Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Sept 11: WTC Companies on the Web

This post lists the current web status of all companies who were in the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, as well as what mention they give to that date on their website, if any.

Background

The Internet was buzzing with information on September 11. Late in the afternoon I began to wonder how the companies affected by the tragedy were reacting online. In other words, via their web sites. I did some surveying and searching, but I never brought it all to fruition. I wasn't writing a blog back then.

Obviously, updating the website was not the first priority of these companies at this time. As a result, many of the companies' sites remained unchanged and open for business - days, or even weeks, after the event. You could still make reservations at Windows on the World restaurant on Sept 14, 2001 if I recall correctly, possibly even later.

Still, some companies used their websites as practical tools for leaving and receiving contact information, or to provide a space for messages of grief or support.

I wondered what the current web status of these companies was, today. Note that this is not a comprehensive study of what became of every firm, only about their web presence, and if they mention anything about Sept 11. And note that I tried to be accurate, but I may have made mistakes. A company without a web page may no longer exist or may never have had one.

Interesting entries are bolded for your convenience.

Update: the listing at Unblinking may be more comprehensive and more or less accurate.

The List

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A I G Aviation Brokerage, Inc. - No Sept 11 information.

A-T Financial Information - No website.

Abracadabra Digital Color Copy - No website.

Adecco SA - No Sept 11 info.

Advest Group, The - No website.

Affiliated Physicians of St. Vincent - No website.

Agricor Commodities Corp. - No website.

Airport Access Program - No website.

Alan Anthony - No Sept 11 info.

Alliance Consulting - No Sept 11 info, but permanent link to Red Cross. They (may have) lost 10 people.

Alliance Continuing Care Network - No Sept 11 info.

Allianz - No Sept 11 info.

Allstate Insurance Company - No Sept 11 info.

America McKinley Ventures Management - No website.

American Airlines - No Sept 11 info.

American Bright Signs - No website.

American Bureau of Shipping - No Sept 11 info. Employees escaped with minor injuries.

American Express Company - Maintains page about Sept 11.

American Lota International - No website.

American Shipper Magazine - No Sept 11 info.

American Stock Transfer & Trust Company - No Sept 11 info.

American TCC Int'l Group, Inc. - No website.

Amerson Group Co., Inc. - No website.

Ann Taylor Loft - No Sept 11 info.

Anne Pope, Law Offices of - No website.

Antal International, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

AON Corporation - Memorial page from 2006.

Asahi Bank, Ltd. - English site contains no Sept 11 info. Can't say about the Japanese site.

Association of International Recruiters - No website.

ASTDC, Inc. - No website.

AT&T Corporation - No Sept 11 info, but company maintains corporate giving information.

Atlantic Bank of New York - No Sept 11 info.

Auto Imperial Co. - No website.

Avenir, Inc. - No website.

Avesta Computer Services, Ltd. - No Sept 11 info.

Avis - No Sept 11 info.

-B-

Baltic Oil Corporation - No website.

Banco LatinoAmericano de - No Sept 11 info.

Bank of America - Some archived press releases from 2001 and 2002 mention Sept 11.

Bank of Indonesia - No Sept 11 info.

Bank of Nova Scotia, The - No Sept 11 info.

Bank of Taiwan - No Sept 11 info.

Barclay Rex - No Sept 11 info.

Barcley Dwyer - No website.

Baseline - No Sept 11 info.

BATF - No Sept 11 info.

Beast, The - No website.

Ben & Jerry's - No Sept 11 info, but a lot of corporate giving programs.

bepaid.com - No website (current site looks unrelated).

Berel & Mullen - No website.

Big A Travel Agency - No website.

Bloomberg, LP - No Sept 11 info, but encourages volunteerism.

Blue Sky Technologies, Inc. - A number of sites are called Blue Sky Technologies, but I don't know which, if any, was in WTC.

BondGlobe, Inc. - No website.

Borders Books & Music - No Sept 11 info. Site teamed with Amazon.com .

Bramax Manufacturing (USA) Corp. - No website.

Bridge Information Systems, Inc. - Merged with Reuters.

Bright China Capital, Ltd. - No website.

Broad USA, Inc. - No website.

Broadview Networks - A number of sites are called Broadview Networks. None has Sept 11 info.

Bronx Builders - No website.

Brookfield Financial Properties - No Sept 11 info. Only press release regarding WTC is from pre-Sept 11.

Brooks Brothers - No Sept 11 info.

-C-

C & P Press - Current site looks unrelated.

Can-Achieve - No Sept 11 info.

Candia Shipping - No website.

Cantor Fitzgerald Securities - Permanent space for charities and press releases. CFS lost many people on Sept 11.

Career Engine - No Sept 11 info.

Carr Futures - No website.

Caserta & Company - No website.

Cedar Capital - No website.

Chang HWA Commercial Bank - No Sept 11 info.

Channel 11 (WPIX) - Links and articles about Sept 11 events in New York.

Channel 2 (WCBS) - Links and articles about Sept 11 events in New York.

Channel 31 (WBIS) - No website.

Channel 4 (NBC) - Links and articles about Sept 11 events in New York.

Channel 47 (WNJU) - Links and articles about Sept 11 events in New York.

Channel 5 (WNYW) - Links and articles about Sept 11 events in New York.

Charles Schwab Corporation, The - No Sept 11 info.

Charna Chemicals, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Charoen Pokphand USA, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Chen, Lin, Li, & Jiang, LLP - No website.

Cheng Cheng Enterprises Holding Inc. - No website.

Cheng Xiang Trading USA Inc. - No website.

Chicago Insurance Co. - No website.

Chicago Options Exchange Corp. - Will hold minute of silence.

Children's Discovery Center - No website.

China Chamber of Commerce, Inc. - No website.

China Construction America, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

China Daily Distribution Corp. - Links and articles about Sept 11 events in New York.

China Patent & Trademark USA - Home page is about having moved from WTC. Message unchanged for six years.

China Re-Insurance Company - No website.

China Resource Products USA Ltd. - No website.

Chugoku Bank, Ltd; The - Chinese website appears to have no Sept 11 info.

Chuo Mitsui Trust Tokyo - No website.

CIIC Group (USA), Ltd. - No website.

CINDE - Might be this, but not sure.

CITIC New York - Webites of CITIC group don't mention it.

Citigroup - No Sept 11 info.

ClearForest - No Sept 11 info.

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton - No Sept 11 info.

CNN - Links and articles about Sept 11 events in New York.

Colortek Kodak Imaging Center - No website.

Commerzbank Capital Markets - No Sept 11 info.

Commodity Futures Trading Commission - No Sept 11 info.

Company Store, The - No website.

Compaq Computer Corporation - No Sept 11 info.

Consolidated Steelex Corp. - No website.

Continental Forwarding - No website.

Continental Insurance Company - No website. New companies with same name are unrelated to old ones, I think.

Continental Logistics, Inc. - No website.

Corporation Service Company - No Sept 11 info.

Council of State Governments - No Sept 11 info.

Credit Suisse First Boston - Some press releases mention WTC.

Cultural Institutions Retirement Systems, The - No website.

Cyber TV Times of America Global Source Fund, LLC - No website.

Cypress Communications Corporations - No Sept 11 info.

-D-

Daehan International - No website.

Dahao USA Corp - No website.

Dai-Ichi Kangyo Trust Co. - No website.

Daniel Pehr, Inc. - No website.

Data Transmission Network Corp. - No Sept 11 info.

David Peterson - No website.

Daynard & Van Thunen Co. - No Sept 11 info.

December First Productions, LLC - No website.

Deloitte & Touche - No Sept 11 info, but community involvement pages.

Delta Airlines - No Sept 11 info.

Deutsche Bank - No Sept 11 info, but maintains social responsibility pages.

DHL Courier Services - No Sept 11 info.

Dongwon Securities Co. Ltd. - No Sept 11 info.

Dow Jones & Company, Inc. - Mentioned only in its timeline: "Dow Jones Newswires is first to report WTC attacks."

Dr. Tadasu Tokumaru, M.D. - No website.

Drinker Biddle & Reath - One mention in a 2004 press release about moving locations in New York.

Dun & Bradstreet, Inc. - Some financial information relating to the attacks in old press releases.

Dunavant Commodity Corp - No Sept 11 info, but big charity spender.

-E-

Eastco Building Services - Mention in press release archives.

Ebasco - No Sept 11 info.

EGGSolution, Inc - No Sept 11 info.

eMeritus Communications - No website.

Empire Health Choice - Mention in press release archives.

eMeritus Communications - No website.

EuroBrokers, Inc. - Numerous employees died. Site maintains info page.

Export-Import Bank of the U.S. - Cursory mentions in archived press releases.

Express Mail - No website.

-F-

Federal Home Loan Bank - No Sept 11 info.

FedEx Corporation - No Sept 11 info.

Fertitta Enterprises - No website.

Fiduciary Trust Company International - Maintains Sept 11 page. Lost 86 people.

Fireman's Fund Insurance Company - Notes attacks on history page.

First Commercial Bank - No Sept 11 info.

First Equity Enterprises - No website. The managers stole $100 million dollars on the way out of the building, only some of which has been recovered. Update: I changed the source link to something more informative.

First Liberty Investment Group - Not sure if this is the same company. Maintains link to Red Cross.

First State Management Group, Inc - No website.

Flemming Zulack & Williamson - No Sept 11 info.

FolksAmerica Reinsurance - No Sept 11 info.

Forsythe & Lincoln Associates - No website.

Fred Alger Management - No Sept 11 info

Frenkel & Company, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Friends Ivory & Sime, Inc. - No website.

Friends Villas Fischer Trust - No website.

Fuji Bank - No Sept 11 info.

-G-

G. Z. Stephens, Inc. - No website.

Garban Intercapital - No Sept 11 info, but gives large amounts to charity.

Gayer Shyu & Wiesel - No website.

GC Services - No Sept 11 info.

Geiger & Geiger - No website.

Gelderman, Inc. - No website.

General Telecommunications - No Sept 11 info.

Generali - Brief mention on history page.

Genuity Solutions, Inc. - Acquired by Level 3, has no Sept 11 info.

Gibbs & Hill - No website.

Global Crossings Holdings Ltd. - Mentioned in archived press releases.

Global Knowledge Network, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Globe Tour & Travel - No website.

Gold Sky Inc. - No website.

Golden King (USA) Limited - No website.

Goldman Sachs - No Sept 11 info.

Government of Thailand - No website - or I don't know which website.

Greatest Bar on Earth - Part of Windows on the World, no website.

Green Coffee Association - No Sept 11 info.

Greig Fester North America Inc. - No website.

Gruntal & Co., L.L.C. - No website.

Guy Carpenter - No Sept 11 info.

-H-

Hal Roth Agency, Inc. - No website.

Harris Beach & Wilcox, LLP - No Sept 11 info.

Hartford Steam Boiler - No Sept 11 info.

HeadStrong - No Sept 11 info.

Hill Betts & Nash, LLP - No Sept 11 info.

Hon. Christopher J. Mega - No website.

Howard Publications, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Howly (US) Corporation - No website.

HQ Global Workplaces - No Sept 11 info.

Hu Tong International (USA) Co., Ltd. - No website.

Hua Nan Commercial Bank Ltd. - No Sept 11 info.

Hunan Resources & Tech. Institute - No website.

Hyperion Capital Management, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Hyundai Securities Co., Ltd. - No Sept 11 info.

-I-

Infotech - Not sure which, if any, is their website.

Insignia/ESG, Inc. - No Sept 11 info, but talks about its friendly environmental policies.

Instinet, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Intelisys Electronic Commerce - No Sept 11 info.

Intera Group Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Internal Revenue Service Regional Council - No website.

International Herbal Pharmaceutical Company - No website.

International Office Centers - No website. Lost many of their people.

International Trade Center, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Intrust Investment Realty, Inc. - No website.

IQ Financial Systems - No Sept 11 info. Several people were killed.

Isocurve - No Sept 11 info.

ITT Hartford Insurance Group - Mention in the company history.

-J-

J & X Tans International - No website.

James T. Ratner, Law Office of - Mentions former address in About page.

John J. McMullen Associates, Inc. - Acquired by Alion.

John W. Loofbourrow Associates, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Johnston & Murphy - No Sept 11 info.

JP Morgan Chase & Co. - No Sept 11 info. Company had thousands of people in WTC, with few losses.

Julien J. Studley, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Jun He Law Office, LLC - No Sept 11 info.

-K-

Kaiser Overseas Inc. - No website.

Kanebo Information Systems Corp. - No website.

Karoon Capital Management - No website.

Keefe, Bruyette & Woods - Maintains a Sept 11 page.

Keenan Powers & Andrews - Pictures and statements on the home and inside pages.

Kemper Insurance Companies - In the process of shutting down. No Sept 11 info.

Kidder Peabody & Co. - No website. Company is said to have been absorbed a year earlier.

Korea Local Authorities - No Sept 11 info.

Koudis International Inc. - No website.

-L-

Landmark Education Corporation - No Sept 11 info.

Lava Trading, LLC - No Sept 11 info.

Law Office of Allen Kaye - No Sept 11 info.

Law Office of Joseph Bellard - No website.

Law Offices of Abad, Castilla, and Mallonga - No website.

Law Offices of Roman V. Popik - No Sept 11 info.

Law Offices of Turner & Owen - No website.

Lee Hecht Harrison - No Sept 11 info.

Leeds & Morrelli - No website.

Lehman Brothers, Inc. - Very brief mentions in archived press releases.

LG Securities America, Inc. - No website.

Lief International USA - No website.

LoCurto & Funk, Inc. - No website.

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council - No Sept 11 info.

-M-

M.A. Katz, CPA - No website.

MANAA Trading Group, Inc. - No website.

Mancini Duffy - No Sept 11 info.

Maria Fiorini Ramirez - No Sept 11 info.

Marriott Hotels - No Sept 11 info.

Marsh USA (including MMC Enterprise Risk and Mercer, Guy Carpenter, Seabury & Smith) - Simply mentions loss of 296 people on history page.

Martin Progressive LLC - No website.

May Davis Group - No website.

Mayor's Office of Emergency Mgmt - The whole site is about emergency preparedness in NYC, but not much specific about Sept 11.

Mechanical Floor - No website.

Meganet Management Consultants, Inc. - No website.

Meridian Ventures Holding, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Merrill Lynch - Mentions three people lost on history page.

Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. - Mention of events on history page.

MIS Service Co. - No website.

MLU Investment - No website.

Mocatta Metals Corporation - No website.

Morgan Stanley - Numerous mentions in archived press releases, and mention of 13 losses on history page.

Mutual International Forwarding - No Sept 11 info.

Mutual of America - No Sept 11 info.

-N-

N.Y. Institute of Finance - No Sept 11 info.

N.Y. Shipping Association - Brief mention in the 2001 Annual Report.

N.Y. Society of Security - No Sept 11 info.

NAIC Securities - No Sept 11 info.

Nasdaq - Corporate announcement.

National Development & Research Institute - No Sept 11 info.

Natural Nydegger Transport Corp. - No Sept 11 info. Curiosity: site still has a Y2K error! Date is listed as "September 11, 107".

Network Plus - No website.

New Continental Enterprises - No website.

New Japan Securities - No website. Merged into another company to form a third company.

New York Board of Trade - No Sept 11 info.

New York Mercantile Exchange - No Sept 11 info.

New York Stock Exchange, Inc. - Sept 11 events.

New-ey International Corp. - No Sept 11 info, no site updates since 2004.

NFA/GGG, Inc. - No website.

Nichols Foundation, Inc. - No website.

Nikko Securities - No Sept 11 info.

Nishi-Nippon Bank, Ltd; The - Japanese, no Sept info apparent.

Noga Commodities Overseas, Inc. - No website.

NY Coffee Station - No website.

NY Metro Transportation Council - Programs and events scheduled.

NY State Department of Taxation & Finance - No Sept 11 info, but does contain tax info related to Sept 11.

NYS Court of Claims - No Sept 11 info.

-O-

Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank Ltd. - Japanese website, no Sept 11 info apparent.

Ohrenstein & Brown, LLP - No Sept 11 info.

Okasan International (American) Inc. - No website.

Okato Shoji Company, Ltd. - No Sept 11 info.

Olympia Airport Express - No website.

Oppenheimer Funds, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Orient International - No Sept 11 info.

Our Planet Mgmt. Institute, Ltd. - No Sept 11 info.

Overseas Union Bank, Ltd. - Not sure which website.

Overseas-Chinese Banking Corp. - No Sept 11 info.

-P-

P. Wolfe Consultants - No Sept 11 info.

Pace University - No Sept 11 info.

Pacific American Co. - No website.

Pacrim Trading & Shipping, Inc. - And we have a winner. This company's website still indicates that the company is located in WTC, and even has a picture of WTC to illustrate this.

Paging Network of New York - No website.

Partner Reinsurance Corp. - Brief mention of claims value for loss in archived press releases.

PASS Consulting Corporation - No Sept 11 info.

Patinka International (USA) Inc. - No website.

Perfumeria Milano - No website.

Phink Path - No website.

Pines Investment, Inc. - No website.

Pitney Bowes - No Sept 11 info.

Porcella Vicini & Co. - No website.

Port Authority of New York & New Jersey - Events planned.

Primark Decision Economics - No Sept 11 info.

Professional Assistance & Consulting - No website.

Prospect International, Inc. - No website. I think this might have been acquired by Tiscali.

Provident Financial Management - No Sept 11 info.

Prudential Insurance Company of America, The - No Sept 11 info.

Pure Energy Corp. - Link to letter from after the attack is on the front page.

-Q-

Quint Amasis, L.L.C. - No website.

-R-

R.H. Wrightson & Associates, Inc. - No website.

Rachel & Associates, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Raytheon Company - Memorial page. 4 people died.

Regional Alliance Small Contractors - No Sept 11 info.

Regus Business Centres - No Sept 11 info.

Reserve Bank of Australia - No Sept 11 info.

RGL Gallagher PC - No website.

Richard A. Zimmerman, Esq. - No Sept 11 info.

Risk Waters Group - Memorial statement. 16 people died.

RLI Insurance Company - Mention on company time line.

Rohde & Liesenfeld, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Royal Bank of Canada - No Sept 11 info.

Royal Thai Embassy Office - No website.

-S-

Salomon Smith Barney - No Sept 11 info.

Sam Goody - No Sept 11 info.

San-In Godo Bank Ltd. - Not in English, but doesn't appear to mention Sept 11.

Sandler O'Neil & Partners - No Sept 11 info.

Sassoons Inc. - No website.

Schindler Cohen & Hochman LLP - No Sept 11 info.

SCOR U.S. Corporation - No Sept 11 info.

SCPIE Companies, The - No Sept 11 info.

Seabury & Smith - No Sept 11 info.

Securant Technologies - Acquired by RSA a week before Sept 11. No Sept 11 info.

Securities & Exchange Commission - Mention in archived press releases.

Security Traders Association, Inc. - Mentioned in History page. Lost 44 people.

Sequor Group, Inc; The - No website.

Serko & Simon - No Sept 11 info.

Shizuoka Bank Ltd. - No Sept 11 info.

Showtime Pictures - No Sept 11 info.

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood - No Sept 11 info.

Sinochem American Holdings, Inc. - No website.

Sinolion (USA) - No Sept 11 info.

Sinopec USA, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Sitailong International USA, Inc. - No Sept 11 info (A Yahoo shopping site).

SMW Trading Corp. - No Sept 11 info.

SRA - No Sept 11 info.

Stamell & Schager LLP - No website.

Standard Chartered Bank - No Sept 11 info.

Starbucks - No Sept 11 info, but lots about corporate responsibility.

Strategic Communications, Inc. - No website.

Strawberry - No website (??? sounds strange).

Streamline Capital, LLC - No Sept 11 info.

Strongin, Rothman & Abrams, LLP - No Sept 11 info.

Suggested Open Systems, Inc. - Home page mentions in passing that used to be headquartered in WTC.

Summit Security Services - No Sept 11 info. 11 of the employees died helping others escape.

Sun Microsystems, Inc. - No Sept 11 info, although at least one employee died in the airplane. Much mention of community and environmental leadership.

Suntendy America, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Swiss RE America Corporation Services - Mention of the attack in the company history.

-T-

T&T Enterprises International, Inc. - No website.

Tai Fook Securities - No Sept 11 info.

Taipei Bank - No Sept 11 info. Merged with another bank.

TD Waterhouse Group, Inc. - No Sept 11 info. Merged into TD Ameritrade.

Telligent Capital, LLC - No website.

Temenos USA, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Tes USA, Inc. - No website.

Thacher, Proffitt & Wood - Several paragraphs in company history.

Thai Farmers Bank - No Sept 11 info.

THB Intermediaries - No Sept 11 info.

Thermo Electron - No Sept 11 info.

Thinkpath - No Sept 11 info.

Thompson Financial - No Sept 11 info.

Tokio Re Corporation - No website.

Tony May's Gemelli Restaurant & Bar - No website.

Tower Computer Service - Website appears to be for another company (it's a blog).

Traders Access Center - No website.

Trading Technologies, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Tudor Investment Corp. - No Sept 11 info.

Turner Construction Company - No Sept 11 info.

-U-

U.S. Department of Agriculture - AAPHIS - No Sept 11 info.

U.S. Department of Commerce - Mention in archived press releases.

U.S. Department of Labor - No Sept 11 info.

U.S. Secret Service - No Sept 11 info.

Unicom Capital Advisors LLP - No website.

Union Bank of California - No Sept 11 info.

Unistrat Corporation of America - No Sept 11 info.

United Hercules Inc. - No website.

United Seamen's Service AMMLA - No Sept 11 info (and a web site from the 1990s).

United States Equal Opportunity Commission - No Sept 11 info.

US Airways - No Sept 11 info, but gives charity.

Usem Bergstrand Capital Management - No website.

-V-

Verizon Communications - Mention in archived press releases.

-W-

W.J. Export-Import, Inc. - No website.

Wai Gao Qiao USA, Inc. - Site in Chinese, but doesn't appear to mention Sept 11.

Wall Street Planning Association - No website.

Washington Mutual, Inc. - No Sept 11 info.

Watch Station - No website.

Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor - No Sept 11 info.

Weatherly Securities Corp. - No website.

Weiland International - No website.

Westfield Corporation - No Sept 11 info. Appears to have just moved into WTC.

Williams Capital Group, The - No Sept 11 info.

Windows on the World - No website.

World Trade Center Dental Group - No Sept 11 info.

World Trade Centers Association - No Sept 11 info (!!!).

World Trade Club - No Sept 11 info.

World Trade Institute - No Sept 11 info.

World Travel - No Sept 11 info.

-X-

Xando Cosi Coffee and Sandwich Bar - No Sept 11 info.

Xcel Federal Credit Union - No Sept 11 info.

Xerox Document Company - No Sept 11 info.

-Y-

Yong Ren America, Inc. - No website.

-Z-

Zurich U.S. - Mentions in archived press releases.

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Yehuda

3 comments:

.o. said...

I'm not sure I understand this post. Especially odd-seeming to me are the comments for those companies that do not have any 9/11 content, yet if the company has an environmental policy or corporate giving page, that's called out. Is that implying some sort of hypocrisy, or just a random factoid unrelated to 9/11?

I guess I'm just wondering if were you hoping to convey a message and I'm too obtuse to get it, or if the list is just a result of your idle curiosity.

Yehuda said...

Random factoid. It was simply a small research project, discovering the web responses of companies affected by 9/11.

.o. said...

Well alrightie then!