Smithfield Foods

Tar Heel, North Carolina
Project Size
1,000,000 SF
Completion Year
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Awards and Recognition

Food Engineering Project Of The Year Win 2022
Food Plant of the Year

Food Engineering magazine

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.

Key Team Members

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