OSI Food Solutions first began in 1909 when a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky decided to begin, in Oak Park, Illinois, a family meat market. This happened to be only 2 short years after he had first arrived in the United States. It was then in 1917 that he decided he wanted to expand the business and relocated to Maywood. This was another Chicago suburb. It was during this time that the business became known as being Otto & Sons, which happened to be in 1928.
In 1955 McDonald’s was first starting up and decided to use Otto & Sons as their ground beef supplier. The first deal between them was sealed with a handshake between Ray Kroc and the sons of Otto Kolschowsky. Through the years the Kolschowsky heirs and Kroc began to develop a very strong personal relationship.
Fast forward to modern days and OSI Food Solutions is still going as strong as ever. In 2016 they happened to come in as being #58 on Forbes list of the largest privately owned companies. The company now is known as being operated under the name OSI Industries, LLC. All of the companies U.S plants are located in Geneva, Chicago, and also in West Chicago, which is located in Illinois. They also have several other U.S plants located in Utah, Oakland, West Jordan, Iowa, Fort Atkinson, California, Riverside and also in Wisconsin.
Some of the products the OSI Food Solutions provides is hot dogs, meat patties, bacon, fish, poultry, pork, dough and vegetable products. Throughout the years OSI has also provided meat products for a variety of companies including Starbucks, Subway, Pizza Hut and Papa John’s Pizza. The company has worked hard throughout the years to be able to grow their company and to be able to gain trust with all of their customers. Some of the awards that the company has received include environmental management awards and also safety and health risks awards.
OSI Food Solutions is still working on bettering their products each and every day. They are hoping that in the years to come that they will be able to help provide their products to even more big name food industries. Through doing this they will be able to take their company to the next level and also will be able to grow their customer count beyond what they have ever imagined that they could grow it to be.
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