Concrete Industry Management Program Announces WOC Auction

LAS VEGAS - The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program - a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management - will host their fifth annual auction to be held at the World of Concrete on Thursday, Feb. 4 at 12:00 p.m in the North Hall Room N262 of the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Organizers hope the 2010 Auction is even bigger than the 2009 Auction, which raised approximately $300,000. In addition to the traditional auction items, a silent auction will occur in the North Hall this year. The money raised from both the live and silent auctions will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee and support the CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, Arizona State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, California State University - Chico, and Texas State University.

"The support from the concrete industry has been tremendous. Thanks to the World of Concrete (WOC) Show Management, Hanley Wood Publications, Concrete Producer magazine, Concrete Construction magazine, McNeilus, and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the 2009 auction helped raise valuable dollars that benefit the CIM programs," said Brian Gallagher, Chairman of the CIM Marketing Committee.

To date, the following companies have donated these big ticket items for the Auction:

  • McNeilus concrete mixer
  • Holcim -cement
  • LaFarge - cement
  • Command Alkon- batch panel system

Other items available through the silent and live auctions include concrete saws, drills, vibrators, scaffolding, safety equipment, screeds, fiber transport systems, dust collectors, NDT equipment, decorative concrete tools, water meters, pumps, generators, training sessions, reference books, advertisements, computers, sports memorabilia, sports travel packages, golf school packages and vacation travel packages.

Those interested in making a donation should contact Wally Johnson at 713.499.6229 or wjohnson@us-concrete.com.

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