OSI Industries is a global leader in providing quality food products and custom food solutions. The food processing company is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois and was founded in 1909. The company has continued to produce premium protein-rich food products and sells them to food services and major retail food brands located all around the world. The company has a very rich history and have created a mass production operation that incorporated liquid nitrogen tunnels to flash-freeze meat products. They were chosen as McDonald’s first supplier of fresh ground beef back in 1955. OSI Industries still remain as one of the meat suppliers to the ubiquitous fast food corporation and several other chains.
OSI Industries is currently listed on Forbes as one of the largest privately held companies in the United States. The company has approximately 20,000 employees worldwide and is reportedly worth a whopping $6.1 billion as of 2016. During 2016, the company have also acquired the Tyson Foods processing plant in Chicago, Illinois and expanded its presence in Europe by gaining the United Kingdom-based Flagship Europe, a major European food supplier. They currently have a strong network and international operations in located in Austria, Germany, India, Taiwan, Hungary, Australia, Canada, Brazil and many other countries. The company and all of its global operations practice a strict food safety protocol that has been unsurpassed for numerous decades.
The OSI Industries purchased the Tyson Foods facility for $7.4 million a month after Tyson Foods announced that they were shutting down. The plant had roughly 250 employees by the last day of production after nearly 480 were laid off by Tyson. Some of the remaining employees now work for OSI Industries. The newly acquired facility will help to meet the needs of OSI’s ever expanding clientele and promote positive business growth. The company is led by David G. McDonald, who has served as its president and chief operating officer for more than seven years.
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