Some of the biggest revelations of the past couple of centuries came through the innovation and ideas of immigrants that came to the United States from other countries. This is certainly the case in regards to the OSI Group, home to Chicago, where it was first started back in 1909 by a German immigrant by the name of Otto. He grew this company into a major contender in the food market, especially starting in 1928 when his sons joined the family business. At this time, the company was known as Otto & Sons and was ahead of the competition in the whole Chicago area. The entire town experienced new growth in the business that was brought in by Otto & Sons, where much of the cities population was made up of immigrants from Germany.
After the business became a major contender in the food service market, Otto wanted to provide the entire nation with safe and fresh meat and it was the main goal for a long time. Although he never expected the company to experience such great success, there is no doubt Otto & Sons has been a leading competitor in the food services market for meats for more than five decades. Starting in the 1970’s, the company continued to expand into new territory, opening new offices outside of the Chicago area and continued expanding to new locations heavily through the 1980’s.
Today, OSI Group is a provider of many different foods, including beef patties, tofu, bread, sausage, poultry, soup, steak, cheese, and much more. OSI Group is enormous by company standards today and they are easily one of the largest food processor and supplier companies in the entire world. With billions of dollars in revenue generated each year, OSI Group has been ranked as one of the largest companies in the United States according to a ranking by Forbes. This multi-billion dollar corporation is ahead of the game and will continue to expand into new territory for many years moving forward.