The OSI Group might not be one of those brands that rolls off your tongue, yet. It takes time for all of the top 100 food companies to carve out their niche. Gradually, OSI Industries is expanding with purchases of Baho, Tyson and Flagship Europe facilities. Its purchase of Tyson shows how OSI is filling in the gaps in food production.
“Purchasing Former Tyson Food Plant”
Did you know that OSI Industries has more than 60 facilities in 16 countries? In 2016, it won the prestigious Globe of Honour from the British Safety Council. When Tyson announced its plans to shut down one of its Chicago food processing plants in 2016, OSI swooped in and purchased the facility for $7.4 million, according to the Cook County Recorder of Deeds.
The 4201 South Ashland Avenue 200,000-square-foot Chicago facility fits in nicely with nearby OSI Group facilities. Together, these could “”provide the infrastructure to support continued business growth,” said OSI spokeswoman Alison Kovaleski. OSI North America senior executive vice president Kevin Scott stated in a June 8, 2016 announcement – “We are excited to have this facility as part of the broader OSI manufacturing network.”
“Synergies of Tyson Purchase”
Saving jobs is just one of the many advantages of the OSI Group purchase of the former Tyson Foods plant. There were hundreds of experienced food processing employees who were able to transition to the Aurora-based OSI Industries. This enabled them to continue to support their family, create a strong community and share their wealth of work experience in making high-quality foods for the world.
The names may change, but the requirement of providing high-quality food products remains the same. OSI Group makes a variety of meat products for food services and retail brands. Remember how to spell high-quality food: O – S – I.
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