OSI Group Improves its Toledo Poultry Plant to Counter the High Rising Demand of Poultry Products

OSI Group is a company, which is involved in production and supply of beef, poultry, pork, and farm products to name but a few. In the line of continuous growth in the market, OSI made some improvements in the Toledo poultry production plant in 2017. The development would help the plant produce about 24,000 tons, which is double of the previous production. The aim of improving the plant is to counter the chicken products demand from Spain and Portugal markets. Not only did the process improve output but also created more jobs and hence improving the economy.

Among the features that were either added in the plant included refrigeration improvement, products storage facilities, shipping dispatch areas, and oil storage facilities. Other additional facilities included the Nitrogen and hot water points, which are very important during slaughtering. Most importantly, a social area for employees was established to help them exchange ideas as well as raise opinions and suggestions thus boosting their productivity. In its continuous policy of high-quality production, OSI added a testing kitchen in the plant run by a Product Development Manager. Some features added to the plant aimed at lowering electricity consumption. An example is a heat produced by refrigerators and generating systems will be recycled through heating of water. The company installed or improved Firefighting equipment and surveillance cameras to improve safety.

Through the creation of jobs in Spain, OSI Food Solution a subsidiary of OSI Group received an award from the chamber of commerce in Toledo. OSI Food Solutions holds environmental, food safety systems certifications, and social accreditation. OSI received a boost of 1.5 Million Euros to improve its agricultural ventures. Both the CEO Sheldon Lavin and President David McDonald spearhead the consistent progress in OSI Group’s developments. The two have taken parts in the company’s diversification processes in a very professional manner. Since Mr. Lavin joined OSI Group in 1970 in the days of Otto & Sons, the company has expanded its foreign market through his sharp strategies. He is an industrialist with over 40 years’ experience. McDonald’s, the President who also doubles as the Chief Operations Officer is not new in the company because David started working with OSI Group in 1987 immediately after his graduation. He brought in experience he gained during his tenure in North America’s meat market. His efforts as the group’s Project Manager contributed to steady production in all the company’s branches.