Rosina Food Products has opened a new 105,000-sq-ft meat processing facility in West Seneca, N.Y. The $73.2 million facility includes a high-speed, state-of-the-art production line, which will help the family-owned company ramp up production of frozen meatballs, sliced sausage, and other toppings to keep up with growing demand.
The facility was designed and constructed by Stellar, which provided planning, design, pre-construction, and construction services for the Brownfield Clean-up Program project.
“The new facility allows Rosina to continue delivering excellent quality products to consumers,” says Russell Corigliano, CEO and president of Rosina Food Products. “We knew Stellar’s proven record of designing and building innovative, progressive facilities would set our company up for success as we sought to expand operations. The team worked alongside us every step of the way as obstacles arose and offered a list of solutions every time.”
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The project was shut down in early 2020 for six months as the coronavirus spread, but Stellar used that time to make value management changes to the design, such as engineering the building for future expansion, including process line additions, consolidation of office areas, and space for a future finished goods freezer.
“Our team was able to roll with the punches to make owner-requested changes as needed throughout the project,” says Stellar project manager Dobbie John. “We leveraged our experience and expertise to ensure the facility was completed on schedule and within budget. We’re thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with the Corigliano family to ensure their business continues thriving as it grows.”