The President of OSI Group David Mcdonald knows that you may not think about where your food comes from when you eat at a restaurant or go to the grocery store, but his company is one of the biggest food producers in the world and they keep expanding. It’s an important business for the world and he knows that as a company they have a lot of responsibility as they expand.One of the efforts that David Mcdonald has been supporting during his working career with the OSI Group has been sustainability for the company and the environment. They have been recognized multiple times for their programs to operate in an environmentally responsible way. These awards include the California Green Business Award and the Global Visionary Award.
OSI Group has been around for around 100 years and people have been eating their products at restaurants like McDonald’s for decades without ever knowing it. The headquarters that David Mcdonald operates out of is based in Aurora, Illinois, but they have operations in 17 different countries and plans to grow this number. The privately held company has completed a multitude of acquisitions recently that have made a considerable impact on their OSI production capabilities.Last year OSI Group purchased a facility in Chicago, Illinois that mainly processed chicken when it was being operated by Tyson Foods. David Mcdonald believes that it will be important for his company so they can expand their food production that will include chicken and other products.
The plant was scheduled to be closed by Tyson because of the operations costs which would have caused 500 people to have lost their jobs. When OSI Group purchased the facility for $7.4 million, they were able to offer positions at their company for many of the employees that were with Tyson.While the rate at which OSI Group has been able to grow is impressive, the fact that the food company has managed to stay around for 100 years is just as impressive. Even with the problems that the economy faced, David Mcdonald and OSI Industries still managed to a successful business. They are ready to change with the times and the needs of their customers which has been proven time and time again.