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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.
| AA American Moving & Storage, Inc. /Denver, CO |
Denver, CO/Dec 15-17, 2003 - It's a different play book these days for Bo Matthews, former National Football League running back. Instead of carrying the ball according to someone else's plan, as president of AA American Moving & Storage in Denver, CO, Matthews is now responsible for the entire squad. No longer merely a member of the backfield, Bo Matthews is in motion in the front office, designing the action, calling the plays.

Based on the company's movements, however, Matthews doesn't worry about penalties. Only touchdowns lie ahead. He recognizes that as in football, office movers need training to execute a proper game plan.

"Football fans expect their favorite team to have a plan going in, not figure it out during the game. My moving company customers expect the same professionalism," said Matthews, whose company scrimmaged recently with Ed Katz of the International Office Moving Institute.

"Since the moving industry doesn't believe in on-going training, O & I movers typically learn on the job, which often leads to personnel injuries and damage claims," Katz said. Training reduces the chances of injury to workers and damage to furniture, equipment, and real property, and gives AA American Moving & Storage a leg-up on the competition by equiping them with solid tools to render the service presented in the estimate."

Matthews, whose playing days stretched from the mid 70s through the early 80s, spent most of his football career with the San Diego Chargers.

In a recent skull session, "Coach" Ed Katz huddles with AA American Moving & Storage managers.
“Mr. Katz’ is a terrific coach who has single-handedly raised the standards of office moving to the highest level of excellence.” Bo Matthews, president of AA American Moving & Storage, Inc. and former NFL and US Football League running back
Bo Matthews
"Ed Katz's seminar was extremely informative: not just for the information given to our employees, but also the direction it gave our management for training sales and operations staffs in the future.  Every moving company should want to attend this seminar since it would bring a new level of integrity and excellence to our industry." Ronnell Richmond, vice president of operations, AA American Moving and Storage
Ronnell Richmond

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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