), Fair Oaks Farms LLC (Pleasant Prairie, Wis.), OJC (Joint Venture with JC Comsa, China), Vista Processed Foods (India), K&K Foods Ltd. (Taiwan), GenOSI Inc. (Philippines), OSI China, OSI Europe, and Amick Farms LLC (Batesburg, S.C. and Hurlock, MD).

Their Leadership

Sheldon Lavin is the CEO and chairman of OSI company. Their other leadership includes David McDonald, president; Kevin Scott, executive vice president of North America; Sherry DeMeulenaere, CFO and SVP; and Ronald Bree, senior vice president of North America and Sales & Business Development.

Recent Business Acquisition

Recently, OSI purchased the Tyson Foods plant located on the south side of Chicago for $7.4million, according to the County Recorder of Deed’s filed documents. Tyson Food made prepared meals for various clients, such as the hospitality industry. They made items, including chicken nuggets, chicken cordon bleu, soups, omelets, sauces, meatballs, tempura chicken, crepes, and more.

Being a leader in this industry, OSI is continually expanding and making business transactions. As of now, there is no record of when the Tyson Plant will close, and there is no report of what the OSI Group has planned for this new acquisition.

OSI Group Info: www.forbes.com/companies/osi-group/

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