The OSI CEO Sheldon Lavin and the President David McDonald were born with the word and its meaning “Expansion” in their blood. In 17 countries there are 65 plants and offices operating globally. The management teams are local folks who know the likes, dislikes, nuances and the different cultures of the populace.
An expansion was always on the company’s agenda.
* The First plant was in China in 1992.
* During the Beijing Olympics the company supplied onions and eggs, beef, chicken, and pork. The quality of the food pleased the visitors at the event.
The event gave OSI the boost it needed to open a beef plant in Japan in 2010. The new plant was named OBF short for Orange Bay Foods. The Ehime Prefecture in Japan allowed the company to be its biggest investor at the time.
The new partnership was prosperous for the local workforce.
* The local packaging, transportation and shipping companies had new clients.
* The International Cooperation Committee of Animal Welfare and the Compassion in World Farming awarded Orange Bay Foods plant the “3 Star Good Chicken Production” Award in 2017.
In addition to the plant in Japan, they opened a poultry plant in Shandong Province, China, called the OSI Weihai Poultry Facility.
* The plant produces more than 600,000 tons of meat annually.
* In 2012 the company had a hatchery, breeder feeding, and broiler feeding departments.
* The poultry is slaughtered and processed with their bio-security.
* The facility has the means to trace their products and check for quality assurance.
The partnership with the Doyoo Group made OSI the country’s largest supplier of chickens.
* China had a new plant in Henan Province.
The company constructed a new plant in Ostróda and hamburgers were purchased by the Baltic States, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic.
The next expansion came to the nation of Hungary.
* The existing facility cost $25 million to expand the production and storage rooms.
* The plant’s output became 15,000 tons annually.
* There are 16 nations that purchase the fast food products from Hungary.
The LEED Certifications or the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design was given to Henan Best Foods in 2015. In 2014 OSI Ostróda was given the LEED award. Both facilities are eco-friendly.
OSI and the largest food chain in Germany called Edeka became partners. Then Edeka gave OSI a Research and Development lab in Eastern China.
The new 2017 expansion project in Toledo Spain will offer more jobs and a better quality of life.