May 9, 2019

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, is designing and building a new facility for fairlife, LLC, a producer of nutritious milk beverages.

May 8, 2019

A 106-room Hilton brand hotel is planned in the Mandarin area on Hartley Road at the northwest corner of San Jose Blvd. and I-295, according to documents filed with the city.

April 3, 2019

According to this blog from design-build firm Stellar, condensers are one of the most critical elements of a refrigeration system. While optimizing the performance of your condenser is important for reducing energy usage and maintenance costs, you must select the best condenser for your needs when building a new facility.

March 31, 2019

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 product quickly. While hiring an experienced firm to design and build (or renovate) your plant is critical, there are things owners can do to ensure a project moves as efficiently as possible.

March 20, 2019

Stellar, a fully integrated design-build firm, was named one of 904 Magazine’s 2019 “Companies with Heart.” The Jacksonville, Fla.-based company previously received the designation in 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. 

March 17, 2019

Construction is now complete at the manufacturing warehouse for Rulon International, a leading manufacturer of wood ceilings and acoustical wall systems.

January 30, 2019

Honor recognizes Royal Cup’s state-of-the-art coffee processing facility in Alabama.

January 29, 2019

Royal Cup Coffee & Tea (Royal Cup) has won the 2019 “Manufacturing Innovation of the Year” award from ProFood World for its coffee processing facility in Birmingham, Alabama.

January 23, 2019

Food and beverage manufacturing facilities in the U.S. today are experiencing a labor shortage, mostly due to a healthy economy and low unemployment rate. Turnover rates at these facilities are already high to begin with, so more food plant owners are looking to attract employees and increase retention rates.

January 17, 2019

Ferguson is moving its showroom and warehouse locations to one larger facility in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo courtesy of Stellar.

January 14, 2019

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 and downstream processes and with plant-wide systems.

January 11, 2019

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is revolutionizing the food and beverage industry. We’re seeing more connected sensors, motors and controllers on the plant floor than ever before. This technology is being used in innovative new ways to optimize processing and inform operational decisions. 

January 1, 2019

Sanitation, automation, operational visibility and existing infrastructure are just a few of the factors that must be addressed when conducting a successful plant expansion project.

December 27, 2018

Ensuring security and safety at your food or beverage plant has never been more important. Facility owners are increasingly considering how to best protect their product, investments and, most importantly, their employees.

December 26, 2018

Robotics are a major investment for a food processing plant and companies looking to take the next step should consider specifications in advance, the type of robot needed, and more.