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October 28, 2022

Stellar is welcoming a new era in the company's executive leadership. The Jacksonville-based design, engineering, construction and mechanical services firm has named Brian Kappele chief executive officer, effective Jan. 1, 2023.

October 21, 2022

Rosina Food has opened a new $73.2-million meat processing facility designed and constructed by Stellar. The 105,000-square-foot building includes a high-speed, state-of-the-art meatball and sausage processing line.

October 14, 2022

Stellar announces completion and opening of Rubix Foods Innovation Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Rubix is a leading culinary and food science-focused provider of flavor and functional ingredients.

October 4, 2022

Stellar is the Construction Manager at-Risk for the University of Florida College of Design Bruno E. and Maritza F. Ramos Collaboratory. Groundbreaking is set for October 6, 2022.

September 1, 2022

Stellar announces promotion of Richard Lovelace to Executive Vice President and promotion of Kurt Warzynski to Senior Vice President.

August 26, 2022

Stellar and Dot Foods celebrated the groundbreaking of another new distribution center in Manchester, Tennessee on 8/25/2022. This 179,000 square foot, design-build project is one of many over our 25-year relationship and includes employee health clinic, cold docks and ammonia refrigeration system.

August 8, 2022

Stellar has received three Excellence in Construction Awards from the Florida First Coast Chapter of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Winners were recognized on Aug. 5 during an award ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.

August 2, 2022

Stellar's latest design-build project for Bell & Evans wins Food Engineering magazine's Food Plant of the Year award, the second one for a Bell & Evans and Stellar collaboration.

May 18, 2022

Stellar has been awarded a design-build meat processing facility expansion project for Jack Link’s Protein Snacks. The project adds warehouse capacity to Jack Link’s existing distribution facility in the form of a highly automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS).

April 22, 2022

Stellar has relaunched the Food for Thought blog with a modern, content-centric design that features improved organization and a more user-friendly experience. Subscribers will also notice a refreshed look to the blog's biweekly email update, which will now include even more useful content with each edition.

March 29, 2022

Stellar breaks ground on new Fire Station 65 to serve residents of Jacksonville’s Arlington neighborhood starting this fall. The 3-bay station is sustainably designed to meet Florida Green Building Coalition standards.

March 28, 2022

Stellar completed a 12,000-square-foot freezer conversion to a seafood processing and packaging facility for Beaver Street Fisheries, Inc. (BSF) seafood packaging facility in Jacksonville, Florida.

March 23, 2022

Stellar was recognized with a Pinnacle award, the highest of three categories, placing Stellar among a select group of ABC contractor members whose achievements in the field of construction safety.

March 16, 2022

Stellar won its eighth “Companies with Heart” award, which recognizes local businesses that contribute to nonprofits and give their employees the time and opportunities to improve the communities where they work and live.

February 3, 2022

Stellar has published an e-book about the critical elements of a process safety management (PSM) training program for facilities operating ammonia refrigeration systems: 7 Keys to a Compliant PSM Training Program

January 31, 2022

Stellar has promoted Mike Davis to senior vice president in Food & Beverage. He will continue providing oversight on all operational aspects of Food & Beverage. Added duties include strategic growth, new markets, project development and client relationships.

January 25, 2022

Stellar is proud to welcome Randy Theen, PE as Executive Vice President of Stellar Industrial Solutions, the company's industrial refrigeration arm. He is a well-respected industry leader known for customer satisfaction.

January 17, 2022

Stellar is proud to welcome Chase A. Sly, PE as Director of Engineering of Stellar Industrial Solutions. He will lead the refrigeration engineering team with a focus on growth.

January 11, 2022

Stellar has started a $12.8 million design-build deboning room expansion in Huntington, IN for Farbest Foods, Inc., a global supplier of raw, fresh and frozen turkey products.