OSI Industries is one of the largest companies in the United States, and is a well-known producer of high quality protein products. The company is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, and they have been growing steadily since their establishment. Today, over 20,000 people are working for the company, and they have expanded their operations to 17 countries, and they own more than 50 facilities worldwide.
OSI Industries founded in 1909 by a German immigrant named Otto Kolschowsky. The company started as a small stall in a meat market in Oak Park, Illinois, and its name back then was Otto & Sons. The small business established by Otto Kolschowsky grew, and in less than a decade, they managed to open another branch in Maywood, Illinois. The family decided to register their business name after almost 20 years of operation, and the company keeps on growing as it found new partners that would be ordering meat products from them. The largest and the oldest partner that OSI Industries have is McDonald’s Corporation, and they contributed a lot to the growth of the company. OSI Industries and McDonald’s Corporation first met in 1955, when the latter approached the OSI Industries to be their burger patty supplier. McDonald’s Corporation loved the taste of their meat, so they decided to choose them as one of their official suppliers. With the invention of meat freezing technology in the 1960s, McDonald’s Corporation terminated its contracts with hundreds of meat suppliers. However, McDonald’s Corporation decided to keep their contracts with OSI Industries because they are one of their trusted partners.
In 1975, Otto & Sons went under rebranding and had their named officially registered as OSI Industries, and they continued to experience growth as McDonald’s Corporation is expanding to all corners of the world. It became one of the largest companies in the United States, and their global presence has spread to Asia, Europe, and the whole North American continent. The company is presently valued at $6.1 billion, and they are considered to be the 58th largest American company.
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