OSI Industries has been growing for over a century. What began as a local butcher’s shop has grown into a global business which employs 20,000 people. It has 65 facilities in 17 countries. This company’s rise from humble, local business to international success is an example of what America’s economic system is capable of.
OSI Industries’ history is also rooted in immigration. A German immigrant in the Chicago area created the company. His name was Otto Kolschowsky, and his original intention was to simply create a butcher’s shop. However, his children – Arthur and Harry – were able to secure a deal that made them an international sensation.
Arthur and Harry struck a deal with a new restaurant that had opened up in Des PLaines, Illinois. That restaurant was named McDonald’s, and, as everyone already knows, it is the world’s biggest fast food franchise. OSI and McDonald’s flourished together, both becoming global brands.
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The hardworking employees at OSI should receive some of the credit. David McDonald, for example, who has been with the company for nearly 30 years, has devoted his life to bettering OSI Industries.
David McDonald was raised on an Iowa farm. He attended college locally at Iowa State University. Now David is the COO of one of the biggest food distributors in the world.
While attending college, McDonald studied animal science. He was also given the Wallace E. Barron Outstanding Senior Award, an award which honors seniors who display high character and have outstanding achievements in academics.
As for OSI Industries, David played a vital role in the expansion into China. He was also a vital component to the purchase of Baho Foods, a Dutch food company that produced deli meats and snacks. As OSI Industries opens new factories, purchases other companies, and generally expand, David McDonald is behind the scenes assisting with the important decisions.
David McDonald’s expertise in food production logistics makes him an important part of any new purchases or factory openings.
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