In the food industry, no other meat processing company holds the prestige and reputation of the OSI Industries. For over half of a century, the OSI Industries remains a privately owned company. Moreover, the company remains notorious for its offerings to high profile companies such as McDonald’s, and so forth. Also, the company has numerous operations across the country. Yet, OSI headquarters remains in Aurora, Illinois. Upon moving to the United States, Otto Kolschowsky opened a meat market in 1909. The market remained located in Oak Park, Illinois. Moreover, its conception began two years after he arrived in the U.S.
By 1917, the company experienced a boom in growth. Moreover, the company expanded its operations to the wholesale meat trade. Therefore, the company relocated to Maywood. Maywood remains a suburb of Chicago. By 1928, the company became known as Otto & Sons. In subsequent decades, the company built up its reputation as a superior business. By 1955, McDonald’s utilized the goods and services offered by Otto & Sons. Therefore, Otto & Sons became McDonald’s primary supplier of beef patties. In the years that followed, both companies developed a strong relationship. Moreover, Otto & Sons’ main business became supplying McDonald’s restaurants with beef. In the 1960s, a new way to process food came into play. It became known as Cryogenic food processing. Cryogenic food processing works by preserving fresh food with liquid nitrogen freezing.
Moreover, McDonald’s became able to get a high volume of products to supply their restaurants. As a result, they no longer needed to depend on 150-200 independent beef suppliers. By 1973, Otto & Sons opened its first high-volume meat plant in West Chicago. By 1975, the company became known as OSI Industries. Since the 1970s, the OSI Industries has remained a prominent figure in the food industry.