OSI Group buys former Tyson Foods plant in Chicago
New plant is located near OSI’s existing Chicago facility
OSI Group has purchased a food processing facility and storage warehouse in Chicago.
The 200,000 square foot facility, which was formerly operated by Tyson Foods, is in close proximity to OSI’s existing Chicago facility and will provide the infrastructure to support continued business growth.
“This facility enhances our capabilities to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our customers,” Kevin Scott, senior executive vice president - OSI North America, said in a press release. “We are excited to have this facility as part of the broader OSI manufacturing network.”
Financial terms of the purchase were not disclosed, and the company did not reveal what type of products would be processed at the new facility.
According to a Tyson Foods spokesperson, Tyson operated the Chicago plant as part of its prepared foods business, but announced in November 2015 that it would close the facility, along with another plant in Jefferson, Wisconsin, to improve efficiencies. Tyson's workload from the two closing plants was absorbed into other plants within the company that had an available production capacity.
Headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, OSI Group is a global leader in supplying value-added protein items and other food products to leading foodservice and retail brands. According to the WATTAgNet Top Poultry Companies Database, OSI is a privately held corporation with nearly 60 facilities in 17 countries. The bulk of OSI's poultry production is through OSI China.