Category Archives: Food Industry

Sheldon Lavin and the OSI Group

Today Sheldon Lavin is an active individual that does a lot for his community. Lavin attended the University of Illinois and Northwestern University. He majored in finance and accounting and received a Bachelor of Science in business from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OSI Group, President of the OSI Foods Ltd, a General Trustee of Rush University Medical Center and Director of National Fish & Wildfire Foundation.

Before starting at this company Sheldon Lavin previously worked in finance and banking. He started his career at OSI as a consultant, but shortly after, in 1975, became a partner and expanded the company into Asia, South America, and Europe. By 1980 he had purchased a controlling interest and took over OSI Group. In this leadership position Sheldon Lavin treated everyone like family and that was referred to as their global family. Taking this approach to the company resulted in little turnover and employee’s loyalty to the company. One of Lavin greatest success for OSI Group was in 2016, when he was an award recipient for the Global Visionary Award, which was offered by India’s Vision World Academy. This award is only given to visionaries who turn their dreams into reality by preserving to achieve company’s goals. Through Sheldon Lavin’s outstanding dedication and commitment to the OSI group, he went on to receive several more awards for the company. These awards included environmental management and safety risk, and health management. He also received an award for the Globe of Honor from the British Safety Council for the company’s outstanding efforts in risk management. While Sheldon Lavin has been CEO of OSI Group he made acquisitions with Baho Food and Flagship Europe in hopes of bringing contemporary food processing to different regions around the world.
Sheldon Lavin has brought great prosperity to the OSI Group and he will continue to do so.

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OSI Food Solutions Expands Chicken Production

Chicken is one of the most commonly consumed types of meats in the world. Due to the health benefits, accessibility, and affordability of it, people all over the world consumer chicken on a daily basis. For chicken to reach the grocery store, it first needs to go through some type of production process. One company that has continued to be one of the leaders in the world when it comes to chicken production is OSI Food Solutions.

OSI Food Solutions is a global food producer that is based out of the Chicago area, but provides its products and services to consumers and organizations all over the world. Today, the company has a total production capacity of more than 45,000 tons of meat. The company continues to focus on providing quality meat products including, chick, pork, and beef. It then sells is products to the major grocery store chains, food distributors, and a variety of other types of companies.

While OSI Food Solutions provides a lot of different meat types, chicken has continued to be one of the top products for the company. OSI Food Solutions has recently expanded its operations in Toledo, Spain, which will allow it to produce more chicken than ever before. Over the past few weeks, the company announced that it had opened its new production line at is Spain plant. This has more than doubled the amount of chicken that the company can produce at this location. Overall, the total project now allows the company to process more than 24,000 tons of chicken on an annual basis.

The new addition to the property will be more than just an assembly line. The addition, which was a sizable investment by OSI Food Solutions, will include a new production hall, shipping and storage space, a cooling room, and a variety of other services and products. In total, it added more than 22,500 square feet to the property. The new space will also open up the need for new jobs as the company is looking to add hundreds of new employees to the team to keep up with demand.

An added benefit of the addition is that it was built with energy efficient appliances and products. The company now expects that total energy usage will be reduced by as much as 20%, which will help to save a lot of money and will be much better for the environment.

Contact OSI Food Solutions: www.stellenanzeigen.de/jobs/osi-food-solutions-germany-gmbh/

OSI Group | Dedicated to World Class Excellence

The OSI Group is a premier supplier of custom food products to global food services and leading retail food brands. Today, OSI is one of the largest private companies in the U.S. offering unparalleled reach and resources.

The group has the capability of developing custom food products and runs a global supply chain management, which includes sourcing, processing, and distribution. OSI delivers customized food products that fit its customers’ operations and maximizes their opportunity on The Caterer.com. What’s more, the company runs over 65 world-class facilities located in 17 countries and employs over 20,000 people.

The OSI Group supports its clients’ global presence, operations, and future growth plans by being consistent and responsive. The company is committed to ensuring food safety, quality assurance, and extensive custom production capabilities. With over 100 years of operations, the group is well poised to not only survive but also grow in the global market at https://www.linkedin.com/company/osi-industries.

OSI Recognized by Forbes Magazine

OSI Group came number 58 on Forbes Magazine’s list of largest privately-held companies in America. The company’s annual revenue at Career Builder as at 2015 was over $6.1 billion. Located in Aurora, Illinois, the holding company serves food service and retail industries with products like meat patties, hot dogs, fish, pizza, bacon, vegetable products, and poultry.

OSI Group Acquires Former Tyson Foods Processing Plant

In 2016, the OSI Group bought a Chicago-based processing plant from Tyson Foods for $7.4 million. In November 2015, Tyson Foods on bnpmedia.com had already announced that it planned to shut down its processing facility in Chicago leading to the retrenchment of 480 workers. However, by June 2016, the plant’s new owner (OSI Group) retained at least 250 employees.

Caroline Ahn, the spokeswoman for Tyson Foods, said that the company was glad that the new plant owners would absorb a huge number of its former employees on Crunchbase. On the other hand, OSI’s spokesperson, Alison Kovaleski, said that the exact number of people to be employed at the plant was not yet clear. She added that presently, she did not have any final plans concerning the facility since OSI discloses little about its operations.

On its official website, OSI revealed that the new facility was instrumental in its business growth strategy and that it had the infrastructure needed to support future expansion. OSI is always keen to meet the high expectations and evolving needs of its global customers. Kevin Scott, a senior OSI executive VP for North America said that the group was excited to add the Chicago plant to its broad manufacturing network.