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OSI Group History

February 6, 2017 // by VideoIPOtv

The OSI Group operates U.S. Plants using the name OSI Industries, LLC. They deal with meat products including bacon, hot dogs, meat patties, pizza, pork, fish, poultry, vegatables, and dough products. In the last one hundred years they have made a name for themselves and work with many big name companies.

How it Began

Over a hundred years ago a German immigrant opened a meat market in Illinois. He then began expanding into wholesale meat trade and the company became known as Otto & Sons. OSI Group company got a good reputation for the quality meats they sold.

McDonald’s Meat Market

1955 brought a huge break for OSI Group when they started to sell meat to McDonald’s. It quickly became a job itself supplying McDonald’s with beef. The 1960’s brought a new method for preserving fresh food and Otto & Sons were able to bring consistent quality product. OSI Group became one of McDonald’s four different meat suppliers.

Read more about OSI Group: Sheldon Lavin, Chairman And CEO Of OSI Group, LLC

Name Changes

Otto & Sons opened a plant to supply McDonald’s and another to supply local restaurants and supermarkets. In 1975, Otto & Sons changed names to OSI Industries and served as McDonald’s exclusive supplier. There are plants in Chicago, West Chicago, and Geneva, Illinois, as well as in Iowa, Utah, Wisconsin, and California. In fact, they operate over 65 facilities that span 17 counties.

OSI Group has also supplied Subway, Papa John’s Pizza, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks in China. In 2016, OSI Group were ranked number fifty eight on a list that Forbes released of the largest private companies. They have a long history in this country and have made a few good friends along the way that have helped them gain the success they deserve.

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