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How OSI Industries Emerged To The Top 10 In Meat Processing Companies

OSI Industries, the parent company to OSI Food Group continues to grow and it’s even bought a food plant recently that belongs to the number 1 meat distributor, Tyson Foods. OSI Industries has maintained a high level among big meat competitors not only because of its notable clients and the precision of its operations, but also because it’s a company that’s taken good care of its employees and has an open door to the executive offices. The current CEO of OSI Industries is Sheldon Lavin who has over 40 years in the business, and David McDonald who has helped the company market its products to new meat merchants. But how did it all start?

OSI Industries was originally founded by Otto Kolschowsky, a man who came to America in the very beginning of the 20th century to find a business opportunity for his family. He saw an opportunity to open a butcher shop in Chicago that he helped grow into a fairly large local meat processing and wholesale company. As his sons took over, it became known as Otto & Sons.

The Kolschowsky’s maintained the company fairly well, but then they had a new mission once McDonald’s franchise CEO struck a deal with them to become the restaurant’s biggest meat supplier. To meet the McDonalds demand, they needed to invest soundly in more meat plants both domestically and internationally, and to do that they hired financial consultant Sheldon Lavin. When the Kolschowsky brothers decided to retire, they nominated Lavin as CEO and then sold their ownership to him, and the company became OSI Industries.

In the years since, OSI Industries has helped McDonalds and many other American fast food chains take root across Europe, Asia and Africa. But OSI doesn’t just serve the fast food industry, they also have both processed and unprocessed meats sent to local grocery store owners and anyone who chooses to buy both prepared and unprepared meats. Meat processing and preparing has been known as a dangerous line of work due to all the sharp tools that employees use, and OSI Industries has upheld some of the highest industry standards at their plants, so much so that the British Safety Council gave them the Globe of Honour due to keeping their facilities safe. OSI Industries also supports many non-profit groups including the Ronald McDonald House Charities Foundation.


OSI Industries set to take over the European Food industry

OSI industries are renowned for their high-quality meat products that they supply to some of the most prominent fast-food eateries in the world. They are the primary suppliers for the Subway, Pizza Hut, Starbucks, and other renowned restaurants. The company has been in existence for many years, and they have been honored with many awards for their products health management for products such as bacon, fish, hot dogs, meat patties, pork, vegetables, and other products.

OSI Company rebranded to OSI Industries, LLC a few years ago. OSI industries operate food plants in the United States, Western, and Eastern Europe and the Asian-Pacific areas. The company produces some of the leading food brands and products that they supply to their clients. OSI industries have built a name for producing high-quality products and tailored solutions for world food industry.

OSI Industries was founded in the 1900s by Otto Kolschowsky, a German immigrant. He established a small butcher shop in Chicago that supplied meat to the locals. Initially, the company was known as Otto & Sons. The company rebranded to OSI Industries I 1975. OSI Industries is part of the OSI Group that reported revenues of over $6 billion in 2016.

OSI Industries awards

OSI Group has won several accolades over the years. The company was presented with the Globe of Honor Award by the Europe British Council to honor their excellence in environmental management. The company has been on the forefront in advocating for environmental conservation by utilizing energy efficient systems and producing products that cause no harm to the environment.

OSI Industries recent acquisitions

OSI industries have grown from a small butcher shop to a multinational facility that supplies high-quality food products to their customers in various parts of the globe. As part of their expansion strategy, the company has been acquiring other similar facilities that are in line with the company’s vision and mission.

In 2016, OSI Industries made a significant move by acquiring Tyson Food facility based in Chicago. This move was aimed at cementing the company’s local presence by increasing their market coverage in the U.S. in a similar move; the company also acquired Europe’s Flagship and also Baho Foods. The acquisition of Europe Flagship would help the company to introduce their high-quality products to the European market. The acquisition of Flagship Europe also resulted in an increase in the company’s product line by adding poultry, desserts, and condiments.


Norman Pattiz’s PodcastOne Introduces “All of the Above” New Show Hosted By Norman Lear

Norman Pattiz has announced the later induction of Norman Lear into the PodcastOne Television. Norman Pattiz is a successful American Entrepreneur, born in 1943. Norman is the founder of PodcastOne and radio Westwood One. Besides, he is an active member of National Radio Hall of Fame.

Norman Pattiz acknowledged Lear’s induction to engage the listeners in various programs that include comedy, politics, current affairs, social issues, and music among others. All of the above with Norman Lear show will precisely feature politicians and celebrities. Norman Lear will work with his co-host Paul Hipp, a renowned actor and friend to Lear.

Early celebrities to the show include Julia Louis-Dreyfus, America Ferrera, Jerrod Carmichael, and Amy Poehler. The show with Louis will explicitly cover basketball as a sport together with top talents. The show with Ferrera will focus on training for the triathlon ( Another show with Carmichael will discuss all issues that surround media race while religion will dominate in Poehler’s show. Norman Lear is a multi-talented television presenter with impressive skills in producing, writing, creating and developing shows. He managed to set up a liberal advocacy group with 300,000 members.

Norman Pattiz first established Westwood One in 1976. This radio syndication company later became one of the largest media company in the United States of America. Westwood primarily offers radio network services to its clients. In 2001, Norman Pattiz served at California University board of regents and is now the chair person at Regents Oversight Committee working in the energy department. Moreover, he chairs Lawrence Livermore board of director. Earlier in his career, Norman equally served as the president at Broadcast Education Association. He is equally a member of the Pacific Council on International policy and the council of foreign relations.

Norman Pattiz served at Broadcasting Board of Governors through President Clinton’s appointment. In 2002, President Bush re-appointed him to chair the committee of Broadcasting Board of Governors in the Middle East. While serving in this capacity, Norman managed to develop Arabic language television and radio broadcast that served over 22 Middle Eastern countries.

Norman Pattiz joined National Radio Hall of Fame through induction in 2009. Norman was heavily awarded by the Library of American Broadcasting for his competence and exemplary skills. Norman Pattiz also serves as the chief executive officer at courtside Entertainment Group. Norman founded this group in 2010. In 2012, he established Launchpad which was later branded to PodcastOne in 2013. Learn more: