OSI Group Continues Its Global Expansion

The OSI Group is a meat processing and retailing company based in the Illinois city of Aurora. Since time immemorial, the company has managed to grow through the acquisition of other companies such as Baho Food based in Europe.

With Sheldon Lavin acting as the chief executive officer, OSI Group has managed to expand its operations worldwide. Currently, the Forbes estimates that the company has more than 65 operating plants that can be located in more than 15 nations. In the year 2016, the OSI Group recorded an annual growth revenue of $6.1 billion. It’s also estimated that the firm has an employee base of 20,000 people.

As a retailer, the OSI Group collaborates with western companies operating in other parts of the globe such as the Far East and China. Also, at one given time, the OSI Group acted as the sole supplier of meat products for retail giant McDonalds. Other retail companies that the OSI Group has done business with include Papa John’s Pizza, Subway, Pizza Hut, and Starbucks. Not only does the company focus on profit but the OSI Group is also committed to maintaining the environment against any form of pollution, and for this cause, the company has won several awards.

Apart from USA, China and Japan, the OSI Group has maintained its offices in Germany, France, Netherlands, Spain and United Kingdom. It’s most notable products include vegetable and dough products, fish, Pizza, and Poultry. Its plants in USA can be found in California, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Utah. The company was recently ranked as the 58th largest privately owned company in the world by the Forbes Magazine. The OSI Group has been in existence since its foundation in the year 1909 by a German immigrant. Over the years, the OSI Group has seen its name change of several occasions the latest being 1978.

Squaw Valley Found Contamination in the Upper Mountain Water Supply; No Other Areas Affected

Andy Wirth is an experienced and professional managing president of Squaw Valley Ski Resort and Holdings.  On November 8, 2016, a report was issued that they had detected E. coli and coliform bacteria in the upper mountain water system.


This report came from a routine report by the maintenance at Squaw Valley. The Placer County Department of Environmental Health was immediately called, and Wirth also called two experts in the water system field in order to receive the best and most accurate advice.


Mr. Wirth closed the restaurants on the upper mountain, and they remain closed today.  Top-to-bottom skiing is still open to ski safely and enjoy, and the management of Squaw Valley will reopen the restaurants when Placer County has found the water levels are normal.


On Wednesday, November 30th, the Squaw Valley public relations department released a report concerning this issue. Squaw Valley had recently installed an updated water system for the upper mountain water supply. After investigation by the Health Department, they found that the water had been contaminated from the heavy rains that occurred throughout the month of October. This contamination was only found in the upper mountain water supply, so the rest of resort’s water was unaffected.


With the help of the water experts who were called, Squaw Valley is taking all the steps to amend the issue. The resort will continue to do everything possible until the water has returned to normal levels. Regular water usage at High Camp or Gold Coast will not be resumed until the water is 100 percent safe.


Andy Wirth is an expert on environmental and conservation issues, and he will not permit any water usage that is not up to regulation. We are handling this issue with the utmost attention. The safety of our customers is our first priority, and Squaw Valley will do everything to protect our guests.


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