OSI Foods Growing Strong

Being one of the most successful private food processing companies in the world is not easy, however OSI Food Solutions sure do make it look easy. Steadily growing at a rapid pace OSI has been around since 1909. Otto Kolschowsky started the company in the Chicago area as a simple meat and butcher shop, little did he know it would grow to be one of largest meat processing venues in the world.

Hard work and determination are the two words that come to mind among OSI Food Solutions. With workers all around the world, from the US, to Germany, to China the company prides itself in being the leader when it comes to innovation and new ideas.

The OSI Graduate Program is just one of the great ideas that have sprouted wings within the organization. In April 2014 the company launched its first graduate program which trained participants in roles such as how to lead teams and manage clients. To of the participants Daniela Worsch and Saule Ialgasbaeva now hold key positions within the organization.

As OSI grows larger their emphasis on humane projects and policies also appear to grow. One such example of this: OSI has one of the strictest policies among its peers concerning the treatment of animals when it comes to their treatment, handling and slaughter.

OSI Food Solutions received a most esteemed award from the British Safety Council in 2016. The Globe of Honor is given to companies who have demonstrated excellence in environmental management.

OSI Foods Solutions has recently purchased Tyson’s Food Plant for $7.4 million. Making even larger already 65 facility organization throughout 17 countries. 480 employees were expected to lose their jobs, prior to OSI Foods coming to the rescue, with this purchase Tyson employees can now keep their income while the new business venture will stimulate the area.

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Sheldon Lavin: The OSI Group’s Visionary, Experienced Chief Executive Officer

Sheldon Lavin is the 86 year old visionary who has built American food processing company the OSI Group into a global juggernaut. A former banker, investor and owner of Sheldon Lavin and Associates, a Chicago based financial consulting firm, Lavin took control of the OSI Group in the early 1980s. At that point the company provided ground beef patties for McDonald’s franchises nationwide and prime cuts of meats for restaurants, supermarkets and private brands in the Midwestern United States. Lavin immediately set the company on a course of aggressive global expansion.

Thanks to Sheldon Lavin’s vision and meticulous planning, the OSI Group now has customers in over 80 countries around the world. The company also has in excess of 70 production facilities in a dozen and a half countries. Under Lavin’s guidance the OSI Group has build 10 poultry processing facilities in China, making it the biggest producer of poultry products in the country. The company also has food processing facilities in the Philippines, Japan, India, Mexico, Brazil, Australia and throughout the United States. They are now America’s 58th largest privately owned company.

The solid educational background of Sheldon Lavin helped to prepare him for the tasks he has had to handle as CEO and chairman of this large and growing company with over 20,000 employees. Lavin has degrees in finance and accounting from Northwestern University and the University of Illinois. He also has a business degree from Roosevelt University. Add the 15 years experience Lavin had running his financial consulting firm and it is easy to see where he gained the business acumen to build the OSI Group into a world leader in the processing and production of food products.

Along with running a multibillion dollar business enterprise, Sheldon Lavin is also the Rush University Medical Center general trustee. He has also served as a National Fish & Wildlife Foundation director. Married for over 5 decades, Lavin is a beloved father and grandfather. He’s also a committed philanthropist who has spent 25 years supporting the Ronald McDonald House Charities and is their capital campaign’s trustee and chairman. Lavin is the director and president of the family charitable organization The Sheba Foundation and gives generously to countless other charities.

Sheldon Lavin says his proudest achievement is maintaining a family atmosphere at the OSI Group as it expands globally. In 2016, the Vision World Academy gave him their Global Visionary award.

About Sheldon Lavin: www.rmhc.org/board-of-trustees

Secrets behind the International Expansion OSI Industries Has Attained

Over the years now, OSI Group has been on a mission to expand its operations. The company bought a storage warehouse and a facility for food processing in Chicago in 2016 summer. The warehouse was a facility for Tyson Foods before OSI Group bought it. The food processing facility is close to another OSI property it has encompassed 20,000 square feet. With the purchased property, the company is preparing to make tremendous growth in future. Everyone can note rapid changes that customers of OSI Group have today. OSI Group is using the extra space available to ensure these needs are met. Now that the company has a broader network, the management team is preparing to get a new facility.

Illinois is the place where you find the companies headquarter in Aurora city. It has maintained its good through the world-class protein foods it supplies. The company acquired a controlling stake in 2016 in Baho Food. This is known to manufacture deli meats, snacks, and other convenience foods. The products that Baho Food produces are of great importance to the retailers and other companies dealing with food service. With Baho Food, the OSI Group will get to Europe easily. Baho Food has about five companies that help it achieve its target in about 18 countries.

Another purchase was made by OSI Group during 2016 winter. It had everything to do with the Flagship Europe. In January 2018, the name of Flagship Europe was changed to Creative Foods Europe. The company supplies frozen poultry, soul vide products, and pies in the foodservice market in the UK. The company also supplies condiments like sauces, mayonnaise, and dressings. Since the company made this purchase, it has gained access to the resources that the OSI Group owns and operates. This way, the presence of the company in the marketplace has increased.

It has been noted that Portugal and Spain have increased demand for chicken. The demand is growing quickly and this has made it a good business opportunity for OSI Group. The workforce for the group has now increased to about 160. The revenue of the company was estimated to be $6.1 billion. More than 20,000 employees work in the company and this has become possible because it has many meat processors. With this, the food establishments and food restaurants are able to get whatever they need for business expansion. OSI Group has a reputable name in supplying meat patties, pizza, poultry, hot dogs, fish, bacon, and vegetables.

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