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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.

Matthew J. Santini, mayor for the City of Cartersville, Georgia, presents Steve Kuhn, executive vice president of JK Moving & Storage, the key to the city at the first Certified Mover Training taught by Ed Katz of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI) on the campus of Georgia Highlands College in Cartersville.

Through IOMI’s affliation with Georgia Highlands, a unit of the University System of Georgia, key JK Moving & Storage employees completing IOMI training received Continuing Education Units.

JK first to earn college CEUs, homeland security certificate
FEB 8 - 10, 2008 - It was a series of firsts for JK Moving and Storage; first to earn continuing education units (CEU), first to earn Homeland Security Certification, and first to receive the key to the city from the new mayor of Cartersville, GA.

Key JK personnel, led by Executive Vice President Steve Kuhn, traveled to Cartersville from company headquarters in Sterling, VA, where they took part in Certified Mover Training, the first for the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®) in affiliation with Georgia Highlands College, a unit of the University System of Georgia.

Training was held at the college's Cartersville campus. George White, with Continuing Education at Georgia Highlands was on hand to personally present each student with a CEU certificate.

JK also became the first moving company certified by IOMI in Homeland Security. According to Craig Millsap, chief of the Bartow County Georgia Fire Department and doctoral student in emergency management, the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahomas City and the attacks of September 11 have sparked a heightened awareness for office building security.
"People think differently now about a truck pulling up to an office building," said Chief Millsap, who teaches the Homeland Security segment for IOMI.

"Chief Millsap is eminently qualified to teach Homeland Security, a very important new segment to our Certified Mover training program," said Katz, head of IOMI.

Millsap's credentials include being an emergency response radiological transportation trainer, a US Department of Energy Certified Emergency Manager, International Association of Emergency Managers' Master Certified Emergency Manager, and disaster coordinator between local, state and federal agencies for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

Millsap holds a master of science degree in emergency management and is working on his phD.

"I couldn't be more pleased to have Chief Millsap on the IOMI instructional team," Katz said.

To top off JK's training activities, Cartersville Mayor Matthew J. Santini dropped by to present Kuhn with the key to the city.
Bryan Martin, commercial account manager, shows off his Continuing Education Certificate from Georgia Highlands College.
Chief Craig Millsap of the Bartow County Georgia Fire Department trains a delegation of key JK Moving & Storage personnel in the eye-opening role office movers play in Homeland Security. Stephen Dezelak, commercial account manager, receives his certificate in Homeland Security from Ed Katz, head of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®) and Chief Millsap.
JK's sales team gets a glimpse into IOMI propriatery techniques during Certified Mover training. (L-R) Stephen Dezelak, Charlie Nielson, Giles Bibic, Bryan Martin, Jim Stevens, and Ed Katz.
An added treat for JK was a presentation by Mark Gray with Movers Search Group, in which he revealed some surprising dress-to-impress secrets, when making sales calls. Gray is the nation's number one recruiter for the moving and storage industry.

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.

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