OSI is an international organization based in Aurora Illinois. Sheldon Lavin is the CEO. Sheldon became involved with OSI Industries in the 1950s. The company was a family-owned organization at that time known as Otto and Sons. Otto and Sons had the opportunity to be the sole provider of meat to McDonald’s Organization. McDonald’s n was lead by Ray Kroc. Ray Kroc was pushing for rapid expansion.
Otto and Sons needed a new plant to secure the deal with the McDonald’s Organization. Sheldon Lavin was a financial advisor who was recommended to oversee the evolution. The meat plant featured many innovative concepts that would revolutionize the food manufacturing industry. Otto and Sons introduced the meat patty cutting machine. There were also cryogenic freezing chambers built to help them store tremendous amounts of product. The devices allowed Otto and Sons to deliver these meat products freshly to the McDonald’s restaurants.
Lavin was eventually recommended to come over and work with Otto and Sons full-time. He had initially only been working as an advisor. Otto and Sons became known as or OSI Industries soon after Sheldon Lavin entered as a partner. OSI has continued to expand its reach throughout the international meat manufacturing community. The British Safety Council awarded it the Globe of Honor. The award is designed to recognize organizations who promote safety practices throughout every aspect of its operations.
Industry acquisitions show that OS Industries has no intentions stopping its attempt to grow throughout food manufacturing. The company acquired Baho Foods and Flagship Food Group. These are two European-based organizations that also has subsidiary companies of their own. Together they will provide OSI Industries with a diverse influence in areas throughout Europe.
OSI has 65 plants operating in 17 different countries. Forbes noted it as the 58th largest privately owned company in the United States in 2016. The company has been able to achieve such growth by promoting diversity within its employment ranks. Hiring efforts focus in various regions of the world to bring in the type of talent that belongs in a company that has worldwide influence. There are recruiting bases and the United States, the United Kingdom, Hungary Germany and the Asia-Pacific.
Sheldon Levin has become the leader and owner of OSI Industries after the original partners retired and sold their interest. He is still actively involved in every aspect of decision making at OSI and considers the organization a family-oriented business.
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