CIM Program Seeks Donations for Fundraiser Auction at World of Concrete 2017

Auction will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee (NSC) and support the current CIM programs at various schools and fund scholarships

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The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program is seeking donations for its 2017 CIM Auction to be held at the World of Concrete. The auction is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 18 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the live auction begins at 1 p.m.

The CIM program is a business-intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. “The proceeds from the 2017 CIM Auction will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee (NSC) and support the current CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State University and the California State University - Chico, the Executive MBA program, as well as help fund scholarships,” said Michael Philipps, chairman of the CIM Auction Committee. “The concrete industry has certainly responded with tremendous support for the CIM Auction.”

Once again, the CIM Auction organizers are hoping for a record event in 2017. According to CIM Marketing Committee Chairman, Brian Gallagher, the 2016 CIM Auction set a record with more than $925,000 in gross revenue.

“The NSC of CIM has raised nearly $6 million through the previous 11 CIM Auctions,” said Gallagher. “We’ve been blessed with tremendous support from the concrete industry. The World of Concrete Show Management has been an amazing partner for CIM.” World of Concrete exhibits are open from Jan. 17-20 and seminars run Jan. 16-20.

Previous auction items has included concrete mixer trucks, cement, skid steers, concrete saws, drills, mixers, vibrators, scaffolding, safety equipment, screeds, fiber transport systems, dust collectors, NDT equipment, decorative concrete tools, water meters, pumps, generators, training sessions, reference books, advertisements, laptop computers, mobile computers, sports memorabilia, sports travel packages, golf school packages and vacation travel packages.

Those interested in making a donation should contact CIM Auction Committee Chairman Michael Philipps at or (713) 722-2969.