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Case Study: Mid-Century Modern at UCLA’s Boulevard Apartments

In Blog, case study, Design Resource by Morgan Dix

Summary: UCLA Housing and UCLA Medical joined forces to buy a beautiful and stylish new apartment complex for their medical staff and graduate students. DCI furnished the apartment complex with a new premium mid-century modern solid wood collection on an accelerated timeline.  Case Study: Mid Century Modern at UCLA Project Name: Boulevard Apartments Project Location: Los Angeles, CA Dates: June 2020 Project Size: 122 bedroom sets, 70 dining sets Building …

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$75k Vermont Grant Helps DCI Support Local North Country Economies

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

Northern New England used to be a mecca for mill towns.  The ubiquitous rivers and streams that branched across the Northeast United States powered paper, pulp, and textile mills and catapulted America to a pre-eminent position in global manufacturing during the industrial revolution. Two hundred years later, that vaunted seat of manufacturing might has ceded with slow but steady momentum to cheaper southern labor, demographic shifts, and global outsourcing.  A …

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For Immediate Release: Working Lands Enterprise Initiative Awards $75,000 To DCI,Inc.

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

The State of Vermont’s Working Lands Enterprise Initiative awarded DCI,Inc. a $75,000 grant as part of their supply chain business impact grants. The grant supports Vermont companies who are contributing to the state’s forest products industry and positively impacting the supply chain. DCI operates one of Vermont’s only FSC-certified sawmills. And the company will use the funds to expand the mill to house a new state-of-the-art high efficiency resaw to increase overall yield and …

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Why We Source Mattresses Made By Blind & Visually Impaired Workers

In Beds, Blog, 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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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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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 …