Sheldon Lavin Continues Expansion Efforts

With a background in banking, where he spent many years as a prominent executive, Sheldon Lavin was a newbie in the world of food processing, when he decided to enter into a partnership with Otto Kolschowsky – then the head of the fledgling, Otto & Sons. In the 1970’s, Sheldon Lavin became an equal partner in Otto & Sons, helping to take the company to the next level with his innovations, which including the creation of a plant that catered specifically to catering McDonald’s. As the world-famous burger chain grew, so did Otto & Sons, which would eventually be renamed, OSI Group in 1975, under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin. The 1980’s would mark a particularly fruitful period for OSI Group, as the company would begin its global expansion, creating sites in countries such as Taiwan, Austria, Germany, Spain, and Brazil. In the 1990’s, Sheldon Lavin and OSI Group continued the trend that began in the 1980’s, as the company expanded into Mexico, China, the Philippines, and Poland, while also creating several new plants locally.

The 2000’s would spark a period of acquisition in the history of OSI Group, which would, in turn, create increased territory on the global stage, as well as an increased presence in new markets, such as fresh produce. It was in 2002, that OSI Group moved to fresh produce, which occurred during an acquisition in China, and it was shortly thereafter, that an acquisition in Australia resulted in an increased presence within the beef market on the continent. With an increased need for a presence within the European market, OSI made significant strides in 2014 in the form of a joint venture with Pickstock of the United Kingdom, as well as partnerships with Select Ready Foods of Edmonton, Alberta, and the prominent German supermarket chain, EDEKA. Today, at the age of 85, the Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group, Sheldon Lavin continues his effort to grow the company that he’s built into a world-renowned entity, while also decreasing the environmental footprint, and promoting sustainability.

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OSI Group’s Global Dominance In Foodservice

Foodservices are some of the most important services in the world today, and it has been this way for quite some time. Of course, this type of industry isn’t going to receive the most praise, but it definitely serves purpose. OSI Group just so happens to be one of the top food providers in the foodservice industry. This company is massive in physical as well as massive in personnel. Over 20,000 people are employed with this giant. The company has some of the finest facilities in the world. These facilities are innovative as they host plenty of technologically advanced components. On top of that, the facilities are located in up to 65 different countries.

Formerly known as Otto & Sons, the company has been growing strong with each passing year. It came into fruition back in the early 1900s, and it was founded by a German immigrant. Maywood and Oak Park, Illinois was two of the company’s earlier locations. As of today, the company is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. When it comes to covering a broad-range of regions, no other food provider does it better. OSI Group has facilities in Poland, in Germany, in Canada, in the Netherlands, in Australia, in Austria, in Brazil, in Japan and in Hungary. Every continent is being served except for Antarctica. The founder’s essence is still flowing through the company’s veins. One of the biggest reasons for growth comes from business-acquisitions. In 2016, OSI Group acquired Tyson Foods’ plant in Chicago. Yes, this is a big deal because the company has other plants/facilities in the Chicago area. This addition will help to solidify the brand, especially through infrastructure.

Flagship Europe is another huge acquisition for the company. With this acquisition, the company can explore newer regions in Europe that were basically off-limits in the past. As you can see, there is a new sheriff in town, but OSI Group has been willing to hold on to many of the previous companies’ employees. You don’t necessarily have to monopolize the world by removing jobs. By holding onto as many of the previous companies’ employees, people get to retain their job positions, which has paid-off in the business of court opinion.

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OSI Industries, Food Processing Company

OSI Industries, a food processing company that produces sausage, bacon as well as other products, recently acquired a former Tyson Foods plant on the south side of chicago, Illinois for an apparent seven million four hundred thousand dollars according to Cook County records. When Tyson Foods decided to close there plant, they said that the four hundred and eighty employees that worked there would loose there jobs. Luckily for them OSI Industries stepped in. Many of the former employees for Tyson, received employment with OSI Industries. Unfortunately, there is no way of finding out how many employees were retained because OSI Industries has a policy of not providing information about products or customers. One thing is for sure, that those that were retained are very thankful OSI Industries stepped in and saved their jobs. The new plant is expected to increase the infrastructure support needed for OSI Industries to grow and increase its network of support.

Another acquisition for OSI Industries in that of Flagship Europe. Flagship Europe produces frozen poultry, pies as well as other products. Flagship Europe also recently acquired Calder Foods which produces dips,marinades and sauces. This is another amazing development for Flagship Europe. The increased client base and resources that OSI Industries can provide will strengthen Flagship Europe further and increase its growth. It is also to the advantage of OSI Industries, allowing it to expand its reach in Europe. Further more the products that Flagship Europe produces compliments the processing strength of OSI Industries.

In addition to these amazing acquisitions by OSI Industries, it has received further good news. It was awarded the Globe Of Honour Award. This was provided by the British Safety Council. This award is given for superior management of ecological related risks. This was a hard fought award to receive. First a company must receive a five star rating from the British Safety Council. Then, must pass an independent inspection by environmental experts. The role OSI Industries plays in making the company environmentally sustainable really says something about its future and the role it see for itself over the long term.

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