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Black Diamond Equipment CEO and Founder Peter Metcalf testifies before House Committee on Natural Resources in Washington, D.C.
Our founder and CEO, Peter Metcalf, has been out fighting the good fight recently, both in Washington D.C. before the House Committee on Natural Resources and in an essay for Rock & Ice magazine. He recently sent out an email to everyone here at BD about these recent efforts and what it means to him. Below is that email, as well as some links to his Rock & Ice essay and a copy of his testimony. To watch the entire webcast of the hearing (Metcalf's testimony starts at 02:07:10), click here .
From: Peter Metcalf Subject: Making A Difference & Walking The Walk Date: March 9, 2011 5:26:22 AM MST
Dear Black Diamond Employees: Two of Black Diamond’s founding constructs that we have attempted to live by in our...
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Here at Black Diamond, our athletes' all-consuming drive to spend as much time in the mountains, at the crags and on the trails as possible tends to make for some interesting living situations. Modded-out cargo vans, backwoods shacks, parents' basements and musty expedition tents-the idiosyncratic places they reside when they're not doing what... [READ MORE]
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Here at Black Diamond, our athletes' all-consuming drive to spend as much time in the mountains, at the crags and on the trails as possible tends to make for some interesting living situations. Modded-out cargo vans, backwoods shacks, parents' basements and musty expedition tents—the idiosyncratic places they reside when they're not doing... [READ MORE]