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A Look at Inferior Windows, Wood Products, and T-Shirts

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 06/09/2014 2:18PM

A look at the sources contributing to the decline in quality spanning all types of products including windows, floor coverings, wood alternatives, and T-shirts


Why Did I Go FSC? Because Business is Business

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 06/04/2014 4:14PM

I was forced to pursue an FSC certification since Re-View was selected to manufacture historic window replicas for a LEED gold university project. To secure a precious point towards a gold standing, the project demanded all wood be FSC


Take Some Sage Advice from Olympics Snowboard Champ

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 02/12/2014 4:27PM

I was absolutely blown away by the winter Olympics men’s slopestyle event this past weekend when American Sage Kotsenberg secured a gold medal. As a middle-aged snowboarder, what really impressed me was the attitude of the victor.


Raising the Bar, in Sports, and Construction Projects

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 01/09/2014 9:14PM

As I was watching the Florida State/Auburn NCAA football title game Monday night, I reflected upon the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) system of ranking the teams.




OSHA Should Know It's None of Their Business

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 10/04/2013 3:47PM

To succeed as a business owner these days you've got to be optimistic. That is why I found it strange that I was so discomfitted by waiting in the conference room at the regional OSHA office.


Pension Programs in Sorry State

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 10/01/2013 3:47PM

After healthcare, another issue weighing on me is pensions. Our union affiliations across the country inform us of the precarious conditions of the local union pension plans.


OSHA, Healthcare: It's None of Their Business

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 09/25/2013 3:47PM

I think you almost have to be overly optimistic to succeed as a business owner these days. That is why I found it strange that I was so discomforted by waiting in the conference room at the regional OSHA office.


Affirmative Action in the Construction Industry

By Brooks Gentleman Posted: 06/13/2013 2:54PM

Brooks Gentleman looks at the history and effectiveness of affirmative action projects in the construction industry.


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