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DFB Sales, Inc.

DFB Sales, Inc. DFB Sales, Inc.
21-07 Borden Ave.
Long Island City NY 11101
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Contact Person: Marissa Gawloski
Phone: (718) 475-4511 DFB Sales, a Long Island City manufacturer of interior products including interior finishes and window shades has learned to overcome the increasing challenges that manufacturers endure each day in New York City. Started in 1946, the company now known as DFB Sales moved from a smaller location in Manhattan to Long Island City in 1981 to house its entire operation of manufacturing, project managers, estimators, sales representatives, production staff and shop floor personnel. DFB is keeping jobs in the city by employing around 100 residents from the immediate area who are mostly minorities (approximately 75%). All employees are offered a 401K plan and full health care benefits.

Understanding the needs of architects and designers, DFB began to see the need for green. The Studio at DFB created a line of Durable Applied Surfaces to promote green wall finished. The finishes called Vitruv, Vitori, and Vasari have evolved overtime. The process to create and manufacture sustainable products began about three years ago. These products are appropriate for specification in LEED building projects as well as construction developments driven by environmental concerns. DFB partnered with Rochester Institute of Technology's Sustainable Systems Research Center who performed a sustainability assessment, which highlighted the product features that are sustainable and identified areas that needed improvement. Through this partnership, DFB now manufactures an environmentally friendly family of Durable Applied Surfaces and strives to select materials that have sustainable attributes.

All of our Durable Applied Surfaces share common sustainable traits: low or now VOC content; extreme durability; scrub and wear resistant; locally manufactured in Long Island City and installed by in-house installers; on site reclamation which reduces waste and minimal disposal; manufacturing processes that minimize the use of nonrenewable energy; and can be cleaned with non-caustic products. Just as consumers are more conscious to purchase local produce, designers are increasingly specifying locally manufactured products. Specifying locally promotes local business development and reduces pollution linked with shipping materials long distance. A commitment to quality and service has been DFB's promise for decades and now included is a commitment to sustainability.

Made in Long Island City, Queens County, New York, made in the USA.

Buy local Long Island City, Queens County, New York.

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Date added: 29.9.2008  
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