Rosina Food Products Inc., a leading manufacturer of frozen Italian specialty foods, announced the opening of its new meat processing facility in the Buffalo area. The $73.2 million facility was designed and constructed by Stellar, a firm focused on design, engineering, construction, thermal, refrigeration and mechanical services worldwide.

Global demand for Rosina products grew dramatically even as companies and consumers found themselves tightening their budgets with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 105,000-square-foot building includes a high-speed, state-of-the-art production line, which enables the family-owned company to ramp up production of frozen meatballs, sliced sausage and other toppings to keep up with soaring demand.

“The new facility allows Rosina to continue delivering excellent quality products to consumers,” said Russell Corigliano, CEO and president of Rosina Food Products Inc. “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.

Stellar provided planning, design, pre-construction and construction services for the Brownfield Clean-up Program project. The facility, located at at 3100 Clinton Street in West Seneca, New York, includes:

  • Receiving docks
  •  Ingredient holding areas
  • Meat processing area
  • Oven room
  • Packaging room
  •  Shipping docks
  •  Ammonia refrigeration
  • Mechanical support equipment
  •  Office spaces
  • Waste treatment facility

Stellar engineered the building for future expansion including process line additions, consolidation of office areas and space for a future finished goods freezer.

Stellar self-performed 45% of the work utilizing the local labor market. To complete the project, 90% of the workers were contracted from western New York.

About Stellar
Stellar is a fully integrated design, engineering, construction, refrigeration and mechanical services firm serving commercial, industrial and public sector markets across the United States and around the world. More than 750 Stellar employees worldwide design, build and maintain award-winning food processing plants, refrigerated warehouses, distribution centers, commercial buildings and military facilities. In addition to its Jacksonville, Florida, headquarters, the company operates support locations and offices throughout the United States. Stellar also serves Central and South America, Europe and India.