September 20, 2018

A meat processing plant in Ohio used polypropylene-random pipe in an effort to cut down on installation time and eliminate leaks.

September 1, 2018

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 legislation has created an ideal time for companies to invest in capital improvements.

August 28, 2018

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 recent changes in LEED requirements, we're going to see an increase in projects utilizing LID in the near future.

August 23, 2018

When Starbucks engaged Stellar to design and build a soluble coffee manufacturing facility, it set the goal of creating the most functionally and technologically advanced plant in the United States. To say Starbucks achieved that objective might be an understatement, as the award-winning facility has set a new standard in the industry.

August 20, 2018

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 unique soluble coffee plant. The award-winning facility in Augusta, Georgia, was designed to produce the company’s VIA instant coffee products, and it’s cutting-edge in every sense of the word.

August 9, 2018

A design/build firm with extensive experience building cold storage facilities Stellar has applied that knowledge to identify six factors currently affecting the cold storage construction industry.

August 7, 2018

Technology and ever-increasing consumer demand are driving food and beverage companies to compete at a different level than ever before. Speed to market is increasingly important to doing business — the faster a new plant can be built or renovated, the sooner it can begin producing a return on investment.

August 1, 2018

The new facility has insulated panels and an interstitial space located above each of the process areas for accommodating the mechanical and electrical systems. Stellar Group provided the engineering design and architectural services for the plant.

July 3, 2018

Food and beverage manufacturing facilities are notorious for how much water they consume. While water is central to your plant’s operations, there may be ways you can operate more efficiently and be smarter about how your plant uses water.

June 18, 2018

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 for corporate entities to spend on new equipment and infrastructure. Plus, the combination of mergers and acquisitions, advances in technology and evolving consumer demand is spurring innovation. The speed-to-market food and beverage industry is only moving faster.

June 12, 2018

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-day food plant projects.

June 8, 2018

Many food & beverage processors are renovating/expanding their existing plants to meet FSMA and consumer demands.

June 5, 2018

Site selection credits that are now harder to earn in LEED v4 include green vehicles and rainwater management, which can be tricky to achieve depending on a company's priorities and budget.

June 1, 2018

Nestlé awarded the contract for engineering, architectural and construction management to Stellar Group of Jacksonville, Florida. The plant and the storage facility have both been built to allow major expansion at a later date. Nestlé USA Prepared Foods division opened the first frozen food production line in March 2003; a second was opened in September 2003. The two production lines operate under a two-shift system.

June 1, 2018

Jacksonville, Florida-headquartered Stellar, a fully integrated firm engaged in design, engineering, construction and mechanical services for food processors, cold storage operators and other industries, has issues an e-book that focuses on recent tax reform in the United States, capital expenditures and the current state of the food industry – and what it all means for food and beverage manufacturers.