OSI Food Solutions may not be listed among large American Food firms like Ford Motor Company, The Home Depot, Coca-Cola or Walmart, but they’ve been around for over 100 years. Indeed, OSI Food Solutions has received many kudos and industry awards over the years for its impressive achievements. Whether it is tackling sustainability or energy efficiency issues at their factories and processing plants, OSI has been in the prominent food business since the early 20th century. In 1909, Otto Kolschowsky started a meat shop that served many locals in Oak Park, Illinois. Kolschowsky was a German immigrant. Indeed, OSI Food Solutions and its CEO, Sheldon Levin had worked hard to uphold Otto’s excellent business reputation since Lavin took hold of the reigns in the ’70s, when the company was called Otto and Sons.
For Otto Kolschowsky, he left a legacy of a food company in place. In the early 1900-s, Kolschowsky’s meat shop began to increase in the family size and with sales. Otto decided to rename his shop to Otto & Sons in 1928. Sheldon Lavin became a crucial part of Otto & Sons in the mid-70s after hatching some important business dealing with the Kolschowsky family. At the time, the meat company’s name changed to OSI Food Solutions from Otto & Sons around the same time Sheldon Lavin took over the company. Otto Kolschowsky’s family had also been able to become one of the big food suppliers as well, which allowed the meat company to grow along with McDonald’s.
When OSI Food Industries name changed, Sheldon Lavin was part of this component as well. Fast forward to today and OSI is a billion dollar international food firm that sells OSI sells foods like poultry, fish, condiments, specialty-dough, mayonnaise, vegetables, vegetable based products, and also pork. OSI also serves customers and stakeholders on a global scale. They have also purchased European food companies not long ago like BAHO Foods. They also acquired Flagship Europe. Indeed, Flagship Europe, a subsidiary of Flagship Food Group, is a food service firm situated in the UK. Flagship is involved with foodstuffs like pies, dressings, mayonnaise, frozen poultry, and more. Click here.