OSI Industries Expands Globally

Begun as a simple corner market butcher shop and meat supplier called Otto & Sons, the international food supplier OSI Industries has grown from a Chicago suburb to a global business with operations in the America’s, Europe and Asia. Otto and his sons are gone by now, but still had a large role in expanding the business. But it was when Sheldon Levin joined them in the 1970’s that OSI Industries went global. They entered markets around the world by acquiring food suppliers and building on their businesses there. OSI produces mainly poultry, but also other meats such as beef, pork and fish as well as vegetables, snack foods and condiments. OSI employs around 20,000 people worldwide, operating 65 plants in 17 countries.

Recently they have made several new expansions and acquisitions to help them with a growing global demand for their products. They acquired Baho Foods, a manufacturer of snack foods and deli meats that mainly serves the Netherlands and Germany but also has interests in 18 other European countries. Baho has five subsidiaries of its own that OSI Industries also acquired. OSI Industries expanded the poultry portion of it processing plant in Toledo, Spain. The poultry output at this facility was doubled and the plant, which also processes beef and pork, though poultry is its main product. OSI made the facility more energy efficient during this expansion, implementing several new resource-saving production and cleaning methods.

This expansion also came with more than 20 new jobs at the plant. In December of 2016 OSI Industries acquired British food company Flagship Europe. This acquisition of a company that supplied frozen poultry, pies, sauces and dressings to restaurants helped expand OSI’s U.K. and European operations. Back in the states, OSI bought a poultry processing plant from Tyson chicken. The Chicago facility, over 200,000 square feet, was expanded to process not only poultry but also beef and pork under OSI. They already had a plant in Chicago, but the addition of this second facility helps OSI to expand its North American business considerably. OSI has its home office located in Aurora, Illinois.

The Development of OSI Group

OSI Group offers processed meat to the entire world. The company began in the year 1990 in Spain. The firm processes, package, and distribute beef, chicken, and pork products to restaurants and supermarkets. For many years, the company is doing everything possible to maintain as the principal distributor of processed food. The company began locally to distribute processed food to Illinois. Today, the firm reaches out to more than 23 countries. In March 2018, the firm finalized its expansion to add the output of processed chicken by a double from 12,000 to 24,000 tons annually. The development resulted to an upward shift of the overall production capacity of quality chicken, beef, and pork products to 45,000 tons annually.

Additionally, 20 more workers got employment to add to the initial 140 workforce. The improvement resulted from the fast-increasing market demand for the chicken material in Spain and Portugal. The company employed the product development manager to take care of the current products and add new content to the firm’s portfolio. OSI Group was preparing for the anticipated continuous increase in demand for the meat products. OSI President, David McDonald said that the expansion ought to make the firm remain as the leading food distributors across the world. The facilities installed on the additional 22,600 square feet work space are shipping and receiving area, waste container storage, and social area for the employees.

The company boosted the surveillance system by introducing the indoor and outdoor cameras. Also, OSI Group has a staff of chefs qualified to check the quality of the products taken to the market. OSI company is under the leadership of Sheldon Lavin as the Chief Executive Officer. In the year 2016, OSI Group purchased the Tyson Food Plant as an indication of the willingness to serve North America. In the year 2017, the firm stretched for the Flagship Europe making it the major food processing company in the entire UK. The recent achievement is the acquisition of the leading stake of Baho Food, which extends to Germany. Under the visionary leadership of the CEO and President, the company received the Investor in People Award.

OG Juan Perez: Wife, Duo, and Accomplishments

The world was surprised by the married couple Beyoncé and Jay Z in their first project under their moniker “The Carters”. This is an all new duo from the powerhouse of husband and wife. The project “EVERYTHING IS LOVE” came out as exclusive on TIDAL on June 16. That is the streaming service that Jay Z co-owns. An aspect explored in this album are friends. Good friends of the couple is OG Juan Perez or Kareem “Biggs: Burke” and wife Desiree Perez. OG Juan Perez’s first debut with Jay-Z through the company he is Co-Founder of Roc-A-Fella Records. He assisted Jay start up the studios over the end of 1990s and start of the 2000s.

The two men went into the inoperative record label Roc-La-Familia. They together in 2003 had started up sports bar called the 40/40 club. The club’s theme was NYC sports. It was motivating force in the partnership. Both them men started up Roc Nation Sports in Spring 2013, this was an announcement that turned out to be a bombshell. This was a project considered by Jay Z- and Perez in an achievable spin-off off Roc Nation. Desiree Perez who’s the wife of OG Juan played role of COO for Roc Nation.

She is also known as “Dez”, She is the force before the contracts required for streaming “Tidal” the music app. She is also a center member of the “Hova Circle of Influence”. Her husband serves as the President. The center of the mentions is “Friends” from “EVERTYTHING IS LOVE”. From insiders Desiree Perez has been the righthand women of Jay at the table of negotiations throughout the years. She has credit with the $150-million deal with concert-promotions large 2008 Live Nation. This has been one of the largest music contracts ever awarded then.