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For more than a decade, many in the moving industry and companies planning a move have come to rely on 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.
Vice President/GM Terminal Services, Jeff Shellberg leads cheer for IOMI® office moving methods during training.
Interstate™ Worldwide "buzzing with optimism"
APRIL 27 - 29, 2012 SPRINGFIELD, VA -- With more than 200 busy employees and a fleet of 300 vehicles, what could possibly send an optimistic buzz through Interstate™ Worldwide Relocation Services? Three days with Ed Katz, of course.

Jeff Shellberg, vice president and general manager of terminal services, knew if Interstate Worldwide hoped to enter the office moving race, he needed Ed Katz, head of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®), as his crew chief.

And it was Shellberg, himself an IOMI® Certified Office Mover®, in the pole position during the three days of IOMI® training.

“I’m convinced that Interstate’s thrust into office moving is going to be successful.  This
was the first time in my history of teaching the seminar that a leader like Jeff cheered everyone on to buy into the IOMI® program. And he didn’t do it just once but, instead, throughout the entire three days of training,” said Katz.

“Our company is buzzing with optimism following what was a very successful training session," said JD Morrissette, president of Interstate Van Lines.

Interstate’s Operations Training & Quality Manager Brandon Newton expects the team to make a fast start.
“The Interstate teams will start to put the formulas into play quickly, too, knowing Jeff. The Interstate teams have all been buzzing about the training and want to get the program going. WOW!”
Break time with JD Morrissette, president of Interstate Van Lines.
Interstate Worldwide employees gather for a group picture upon becoming IOMI® Certified Office Movers®.

Ed was entertaining and kept me awake when the Red Bull didn’t. David Gomez
I loved the seminar.  It was a great learning tool. Deon Pettaway
Ed kept us engaged in the seminar and was very thorough and detailed oriented in everything he taught us. Barry Springs
Great material; good communicator; and the seminar was challenging, beneficial and rewarding! Ed Mattern
Thank you for making me a professional office mover.  Ed needs to work for Interstate permanently. Moe Turner
Ed was a fantastic and upbeat presenter.  He taught us a precise estimating formula and a detailed scope of services so that there is no more guessing.  Manuel Rico
Ed was great and did an outstanding job with his presentation.  I will implement everything in my daily work. Patrick Boni-Awotwi
Ed’s program makes it easy for anyone to put together a valid estimate. Patrick Marble
I learned how important it is to really know how to do your job.  I’m glad I work for Interstate because our company really cares about doing the job the right way. Thomas Blichard
I see how everything we learned has a meaning and is connected to everything else we learned in the seminar.  I can’t wait to use the estimating formula to accurately estimate the correct number of men, trucks and equipment for how long.  I see how important it is to keep an open mind in this business so that we can learn and use the best techniques. Brandon Young
Ed used examples to make his math more understandable and he added a lot of sense of humor to hold our interest.  I really learned how important it is to measure in order to be able to manage. Lisa Fitzgerald
I’ve been in the moving business for 48 years and I still learned a lot of new techniques and procedures—who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Butch Sanford
Mr. Katz’ methods are very well thought out.  His emphasis on being thorough especially during the preparation highlights exactly how an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of a cure.  His paradigm shift is well worth it. Todd Perdue
If I had to train for three straight days over a long weekend, I’m glad Ed Katz was my instructor. He made us laugh while he taught and educated us. Mary Ann Williams

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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