On behalf of the Office Moving Alliance board and myself, I would like to thank all those who participated in the first annual OMA sales meeting in Chicago. The meeting by all accounts was a huge success. As we continue to build our relationships and network, this organization will become stronger each and every day. A special thanks goes out to Sheryl Horn, Kevin McCreary, Mary Edwards, and Joe DiGiovanni, for all their hard work in organizing this event. We would also like to thank Matt Augenstein who kept the IT systems running. I look forward to having these sales meetings become a major factor in in the continued success of OMA.
Jim Brown – President of Office Moving Alliance
I would like to thank you and your team (both at Newton and at Newport News) for taking care of the factory transfer from Newton, MA facility to our Newport News, VA facility. The complete transfer went without a hitch and all through the process your team was extremely cooperative and helpful in every aspect. Please accept our thanks and we appreciate your cooperation during the entire process.
Vijay Singh – VP Operations & Service, Dilon Technologies Inc.
Anyone who’s watched all the preparation that goes into setting up for Mardi Gras (the stands, the roadblocks, the miles of portalets) knows that any large-scale event requires a lot of set-up, but we often don’t think about what goes on behind everyday events. For example, says Rick Gervais, Senior Project Manager of commercial movers Quality Group, “No one asks themselves how that law firm gets to the 38th floor of One Shell Square,” and yet somehow all the desks, chairs, and filing cabinets make it up there!
Quality Group founder and President Joseph DiGiovanni studied logistics and transportation at LSU, and, after working for a household mover, found his niche in commercial moving. Begun in 1987, Quality Group specializes in commercial and facility relocations as well as furniture installations. “We do everything from move planning and coordination,” says Gervais, “to going in there over the weekend with 50 guys and making sure [that company] can make money again on Monday.”
In keeping with their can-do attitude, all six senior management share the title of Project Manager, because, says Gervais, “We work at 1000 mph all the time … we like to be viewed as interchangeable parts.”
And how does Habitat for Humanity fit into this finely tuned machine? The Quality Group’s partnership with the ReStore began shortly after Hurricane Katrina.
We had had knowledge of Habitat before then but when they really just hit the area with resources from all over, it was hard not to take note. We really wanted to get involved but didn’t know how right away. Then, in 2009, we took notice of the ReStore and how that worked. We routinely come into office furniture … and we saw an opportunity to pass things through from customers to the ReStore and let things run their course.
Rick Gervais – Senior Project Manager, Quality Group
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