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The Most Common Questions from Architects About Lockers

The Most Common Questions from Architects About Lockers DeBourgh Lockers’ own Patrick and Zach travel the country talking with architects about lockers and the many details there are to know about these fascinating storage solutions. As they discovered anew at a recent event, it turns out that there are a lot of common misconceptions and…
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Are Lockers Headed for Extinction?

People sometimes ask us, “Did you know that schools aren’t really buying lockers anymore? That they don’t feel students are using school lockers, and they are choosing to spend money on other things? Are lockers going away??” It’s a sensitive topic in our circles, but, as the leading locker manufacturer in the country, we’re ready…
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Solutions for Municipalities Looking for Financing of Lockers

How is your school planning to fund its new hallway lockers? How will your athletic center pay to outfit the locker rooms? Is your agency able to afford updates to your building? Municipalities looking for financing may think they must rely on bonds or complete their remodel in phases, but with businesses like National Cooperative Leasing, paying for…
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What it Means to Be a DeBourgh Representative

  DeBourgh’s core values have traveled through the company’s legacy, and it’s been a point of pride for us so much so that our standards have extended from DeBourgh itself to our representatives. The company is selective about working with people who have similar values to ours. We don’t rush into business with people. Third…
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The History of DeBourgh & the Berg Family

      For a small, family-owned business, DeBourgh Manufacturing has truly come far and grown since its early beginnings. From the first-generation Berg brothers to the third and fourth generations of Bergs who run the company now, each member has always worked hard to maintain the integrity of the business, keeping the priorities of…
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Locker Locks – What You Need To Know

  Locks are an integral part of what makes ‘lockers’ actually function, and choosing the right lock will have a lot to do with how smoothly users can interact with their school lockers. There are several different types of locks, all sold by two major sources in the lock industry; Master Lock and Zephyr Lock.…
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Are Your Value Engineered Products Selling You Short?

    When a customer comes to us looking to have lockers made for a school, office, or other facility, they come with a list of features they would like included in the final product. But when everything is tallied up on that perfect, high-quality locker, many times people find that they have exceeded their…
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What’s an AIA and How Will Scheduling One benefit You?

  To share some of the secrets of locker making, the DeBourgh team often travels around the country presenting on the intricate process of locker construction and why it matters in the design process. This information can be especially valuable for an architect. American Institute of Architects is a membership group that provides architects with…
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How DeBourgh Mastered the Art of Customization

  Even with a wide variety of locker options and specifications, we often find customers or designers who have something different in mind, their own idea or concept. “Is this something you do?” they ask. The answer is always the same: “Let’s see what we can do!”       From Concept to Completion The…
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Choosing the Right Base for Your Lockers

From top to bottom and beyond, there’s a lot to consider about the new lockers you’re planning! Bases are yet another important element for you to consider. Most new lockers are installed on top of a base, something that sits between the locker and the floor. This is done primarily to keep harsh chemicals in…
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