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May 19, 2011

(Lisbon, Portugal) – This month, Graebel Movers International, Inc., has been cited by the Fédération International des Déménageurs Internationaux (FIDI) with its Gold Career Certificate during that organization’s annual conference held this year in Lisbon, Portugal. Ernst Jőrg, dean of the FIDI Academy presented the Gold Career Certificate to Jim Petzel, president of Graebel Movers International, Inc. 

The FIDI Academy Gold Career certificate is bestowed annually onto a single international removals company. Graebel, a multi-decade FIDI member and multi-year supporter of the FIDI Academy, has ensured that its global workforce is educated and certified to perform world-class removals and storage services for its Fortune 500 clientele. For instance, Graebel staff members helped to organize relocation industry speakers and local tours for the FIDI Academy training and certification program that was held at the Graebel World Headquarters in Denver, Colorado, USA last fall. The week long comprehensive and certification testing program is available to the FIDI membership around the world.  In 2010, as in prior years one-hundred percent of the Graebel employees that participated in this intensive training were certified. 

“Graebel has had nine consecutive months of double-digit growth, because as the economy has shown signs of improvement our longtime clients are moving their employees to literally every continent. This along with signing more than eighty new multi-year and high-volume customers in 2010 has Graebel on-track for a record-breaking year. Year-to-date all of our six Graebel relocation and moving divisions are out-performing the prior year and Graebel Movers International business has increased 36-percent from a year earlier,” stated Petzel.

“For over 60-years Graebel has continuously invested in its people to ensure service excellence for our clients. By ensuring that our employees are background screened, customer-centric focused, and their training and certification includes the FIDI Academy are prime examples of the measures taken by Graebel to delight customers,“ concluded Petzel. 

About The Fédération International des Déménageurs Internationaux (FIDI)

FIDI is a global network of international moving companies that every two years are inspected by Ernst & Young for compliance to its quality standard (FAIM). It was founded in 1950 to represent the interests of companies specializing in international removals.

FIDI's mission is to develop and promote best practice for FIDI companies. FIDI's vision is to position FIDI Affiliates as the "mover of choice" for international relocation. For information on FIDI visit:

About Graebel Companies, Inc.

Founded in 1950, Graebel is a relocation and moving company that provides worldwide relocation and move management services, domestic U.S. and international moving and storage services, freight forwarding, and commercial office moving and workplace services. Divisions include Graebel Relocation Services Worldwide, Inc., Graebel Movers International, Inc., Graebel Commercial Services, Inc., Graebel Van Lines, Inc., Graebel Movers, Inc., and Move Management, Inc. The World Headquarters is in Aurora, Colorado and on-the-ground services are performed in 153 countries, and its centers are located throughout the U.S., and in Prague, the Czech Republic, and Singapore. Graebel is a privately-held company that boasts a strong balance sheet, proprietary technology for business intelligence reporting and employs an extensively background-checked and trained employee workforce. Clientele include respected firms in the Fortune 500 and the global 100.  For two consecutive years, 2010 and 2011 Graebel has been ranked the number one relocation company in the ‘HRO Today’ Baker’s Dozen.  Among its multiple industry-first innovations is the launch of the moving industry’s first relocation and move managements apps.  To learn more visit:

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