Green Process

A greener remanufacturing process.

At Davies, environmental considerations play a considerable role in every aspect of our remanufacturing process.

  • We start with workspace furniture that has reached the end of its current lifecycle —dismantle and strip it down to its core materials, sand off the paint and remove the fabric skins.
  • Next we repair each component, removing dents, replacing any core parts or materials that are damaged.
  • Finally, we reassemble each product back to its original quality—repaint using no VOC paints, re-laminate desktops using water based glues and other low-emitting products, and recover panels using primarily recycled fabrics. We even replace tubular fluorescent lighting with more environmentally friendly LED low energy task products.

The end result is indistinguishable from new furniture—but costs a fraction of the price.

To learn more, read the study, “The Energy and Environmental Benefits of Remanufactured Office Furniture,” featuring Davies Office and conducted by the National Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery at Rochester Institute of Technology.

In 2017 a Life Cycle Assessment Case Study was conducted by The Center of Excellence in Advanced and Sustainable Manufacturing (COE-ASM) located at the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology. The Life Cycle Assessment verifies the competitive advantages of the remanufacturing business model. Read the Life Cycle Assessment Case Study.