OSI Industries Adds More Employees To Their Company After Acquiring Former Tyson Food Plant

OSI Industries saved many employees’ jobs by buying a new food processing factory in a south Chicago district. The plant was formerly owned by one of OSI Industries’ competitors Tyson Foods, and they had decided not to keep it running anymore since they felt the investments needed to upgrade and change it to meet consumer demands were just not worth the cost. Many employees had already moved on by the time OSI Industries closed the deal for $7.4 million, but those that were still currently working there when it was finalized were offered the chance to stay on. OSI Industries is pleased that this new plant will bolster their current output with other facilities located nearby.

OSI Industries distributes a wide variety of meats consisting of beef, poultry and pork. Most of them come in prepackaged meals ready to eat after heating but they also do distribute the meat raw for those who want to prepare it for consumption. The company has invested in state-of-the-art processing, heating, cooling and flavor engineering technology so that their partners and distribution recipients are given high quality and safe products. OSI Industries’ largest partner is McDonald’s, but they also have supplied many supermarkets and independent merchants with their meats.

OSI Industries was named Otto & Sons when it first became McDonalds’s partner, a name it had gotten from its founder Otto Kolschowsky who had planned to pass it on to future generations after he passed away. It was a thriving meat market shop, but it needed to expand into a full-scale production factory so that McDonald’s could meet extra demands from its customers. That first plant’s construction led to more being built, and by 1978 they had expanded their presence across the US and were ready to start looking overseas. Under the guidance of their new CEO Sheldon Lavin, Otto & Sons began its overseas push and changed their name to OSI Industries.

OSI has several leading branches in their company including a Brazil office, OSI Europe and various divisions in Baho Food, OSI Spain and Flagship Europe in the UK, K&K Foods in Taiwan, OSI China, Select Ready Foods in Canada and GenOSI in the Philippines. Safety in each plant they’ve opened has been a big focus of theirs, and their work of maintaining clean and safe workplaces throughout their UK facilities earned them the Globe of Honour in 2016. OSI Industries has been a popular company to work for because of the way they’ve treated their employees like family and made them feel heard and respected in the workplace. They’re also active in their communities and support programs like the Ronald McDonald House Charities foundation.

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