OSI Food Solutions Buys Another Big Factory
OSI Food Solutions, one of the largest privately held food production companies in the world, recently purchased an old Tyson Foods plant. The plant was still operational at the time of the sale, and employees were still working there when OSI took over.
According to a Tyson Foods spokesperson, 250 people were still working at the factory on the last day of production. When Tyson announced it would be closing that factory, 480 people worked there. OSI could not confirm or deny how people were still working there, as it is company policy not to disclose sensitive information about its products or its customers. View Brunner to see the OSI Food Solutions projects.
While the sensitive details of the factory are still mysterious, how much OSI purchased the building for is not. According to records, OSI Food Solutions spent $7.4 million on the factory, suggesting the company has plans for the Chicago-based facility.
Tyson executives announced the closing of the factory in November, explaining that the factory would be closing by the end of the next year. They explained that the factory had reached its limit for meeting consumer demands. The company had two more Chicago facilities that would remain in operation, so letting the least productive seemed only right.
To everyone’s surprise, OSI Food Solutions decided to purchase the closing factory before it officially closed. While OSI refused to say how many employees remained that last day, Tyson Foods spokesperson Caroline Ahn says many of them received offers to work with OSI Food Solutions after the transition.
OSI has always been cryptic when it comes to plans for the future, but a spokesperson did confirm that the company purchased the former Tyson Foods facility because it’s near other OSI facilities. OSI is a global brand which is always looking for ways to expand and grow.
Owning multiple production facilities near the head offices in Aurora, IL allows OSI to adapt and act quickly as customer needs evolve. This new facility will go along way to broadening OSI manufacturing network. Source: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSI_Food_Solutions