Cover Story: What's F.A. Davis Doing Right?
For the company’s 125th anniversary, F.A. Davis had a major city thoroughfare closed down for a catered tent party under the stars. A film production company was hired to build a facsimile reproduction of the company’s old building facade, right down to the old-fashioned security tape on faux glass doors. Blown-up pictures of past presidents occupied upper floor windows, reminding all present that this was a celebration of more than just books and buildings.
“We are focused on quality, but we are focused on relationships as well,” Spraggins says. “It just has a more personal feel. People feel that they are not just a cog in a wheel, and the powers that be will not look on them as dispensable commodities. There is a human element that is very apparent here.”