Advanced Technology in the Hands of Skilled Craftsmen
At DCI, we use mainly aluminum and steel to fabricate our products. From our patented extruded shapes for our sun control products line, to DCI can also fabricate a broad range of custom signs. We use plastics forming for acrylics, polycarbonate, PVC, and other materials. For flexible faces, we use vinyls, inks, and a variety of substrates; we also have the ability to screen print both flexible and rigid face materials. Our structural steel fabrication employs rolling, welding, cutting, punching, and drilling.
In addition, our electronic design files integrate flawlessly with our state-of-the-art, computer-driven manufacturing equipment for precision reproduction. We also archive these designs should a component require replacement or revision in the future. This ensures that reproduction is identical to the original.
DCI design services are available for our entire product line.
Let’s Get Technical
DCI Signs & Awnings, Inc’s. manufacturing facility is located in Newark, New Jersey.
Key features of our current facility include:
30,000 square feet of dedicated manufacturing space
5,000 square feet of warehouse space to accommodate indoor storage and project bundling
5,000 square feet of general office space
10,000 square feet of paved and fenced yard with 24-hour video surveillance for installation equipment and outdoor storage.
DCI is currently looking to expand into a larger facility in central New Jersey with an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 square feet of manufacturing and office space with an additional 50,000 square feet of paved yard for installation equipment and outdoor storages.
DCI Signs & Awnings, Inc. takes great pride in the quality of our manufacturing personnel.
Key features of our personnel are:
Highly-trained and dedicated personnel in all aspects of the sign, awning, canopy fabrication and assembly processes
Superior safety performance in all departments
We recognize that high-quality and cost-effectiveness come through the use of best-in-class manufacturing processes such as our cloud-based operations software, which allows us to properly execute, track, and manage our projects at all phases of construction. Software integration into our fabrication process has helped DCI streamline and continue to meet and exceed our clients strictest requirements.
Key Manufacturing Processes:
CAD / CAM
DCI Signs & Awnings, Inc’s. experienced CAD/CAM operators use state of the art software and equipment to achieve best quality in a cost effective manner. We have CNC Routers tables along with CNC channel letter making machines and CNC folding and shearing. These machines allow us to have a greater capability in custom fabricating the custom parts for all our products.
DCI Signs & Awnings, Inc. has the creativity and experience to meet your decorating needs by using high-quality vinyl films and various substrates in accordance with the customer’s specification. DCI has three high-speed vinyl cutter/plotters, two large format printers setup with UV inks and a 64-inch hot and cold roll laminator.
DCI Signs & Awnings, Inc. utilizes the most current illumination technology, whether it’s LED, fluorescent, neon, or any other type of lighting, to meet the customer needs. DCI works with the major LED manufacturers and suppliers to stay abreast of changes in LED technology.
CUSTOM METAL FABRICATION
With more than 100 years of combined experience of skilled labor, DCI Signs & Awnings, Inc. has the ability to make a variety of unique shapes, sizes, and designs. DCI utilizes aluminum extrusions and structural shapes with steel as the main structural component as needed, in our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility using the most current technology and equipment.
CHANNEL LETTER MANUFACTURING
Kieffer & Co., Inc. has a state-of-the-art proprietary production line process that can quickly produce large quantities of channel letters, by using automated forming equipment, custom designed letter stitching machines, and a completely tooled assembly line process. We are able to accommodate all customer designs, fonts, and styles. Illumination is provided by using the best LED’s in the sign industry. All illumination is production line tested to ensure it meets the customer’s’ needs, brightness, and evenness. Our channel letter process is designed to go from fabrication to crate using the least amount of handling possible for less congestion, reduced idle time, and timely delivery.
Complete with full-color mixing capacity, we are able to match over 10,000 colors creating a vibrant palette of sign finishes. We use modern electrostatic painting equipment to provide high quality painted finishes using Akzo Nobel Acrylic Polyurethane Coatings.
Environmentally-friendly processes create conditions where air emissions consistently register below limitations established by the Department of Natural Resources, EPA, and OSHA.
CRATING AND FREIGHTING
All signs are carefully crated into custom packaging designed to meet the National Motor Freight Carrier’s specifications. Capable of shipping via flatbed, LTL; single or large capacity loads; via shipping brokers, with third-party billing, and internationally, we have numerous options to meet our customer’s freight requirements.