Bell & Evans Poultry Packaging and Frozen Processing Plant
Bell & Evans wanted a unique building that would be timeless and look new 50 years later. Stellar delivered an aesthetically pleasing, functional building while also meeting the client’s processing, storage and employee needs. The 11 European-built Multivac form seal packaging lines, including a par-fry and nugget line, produce absolutely no water leakage - essential for sanitary packaging. Once the product is processed in this area, it is sent through a state-of-the-art cryogenic freezing system (nitrogen spiral freezer). The facility also includes employee welfare areas, cafeteria, locker room with laundry, and courtyard.
The facility is separated into a receiving dock and WIP (Work in Progress) cooler, tray wash room, primary packaging, secondary packaging, holding freezer, working freezer, cooler and shipping dock. There is also a shell for a future R&D space designed to test new products. Ancillary spaces include mechanical room, maintenance space, chemical storage, refrigeration room, electrical rooms and office spaces. At full buildout, Plant 2 will operate in two shifts to further process and package poultry for Plant 1 and the future harvesting facility (Plant 3). There is also 48,000 square feet reserved for a future addition for poultry processing cook lines.
Additional highlights include:
- Organic facility
- Stellar has collaborated with Bell & Evans on multiple projects A/E design and preconstruction services
- Fast-track design & construction
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