This Nestlé plant produces NESQUIK chocolate milk and COFFEE-MATE product lines. The plant’s sustainable features include economizers and restrictions on exhaust emissions for mechanical systems, boiler units, and an HVAC and refrigeration system designed for low-emission operation.
In addition, Nestlé and Stellar used mostly chilled water and very little ammonia as refrigerants to reduce hazardous material; all paint, carpet, sealing and construction materials used in the building are low in volatile organic compounds; 90 percent of the building is made of recycled content; construction waste was recycled; and skylights capture daylight with artificial lighting inside the facility adjusting based on the light coming through the skylights. A wastewater treatment plant on the property takes wastewater from the building, treats it and recycles it as cooling water for the refrigeration systems.
Nestlé has had an ongoing business relationship with Stellar for approximately 10 years, and they have successfully completed several major industrial design-build construction projects in various locations ranging from $1 million to $140 million in value. The projects were executed in a professional manner and were delivered within the established schedule and budget. Stellar’s professionals have the experience, knowledge and skill sets necessary to properly design and execute large projects effectively.