OSI Group Saves Jobs in Chicago

OSI Group is an American based international food processing company servicing retail and food service industries. They are the number one supplier of processed meat for the food service industry, including a contract with McDonald’s to supply all of their beef.

They have recently expanded into Spain, and have been recognized by the British Safety Council. Although they have expanded into an international business, OSI Group has worked hard to keep jobs at home in America whenever possible. In supporting growth of their corporation, the group has also supported growth of communities.

OSI Group is based in Aurora, Illinois. In the summer of 2016, Tyson Foods announced that they would be closing their 200,000 square foot facility resulting in the loss of over 400 jobs. OSI leaped on the opportunity to have a facility in their own backyard.

The corporation purchased the Tyson Foods plant in Chicago for $7.4 million. At the time of the purchase, about 250 employees were still remaining at the Tyson plant. OSI Group offered employment to all of them, saving about half of the jobs from the original staff.

While obtaining the plant is undoubtedly good for OSI Group’s bottom line, it also made them heroes to the families that relied on those jobs for their well being. More jobs were added after the purchase of the plant, and today the facility is employing more people than the original Tyson Foods plant supported.

OSI Group doesn’t just provide jobs, they provide stability. Past and present employees of the company praise the wages and benefits, as well as the management staff. The overall result is a solid contribution to the community, the state, and the country. OSI Group will continue to expand in the future, and is one of the most ethical in a world of fast growing international companies based in the US.

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