Video: Making Sustainable Hardwood Furniture in the White Mountains

In Green Manufacturing by Amos Kober

We’re lucky. Want to know why?

Because we get to make sustainable hardwood furniture in one of the most beautiful regions on earth: the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Green Mountains of Vermont.

The DCI factory is located in Lisbon New Hampshire, and our sawmill is less than an hour down the road in South Royalton, Vermont.

This is the place where I grew up. I was raised in the house and barn in the opening shot of this video. It’s also where DCI founder Henry Kober, my father, started our residence hall furniture business.

Like most things, it started small. Henry Kober built the furniture in the barn of our 1800’s farmhouse by hand. We could have never imagined where we’d be today.

These days, my brother David and I share the responsibility of running the company with our father and serving a global customer base.

And although the scope of our projects is global in scale, DCI is a family business that has grown into a community of local men and women who care deeply about building the finest sustainable hardwood furniture for student residence halls.

My father cares deeply about the people in the North Country. They’re his people. That’s why he’s so proud to support more than 150 local employees in the region.

I hope you enjoy this short video. It shows some of the stunning landscapes where we’re privileged to make sustainable hardwood furniture and briefly depicts the journey from rough logs to the final furniture product.