OSI Group is one of the leading food suppliers in the United States of America. Its genesis can be traced back to a German immigrant who established a small meat shop that grew to become a wholesaler in under a year. It was registered as Ottos &Sons, a family business. Today, the story is in another script as this business is an enviable empire and the present OSI Industries. Clearly, OSI Group has evolved radically and witnessed so many changes from management, to the operation and the expansion to other continents.
Its expansion strategy has been done in diverse ways. They have been through mergers, acquisitions and at times if OSI desires to venture into a new market, it develops networks with companies in the sector. That said, in 2016, OSI purchased Tyson Foods. This was a food processing company based in Chicago. It was in close proximity to another subsidiary of OSI Industries and was, therefore, a wise decision to acquire this plant. This purchase made the company sales and profit shoot up as a result of efficient production with great future prospects to explore the market.
Baho Foods is yet another food processor that has been acquired by OSI. The deal was closed in 2016 with David McDonald being one of those who had been on the negotiation table. This pact has help OSI Industries diversify its food product to serve the market with what is preferred by their customers. Some of these food products include; snacks, deli meats, and sumptuous fast foods. OSI Group has simultaneously done OSI Group flagship in Europe and began operations in Spain.
About OSI Group
OSI is an international meat processor with many companies under it. It is based in Aurora Illinois, United States and was founded in 1909. It supplies food products to leading restaurants and resorts such as McDonald among others. During 2016, summer Olympics, it supplied food to the fans sufficiently with not a single complaint. Sheldon Lavin is the CEO and David McDonalds who is the President are some of the personalities behind the company’s success.
James Larkin, also known as Jim Larkin was born January 21st, 1876 in Liverpool, England to Irish Parents. Like most poverty-stricken families at that time, James, at the age of 7 began working in the evenings after school to help support his family. In 1890, at the age of 14, Jim’s father died and Jim was given a position in the firm that his father once worked.
In 1893 Jim Became a member of the Independent Labour Party since he had acquired a new interest in socialism.After his dismissal from the firm, Jim became a sailor and docker. He had found him a lovely wife by the name of Elizabeth Brown and by this time he had been promoted to foreman and was one of the few to participate in the strike on Liverpool docks.
Because of his role on the job, he was elected to strike committee. This, of course, caused him to lose his foreman position but was noted by the National Union of Dock Labourers. They were so impressed that the named him temporary organizer. Gaining permanent standings later down the line, his reputation planted him in Scotland in 1906 where he organized workers in Preston and Glasgow. He successfully campaigned against Chinese immigration saying ti was killing the work opportunities for the locals.
In January 1907, James Larkin arrived in Belfast, Ireland to conduct the dock workers in a strike against the city’s employers. In 1908, Larkin headed south to organize workers in Dublin, Cork, and Waterford. Unfortunately, his disapproved involvement in a dispute in Dublin led to hisdisbandment from the NUDL. After his expulsion, Larkin founded the Irish Transport and General Workers Union.
Mr. James Larkin was later prosecuted by the National Union of Dock Labourers for diverting union funds to pay strike-workers in Cork. He was convicted and sentenced to a year in prison but was released only after three months because it was seen as an unjust sentencing.