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Iowa Firm Cycles to Raise Funds for Suicide Prevention

Aug. 17, 2023
Road race results in $8K Rasmussen Mechanical donation to Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention.


COUNCL BLUFFS, IA, August 15 --Team RMS, comprising of boiler and burner technicians from Rasmussen Mechanical Services, has successfully completed RAGBRAI 2023 for the first time.

Not only did they conquer the 507-mile cycling event, which was celebrating its 50th year, but they also rallied together to raise over $8,000 in donations, all of which will be donated to the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP). 

"We are thrilled to have not only completed RAGBRAI 2023 but also to have made a meaningful impact through our fundraising efforts," stated Brian Rasmussen, CEO, Rasmussen Mechanical Services. "Our efforts would not have been possible had it not been for our suppliers, who generously donated to the cause”. 

Those suppliers include BG Peterson Company, CFM, Mac Pipe Insulation, Verne Simmonds Company, Piping Resources, Dennis Supply Company, Limpsfield Combustion, and Autoflame Engineering. 

“It was a very challenging week, but we did it," said burner technician Dan Will. "Knowing we were riding for a great cause helped us to push through the elevation changes and high temperatures and complete the ride across Iowa as a team."  

For more information about Team RMS's RAGBRAI 2023 journey and their contribution to the Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention, please contact: [email protected].

To learn more about how you can help support CIASP, visit their website or reach out to CIASP directly at 815-806-4908. All donations are tax deductible and help spread awareness about suicide prevention and mental health to save lives throughout the industry. 

About Rasmussen Mechanical: 

Rasmussen Mechanical Services is a family-owned and operated mechanical service company headquartered in Council Bluffs, IA. With nine locations across the Midwest, we have been serving our community for over 50 years. For more information on our services and business, check out http://www.rasmech.com or email [email protected] 

About CIASP 

The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) was born out of necessity in response to statistics released in a CDC study ranking construction as the #1 industry for deaths by suicide. CIASP - Home Page (preventconstructionsuicide.com)