The National Steering Committee (NSC) for 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 – raised more than $615,000 in gross revenue at its seventh annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, February 6, 2013.
"The NSC of the Concrete Industry Management program is pleased to report that the 2013 World of Concrete Auction equaled our highest gross proceeds total ever,” said Mike Philipps, CIM auction committee chairman. “We had a record number of donated items and attendees at the Auction that helped make this year’s event a huge success."
The signature item this year was a Mack Granite concrete truck chassis with a McNeilus 11-cubic-yard concrete mixer donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus Co., a Division of Oshkosh Truck. The winning bidder of the mixer truck was Tim Ashley of Clovis Concrete in Clovis, N.M.
In addition to the live auction, a silent auction was also held. This year CIM had record proceeds of over $50,000 in the silent auction. Auction items included cement, concrete saws, drills, mixers, vibrators, safety equipment, screeds, fiber transport systems, dust collectors, decorative concrete tools, water meters, pumps, generators, training sessions, reference books, advertisements, laptop computers, sports travel packages, and golf and vacation travel packages.
The money raised will support the current CIM program and help fund future program expansion.