Manny Valdivieso, AIA
Manny Valdivieso, AIA
Senior Architect
 

Manny has over 28 years of experience in architectural design. His responsibilities include coordinating design development between the owner and client utilizing both design and construction disciplines. His duties include developing national and international architectural and construction relationships and budget preparation. In addition, he is specifically responsible for architectural design, space planning, coordination of code analysis and specifications. He has worked on projects for Burris Refrigerated, General Mills, Keystone Foods, Maple Leaf Foods and Nestlé.

7 Security Measures to Increase Facility Safety [Infographic]

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7 Security Measures to Increase Facility Safety [Infographic]

Ensuring security and safety at your food or beverage plant has never been more important. Facility owners are increasingly considering how to best protect their product, investments and, most importantly, their employees. Following 9/11, the government even increased security regulations for these processing plants that are so integral to the nation’s food supply.

Of course, no amount of planning can absolutely guarantee safety or prevent an incident, but these design measures are effective at discouraging threats and improving security.

At Stellar, we’ve built numerous food plants, and we’re constantly exploring and designing new security measures into our projects. Here are seven ways to increase safety at your facility:

 

Food and Beverage Plant Flooring: 5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Flooring System

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Food and Beverage Plant Flooring: 5 Questions to Ask When Selecting a Flooring System

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Flooring systems are one of the most critical elements in food and beverage facility design. However, owners often don’t consider selecting a flooring system until after the preliminary design phase. This is the wrong approach. You should discuss flooring systems before they are specified and before designers are in the bidding phases to facilitate the most successful system for your facility.