GTS Helped Customers Continue Business after Hurricanes

In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, many glass shops across the Gulf Coast were struggling to return to normal life, both on the business and personal front. GTS Services, a technology unit of PPG Industries, reports that for at least one of its customers, the use of GlasPacLX online helped mitigate the damaging affects of Hurricane Katrina on its auto glass business.

In a press release issued today, GTS Services explained the story behind Lloyd's Glass, a New Orleans-based operation that made the shift from business software installed on the hard drives of every shop computer to internet-based technology access via GTS' GlasPacLX online program. When Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans, devastating the city, Lloyd's Glass was able to return as a functioning business within a short period of time and the company was able to move its base of operations to Orlando, Fla., without disrupting business.

"When Katrina hit, we were able to get back up and running in just a few days. Dislocated employees could access information and work from any Internet connection," said Tee Cambre, owner of Lloyd's Glass.

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