In 1909, Otto Kolschowsky, a famous German immigrant established a small butcher shop that supplied meat when he arrived in Chicago. He expanded the business in the meat industry by venturing into various projects including opening a butcher shop in Maywood. The firm would later become Otto & Sons since he included the two children in his business. Over the decades, he also invested in technology to help in food preservation. At the same time, Otto hired Sheldon Lavin to help to acquire financing for the business. He would later appoint him to serve as the CEO where he oversaw general operations and exponential growth.
The excellent reputation of OSI Group’s Otto Kolschowsky contributed to his success. The company would later grow into one of the most admired suppliers of meat-based products. When Kroc opened the first chain of McDonald’s restaurant, OSI Group McDonalds was tasked to supply food. Otto also took up more supply roles in the food industry. It was a perfect partnership that enabled him to cater to many clients. The people of Chicago envied his ability to provide them with sufficient food.
OSI Group McDonalds has since hired experienced leaders to provide solutions to various issues in the meat production industry. For instance, the president, David McDonald oversees the supply of products. In his tenure, the company has won numerous awards such as the Globe of Honor Award that was conferred by the British Safety Council in a ceremony that was held in the United Kingdom. The award was based on the company’s commitment to manufacturing food while taking environmental safety preservation.
The driving force behind the success of OSI Group McDonalds is the focus on providing employees with a good work environment through various initiatives as well as human resource policies. Besides providing comprehensive insurance policies, OSI Group McDonalds also treats workers with dignity. Moreover, the company offers equal employment opportunities based on merit.
With its headquarters in Illinois, the management relies on using innovative technology to produce high quality meat products. OSI Group has since ventured into multiple acquisitions including Baho Food and Moy Park among others.