Unfortunately, Tyson Food Group had a plant that was being forced to close due to the overwhelming demands of their clients and customers with no way of being able to fulfill their needs. When this happened, Tyson Foods was approached by fellow competitor and was offered a large sum of money in order to purchase the Tyson plant. When the plant was officially purchased, it sold for $7.4 million dollars. When the plant was at risk of closing, the estimated number of employees who would end up losing their jobs was close to 500.
On the last day of production, there was a little more than half the original employees still working for Tyson. These employees opted to stay on and further their employment with OSI Group. The OSI Group spokeswoman was asked the exact number of people who were remaining throughout the transfer of the plant and the response was that she was not at liberty to discuss the exact number. It is within their policy to not disclose the exact information regarding their customers or clients as well as employee relations. Any of the information that pertains to customers as well as to products is kept confidential.
Tyson was unable to be able to fultill the needs and wants of their customers and clients which is why OSI Group opted to purchase the plant. The plant that is located in Chicago, Illinois was purchased by the OSI Group that is headquartered in Aurora, Illinois. Through the use of the plant, OSI is able to create a wider network of clients with their new manufacturing capabilities.
While Tyson operated the plant, it served as their factory for prepared meals that were supplied to many hospitality vendors. The number of other clients that they served remained up in the air throughout the transfer. The plant located on the South Side of Chicago worked as a plant that provided foods like tempura chicken, omelets and crepes among other foods to various clients. OSI was able to come in and take over the plant without much change to the foods that they were preparing. OSI was able to further their horizons through the newly acquired plant.
The old Tyson Food Plant served over 200,000 square feet and is close to proximity to another OSI factory. With the newly acquired setup, te costs are kept minimal and the employees are kept close to both plants to help make it easier should an employee need to be switched to the other factory for unknown reasons.
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