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 – set a new record raising more than $1.2 million in gross revenue at its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
“The 2020 World of Concrete Auction was our best ever,” commented Ben Robuck, CIM Auction Committee Chairman. “This year’s auction was a tremendous success, both in terms of the value of donated items and the number of attendees at the Auction. The results are indicative of the high value the concrete industry places on the CIM program.”
The 2020 CIM Auction featured a Mack® Granite® Boost-A-Load mixer donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and equipped with a McNeilus® FLEX Controls™ Bridgemaster® mixer. Other big ticket items included an S-485 laser screed donated by Somero Enterprises, Inc., a Load and Go Ready Mix Truck Wash® system donated by Shumaker Industries, a 2020 ROXOR off road vehicle donated by Mahindra Automotive North America and a HiPer VR base/rover with data collector software donated by Topcon Positioning Systems.
“In addition to the above mentioned big-ticket items, we were pleased to have cement donations from industry leaders like CEMEX, LaFargeHolcim, Lehigh Hanson, Inc., Argos Cement, St. Marys Cement, Inc., Roanoke Cement Company, GCC, Martin Marietta as well as admixture donations from BASF Corporation, CHRYSO, Inc., Sika USA, Euclid Chemical, GCP Applied Technologies and CarbonCure Technologies, Inc.,” said CIM Marketing Committee Chairman Brian Gallagher.
“Once again, we had incredible support from the World of Concrete show management, Informa and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers,” said Gallagher. “We thank the many companies such as Mack Trucks, Inc., McNeilus, Somero Enterprises, Inc., Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., Mahindra Automotive North America, ROXOR, Shumaker Industries, Volvo Construction Equipment, Silo Pros, Con-Tech, Beck Industrial, PACCAR, Multiquip, Inc., Allen Engineering, Terex and the numerous companies that donated items to the Auction to make it a complete success.”
In addition to the live auction, a silent auction was also held. This year CIM had record proceeds from the silent auction. Auction items included cement, concrete saws, drills, mixers, vibrators, safety equipment, screeds, decorative concrete tools, water meters, pumps, generators, training sessions, reference books, iPads and laptop computers, sports travel packages and golf and vacation travel packages.
NSC partnered with GiveSmart - a user-friendly bidding technology service providing customized auction and event solutions primarily for nonprofit organizations. With GiveSmart, participants were able to register for the auction, sneak preview silent and live auction items, make a donation, and bid on their favorite silent auction items immediately. Participants who were not able to attend the live auction were able to bid online during the event.