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How Sheldon Lavin Helped OSI Group Evolve from a Small Venture to a Giant Food Producer

OSI Group is a company that has maintained a consistent production of foodstuffs for an extended period. The world has revolved, and the older ways of doing things have been discarded. The same case applies to the OSI Group by adopting modern systems of production. OSI Group is in the list of biggest global food producers. Sheldon Lavin threw his weight behind OSI Group in the 70’s, and since then he has never looked back. He has witnessed the company grow from a minimal investment to the current giant food producer.

The company has won many prestigious awards because of its ability to come up with new strategies and innovations. The leader, Sheldon Lavin admires these awards because he knows his energy and time did not go to the drain. Before he was appointed as a partner, the company was operated under the name of Otto and sons until 1975 when OSI Group was born. The aim of inviting Sheldon Lavin to the partnership was to boost the company’s quest for international diversification. The deal was good because Sheldon Lavin wanted to follow his financial career. The company’s growth was honoured in 2016 when it appeared in the Forbes list of 2016. In position 58 in private companies’ category, the company was thankful for new development strategies that made its fortunes valued at $ 6.1 billion.

One such innovation that the OSI Groups made was the invention of a liquid nitrogen cooling system. This is the stepping-stone of OSI Group because it was through such transformation that the Otto and sons came together to become OSI Group. Lavin became, and the journey of incubating the newly born company to the current food giant began. Sheldon Lavin embraced the art of innovations and innovations to steer the company. It was under that strategy that the company diversified its operations to the United States and China. Additionally, he set up a center in Chicago. The centers were the focal points of operations of the company.

The company got involved in fruits and vegetables with operations in China, beef in Australia, poultry in America, and beef in Japan. The company’s expansion did not stop there and later expanded its services to India and Canada. Since then the company has continued general operations in Canada and Germany. Among the latest OSI group acquisitions include Chicago’s Tyson production plant and Baho Foods in Germany and Netherlands.