In order to have a successful business, it’s important to make sure that you have the right team on board that will enable you to grow. This is something that Sheldon Lavin has been providing to OSI Industries for decades. When he first began his career with the company, they were much smaller than they are today and were known as Otto & Sons. It was named after the family that originally started the business as a meat market in the early 20th century. While they may have expanded around the globe, OSI is still headquartered where it all began in Chicago.
In fact, they recently just began producing more poultry products in the area by purchasing a plant that had been owned by Tyson. Sheldon Lavin began his career with OSI when they were in the planning phases of their first large scale production facility. It was opened where it all began in Chicago and Sheldon Lavin was one of the main people who helped the company get financing for the project. Since then, they have gone from just one facility to around 70. They have expanded well beyond Chicago as Sheldon Lavin has been able to help them along the way as they grew to do business in 17 countries and growing.
With the rate of expansion that they have been going at, it most likely won’t be long until that number goes up even more. One of the main events that led to the growth of OSI was a deal that was made with the eventual CEO of McDonald’s. As the company grew, they grew with them to ensure that they could meet their growing demands. To this day, they still have a close partnership and Sheldon Lavin enjoys being able to help others through the Ronald McDonald House. Through his philanthropy efforts, he is able to help give back to society and help those that need it most. He is happy to be able to make things easier on families as their children are going through treatments at hospitals across the United States. By not having to worry about housing during treatment, people are able to spend more time with their children.