The processing, distribution and packaging facility is constructed of insulated metal panel walls and a single-ply membrane roof. The facility includes a large group of processing rooms, assembly room, packaging room, CIP / COP room, dry storage, a -10°F freezer, refrigerated shipping docks, utilities room, refrigeration engine room and a two-story welfare area. Stellar provided HVAC services and self-performed the installation of Insulated Metal Panels, Roofing, Cold Storage Doors and Utility Piping.
Stellar has been a solid fit for Heinz. They have well-grounded people who work hard and understand our business. Their knowledge of the food and beverage industry continues to grow, specifically within their process and packaging engineering group. While they offer the typical A/E/C skillsets, they also understand and are gaining valuable real-world experiences of what happens inside the box, which adds considerable value for an owner.
I’ve worked with Stellar since the 1990s, and they have been very consistent in their project approach. They are careful in their planning, management and organization of the project. And while the process is structured, they are also flexible and responsive to project change.
I’ve also found Stellar’s people to be highly focused on value. They produce the right amount of deliverables, without adding drawings or specifications that aren’t needed. They are cognizant of budgets and pride themselves on delivering against budget.