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PARSIPPANY — On Thursday, September 6, The Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills welcomed MANE USA, Fragrance Development Center, to the township.

In welcoming the over one hundred employees in attendance to Parsippany were Parsippany-Troy Hills Mayor Michael Soriano, Council Vice President Janice McCarthy, Councilman Michael dePierro, Councilwoman Loretta Gragnani, Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Committee Vice Chairman Frank Cahill, and member Thomas Williams, Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce Board members Nicolas Limanov and Alan Golub, Esq.

Mane USA, a French fragrance and flavor company, acquired 339 Jefferson Road from Prism Capital Partners in May 2017.

The new state-of-the-art, 100,000 square feet facility located at 339 Jefferson Road is home to MANE’s Commercial, Creative, R&D and Corporate Teams. The expansive space is fully equipped with cutting-edge robotics, a 2,000 square feet consumer insights testing centre, sensory odor booths and extensive testing laboratories. Its third floor houses a full-service hair salon and commercial grade laundry facility. The office space is continuously replenished with 100% fresh air allowing for an odour-free fragrance creation environment. The contemporary, full service salon contains four sinks and four drying/styling stations to evaluate haircare product usage from start to finish. From shampoos and conditioners to styling products and raw materials, they are able to test through all phases of product development. The salon is designed for both internal fragrance testing and customer on site product evaluations.

Prism’s in-house construction team fitted out Mane USA’s 70,000-square-foot space. The full-service commercial real estate owner/operator will continue as property manager for the fully occupied, 102,000-square-foot property, which also serves as home to Hollister Construction and Ascend Laboratories.

The project included a complete overhaul of the building’s three-story atrium lobby and upgraded finishes throughout. Prism also incorporated enhanced building services including a fitness center and grab-and-go café.

A flexible, Consumer Insights Center, 2,000 square foot facility to accommodate a variety of research needs. The space is host to focus group sessions, in depth interviews and our proprietary P2C Perfumer to Consumer Workshops. The testing room is fully equipped with audio and video capabilities and a large one way observation mirror. Adjacent to the focus group room are six sensory testing booths and four sinks that allow for on-site consumer product testing. MANE has assembled an extensive, diverse demographic consumer database and retains in house management of all data collection and analysis.

Situated on five acres, the granite-clad building offers underground parking in addition to surface lots. It is strategically located near the junction of I-80 and I-287, just minutes from the Parsippany Sheraton and Hyatt House hotels.