OSI Group is a food company that is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois with facilities running all over the world. The company has been on a mission of expansion since the 1970s when its current CEO and chairman Sheldon Lavin came aboard. In recent times, OSI has made many different smart purchases and acquisitions and is expecting to continue to dominate the global food market. OSI Group recently decided to acquire Rose Packing Co., Inc. The company is located in Barrington, Illinois and produces pork and best pork products for the retail and food service sectors. Rose Packing was created in the mid 1920s, and its Chicago-based facility is currently putting over 700 people to work.
The company has been providing its customers with a variety of foods including meatballs, Canadian bacon, ethnic sausage, ham, salad toppings, pizza, and a whole lot more. OSI Group and Rose Packing are leaders in their respective food sectors, and the marriage of the two companies is expected to bring about good results. The senior executive vice president of OSI North America Kevin Scott says about the deal by commenting that it will be exciting to see what the future holds for the two companies. He went on to talk about how Rose Packing will complement what OSI already has to offer and that it will help with its current strategy of growth as well.
Both companies have a strong and unique business culture, and it is expected that their shared values will help to pave the way for great things in the future. OSI Group has decided to keep Rose Packing’s CEO Dwight Stiehl onboard, and the company’s management team will also be continuing to serve the company and its new partnership with OSI. Dwight Stiehl said that he feels that OSI and Rose Packing will work well together and he is looking forward to working with OSI on a regular basis in the future. Both companies have been working out of Chicago for many years, and this is just another similarity that is strengthening the bonds between them. OSI is expecting to continue to acquire the kinds of companies that will help contribute to its overall success.