Positive the Facts recently published the article “OSI Industries: Increasing Global Reach” by Paul Peters. He reveals that Sheldon Lavin became a part of the company in the 1970’s and in the last five years, the company has had a great deal of foreign and domestic expansion.The first expansion of the company was the purchase of a Tyson Foods factory in Chicago, which the company bought in 2017. The factory comes with more than 200,000 square feet that the company plans to use to process food for U.S. customers. There is another facility in the area and the company revealed that this will allow them to meet the growing demands for their products.
OSI Group also acquired a European plant that was previously known as Flagship Europe in December of 2016. This was a part of the strategy to have greater reach throughout Europe and the U.K. The plant focuses on sauces, dressings, pies, and frozen poultry. They renamed the company to Creative Foods Europe. Prior to being acquired by OSI, the company was expanding on its own. It had just purchased Calder Foods which was in the sauce and dips niche. OSI Group also bought a food processing plant in Toledo, Spain. The production line for the company will increase output to 24,000 tons from the previous 12,000 tons. This will help OSI improve their total output. The plant has also created a better use of electricity and they have improved the fire safety system.
The heat of the machine transfers the energy to the water that is used for cleaning. OSI wants to focus on reducing their environmental impact and the Toledo office has more than 20 new jobs that will seek to reduce their output of greenhouse gases. OSI Group was also featured in the Chronicle of Week article “OSI Group’s Reach Extends to More than 65 Facilities Around the Globe.” The article was written by Haley Thompson and it discusses how the company is expanding its global reach. The company is present in 17 different countries and has more than 20,000 employees. They are one of the biggest privately held companies in the U.S. alone.