Matthew J. Santini, mayor for the City of Cartersville, Georgia, presents Steve Kuhn, executive vice president of JK Moving & Storage, the key to the city at the first Certified Mover Training taught by Ed Katz of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI) on the campus of Georgia Highlands College in Cartersville.

Through IOMI’s affliation with Georgia Highlands, a unit of the University System of Georgia, key JK Moving & Storage employees completing IOMI training received Continuing Education Units.

JK first to earn college CEUs, homeland security certificate

FEB 8 – 10, 2008 – It was a series of firsts for JK Moving and Storage; first to earn continuing education units (CEU), first to earn Homeland Security Certification, and first to receive the key to the city from the new mayor of Cartersville, GA.

Key JK personnel, led by Executive Vice President Steve Kuhn, traveled to Cartersville from company headquarters in Sterling, VA, where they took part in Certified Mover Training, the first for the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®) in affiliation with Georgia Highlands College, a unit of the University System of Georgia.

Training was held at the college’s Cartersville campus. George White, with Continuing Education at Georgia Highlands was on hand to personally present each student with a CEU certificate.

JK also became the first moving company certified by IOMI in Homeland Security. According to Craig Millsap, chief of the Bartow County Georgia Fire Department and doctoral student in emergency management, the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahomas City and the attacks of September 11 have sparked a heightened awareness for office building security.

“People think differently now about a truck pulling up to an office building,” said Chief Millsap, who teaches the Homeland Security segment for IOMI.

“Chief Millsap is eminently qualified to teach Homeland Security, a very important new segment to our Certified Mover training program,” said Katz, head of IOMI.

Millsap’s credentials include being an emergency response radiological transportation trainer, a US Department of Energy Certified Emergency Manager, International Association of Emergency Managers’ Master Certified Emergency Manager, and disaster coordinator between local, state and federal agencies for the Georgia Emergency Management Agency.

Millsap holds a master of science degree in emergency management and is working on his phD.

“I couldn’t be more pleased to have Chief Millsap on the IOMI instructional team,” Katz said.

To top off JK’s training activities, Cartersville Mayor Matthew J. Santini dropped by to present Kuhn with the key to the city.

Bryan Martin, commercial account manager, shows off his Continuing Education Certificate from Georgia Highlands College.

Chief Craig Millsap of the Bartow County Georgia Fire Department trains a delegation of key JK Moving & Storage personnel in the eye-opening role office movers play in Homeland Security.

Stephen Dezelak, commercial account manager, receives his certificate in Homeland Security from Ed Katz, head of the International Office Moving Institute (IOMI®) and Chief Millsap.

JK’s sales team gets a glimpse into IOMI propriatery techniques during Certified Mover training. (L-R) Stephen Dezelak, Charlie Nielson, Giles Bibic, Bryan Martin, Jim Stevens, and Ed Katz.

An added treat for JK was a presentation by Mark Gray with Movers Search Group, in which he revealed some surprising dress-to-impress secrets, when making sales calls. Gray is the nation’s number one recruiter for the moving and storage industry.