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The connected food plant of the future will be a lean information machine
The connected food plant of the future will be a lean information machine
The Krones Varioline 1M pick-and-place packer achieves an hourly output of up to 72,000 bottles per hour and connects and coordinates with upstream an…
Designing Food Plant Welfare Spaces to Attract and Retain Employees
Designing Food Plant Welfare Spaces to Attract and Retain Employees
Food and beverage manufacturing facilities in the U.S. today are experiencing a labor shortage, mostly due to a healthy economy and low unemployment r…
Honor recognizes Royal Cup’s state-of-the-art coffee processing facility in Alabama
Honor recognizes Royal Cup’s state-of-the-art coffee processing facility in Alabama
Royal Cup Coffee & Tea (Royal Cup) has won the 2019 “Manufacturing Innovation of the Year” award from ProFood World for its coffee processing faci…
Stellar Client Royal Cup Wins 2019 Manufacturing Innovation Award from ProFood World
Stellar Client Royal Cup Wins 2019 Manufacturing Innovation Award from ProFood World
Honor recognizes Royal Cup’s state-of-the-art coffee processing facility in Alabama.
Ferguson moving showroom location in Jacksonville
Ferguson moving showroom location in Jacksonville
Ferguson is moving its showroom and warehouse locations to one larger facility in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo courtesy of Stellar.
5 Things to Consider Before Investing in Robotics for Your Food Processing Plant
5 Things to Consider Before Investing in Robotics for Your Food Processing Plant
A growing number of food and beverage processing facilities are investing in robotics and automation, as the technology continues to advance and costs…
Award of Merit Manufacturing: Ben & Jerry's Project Extra Chunk (BP01)
Award of Merit Manufacturing: Ben & Jerry's Project Extra Chunk (BP01)
This $80-million fast-track expansion of a 20-year-old building was completed in 11 months, allowing the ice cream facility to increase production by …
Big-picture planning, high-level collaboration
Big-picture planning, high-level collaboration
Sanitation, automation, operational visibility and existing infrastructure are just a few of the factors that must be addressed when conducting a succ…
Five things to consider before investing robotics for a food processing plant
Five things to consider before investing robotics for a food processing plant
Robotics are a major investment for a food processing plant and companies looking to take the next step should consider specifications in advance, the…
Internet of things proves useful to snack and bakery companies
Internet of things proves useful to snack and bakery companies
Snack and bakery production use IoT for food safety, as well as inspection and detection.
7 Security Measures to Increase Facility Safety
7 Security Measures to Increase Facility Safety
Ensuring security and safety at your food or beverage plant has never been more important. Facility owners are increasingly considering how to best pr…
Building a Food Plant on a Short Schedule: 4 Ways to Fast-Track Your Construction Project
Building a Food Plant on a Short Schedule: 4 Ways to Fast-Track Your Construction Project
In today’s increasingly fast-paced food and beverage industry, everyone wants their next facility built as soon as possible so it can start shipping p…
Stellar Completes Rulon International Warehouse
Stellar Completes Rulon International Warehouse
Construction is now complete at the manufacturing warehouse for Rulon International, a leading manufacturer of wood ceilings and acoustical wall syste…
Design-Build Firm Named ‘Company with Heart’
Design-Build Firm Named ‘Company with Heart’
Stellar, a fully integrated design-build firm, was named one of 904 Magazine’s 2019 “Companies with Heart.” The Jacksonville, Fla.-based company previ…
5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Refrigeration Condenser
5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Refrigeration Condenser
According to this blog from design-build firm Stellar, condensers are one of the most critical elements of a refrigeration system. While optimizing th…
How to Get the Best Price for Your Next Food Plant Construction Project in Today’s Fast-Paced Market
How to Get the Best Price for Your Next Food Plant Construction Project in Today’s Fast-Paced Market
It’s an exciting and interesting time for both the food manufacturing and construction industries. Thanks to recent tax reform, a healthy economy and …
Expansions: United States Cold Storage and more
Expansions: United States Cold Storage and more
United States Cold Storage has opened a $35 million food distribution facility in Laredo, Texas. Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, e…
Design-Build Firm Completes Food Processing Facility
Design-Build Firm Completes Food Processing Facility
Almark Foods opened a 115,000 ft2 production facility in Yuma, Ariz. The plant, which produces peeled, hard-boiled eggs, was designed and constructed …
Starbucks Coffee Roasting Plant
Starbucks Coffee Roasting Plant
Construction of facility began in November 2007. The designers, engineers and project managers for the project was Stellar Construction and Engineerin…
Dakota Provisions Turkey Processing Facility
Dakota Provisions Turkey Processing Facility
Dakota Provisions is a state-of-the-art turkey processing facility set up by Dakota Turkey Growers, a major farmers’ cooperative of 44 independent Hut…
JU pays almost $2 million for land where it plans health sciences building
JU pays almost $2 million for land where it plans health sciences building
Stellar Group Inc. is building the three-story building on the north end of the campus at a construction cost of $20 million. 
7 ways to use drones in building design, construction and maintenance
7 ways to use drones in building design, construction and maintenance
Drone technology is helping redefine the way we design, construct and maintain buildings. Drones do more than just take photos — they can benefit both…
Renovations begin on Jacksonville University dorms
Renovations begin on Jacksonville University dorms
A Jacksonville University dormitory is about to receive a big facelift.
Stellar builds warehouse for United States Cold Storage
Stellar builds warehouse for United States Cold Storage
United States Cold Storage’s has opened its new food warehouse in Laredo. Stellar designed and built the 232,366-square-foot warehouse that will distr…
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