OSI Group has acquired Rose Packing Co. Inc., a well-established, premier U.S. producer of pork products for leading foodservice and retail customers.
Rose Packing is a fifth-generation, family owned and operated leader in the meat industry, has headquarters in Barrington, Ill., and operates a Chicago, Ill., production facility with more than 700 employees.
“This transaction brings together two longtime leaders in the food industry, and we are excited to have Rose join the OSI Group,” said Kevin Scott, senior executive vice president of OSI North America. “Strategically, the Rose acquisition complements our existing business and directly supports our growth strategy by providing new processing capabilities, additional capacity and a strong sales presence in attractive channels. Culturally, we share with Rose a deep commitment to our customers to provide them unique, innovative solutions.”
Rose Packing chief executive officer Dwight Stiehl, along with his management team, will remain with the company and work with OSI leadership on post-transaction integration.
“I look forward to working closely with OSI as Rose becomes part of the larger OSI Group,” Stiehl said. “This is a great fit, because Rose and OSI share a commitment to excellence and the importance of strong business relationships. Between the two organizations, we’re proud to possess more than two centuries of expertise in the meat industry, with deep roots in Chicago.”
OSI is acquiring all of the Rose Packing assets as part of the transaction.