OSI Group: A Global Food Institution

In 2016, Arkansas based company, Tyson Foods, sold their Chicago manufacturing plant to OSI Group for 7.4 million dollars. To meet the demands of their customers and to facilitate further business growth, OSI added a 2000 square foot facility near the existing plant.

Founded in 1909 in Chicago, Illinois by German immigrant Otto Kolschowsky, OSI Group had its humble beginnings as a family business. This family meat market expanded throughout the area and became Otto & Sons in 1928. With the reputation of offering high-quality meats throughout several decades, this company provided freshly ground meat patties to Mc Donald’s restaurant in 1955, and in 1973, Otto & Sons opened their first high volume meat plant West Chicago. In 1975, Otto & Sons changed their company name to OSI Industries while being instrumental in the growth and expansion of Mc Donald’s restaurants. In the late 1970’s through the 1980’s with the growing demands of customers, OSI Group started it’s expansion both nationally and globally. Since the 1990’s, They continued their worldwide development and in 2011, OSI Group opens a Culinary Innovation Center in Aurora, Illinois.

In 2017, OSI Group listed number 58 in Forbes List of America’s Largest Private Companies with 6.1 billion dollars in revenue and 20,000 employees. This worldwide food processing company provides services for food and retail industries. OSI, dedicated to core values such as integrity, partnering relationships, and teamwork, offer their customers quality food products, trustworthy expertise, innovative research, excellent quality assurance and food safety practices and a commitment to sustainability throughout their global network.

OSI provides products for meals such as breakfasts, lunches entrees, side dishes, snacks, and desserts. They offer a large selection of products that include bacon, breakfast and specialty sausages, hot dogs, poultry, seafood, beef, and pork. Other products include fruits and vegetables, pizza and other dough products, baked products and sandwich assemblies.

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