Please join Adamantine Spine in celebrating the completion of the new food bank warehouse addition at a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house on Thursday, Aug. 16 starting at 5 p .m.
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Movers on a mission. This is more than just a motto for Adamantine Spine Moving. These are the words that drive everything the company does, from its quest for adventure to its philanthropy.
Eric Jones, President, started the company when he was a grad student at the University of Iowa. He had been a teacher for a few years and was unsure what he wanted to do next when he was gifted Adamantine Spine (a quirky name designed to place them first the phone book) by his roommate.
As the business grew, they kept their original “spirit of not just profit but making life fun.” They bought new trucks with bright red circus-themed graphics. They hired additional full-time employees. Together as a team, they would go on volunteer outings, including cooking meals for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House.
For more than 10 years, Adamantine Spine supported the Ronald McDonald House and other local nonprofit organizations through small sponsorships and volunteerism. Still, they were looking for a bigger, more meaningful way to share their own success with the community. This led them to start looking for a way to help one of their favorite nonprofits—The Crisis Center.
When they heard that The Crisis Center needed an additional $50,000 to finish its food bank warehouse expansion project, Adamantine Spine immediately responded with a $25,000 community match—which has since been completed by individual donors!
As a small moving company, Adamantine Spine knows what it means to work with limited warehouse space. In theory, it can be efficient to utilize every inch of small space but in reality, it often means a lot of work.
“We know how much work it is to have too little space for your operation. There’s an ideal size The Crisis Center needs to do the work they do without wasting time, energy, and resources,” Eric said.
Adamantine Spine also decided to give based on The Crisis Center’s other major component: crisis intervention.
A year ago, after a lifelong battle with mental illness, Eric’s mother-in-law died by suicide.
“The work that you do touches a very tender place in my and my wife’s hearts.”
After making the decision to contribute a $25,000 match toward The Crisis Center’s warehouse expansion project, Eric said he felt honored to share the news with his team and let them know their work has enabled Adamantine Spine to make a major difference in the community.