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Why We Source Mattresses Made By Blind & Visually Impaired Workers

In Beds, Green Manufacturing by Morgan Dix

Eighty four years ago, in a small two-room shop in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a few members of the local Lions Club gathered to charter a new initiative. They were opening a manufacturing plant operated by the visually impaired. It started small, but it grew into something remarkable. Humble Beginnings The organization founded that day was called Winston-Salem Industries for the Blind. It would grow to become IFB Solutions, the largest employer …

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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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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 …

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Case Study: Fordham University

In Beds, Blog, Recycle, Repurpose by Morgan Dix

Summary: Fordham University maintains a strong commitment to sustainability, and that’s made them an ideal parter for DCI over the years. In 2014, DCI partnered with Fordham University to furnish their stunning new Law School and residence hall at Lincoln Center. Around the same time, DCI was responsible for recycling 300 sets of furniture at their Bronx-based Rose Hill campus. Project Name: Fordham University Project Location: Lincoln Center, Manhattan; Rose Hill, The Bronx Project Size: 430 Sets Building …

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Case Study: New York University

In Beds, Blog, Recycle, Reuse, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

NYU Dorm Furniture Summary: Advancing sustainability values in New York City and beyond is a big priority for NYU. DCI partnered with NYU to provide locally crafted, long lasting furniture built from FSC-certified wood that would endure for more than 25 years while forging innovative green reuse solutions. Case Study: Sustainable NYU Dorm Furniture Project Name: Brittany & Lipton Residence Halls Project Location: New York City, New York Project Size: 1200+ Building Type: Multi-Use Residence Halls Project Team: NYU, Matiz …