OSI group is a multi-billion-dollar organization that began as a meat market in the early nineteen hundreds. Otto Kolschowsky came to the United States from Germany in 1909. Two years later he opened a small meat market and ran it with his family. His innovative business mind allowed him to become the leading distributor of meat to other food industries around the Oak Park, Illinois area.
Otto and Sons gradually expanded over the years. When McDonald’s decided to open its first restaurant in Des Plaines Illinois, their CEO turned to Otto and Sons to be its meat supplier. Otto and Sons had a business operation that endeared itself to Ray Kroc. They embraced cryogenic food processing. This allowed them to store large amounts of product and maintain its freshness for long periods of time. The meat patty cutting machine was an innovation that Otto and Sons brought to the table. The machine gave them the capability to present meat to their largest customer exactly the way they wanted it. Ray Croc was able to rely on Otto and Sons. He soon made the company one of his four major meat distributors. McDonald’s eventually grew into an international powerhouse. By this time Otto and sons was its primary meat supplier.
The company changed its name to OSI group in 1975. They later opened a plant in West Chicago. The West Chicago plant was designed to expand their interest to other food industry businesses around the world. They currently supply meat patties, bacon and hotdogs. The distinguished client list include Pizza Hut, Papa John’s Pizza, Starbucks and Subway.
OSI was named by Forbes as the 136th largest privately owned company in the United States. It has plants operating in 16 different countries. OSI is always looking for bright new talent and is an equal opportunity employer. Its recruiting bases include the UK, Poland, Hungary, Germany, Asia-Pacific and the United States.
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