OSI Industries is one of the fastest growing food companies in the United States and the world in general. The company is currently in 17 countries and has 65 facilities. The story of success of food company is inspiring. It has been in operations for the last one century. In this period, it has grown from a small company into a multinational which is ensuring that there is food security in the world. OSI Industries mainly deals with the production of meat products. Most of them are pork, beef, and chicken products. The company is currently under the leadership of CEO Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald.
The growth of this company is interesting. It is rare to find a company which is as old as OSI Food Industries still dominating in the business sector. OSI industries is an exception due to the solid management of Sheldon Lavin. He joined the company four decades ago when it started to expand its operations and has been consistent with it since then. He started the expansion program of the company, and until today, he is still advancing the dreams which he had for the food company. He is currently 87 years old and still pushing on the expansion of the company.
OSI Industries started as a butcher shop at the beginning of the 20th century. It developed gradually over the decades until m1950s when it landed the business deal which changed the storyline. In 1955, McDonald’s opened its first restaurant in Illinois. It was, in fact, the first one of its kind- typically what we see with McDonald’s restaurants today. The founder of the McDonald’s restaurant had hired OSI Food Industries, then known as Otto & Sons. As the McDonald’s expanded its operations to different parts of the United States, OSI Industries was one of the beneficiaries. The agreement they had was tagged along as the McDonald’s expanded to various parts of the globe.
OSI Food Industries is now a leading food firm in the United States because of the opportunities which were availed by the expansion of the food chain restaurants. With the expansion of the industry, there was excessive pressure on the food company to supply more food products. This is what would finally lead to the construction of food processing plants all over the United States to enhance food supply. Sheldon Lavin was brought into the company in 1975 to support the management of the two sons of the founder- Otto Kolschowsky.