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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.
IOMI recertifies Pittsburgh's South Hills Movers
JAN 8 - 10, 2008 BETHEL PARK, PA - Thirty key employees at South Hills Movers became the first in 2008 to complete Certified Mover® training. It's the second round of training by the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®) for South Hillls, which received a Recertified certificate. Attendees of the intense, three-day seminar held at the company's headquarters in Bethel Park, PA included executives, sales, operations, and admin staff.

South Hills Movers, which primarily serves the Pittsburgh areas, provides green-tech office moving services including The Boxless Move®.

Chad Hopkins, sales consultant, practices using IOMI's® proprietary formula for accurate job estimating based upon man-hours instead of pounds.
Vice President Bill Brack, left, and Wayne Hart, office move sales manager, test one panel of South Hills Movers' new set of Mat-A-Doors®, which the company will use to protect office doors, glass entry doors, and lobby-side elevator entrances during office moves.
Drivers Mike Miller, left, and Craig Edder learn new techniques for supervising their crews.
President Robert E. Lee, left, and Chris Bertini, manager, Quality Assurance Continuous Improvement, were among the 30 South Hills Movers' key employees to earn IOMI® Certified Mover® Certificates.
Bob Hutton, director of operations, receives his Certified Mover® Certificate.
Company President Robert E. Lee receives his a personal diploma for completing IOMI® Certified Mover® training as well as official documentation designating South Hills Movers an IOMI® Certified Mover®.

Attendee Comments:

Your seminar was terrific.  Your techniques and systems will raise our level of service to even greater heights.  Thank you so much Ed
Chris Bertini
Manager—Quality Assurance Continuous Improvement
Thank you so much, Ed, for a job well done.  We all benefited from your training.
Robert E. Lee
It was an excellent presentation and a seminar well worth the time and investment.
Harry Heh, Jr.
Sales Consultant
South Hills Movers will be way above the competition due to the program and information that we learned.  Ed is a very good presenter who kept the presentation interesting and fun.
Jason Stepp
If you haven’t used Ed Katz’s program, you are missing an opportunity to drastically change the way your company can increase your business.  Ed is very knowledgeable, a great thinker and a hands on person.
Gil Kowalski
Local Dispatcher
I have never learned so much from one seminar!
Kelly Smith
Customer Service

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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