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Back To The Basics: How To Optimize Your Clean-In-Place System
Back To The Basics: How To Optimize Your Clean-In-Place System
A number of food and beverage facilities have been utilizing clean-in-place (CIP) systems for years. It's the method of cleaning processing equipment …
Improving Product Flow In Your Food Manufacturing Facility
Improving Product Flow In Your Food Manufacturing Facility
Improper product flow can be detrimental to your food plant’s operations in more ways than one. These inefficiencies can cost money, waste time, jeopa…
Bell & Evans’ Chicken Processing Facility, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, US
Bell & Evans’ Chicken Processing Facility, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, US
US-based chicken producer Bell & Evans has made an investment of more than $260m to develop a new poultry processing facility in Lebanon County, P…
Preventing Allergen Control Failures and Labeling Mistakes
Preventing Allergen Control Failures and Labeling Mistakes
There were a total of 440 recalls of FDA and USDA regulated food products in 2017. The single leading cause of recalls last year? The presence of unde…
At Disney, resort for military families gets an upgrade
At Disney, resort for military families gets an upgrade
Stellar, a Jacksonville engineering and construction company, has begun renovations on new floors, fresh paint, updated light fixtures at Shades of Gr…
If You’re Renovating Or Expanding A Facility, You Need 3D Laser Scanning
If You’re Renovating Or Expanding A Facility, You Need 3D Laser Scanning
Are you looking to expand your facility? Retrofit an existing structure? Renovate an older plant? Today’s technology makes these projects more efficie…
Stellar Group completes construction of Faribault Foods facility
Stellar Group completes construction of Faribault Foods facility
The Jacksonville-based international construction company, Stellar, has recently completed construction on a 636,000-square-foot facility for Faribaul…
How A Facility Assessment Helped Royal Cup Coffee Build, Expand And Renovate Efficiently
How A Facility Assessment Helped Royal Cup Coffee Build, Expand And Renovate Efficiently
In our industry, the best project outcomes require a great deal of planning. When it comes to greenfield and renovation projects, that means formulati…
VIEWPOINTS: Steve Gormley, Business Development Manager
VIEWPOINTS: Steve Gormley, Business Development Manager
How do you establish trust with project partners?
Understanding LEED v4’s Energy And Water Use Prerequisites And Credits
Understanding LEED v4’s Energy And Water Use Prerequisites And Credits
When it comes to green building, LEED v4 is the new standard. As of October 31, 2016, the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) will only accep…
The Facility Safety Double Standard: Is The Outside Of Your Building As Safe As The Inside?
The Facility Safety Double Standard: Is The Outside Of Your Building As Safe As The Inside?
There’s a prevalent double standard when it comes to food facility safety management. Think about the measures taken when a visitor enters a food plan…
Insulation Plays Critical Role at Food-Processing Facility
Insulation Plays Critical Role at Food-Processing Facility
Construction of the new state-of-the-art plant involved evaluating all aspects of materials to deliver a facility that would operate at optimum effici…
7 Best Practices For Gluten-Free Manufacturing
7 Best Practices For Gluten-Free Manufacturing
The demand for gluten-free products isn’t just a passing trend. In fact, the gluten-free foods market is projected to be valued at $7.59 billion by 20…
Q&A: Building a baking facility in China
Q&A: Building a baking facility in China
Speaking with Baking & Snack magazine, Enrico L. Chua, an engineering manager at Stellar with more than 16 years of experience in designing food p…
How to upgrade your plant to meet food safety standards
How to upgrade your plant to meet food safety standards
Just like an older home, an aging food plant can have its share of problems. If your roof leaks, or there’s a hole in the wall in which cold air and c…
Stellar's Low Charge Entry
Stellar's Low Charge Entry
Stellar, a designer, manufacturer and installer of industrial refrigeration systems, has entered the low-charge ammonia arena with its NH360 packaged …
Millennials And Mergers: How Food Manufacturers Should Respond To The Changing Food Industry
Millennials And Mergers: How Food Manufacturers Should Respond To The Changing Food Industry
Mergers and acquisitions are a driving force in the food industry today. Plus, a growing middle class and the millennial population are less brand loy…
X-Ray And Metal Detection Technology: Get The Most From Your System
X-Ray And Metal Detection Technology: Get The Most From Your System
Major food recalls are a reminder of how critical detection technology is for a food facility — and lately, it seems we’re being reminded far too ofte…
Nestlé Research & Development (R&D) Centre, Solon, Ohio
Nestlé Research & Development (R&D) Centre, Solon, Ohio
The design-build contract for the project was awarded to Stellar, a global design, engineering and construction company. As part of the contract, Stel…
3 Reasons You’ll Save Money By Working With An Integrated Design-Build Firm In 2018
3 Reasons You’ll Save Money By Working With An Integrated Design-Build Firm In 2018
A new year means a new start for some food and beverage companies: Some will be building new plants, others will be renovating existing ones. But no o…
Lack of specific LEED certification for food processing creates challenges
Lack of specific LEED certification for food processing creates challenges
The lack of a specific program means processors have to carefully determine which LEED certification is right for them. There’s a LEED for Schools. LE…
The Industrial Internet of Things And What It Means For Your Food Plant
The Industrial Internet of Things And What It Means For Your Food Plant
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) refers to connected devices and technologies that can collect, monitor, analyze and exchange large amounts of…
Columbus Foods Slicing and Packaging Facility
Columbus Foods Slicing and Packaging Facility
Columbus Foods opened a new food slicing and packaging facility in Hayward, California, US, in July 2011. Located in the Hayward industrial park, the …
6 Things to Consider When Designing And Building A Food Processing Plant In China
6 Things to Consider When Designing And Building A Food Processing Plant In China
China’s economy has been on a rapid upward trend for the last 20-plus years. It has become the second-largest economy in the world and is flirting wit…
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