OSI Industires Is Growing For The Future
As of today, the OSI Group is known as being among the worlds largest food providers. Due to this, the company has well over 20,000 employees that are located at 65 different facilities, in 17 countries. The growth of the company is a part of the American history in the economy of the 20th century. Today the company proudly has a huge growing presence in today’s globalized economy.
The OSI Group’s (OSI Industries) history is all centered around the American experience of the immigrants. It was in 1909 that the company first began on the west side of Chicago also known as Oak Park. Two years after arriving in the United States, a small butcher shop and a retail market were opened by Kolschowsky. At the end of the very first World War, he had decided to expand the business and began working on the wholesale side of his business.
By 1928 the business had grown into being an immigrant business that was family based and got renamed as being Otto & Sons (OSI Industries). For decades after being renamed the business continued to grow and flourish. Though it was a small business Otto & Sons quickly became an important part of the community in America.
It was in 1955 that Ray Kroc had decided to open up the very first McDonald,s. However, before he opened up his first store he had already come under an agreement with the sons of Kolschowsky, to allow them to be McDonald’s fresh beef supplier. In just a short few years Kroc had decided to fully buy out McDonald’s and became the companies Chief Executive Officer.
The pressure, however, was really on Otto & Sons (OSI Industries) when they decided to go from Otto & Sons to being the global corporation OSI Group. Soon the corporation grew into being able to serve many of the McDonald’s facilities. It was in 1975, that the company officially became OSI Industries. Through the official name change, the company went from being a family owned butcher shop to being a manufacturer scale company. The company today still continues to strive and grow in any way that it can.