Reopens after Hurricane Rita

Share Article reopens on Monday after Hurricane Rita for computer sales, shipping, and related services. is one of the largest e-commerce companies based in Houston, Texas. With more than 70 employees and 12,000 items, operates from a 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse. It sells computer parts, systems, laptops, and peripherals. This past week,’s services were interrupted by Category 5 Hurricane Rita.

To give time to employees to prepare for Rita and evacuate, closed their office and warehouse on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 22-23. Their website,, continued to receive orders during the storm.’s sister website,, also remained open during this time.

Fortunately, Rita shifted toward East Texas and experienced very minor damage from the storm. employees cleaned up the debris on Saturday. On Sunday, most orders placed during Rita were processed and ready to ship on Monday, Sept. 26, 2005. The company gave a discount for future orders to those whose orders have been affected by the storm.

All employees are counted and a overwhelming majority of them returned to work on Monday. About half of them evacuated. Some went to Austin and some went to Dallas. The trip normally takes about 3-4 hours. It took in average 15 hours during the evacuation due to traffic gridlocks. Alfonso Moreno, RMA manager, and his family spent 30 hours to get from Houston to Dallas. They are all pleased that Rita is over and to be back working and serving their customers.’s experience was documented on a blog with 10 pages and over 100 pictures at: feels blessed and wish to thank all of those friends, customers, and vendors around the world who have shown support and concerns during the past four days.


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