Design-build firm Stellar started construction of a 411,500 ft2 poultry processing facility for Bell & Evans in Fredericksburg, Pa. It is scheduled for completion in December 2021.

Stellar will use its in-house capabilities for design, refrigeration, thermal and utilities work. The facility will include a natural ammonia refrigeration system. It also will repurpose thermal energy from the company’s nearby rendering facility to provide more plant water heating.

Stellar is coordinating with European manufacturer Marel, which is supplying equipment and process engineering for the project.