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The Benefits and Basics of Building Management Systems for Food Plants
The Benefits and Basics of Building Management Systems for Food Plants
We live in a world where we have unprecedented access to a wide variety of data — and food and beverage plants are no exception. Owners increasingly w…
Food Plant Construction: The Design-Build Method Continues to Grow
Food Plant Construction: The Design-Build Method Continues to Grow
Business owners are increasingly discovering the benefits of working with design-build firms, according to a comprehensive new study on the design-bui…
Establishing effective infrastructure maintenance plans for snack and bakery facilities
Establishing effective infrastructure maintenance plans for snack and bakery facilities
Creating and maintaining a strong infrastructure maintenance plan helps prevent food safety risks and saves money.
Caspers Cold Storage & Distribution
Caspers Cold Storage & Distribution
Caspers Cold Storage & Distribution nears full capacity at its state-of-the-art facility in Tampa, Fla., as it comes to the end of its first full …
What Food Manufacturers Need to Know About Generation Z
What Food Manufacturers Need to Know About Generation Z
The most successful food and beverage companies look ahead to prepare for the customers of tomorrow. Enter: Generation Z.
Piping System Beefs Up Meat Processing Plant's Refrigeration System
Piping System Beefs Up Meat Processing Plant's Refrigeration System
A meat processing plant in Ohio used polypropylene-random pipe in an effort to cut down on installation time and eliminate leaks.
Cuts, Credits and Write-offs: How Food and Beverage Manufacturers Can Leverage the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
Cuts, Credits and Write-offs: How Food and Beverage Manufacturers Can Leverage the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
New e-book explores what the recent U.S. tax reform law means for food and beverage manufacturers. The publication looks at why the tax reform legisla…
How To Keep Your Food Plant Construction Project On Track
How To Keep Your Food Plant Construction Project On Track
Technology and ever-increasing consumer demand are driving food and beverage companies to compete at a different level than ever before. Speed to mark…
How an Innovative Starbucks Processing Plant Takes Food Safety to New Levels
How an Innovative Starbucks Processing Plant Takes Food Safety to New Levels
In response to the growing demand for home-brewed instant coffee that delivers true “coffee shop” flavor, Starbucks came to Stellar wanting to build a…
6 Trends in Cold Storage Warehouse Construction
6 Trends in Cold Storage Warehouse Construction
A design/build firm with extensive experience building cold storage facilities Stellar has applied that knowledge to identify six factors currently af…
10 Process Innovations Inside Starbucks' Soluble Coffee Plant
10 Process Innovations Inside Starbucks' Soluble Coffee Plant
When Starbucks engaged Stellar to design and build a soluble coffee manufacturing facility, it set the goal of creating the most functionally and tech…
Maple Leaf Foods Meat Processing Facility, Hamilton
Maple Leaf Foods Meat Processing Facility, Hamilton
The new facility has insulated panels and an interstitial space located above each of the process areas for accommodating the mechanical and electrica…
Starbucks Coffee Roasting Plant
Starbucks Coffee Roasting Plant
The facility opened properly in early 2009 (following test runs and commissioning of equipment late in 2008). The 117,000ft² plant required an investm…
6 points, one stone: how low-impact development (LID) can help achieve LEED certification
6 points, one stone: how low-impact development (LID) can help achieve LEED certification
If you're not familiar with low-impact development (LID), you may want to keep reading before building your next facility or warehouse. Thanks to rece…
5 Ways To Reduce Water Use In Your Food Processing Plant
5 Ways To Reduce Water Use In Your Food Processing Plant
Food and beverage manufacturing facilities are notorious for how much water they consume. While water is central to your plant’s operations, there may…
2018 Plant Construction Survey: Rising Rate of Food & Beverage Plant Renovations/Expansions
2018 Plant Construction Survey: Rising Rate of Food & Beverage Plant Renovations/Expansions
Many food & beverage processors are renovating/expanding their existing plants to meet FSMA and consumer demands.
3-D laser scanning benefits for renovating or expanding a facility
3-D laser scanning benefits for renovating or expanding a facility
Today’s technology makes certain projects more efficient and more accurate than ever before, which makes 3-D laser scanning are must-haves for modern-…
 Nestlé USA Frozen Foods Production
Nestlé USA Frozen Foods Production
Nestlé awarded the contract for engineering, architectural and construction management to Stellar Group of Jacksonville, Florida. The plant and the st…
3 Smart Ways To Invest In Your Food Or Beverage Facility For The Future
3 Smart Ways To Invest In Your Food Or Beverage Facility For The Future
There’s never been a better time to invest in capital expenditures for your business. Recent tax reform has freed up cash and created more incentives …
Stellar Publishes E-book on Tax Reform Impact And Capital Investment in USA Food Industry
Stellar Publishes E-book on Tax Reform Impact And Capital Investment in USA Food Industry
Jacksonville, Florida-headquartered Stellar, a fully integrated firm engaged in design, engineering, construction and mechanical services for food pro…
5 Ways To Maintain Food Safety In An Older Facility
5 Ways To Maintain Food Safety In An Older Facility
You don’t need to build a brand new facility to meet modern-day food safety standards. The reality is that most companies don’t have the budget to bui…
The pros and cons of a facility's location with stricter LEED v4 criteria
The pros and cons of a facility's location with stricter LEED v4 criteria
Site selection credits that are now harder to earn in LEED v4 include green vehicles and rainwater management, which can be tricky to achieve dependin…
Managing your risk
Managing your risk
A well-developed sanitary plant design takes a proactive approach to keeping pathogens and contamination at bay.
How To Design Efficient Product Flow Into A New Food Plant
How To Design Efficient Product Flow Into A New Food Plant
The ultimate key to success is designing a plant that is linear so that product moves seamlessly downstream through each of the below steps without in…
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