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The Century-Long Journey Of OSI Group Is Amazing American Success Story

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OSI Group is among the world’s largest meat processing companies in the world today, but its origins and journey from a small, single-owner family business to international player is a bona fide slice of Americana. It’s also a classic American immigrant success story. Otto Kolschowsky came to America in 1907. After working odd jobs to gain a foothold in his new country, he set up his own butcher shop in a Chicago suburb in 1909. Hard work and a dedication to providing only high quality meats quickly earned Mr. Kolschowsky a stellar reputation within his community. If you wanted a fine cut of meat, you could trust Otto Kolschowsky. His butcher shop thrived and he began selling meats retail. Within 10 years Otto took his business wholesale. His sons joined his business and their cus