JK Moving and IOMI

JK Moving recently discussed its FIDI/FAIM certification. Today, we would like to explain our International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®) certifications and how we use them to make a corporate relocation as smooth as possible.

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Green for the day

As our regular readers know, JK has a long-standing commitment to sustainable practices, both inside our company and on behalf of our customers.  And we’ve found that being “eco-friendly” is an increasingly important issue for our commercial customers (i.e., office and industrial moves). Sure, you can read about our innovative programs and practices that help our customers reduce the amount of waste and boxes that go into landfills, and even how we donate unwanted (but perfectly usable!) furniture and electronics to nonprofit organizations, but there’s nothing like a real-life example to drive the point home. Read on! On June 1st, […]

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Gone to the (highly trained) dogs

Here’s a riddle for you: when is a warehouse NOT a warehouse? Answer: when it’s also a training center for highly-skilled service animals and their handlers. A few times each month at JK, we are honored to welcome several officers and their service dogs from the K-9 Unit of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority. These teams of officers and their dogs are specially-trained in finding (or sniffing out, in the dogs’ case) explosives at Washington Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan National Airport. So what are these highly-trained teams doing at JK? Training, of course. It’s vital for the officers and […]

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Training with the best

Ed Katz was in town last week heading up another extensive set of seminars for JK’s commercial moving services team. Ed founded and runs the training programs for the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®), and I had the chance to sit down with him over lunch and catch up on how IOMI is doing in its efforts to spread best practices throughout the moving industry. What I heard about IOMI’s progress was very encouraging (NOTE: JK Moving Services has been a supporter of the Institute since 1999), but what Ed said specifically about us, I just have to share with […]

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Safety and Numbers

With over 125 crew members lifting everything from pianos to conference tables, 128 drivers logging close to 3 million miles on the nation’s roads, and 40 staff members fork-lifting storage containers in our warehouses every day, Workers’ Compensation Injury statistics really mean something to JK. Numbers are more than just numbers – they translate to the people we work with and see every day. These statistics mean that no one has been injured lifting and loading heavy furniture, stacking pallets 30 feet high in our warehouses, or servicing and driving the hundreds of trucks we put on the road each […]

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Household Moves on the Rise in 2010

If you can gauge the economy by how many people are moving then things are starting to look up. On January 12, the American Moving & Storage Association (AMSA) reported that private and corporate household relocations continued to increase during the first three quarters of 2010, which could be seen as an indicator of a gradually improving economy. Industry-wide, the number of people moving their households rose nearly 5% after experiencing a decline the previous two years. “It’s been a challenging 2 years for those of us in the moving industry, but well-run companies seem to have survived, ” remarked […]

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