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Dancker acquires US Business Interiors

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Dancker CEO Steven Lang.
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Somerville-based interior solutions firm Dancker has acquired the assets of U.S. Business Interiors, a Steelcase furniture dealer headquartered in Capitol Heights, Md.

Founded in 1829, Dancker provides architectural, furniture, technology and logistics solutions to corporate, education and health care facilities.

“We are a significant player in the Northeast within the commercial interiors industry,” Dancker CEO Steven Lang said. “About 40 percent of our business with our current Fortune 500 clients is fitting out commercial space for them across the country. We are excited about our USBI acquisition, because it will allow us to engage new Fortune 500 clients and the federal government in that region. There are a fair number of corporate clients in the Mid-Atlantic region who we believe are underserved for their commercial interior needs.”

He declined to disclose financial terms of the acquisition.

USBI has 75 employees; with the acquisition, Dancker will have more than 200 employees.

“All employees are keeping their jobs,” Lang said. “This is about leveraging our position to sell architecture, furniture and technology products to our clients. We believe that at our best we are trusted advisers to our clients. We are creating unique spaces that improve the flow of business in an office environment. We believe that space actually matters and planning the right office space improves business results.”

Dancker operates from experience centers and logistics facilities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, supporting clients locally and across North America.

Lang said that customers will experience a seamless transition. In addition to acquiring USBI’s headquarters location, Dancker will take-over USBI’s showroom on South Charles Street in Baltimore.

“Clients will now benefit from even greater expertise, working with an industry leader able to provide fully integrated architectural, furniture, technology and logistical solutions,” said Kurt Weiss, president of USBI, in a statement.

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David Hutter grew up in Darien, Conn., and covers higher education, transportation and manufacturing for NJBIZ. He can be reached at dhutter@njbiz.com.

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