AURORA, Ill. – OSI Group LLC announced its acquisition of Rose Packing Company Inc. on April 8. Rose is a fifth generation, family-owned and operated pork processor headquartered in Chicago. The company has more than 700 employees.

"This transaction brings together two long-time leaders in the food industry, and we are excited to have Rose join the OSI Group," said Kevin Scott, senior executive vice president, 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.”

According to the OSI release, Rose Packing CEO Dwight Stiehl will be retained after the acquisition along with the rest of the company’s management team.

“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 also said it is acquiring all of Rose Packing Company’s assets as part of the transaction. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.