Food Service Innovation and Advancement: OSI Industries

Are you interested in how the foodservice industry works? Have you ever heard of a company by the name of OSI Industries? This particular food giant has reached the pinnacle of professional food services. OSI Industries actually delivers food products to neighborhood supermarkets, national grocery stores and education institutes. The company has been in business for more than 100 years, and it was started by a German-immigrant named Otto Kolschowski. During OSI’s early stage, the company was just a tiny butcher shop. This tiny butcher shop made a name for itself as it served its local community as well as served outside communities. Meats were its specialty, but it would go on to become an extraordinary food wholesaler.

Advanced technology has played a key role in the company’s success. Expansion and cost reduction are two of OSI’s main goals. In August 2017, the company spent $17 million on a high-capacity production line. That’s right! This high-capacity production line would go on to boost the production in chicken processing from 12,000 tons to 24,000 tons. Yes, these numbers fall under one fiscal year. Beef and pork products are also being efficiently processed at the company’s Spain factory, which has raised total productions to over 45,000 tons of various meats. Thanks to this new growth, the company will be hiring at least 20 more individuals. In 2016, OSI Industries purchased Tyson Foods‘ Chicago-based plant for $7.4 million. This $7.4 million was well-spent because it will help to fortify the company’s foundation even more.

OSI Industries owe a lot of its success to its extraordinary leadership of Sheldon Lavin and David McDonald. Lavin is the company’s CEO, and McDonald is the company’s president. This amazing one-two punch has sent OSI into the stratosphere. Under this fine leadership, this food juggernaut has been able to acquire stake in a number of businesses. Lavin and McDonald has brought in more than 40 years of total experience, and that’s a guaranteed fact.