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 $810,000 in gross revenue at its ninth annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, January 22.
"The NSC of the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program is pleased to report that the 2014 World of Concrete Auction surpassed our highest gross proceeds total ever,” commented Mike Philipps, CIM Auction Committee Chairman. “We had a record in terms of the value of donated items and attendees at the auction that helped make this year’s event a huge success. The money raised will benefit the NSC and support the current CIM programs."
The signature item this year was a Mack Granite Axle Forward concrete truck chassis mounted with a McNeilus 11-cubic-yard Bridgemaster concrete transit mixer, donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus Co., a Division of Oshkosh Truck. The winning bidder of the mixer truck was U.S. Concrete, Inc. of Euless, Texas.
In addition to the live auction, a silent auction was also held. This year CIM had record proceeds of more than $65,000 from the silent auction.