OSI Industries is a company that operates in the food processing sector of the economy. The company has its headquarters in Aurora, Illinois, in the Greater Chicago Area. The global food processing giant was founded in 1909 and has been actively delivering food products to its clients ever since. OSI Industries is known for the delivery of leading food solutions for various food products and processing needs.
One of the main members of this company is David McDonald who serves as the company’s president and Chief Operating Officer. Sheldon Lavin is the chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of the company. When he started working with OSI, David McDonald was just straight from college and served as a project manager. With hard work, consistency, and determination, he rose to occupy higher ranks in the company for more than three decades that he has been working with the company.
In 1909 when the company was started, it was just another typical neighborhood butcher shop. It was known as Otto & Sons and was operated by a family from Germany. Otto Kolschowsky was the one who opened the shop. In the mid-20th century, the small butcher shop developed to become the primary meat supplier in the region for the McDonald’s restaurant. A quarter-century later, the company became the leading global supplier for all the restaurants owned by McDonald’s. In the United States and internationally, the company has aggressively ventured into various projects and business adventures. Otto & Sons changed its name to OSI Industries in 1975 when it went global under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin.
It is an obvious observation that the past of OSI is rooted in the symbolic forms of the American Midwest. It has however grown to extend and adopt strategies that have made it one of the most famous commercial enterprise to ever been produced by the region. Currently, the company is proud to be among the best-known logos in the world.
In 1994 the company diversified into other markets other than its traditional meat products. This diversification was made possible when OSI Industries partnered with Nation Pizza and Foods. Two years later, the company expanded its line of meat products with the purchase of a facility in Oakland, Iowa, to start the production of hot dogs, sausages, and bacon.
Lately, OSI Industries has taken the initiative to move out of its traditional meat-protein market and extend its operations to other product lines in the market.