Stellar completed an expansion to the Starbucks Soluble Coffee Facility in Augusta, Ga. The $121 million design-build project added 150,000 ft2 to the existing building, nearly doubling its original size to a total of about 325,000 ft2.
The expansion added six whole bean roasters, allowing the facility to produce up to 146.8 million lb of coffee annually at maximum capacity. Stellar also designed and installed provisions for two future packaging lines to accommodate continued growth.
Work on the expansion began in October 2017. The plant produces packaged coffee for Starbucks stores and retail locations in the northeast and southeast United States.