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Stellar Ranked Second-Leading International Food Processing Design Firm for Second Consecutive Year; In Top 10 Among International Food Processing Contractors

Stellar, a fully integrated firm focused on design, engineering, construction and mechanical services worldwide, has once again been ranked the world’s second-leading international food processing design firm by Engineering News-Record (ENR). 

The magazine also ranked the company a Top-10 firm for international food processing contractors. The rankings, recently released in the magazine’s “Global Sourcebook,” are based on 2012 contractor and design firm revenue from manufacturing.

"The strong ENR rankings are a reflection of our continued leadership in the international food sector," said Michael Santarone, president and chief operations officer, Stellar. "As our clients expand into foreign markets, they are demanding that overseas facilities have the same high level of food safety and quality as their U.S. facilities. By working with us, they get the same U.S. food industry expertise, delivered by a team that also understands local markets and customs."

Stellar’s clients include many Fortune 500 food companies, such as Nestlé, Kraft, Starbucks, Heinz, General Mills, Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Tyson and ConAgra Foods. In addition to its food sector expertise, Stellar provides unmatched self-performance capabilities. The company’s in-house employees provide a full range of services, from design, construction, refrigeration, building envelope services, automation, mechanical and more.

Last year Stellar expanded into China to offer its food expertise to manufacturers and distributors growing their operations in the Asia-Pac region. The company established its China headquarters in Shanghai, opened branch offices in both Beijing and Guangzhou, and has several active projects under way for international Fortune 500 food and cold storage companies.

About Stellar

Stellar is an architecture, engineering, construction and mechanical services firm. Using a fully integrated approach, Stellar’s team of more than 600 people worldwide create award-winning food and beverage processing plants; refrigerated warehouses; distribution centers; commercial, institutional and military facilities; and industrial refrigeration, mechanical, thermal, cooling and power systems. In addition to its Jacksonville, Fla., headquarters, Stellar operates 12 support locations throughout the United States and has offices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, China and Puerto Rico. The company also serves Central and South America, Europe and India. For more information, visit

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