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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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