OSI Group is one of the leading food processing and manufacturing corporations in the market and it is headquartered in the United States. Despite this little fact, OSI Group was started by a German immigrant more than 100 years ago in 1909. Landing in Chicago, Otto Kolschowsky started up OSI just a couple years after moving to the states, though at the time it was a small meat market. After many years, OSI was able to grow and became a competitor throughout the region as a meat supplier, especially once Otto brought in his sons to the business.
Over the years, OSI made steady improvements, especially as new techniques for preserving food were made available. The process of flash freezing meat turned out to be one of the biggest game changers for OSI, especially once they formed a contract with McDonald’s. As one of the largest fast food chains in the world, OSI Group has made enormous amounts of profit through their business relationship with McDonald’s. In the 1950’s OSI Group was starting to expand internationally as well as across the United States, which meant they needed more help and lots of it. Not only did OSI bring in various experts to help the company open new departments and make steady expansions, but it takes a lot of people to run the food processing centers.
These days, OSI employs more than twenty thousand people throughout the food processing facilities. The company CEO, Sheldon Lavin, has been with the company since the 1970’s, but he was originally hired as a temporary advisor to help the company make an easy transition into foreign markets. Sheldon Lavin eventually stayed with OSI and continued to buy shares with the company. With the permission of the original founders, he changed the company name to OSI Group.
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