The story of OSI Industries is remarkable. It started in 1909 as a small butcher business. Otto Kolschowsky is the founder and he was a German immigrant to the U.S.
Over a century down the line, the company is in its rightful position, the 58th largest private company in the world, according to Forbes. OSI Industries ventured into the food industry while the industry was still struggling to get to its feet around the world. It grew significantly over time alongside the industry. Currently, it prides itself of more than 20,000 employees working around the clock at 65 facilities across 17 countries.
Its humble beginnings dates more than a century back with Otto Kolschowsky and his sons at the helm of its leadership. A decade after it was founded, it became a meat wholesaler and moved its operations to Maywood. In 1928, it was rebranded Otto & Sons. Otto & Sons established a good business relationship with McDonalds, an endeavor that was a fateful development. As McDonalds grew, it increased its demand for fresh meat products and since Otto & Sons was their best shot to get consistent and quality products, it made Otto & Sons its main supplier.
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Otto & Sons established a facility at West Chicago, Illinois that was dully dedicated to supplying McDonalds with meat products. To enable them go international, it rebranded to OSI Industries in 1975. At that time, the demand for a leader with Sheldon Lavin expertise increased and he was brought on board and offered the opportunity to become its partner. The company expanded to Utah and became an international active and stable business. At some point, it got a technology breakthrough that streamlined its operations and reduced costs. Consequently, they were able to offer quality and affordable products.
Since then OSI Industries embraced innovation, eco-friendly and sustainable practices. It takes the safety of its products seriously. It works around the clock to see to it that their products are safe and high quality. Currently, it is a worldwide provider of meat products and food solutions. It has gained a lot of recognition and received many accolades. It received Global Visionary Award, Globe of Honor from The British Safety Council, California Green Business Award and others. By 2016, it was estimated to be worth $6.1 billion.