1. Black Diamond Quality Assurance - ISO 9001 & 3 Sigma


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    Here at Black Diamond, innovation is not a four-letter word. It is our driver. As we demand more and more from our gear, we demand more and more innovation from ourselves. As part of a new approach to designing, developing and engineering the best gear for climbing and freeride skiing, we are constantly striving to innovate not only the gear itself but also our processes. ISO 9001 Because Black Diamond is a company of climbers and freeride enthusiasts dedicated to producing the best climbing and ski gear possible, all of the products we manufacture and sell are constantly tested and improved upon. As of October 27, 1998, Black Diamond received ISO certification. ISO 9001 certification serves as a control process for companies with systems already in place to monitor design, manufacturing and testing. Our current certification helps to underscore Black Diamond's continuing commitment to producing the best gear possible. 3 SIGMA To rate our climbing gear with a meticulous degree of accuracy, Black Diamond uses a rigorous, best-in-the-industry rating standard called Three Sigma. By batch testing our climbing equipment following 3 Sigma methodologies, we can ensure that there is a 99.87% probability that the strength of any item taken from the same batch will be above the rating. And though the rigorous 3 Sigma testing method results in a rated strength that is three standard deviations lower than the average value found during testing, we feel climbing hardware requires testing with an absolutely consistent and conservative approach to ensure the high levels of quality you have come to expect from Black Diamond.

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    • Black Diamond University of Utah - Do the #metcalfpitch


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      The University of Utah Outdoor Industry Club welcomes Black Diamond CEO Peter Metcalf to campus on October 31st for their Executive Speaker Series. The video shows our enthusiasm and of course, our passion for anything Black Diamond.

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      • Conservation Alliance - Happy 25th!


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        Did you know The Conservation Alliance was founded by four companies in 1989 at the San Francisco airport? Learn more about the history and accomplishments of The Conservation Alliance from our friends in the Outdoor Industry and grantees working to protect our wild places.

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        • From The Corner Office #1: BD founder/CEO Peter Metcalf and his office/museum


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          Black Diamond Equipment’s founder and CEO, Peter Metcalf, has a corner office—the only proper corner office at BD. He moved into it when BD relocated from California in 1991, and over the past 20-plus years his corner office has become filled with an eclectic collection of historical documents, photos, awards, trivia and miscellany. “Everything in here wouldn’t be if it didn’t have a special memory, something that it was commemorating or honoring,” says Metcalf. “But if this place were to get torched tomorrow, it wouldn’t bother me a bit because 99% of my focus is on the future. This stuff is all about the past. That said, it’s also fun to have all this stuff and remember the unique memories associated with them—the amazing adventures, the partners, the experiences had, and the vistas seen.” A quick glance at the small office’s cluttered walls and over-stuffed bookshelves, however, doesn’t do justice to what has become BD’s mini-museum and hall of fame. Solution? We grabbed a camera and asked Metcalf to explain the significance and stories behind a couple of the countless items in his office. Here is the result from that quick filming session, the first video in our new series, From The Corner Office.

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          • Peter Metcalf: CEO of Black Diamond Equipment


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            We profile climbing pioneer and CEO of Black Diamond equipment, Peter Metcalf. Black Diamond is the world’s leading innovator in the design and creation of high-end climbing, mountaineering, and ski equipment. You cannot tell the history of these sports without mentioning the gear that Black Diamond makes. See what’s up next for the innovation company. http://kitheory.com/Music // Ki: Theory Song: My Thoughts kitheory.com: http://kitheory.com Yppah Song: Never Mess With Sunday yppah.bandcamp.com

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            • Stop SkiLink


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              ..."Ryan Hanlon and his crew are the Real Deal! Ryan’s ability to tell an accurate and compelling story through media is truly an artistic talent. From the moment I saw him give his first interview I knew that a true professional was helping my cause to protect my beloved Wasatch Mountains. The end result was a powerful mini documentary told by local people and presented from an outsiders perspective that really just “got it”! Ryan and his team are positive thinking, progressive moving individuals that will not disappoint and their time and talent are priceless! Thanks Ryan and Chadwell!" Jamie Kent Stop SkiLink Salt Lake City, UT

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