How OSI Industries Expanded In 2016

OSI Industries, Aurora, Illinois, is one of the leading providers of processed food in the world. It was founded in 1909 and for many years it was known as Otto & Sons. It really came to prominence in 1955 when it was chosen by the then new company McDonald’s as one of their regional supplier of beef patties. The company was renamed as OSI Industries in the middle of the 1970s. It is a privately held company which is owned by its chief executive officer, Sheldon Lavin.

Many of the employees who work for OSI Industries have spent their entire working life at the company. They have food processing plants and regional offices in cities around the world. They have a large variety of jobs they offer and the ones available in the United States can be found at ZipRecruiter.com. Among the positions that are currently available, they are hiring for an operations internship, cash accountant, 2nd shift production supervisor, sales finance director, and plant cost accountant among many others.

OSI Industries is a firm that takes its environmental responsibilities very seriously, limiting the effect doing business has on the environment. This commitment was reflected in 2016 when the firm was one of just 18 organizations in the world to have the British Safety Council bestow upon it their coveted Globe of Honour Award. In order to win this award, an organization has to show that their environmental management has been exceptional over the previous 12 months. Everything is documented that the company does whether it’s in the production facility or the boardroom of the firm. The criteria that are involved are judged by an independent panel of experts.

At OSI Industries they made a couple of big acquisitions over the course of 2016. The first acquisition took place early in the year when they completed a deal to buy a Dutch food processor, Baho Foods. Along with the wide range of processed food they bought they also acquired food processing plants in both the Netherlands and Germany. This was followed up in December when they bought a United Kingdom food processor, Flagship Europe. Both companies fit very well with OSI Industries in the types of food they offer their customers.

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OSI Group: Leaders In The Food Supply Industry

The OSI Group is one of the largest suppliers of food products in the U.S. The business, which started as OSI Industries, had its name changed to OSI Group in 2004. With over 65 facilities in operation all over the globe, the company has continued to see steady growth, and it received a high ranking on the Forbes list in 2016 due to its annual revenue of $6.1 billion.

OSI supplies meat products to restaurants like McDonald’s, Subway, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s Pizza and Starbucks. These products include, beef patties, hot dogs, pizza, poultry and breakfast sausage, as well as fish, pork, vegetables and dough. With factories operating in 17 countries, OSI has about 20,000 employees who process their private label and major brand foods.

The company was founded in Aurora, Illinois in 1909 by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky who first opened a family meat market in the Oak Park area of the state 2 years after moving to America, naming it simply Otto and Sons by 1928. He later relocated his business to a Chicago suburb and moved into the wholesale trading category for expansion, and this move helped lead him to more financial success and recognition in the meat industry.

OSI Group is committed to providing fresh and safe food products by using good quality assurance standards, as well as more environmentally friendly, or green, practices in its processing procedures. Due to the company’s continued growth in the industry, its CEO and Chairman, Sheldon Lavin, received the Global Visionary Award in 2016, which he said he felt both honored and humbled to be given.

The company acquired the former Chicago-based Tyson Food production plant in 2016 for a price of $7.4 million, offering the Tyson employees jobs in their business after the acquisition. OSI also bought food processing companies in Europe, gaining a stake in the German-based business called Baho Foods. OSI’s headquarters is in Illinois, but it has many other factories in the U.S. in places like Utah, Iowa, Wisconsin, and California cities, Oakland and Riverside.

The company has come a long way since first being given the opportunity to supply beef patties for the popular food chain McDonald’s back in the 1950s, and Chairman Sheldon Lavin said that he hopes to be able to see steady growth within the business, which he feels is a company that will still be around long after he’s gone.

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