Stellar Publishes Insider Look into Successful New Build, Expansion, Renovation Project

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (June 05, 2017) — Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, is releasing a comprehensive new case study about its work with one of the nation’s leading coffee producers titled, “How Royal Cup Optimized Manufacturing & Enhanced Quality Systems to Support Growth.”

The case study provides a look into Stellar’s approach to designing and executing solutions for Royal Cup, the Birmingham-based importer and roaster of specialty coffees and fine teas.

The case study shows how Stellar doesn’t simply design and build food processing plants, but partners with food companies to strategize with them to grow their businesses. For Royal Cup, Stellar developed a strategic plan, which included a business plan, manufacturing analysis, manufacturing plan and a master plan.

The extensive planning illustrated the need to both build and renovate existing facilities to prepare the campus for the future. Stellar then completed three construction projects for Royal Cup, including a new facility, a warehouse expansion and a renovation.

The case study details how Stellar achieved the following goals for Royal Cup:

  • Flavor cross-contamination prevention
  • Enhanced airflow
  • Upgraded dust management
  • Improved safety and efficiency of dry coffee-bean cleaning
  • Increased campus material and personnel traffic flow

“This is an opportunity to share how we deliver cutting-edge manufacturing and process engineering solutions to ensure continued growth for our food and beverage clients,” said Scott Mark, Divisional Vice President, Operations, Food Group. “It was a pleasure partnering with Royal Cup, and we hope this case study provides inspiration and insight to others in the food and beverage industry.”

Ranked one of the top food processing design-build firms in the world, Stellar has a breadth of experience in the food and beverage manufacturing industry, including building award-winning coffee plants for Royal Cup and Starbucks, among others.

“How Royal Cup Optimized Manufacturing & Enhanced Quality Systems to Support Growth” is available to download for free on Stellar’s website.

About Stellar

Stellar is a fully integrated design, engineering, construction and mechanical services firm that provides the industry’s most comprehensive range of self-performed services, including planning, design, preconstruction, construction, refrigeration, mechanical and utility, building envelope, and total operations and maintenance services. More than 650 Stellar employees worldwide create award-winning food processing plants, refrigerated warehouses, distribution centers, commercial buildings and military facilities. In addition to its Jacksonville, Florida, headquarters and its Western Region office in Modesto, California, Stellar operates nearly 50 support locations and offices throughout the United States, China and Puerto Rico. The company also serves Central and South America, Europe and India. For more information, visit