OSI Industries is a conglomerate of food production companies owned by OSI Group, a meat wholesale corporation based in Chicago. Their base of partners are primarily US-based livestock farms such as Amick Farms in Batesburg, SC, Fair Oak Farms in Wisconsin and Nation Pizza and Foods in nearby Schaumburg, IL. But their offices as headquartered all around the world including a branch in Brazil, Spain, China, the UK and Philippines though these do not include the additional 55 operating plants they run and the 60 other countries their logistics chains run through. OSI Industries has also become the stakeholder of Baho Food, Flagship Europe, K&K Foods and Select Ready Foods.
OSI Industries has specialized in the beef product lines including hamburgers and pizzas that they’ve supplied to McDonald’s and Pizza Hut over the years. But they also doubled chicken production in their OSI Spain plants not long ago, and going beyond meats they’ve also added products like baked goods, tortillas, tofu and even some vegetable and fruit mixes at their facilities. OSI Industries has made a lot of investments in flavor research and alongside the assembly processing lines in their plants they’ve invested in first class research equipment. The company is currently ranked 10th in the meat line and 54th overall in food wholesale companies.
Otto Kolschowsky began OSI Industries as a family-owned market store that would butcher livestock for local farmers and supply the meats to local restaurateurs and food merchants in Chicago back in 1909. The market was named Otto & Sons in the 1920s and in 1950s had its first big client in McDonald’s. Becoming the supplier to McDonald’s triggered the period of growth for OSI Industries and it led to the arrival of Sheldon Lavin, the company’s current CEO. Lavin became an important part of the company because he knew the ins and outs of financial management, and as CEO and Chairman he has been able to grow the company to billions in sales today.
OSI Industries has made it clear that some of the most important people are their hard-working employees, and many of them have been well compensated for their efforts and have had very little turnover at the company. As Lavin and his fellow executives also have said, OSI doesn’t consider their company to be simply one that passes down orders from on high. They prefer to hear what their employees and colleagues have to say and are always open to doing things differently while still adhering to their core values.
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