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DCI Furnishes Compass House for Women In Recovery

In Blog, Recovery Friendly Workplace by Morgan Dix

  Over 20 million Americans identify as in recovery. Yet only 10% of adults who need treatment for substance use actually get services. Substance Use Disorder is a chronic, relapsing brain disease, and recovery takes more than just good intentions or strong willpower. -NavigatingRecovery.org   It was a sunny and windy winter day when I pulled off the I-93 north expressway from Boston to meet up with Natanya Champney, DCI’s …

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Penn State’s Demo Dorm Room

In Bedroom, Purchasing and Value by Morgan Dix

We love working with Penn State University. Previously, we’ve shared with you their unique and engaging process for choosing residence hall furniture. They call it the Best Value Process or BVP for short. What’s so unique about Penn State, in our experience, is that they fully include their students in their furniture vetting and selection process. The Demo Dorm Room Earlier this week we were visiting Penn State as part …

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Life or Death: Guardrails Are No Laughing Matter

In Bedroom, Beds, Blog by Morgan Dix

“College students are our future. Why are we putting them in significant danger where they should feel safest?” -Clark Jacobs, Co-founder, Rail Against the Danger, TBI and stroke survivor.   Broken arms. Cracked skulls. Strokes. Blunt force trauma. Brain bleeds.  What do these injuries make you think of? Maybe football? Or a horrible car accident? Domestic abuse? Nope! It’s a little more mundane than that. Try slumbering college students tumbling …

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Introducing the Rowan Collection

In Bedroom, Design Resource by Morgan Dix

  Looking for an elegant and modern series of chests, tables, and desks? We are delighted to introduce you to our new Rowan Collection. Elegant Modern Design Highlighting a wood and metal mix, and clean geometric lines, Rowan boasts a quintessential modern design. Specifically, a powder coated geometric metal frame is the stylistic hallmark of this ensemble. True to the core tenets of mid century modern design, the very structure of …

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Furnishing UC Irvine’s Incredible New Middle Earth Residence Hall

In Bedroom, Blog, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

This summer, we had the great good fortune to furnish UC Irvine’s beautiful new residence hall, the Middle Earth Towers. [See the video below.] And this is not the first time we’ve worked with UCI on a big project. A few years ago, we furnished their dazzling LEED Platinum Mesa Court expansion. During that project, we developed an innovative space-saving design to help them increase occupancy and manage a last …

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DCI Hosts Sustainability Delegation From South & Central America

In Blog, Green Manufacturing, Nontoxic, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

The White Mountains of New Hampshire are dramatic and beautiful. Driving into the North Country, they suddenly rise from the rolling pastoral hills of northern New England.  Approaching the sheer granite faces of Franconia Notch, you wouldn’t be the first person to draw comparisons to Yosemite’s magnificent half dome. Yes, they exist on different scales, but they’re both arresting. So it was no surprise that awe and appreciation for New …

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Russian Sustainable Forestry Delegation Tours DCI Factory

In Blog, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

“Half of the Great Northern Forest, the green crown of our planet, is situated in Russia.” Anna Kosnikovskaya It was an unseasonably warm day in late March in the North Country when six members of a Russian sustainable forestry delegation walked into our headquarters in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Sporting a mix of clean Patagonia-style outdoor gear and stylish parkas, they could have easily passed for American graduate …

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Case Study: USAG Daegu Shilla Tower

In Blog, Design Resource, Lounge, Purchasing and Value by Morgan Dix

Summary: In early 2019, DCI furnished USAG Daegu Shilla Tower, a family housing apartment complex  in the South Korean city of Daegu. We developed a unique design solution to deal with compressed timelines. In the process, we created added value for our customer. Name: USAG Daegu Shilla Tower Location: Daegu, Korea Size: 90 sets of furniture Building Type: Multi-use Apartment Complex Project Team: Army Corps of Engineers & DCI Product List: Coffee table, End Table, …

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Bed Bugs In College Dorms: How We Beat Them & How You Can Too

In Bedroom, Blog by Morgan Dix

Oh no!! You’ve got bed bugs. Nothing inspires as much dread in the minds and hearts of college residence hall and facilities managers to say nothing of anxious students. With good reason. Bed bugs in college dorms is a growing problem across the country and it’s tricky to treat. Thankfully, we’ve engineered an effective solution that halts infestations. adecologicfurniture.com-domain_domains-mobile-us And there’s a reason it’s called an infestation. Bed bugs spread …

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Case Study: The Bruin Shelter for Homeless College Students

In Beds, Blog, Repurpose, Reuse, Student Engagement by Amos Kober

Every once in awhile you get the chance to contribute to something really important. As a company, we’re quick to respond to these moments because they they give special meaning to what we do. When UCLA student Louis Tse reached out to me and shared the story of his burgeoning Bruin Shelter for homeless college students (now called Students 4 Students), I knew it was one of those moments. You see, Louis …