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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.
Tucson, AZ/April 16-18, 2004 -- After 80 years in business, family owned and managed Horizon Moving Systems still believes it's never too old to learn something new. Managers from five Arizona branch offices converged on Tucson for three intense days of office moving training with Ed Katz of the International Office Moving Institute.
IOMI instructor Ed Katz casts his spell.
Linda Lance, GM, Flagstaff:
"(Ed is) ...very knowledgeable, a good presenter and kept his audience engaged."

Bruce Dusenberry role plays with "prospect" Tony Robb.
Joe Cuccurullo and "Skip" Tobin
Each student was given a shiny, black river rock to remind them to be like David in the story of David and Goliath -- to focus on the payoff and not be distracted by obstacles or nay sayers.
Owner and President Bruce Dusenberry with Marilyn Hammarstrom, vice president of business development.
Using miniture office furniture, Katz teaches Horizon managers the art of loading a moving van.
Mario Jordan, GM, Yuma:
"Ed, we can't wait to adopt and implement what we learned in your seminar. You have expanded our HORIZONS far beyond our expectations. We never realized how much opportunity there is for us in the office moving arena."
Terri Wietfeldt, Blas Cavazos, Harry Lakin and Mike Barker
Comments From Seminar Attendees

"Ed eats & breathes office moving. He is a wealth of information--has great stories, inventions and antidotes." Steve Rinaldo, Director of Sales & Marketing, Phoenix
"Ed Katz's office moving seminar was well worth it. Our customers and employees will reap the benefits of his training. Thanks to Ed, we now have uniform standards and procedures to consistently render a high level of service in the office moving arena." Bruce Dusenberry, President

"This is one of the best seminars I've ever attended. We're now ready to out-market and out-service our competition with the knowledge and tools that we learned. Thank you Ed!" Marilyn Hammarstrom, VP, Business Development  

"Ed covered important issues in an effective manner.  His experience and knowledge of office moving show in his materials, systems and methodology." Jack Sams, Operations Manager, Tucson

Horizon's vintage tractor trailer

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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