Tyson Food was about to shut down a facility in Chicago if it was not bought out by someone. The facility would drop 480 jobs in various fields of the plant. The switch to OSI Group did not prevent all the employees from being let go but it did solve the problem for half of them. When the last day came for production at the plant, Tyson had been able to keep 250 employees that would switch over to employees for OSI.
A spokesperson for OSI Group was unable to verify how many people were carried over long term and what any future plans were for the plant. The spokesperson had very little involvement in the release of too much information. OSI did make a statement regarding the facility, stating that the Tyson facility is close to their other facilities in Chicago. The newest addition to the OSI Group would serve as an infrastructure for the growing business.
The facility would go on to enhance the abilities to meet all the needs of the customers that OSI Group serves. The senior VP for OSI North America spoke about the latest addition and stated that it would serve as the broader group for manufacturing within the network of facilities.
OSI is a private held business that specializes in the production of many meat products. The group focuses on breakfast sausage, bacon and chicken. It also provides other services in food and in the retail end, according to the company. OSI currently operates in more than 60 facilities within a large number of countries.
Before OSI Group became involved with Tyson, the facility was already producing prepared meals, tempura chicken and even sauces. It covered a large number of dinner meals and breakfast foods within the facility. When the initial closing was announced by Tyson, the facility was very limited on the number of things that it could do for changing needs of the consumers it was servicing. When the facility was transferred over to OSI, the other facilities in the Chicago area were left open. OSI Group Buys Former Tyson Foods Plant in Chicago.
OSI Group has been a leader in the prepared foods background for many years. They have provided the meat for McDonalds for a number of years. Not only in the United States but also in other countries. They are determined to be the leader of suppliers for many fast food chains. OSI Food Solutions UK Awarded 2016 Globe of Honour by the British Safety Council.