Smithfield Foods

Tar Heel, North Carolina

  • Industry: Food
  • Markets: Beef / Pork
  • Services: Planning, Design, Pre-Construction, Construction, Refrigeration, Mechanical & Utility, Building Envelope, Total Operations & Maintenance
  • Type of Facility: Pork Processing
  • Size: 1,000,000 SF
  • Method: Design-Build

Pork processing facility in Tar Heel, NC

The pork processing facility is streamlined for maximum efficiency and includes areas for animal staging, kill and cut floor areas, a waste treatment facility, multiple coolers and freezers, and employee welfare. The plant can process up to 32,000 hogs per day over two 10-hour shifts. The project was constructed over five different phases of expansion. 

Stellar was awarded the Food Engineering “Food Plant of the Year” for this project.  It is the largest slaughterhouse and meat-processing plant in the world.