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DCI Furnishes Headrest Sober Living Facility

In Blog, Recovery Friendly Workplace by Morgan Dix

It was a cold and grey New Hampshire day in early December when Natanya Champney, the HR coordinator for DCI, pulled up to the Headrest Residential Facility for substance use recovery on Church Street in Lebanon, NH. She was on a mission. Natanya and her crew were delivering fourteen beds, seven wardrobes, desks, task chairs, and a single kitchen table to Headrest’s home for folks recovering from substance use disorders. …

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Edge Banding – Everything You Need To Know

In Blog, Design Resource, Green Manufacturing, solid wood, Wood is Good by Morgan Dix

When you’re choosing your residence hall furniture and deciding on the specs, you’ll inevitably choose what materials you want. Should it be totally solid wood or a laminate variety? If you choose to go with the latter, you’ll have to answer another important question. What kind of edge banding do you want? For many people who are new to buying residence hall furniture, that’s going to elicit some questioning faces. …

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How DCI Became A Recovery Friendly Workplace

In Blog, Recovery Friendly Workplace by Morgan Dix

 “We don’t have a drug epidemic anymore, we have a recovery epidemic.” -North Country Serenity Center in Littleton, NH 2016 was a tipping point for the state of New Hampshire. And not in a good way.   According to the Portland Press Herald, nearly 500 people died from drug overdoses that year. And opioid overdose fatalities increased by a rate of 191 percent over the previous five years.  Today New Hampshire …

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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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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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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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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 …

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Residence Hall Furniture: The Complete Insider’s Guide

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

Are you in the market to furnish your college or university residence hall? Maybe this is your first time buying dormitory furniture for your school’s residence hall or perhaps you’re a seasoned veteran. Either way, it’s a big job and there are so many emerging trends influencing the conception, design, development, use, and installation of residence hall furniture. So we’ve created a guide to help you navigate the key contexts and questions you should consider. …

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What Should You Do With Your Old Furniture? We’ll Buy It Back.

In Blog, Recycle, Repurpose, Reuse by Morgan Dix

Are you looking for a way to defray the expense of your furniture investment? Or maybe you’d like to find a sustainable way to give your retiring furniture another life? Perhaps you want to engage in a program that will allow you to continuously keep your residence halls looking fresh and up to date without the waste of disposable furniture. At DCI, we offer you a robust furniture buyback program. …