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For more than a decade, many in the moving industry and companies planning a move have come to rely on officemoves.com as a steadfast source of best practices. We advocate, and through the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®), teach:

Minimizing the risk of damage to walls, floors, doors and elevators during your move. IOMI® Certified Office Movers® and Certified Project Managers® learn the best practice methods for installing extensive building protection.

Minimizing the risk of damage to furniture and computers during your move. IOMI® Certified Office Movers® and Certified Project Managers® learn the best-practice methods for wrapping every monitor, printer, CPU, server, and copier with two layers of anti-static bubble wrap (with the bubbles facing the bubbles) instead of pad-wrapping computers with filthy furniture pads.

Timing is of the essence on your office move. If your mover doesn’t finish the job on time, it can cost your company thousands of dollars of nonproductive downtime. IOMI® Certified Office Movers® and Certified Project Managers® learn an estimating formula that’s based upon man-hours instead of the unreliable method typically used on household moves that's based on weight.

The IOMI® proprietary estimating formula is uncannily accurate because it factors in not only volume but the unique logistics of both the building you're moving from and to.
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MAR 13 - 17, 2011 STERLING, VA -- Nearly 150 employees sent a power surge through JK Moving Services by becoming IOMI® Certified Office Movers®.

The energy of all sales and operations employees including move helpers spiked during IOMI® best-practice methods training held at JK's
Commercial Division facility, the tenth such training session by the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®) at the company's Sterling, VA headquarters.

Students cycled through training activity stations every 45 minutes, receiving instructions
from JK’s project and commercial account managers as well as IOMI® Instructor Ed Katz.

JK's IOMI® Certified Office Mover® training included the Boxless Move®, minimizing the risk of damage to office buildings, and protecting servers, monitors, printers and CPUs with two layers of anti-static bubbles. Most competitors wrap computer components with cheaper (but also very risky) quilted pads.

Students were also trained and IOMI®-certified to move labs.


(L-R) Rocco Balsamo, Director of Sales; Kris Smurda, Commercial Operations Manager; and Ted Isaacson, Vice President/General Manager Commercial Services

(Top) Aaron Shaffer, Senior Project Manager, teaches a truck loading class.

(Right) Laura Ware, Commercial Account Manager, helps train movers.

Space GobblersTM in desk drawers is part of JK's Boxless Move® service. Crew practices the best method for moving a fragile conference room table.
The most efficient method to move library books.
How to safely move fragile glass.
Dave Ross, Commercial Warehouse Manager, inspects JK's inventory of four-wheel dollies. JK protects every piece of electronic equipment with two layers of anti-static bubblewrap.
JK uses specialized lifting equipment to hoist and move fragile, bulky, or heavy lab equipment. (L-R) Kris Smurda, Commercial Operations Manger, Jim Stevens, Commercial Account Manager, Rocco Balsamo, Director of Sales


Very early on the morning of the audit,
JK's fleet of more than 200 units all had wheel chocks in place to prevent them from rolling
should the emergency brakes fail. On the
job site during the audit, Katz found all
trucks secured with wheel chocks.
The Audit

On Thursday, March 17, Instructor Ed Katz randomly selected a JK job in progress to measure how well the crew followed IOMI's® best practice methods just learned during training. 

For adhering to IOMI® high standards during a move of several truckloads for ICF International, the crew scored near the top of the range.



At the job site, Instructor Ed Katz met Patricio Aguilar, Project Manager, who was running the job.




JK's Mat-A-Doors® protect elevator entrances, an IOMI® best practice method for minimizing the risk of damage to office buildings.
Recycling

JK Moving Services is serious about recycling. In 2010, JK diverted 2,131,910 pounds or 1,066 tons of recyclable materials away from area landfills. JK's recycling program includes metal, electronics, cardboard and office furniture.

Electronics are sorted. Cardboard is compacted and bundled.
JK's crusher pulverizes furniture into a fine powder that’s picked up by a recycler.
(L-R) Ed Katz, IOMI® Instructor, Brian McGuinness, Corporate Sales Manager, Business Development; Rocco Balsamo, Director of Commercial Sales; Stephen Dezelak, Commercial Account Manager; and Kelly Whitfield, Manager, Business Development

Why hire an IOMI®
Certified Office Mover®?

1. On time for the price quoted

One of the biggest complaints about movers is that they often badly underestimate the cost of a move and then don't finish on time. An International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®)-trained mover learns a formula for accurately estimating cost. By calculating the number of trucks and movers for how long, IOMI® Certified Office Movers® can base estimates on man-hours, volume, and logistics, and not weight, which household movers typically use when quoting an office move. As a result, the chances of a move completing on time for the price quoted is greatly improved.

2. Minimize risk of damage

IOMI® Certified Office Movers® learn the latest techniques to minimize risk of damage to furniture and computers, and are trained in extensive building protection to minimize risk of damage to carpet, walls, doors, and door jambs.

3. Minimize downtime

There is a better way! IOMI® Certified Office Movers® understand that their customers can't afford to shut down operations during a move, and are trained in techniques to keep client employees working. Many IOMI® graduates offer the "boxless" move -- moving the contents in the furniture instead of the contents and the furniture.

Learn More About Becoming An
IOMI®
Certified Office Mover®

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