U.S. Film Crew Victim of Three-Alarm Electrical FireMarch 18th, 2013 by Editor
Headquarters for Pittsburgh-based U.S. Film Crew has burned down as a result of what authorities are calling an electrical fire. The three-alarm fire started around 8 a.m. Saturday morning; no injuries were reported.
Company president and chief executive officer (CEO) Glenn Yocca told Window Film magazine in an exclusive interview, “We were fortunate no one was hurt … Business wasn’t in operation so no one was here and no one was hurt.”
Despite losing the building, the company remains open for business.
“We’re still operating; we have to double-up our efforts because of the fire situation and to maintain our jobs. We mostly have virtual, cloud-based servers; we do have some hardware, but those servers were backed up … Our whole company has iPads and iPhones, so we don’t really have a lot of “hard” things [we lost],” said David Morris, marketing manager.
“A lot of our business—because we travel all over the country for jobs and as a result of [the modern] business environment—is virtual so we’re fortunate this isn’t going to hurt us,” added Yocca. “We are going to rebuild though but it will be a longer process. We plan to set up a temporary place for the time, but even as president and CEO my office is in my truck most of the time.”
Yocca also said anyone who currently has a job contracted through the company “can have peace of mind; our systems may have a couple of glitches but it’s not going to hold us back, it’s business as usual.”
“You don’t ever see yourself in this spot, but everyone is healthy,” said Yocca. “We’re up for the challenge.
“It’s great to get the support from everyone,” he added. “We appreciate knowing that we have a nice support network and that people do care and at the end of the day that’s what it’s really about.”
Anyone wishing to contact the shop may reach out to Yocca through the contact information provided on the company’s website.