OSI Group started out as a humble meat packing company in the town of Aurora, Illinois. In 1909, no one could gauge the ambition this company had, or where it would end up in just a few decades. Before long they had become an international company, with sites and smaller companies in dozens of locations. They were able to establish deep working relationships with big chains like McDonald’s. It’s the kind of reputation that made them suitable to enter new regions and expand their customer base. In a recent statement, OSI Group announced the acquisition of the Rose Packing Co. From the city of Barrington, Illinois, this company is famous for their pork products and the services they provide to retailers nearby.
Operating since 1924, the Rose Packing Co. is a big-time player in the Chicago food industry. With a workforce of 700 employees, they make in-demand pork products like hams, chops, loins, pork shoulder, and Canadian bacon available to their customers. They provide more distinct pork items like pizza toppings, ethnic sausages, Guinness beer brats. They even have non-pork items available for businesses like boneless turkey, ribs, and burgers. OSI Group isn’t disclosing how much they spent on the Rose Packing Co. acquisition, but there have been statements about how the leadership feels about the deal and who will play a part in the integration between these companies in the immediate future.
Senior Executive Vice President of OSI North America, Kevin Scott, talked about the purchase, what it’s like for two big food industry companies to work together, the kind of services they can now provide, and how resources and personnel will be consolidated moving forward. For Scott, the Rose Packing Co. was an ideal company to acquire because of a history of meeting regular business challenges and their commitment to making sure their customers are more than satisfied with the products they deliver and the services they provide. CEO Dwight Stiehl, also said the Rose Packing Co. is going to work well with OSI Group. Together there’s more than a couple of centuries worth of experience and a whole lot of Chicago pride to reinforce their hardworking ethos. Current management at the Rose Packing Co., including Stiehl, will remain as the transaction moves forward and the company integrates into OSI Group.