The OSI Group McDonalds collaboration turned into an international growth strategy that changed the meat processing industry. McDonald’s Restaurant Corporation selected OSI Group, formerly known as Otto & Sons as its head supplier of fresh ground beef patties. The partnership allowed the meat processing business to expand after building its first plant in the Chicago area, in 1973. Two years later, OSI opened another facility in Utah and by 1978 expanded to Germany. Recently, the company told Food Business News about the new acquisition of Rose Packing Company, Inc., a pork processing business in Barrington, IL. Rose Packing is a 95-year-old company offering best pork products to retail and food service industries in Chicago and nearby areas.
The historical business processes hams, sausages, meatballs, turkey, beer brats, pizza toppings, and ribs products. OSI Group McDonalds disclosed no information about the financial terms of the acquisition agreement. One stipulation is Rose Packing will continue its operations under the leadership of its CEO Dwight Stiehl and the management team. OSI and Rose Packing have deep roots in Chicago and collectively employ approximately 1,000 plus workers at all its plants in the region. OSI Group McDonalds named Nicole Johnson-Hoffman as the Chief Sustainable Officer in 2017. She serves as the Senior VP of McDonald’s Global Business Department. Nicole works with the company’s leading food suppliers, customers, stakeholders, and employees to achieve the company’s sustainability strategies.
This includes all its affiliates in North America, Europe, China, and Latin America. OSI expert leaders is working with Rose Packing on integrating the post transaction of the acquisition. Hoffman develops its sustainability strategy for improvements to deliver Rose Packing products to customers in Illinois. Otto Kolchowsky came to the United States from Germany and opened a small meat business in a location near Chicago, in 1909. By 1940, his food business grew to include his sons as owners which he named Otto & Sons. The Kolchowsky family hired Sheldon Lavin as their financial consultant who later became the owner of OSI Industries in the mid-1970s. OSI Industries evolved into an OSI Group McDonalds collaboration including growth and sustainable strategies nationally and internationally.