OSI Group, a privately owned American holding company of meat processors, has over 65 facilities in 17 countries. Its international headquarters are located in Aurora, Illinois, a city that is approximately 40 miles west of Chicago. OSI Group supplies retail and food service industries internationally, operating over 65 facilities in 17 countries. OSI in Aurora has announced that the company recently acquired a meat production company, Rose Packing Company, located in the northern Chicago suburb of Barrington. Since 1924, Rose Packing Company has operated a food facility that employs over 700 employees. This company produces numerous pork products, such as hams, bacon, breakfast sausages, sausages of various ethnic cultures, brats made with Guinness beer, pork loins, chops, ribs and pork shoulders.
Rose Packing Company also produces meatballs, burgers, boneless turkey, pizza and salad toppings. Remarking on the new acquisition, the OSI North America senior executive vice-president, Kevin Scott said,that Rose Packing Company is a good fit for OSI since it, like OSI, “is a longtime leader in the food industry.” Rose Packing Company is also similar to OSI in its commitment to customer satisfaction by providing variety of products and innovation. Scott feels that Rose Packing Company also supports OSI’s strategy of growth with its new processing capabilities and other solutions that should strengthen OSI’s sales presence in attractive areas.
The chief executive, Dwight Stiehl, as well as the entire management team of Rose Packing, will be retained by OSI and work with the leadership on integrating the two companies after the merger. When interviewed, Mr. Stiehl expressed his eagerness to work with OSI while Rose makes the transition to becoming a part of the OSI Group. He remarked that the merger is a “great fit” since Rose and the OSI Group both firmly believe in producing quality products and having strong business relationships. Dwight Stiehl said that the merger should bring pride to both organizations because the joining of the two companies brings over 200 years of expert service to the meat industry, an industry that is rooted deeply in Chicago. Click here.