RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT

Mane, Inc.
North American Headquarters Building
Cincinnati, OH

After experiencing years of double-digit growth, global French corporation Mane, Inc. selected Hixson to create a new, world-class North American headquarters facility. Completed in September 2012, the $32MM, 85,000 SF Cincinnati Development Center is a distinctive facility designed to be second to none in the industry:

> Labs dedicated to different uses (e.g., savory, beverages, sweet) are co-located within the facility to provide energy savings. They are designed with common features that allow them to be re-purposed as needs change, yet have separate HVAC and lighting controls to meet precise environment needs.

> A unique, 16-cubicle consumer insights/sensory services testing center enables Mane to gather its own customer data to use in product development.

> Small batches created in labs can be easily scaled up to larger, production-size batches at the facility's two-floor pilot plant.

> Sustainability was a key focus of the design.