Press Release

Turbo Squid is fully functional after weathering Hurricane Katrina

(Houston, TX – September 15, 2005) - Turbo Squid, home of the world’s largest collection of royalty-free 3D assets, has weathered Hurricane Katrina, set-up a temporary satellite office in Houston, TX, and remains fully functional.

Turbo Squid Swimming Safely and Fully Functional

All members of the Turbo Squid team are safe and the company remains fully operational in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Although Turbo Squid’s email system suffered a temporary outage during the first few days after the storm, the web site and customer support system remained completely intact. The email system is back to 100% as of Friday September 2nd. Since Turbo Squid’s home office in New Orleans is currently inaccessible, the company has set-up a temporary satellite office in an effort to provide to the 3D community the same service levels to which it has become accustomed. The address of the new office is:

  • Turbo Squid, Inc.
  • 5414 Beverly Hill St., #48
  • Houston, TX 77056

Tentacles Spread Across the Country

The members of the Turbo Squid team have relocated to different parts of the United States and are currently running the company largely as a virtual operation with a temporary home-base in Houston. Updated contact information of Turbo Squid’s departments can be found on the company’s web site at the Company Info page.

“Although we experienced some minor interruptions in our email system during the first days after the Hurricane, we do not expect any further complications for our user base. The company has fully re-grouped, all systems are operational, and we have set-up an office as well as new phone numbers for all departments. We can assure our community that we remain to be fully dedicated to them and that we will do everything to keep any disruptions in their Turbo Squid experience minimal, even under the current circumstances,” said Andy Wisdom, Chief Executive Officer of Turbo Squid, Inc.

Gratitude for Help and Commitment to New Orleans

“We are truly grateful for all the help that we, as a company and as individuals, have received from the 3D community, many companies within and outside the industry, and the residents in cities all across the United States, who received us with open arms during our emergency relocation,” noted Andy Wisdom. “In an effort to help the city of New Orleans, we are committed to returning to and rebuilding our great hometown. Moreover, we’re attempting to leverage our global community and web site traffic to direct additional disaster aid to the many victims of this incredible tragedy.”

About TurboSquid

Founded in 2000, TurboSquid is dedicated to the management and distribution of digital products and other relevant content for 3D and 2D designers and creative professionals. TurboSquid provides a global market for digital products by enabling individual and corporate users to list, promote and sell their content to users around the world. In 2003, TurboSquid was named as the exclusive publisher and worldwide distributor for the Autodesk Certified Animation Plug-in Program. TurboSquid is a privately held and venture-backed company. More information can be found at the company's web site: www.turbosquid.com.

Contact:
Alex Forst
Marketing Manager
Tel: (713) 621-4419
TurboSquid, Inc.