Last month I had the pleasure of flying to North Carolina to check out the brand spankin’ (not that I believe in spanking) headquarters of Britax, purveyors of phenomenally safe car seats as well as strollers and other children’s accoutrements. The building was awesome and custom made for Britax, I’d show you pictures and all, but due to trade secret stuff, I’m only going to show you a bit of the outside with their pretty new sign.
It was cool to see the building and all, but in the end a building is just a building. It’s the people in the building and what they do that really makes the place of interest to me. I fell in love with Britax as a company when I went to visit their former headquarters. Seeing the way they run things really made an impression on me and made me realize that as a company they keep people in mind; they keep the people who work for them and the people they make the products for in mind. None of this is abstract, they work with people and for people.
Visiting the new headquarters actually brought me to tears this time because right in the work area where everyone can see, they have a board filled with letters that have been written to them by people who truly appreciate what has gone into making Britax car seats the standard of safety in children’s car seats. I’m actually tearing up writing about it right now because these letters told stories of children in Britax car seats surviving accidents where the adults were not so lucky. It is in no way an exaggeration to say that Britax car seats save lives and that means that the people who build these seats for us are helping to save lives. They take their work seriously and are empowered to speak up if they think something needs immediate attention. It really is a beautiful thing and makes me feel so fortunate that my children get to ride in safety.
Another wonderful part of the trip was getting to see so many of my fellow Britax Latina Bloggers, not all of us could make it because trying to get a group of 11 bloggers who are all mothers living in different states to get together at the same time in the same place is pretty much impossible.
It was a very quick trip, flew in one day and flew out the next, but I’m so glad I got to go because I came away as excited as ever to let everyone know just how great a company Britax is and if you have kids that are in car seats, you are going to FLIP over their new ClickTight Technology, this stuff is revolutionary. No more struggling to install a car seat and having to put all your weight into it. You just click and that’s it! Crazy easy and crazy tight! Check out the video to see what I’m talking about.