To turn a tiny local start-up into a global company with an international reputation requires clarity of vision and hard work. It also requires sacrifice and dedication. That is the story behind the success of OSI GCompany. It started as a local supplier of meat in Chicago before becoming a wholesale supplier of meat to one of the fledging restaurants of McDonald. That was back in 1955. Today OSI Group is one of the largest global suppliers of meat and meat products to the world’s leading meat processing and food industries.
Custom food products
OSI Industries is a private company based in the United States. It is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. OSI specializes in providing custom food processing and manufacturing solutions to retail food industries. They source, process and distribute meat and meat products. Apart from protein foods, they also deal with vegetable, sauces, and baked foods. They incorporate high-tech innovations to ensure high standards and hygiene. This has been the force behind their sustainability and provision of environmentally friendly food products.
56th Largest private company
Started in 1909, OSI Group has maintained steady growth in the food supplier industry. As of October 24th, 2018, the company had hit revenue of $6.1 Billion. In 2016, Forbes magazine ranked at number 56th largest private company. It boasts of 20,000 employees and over 65 outlets in 17 Countries.
OSI Group chief executive officer (CEO) and chairman is Sheldon Lavin. He has steered the company since the 1970s. Sheldon is one of the main forces behind OSI Group’s sustainability and growth. He believes in a culture of family where everyone’s efforts are recognized. Sheldon Levin supports the idea of workers eating lunch together.
David McDonald joined OSI Group as a project manager. With hard work and dedication, he rose to the position of company president. Under his watch, the company acquired Baho Foods. Baho Foods is a Dutch food processing company. His success with penetrating other regions is through studying and understanding the local culture. This enables them to customize food products for a particular group of people.