Each year, the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program conducts a silent and live auction during the World of Concrete tradeshow in Las Vegas. According to the National Steering Committee, this year's auction raised more than $1.75 million in gross revenue. The event was held on Wednesday, January 24. The CIM program is a business-intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management.
“Once again, we thank the concrete industry for their tremendous support for this year’s event,” comments CIM Auction Committee Chairman Ben Robuck. “The outcomes of the auction highlight the significance of the CIM program to the concrete industry and the critical need for talent in leadership roles. Given the value of the items donated and the participation level, this year’s auction marked a tremendous success.”
Robuck continues, "In addition to a concrete mixer truck donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and Revolution Concrete Mixers, a concrete pump donated by Alliance Concrete Pumps, Papé Kenworth, and Kenworth, a concrete mixer truck donated by Peterbilt Motors Company and Con-Tech Manufacturing and an S-485 Laser Screed donated by Somero Enterprises, we had a multitude of items targeted specifically for the concrete industry.”
“Once again, the World of Concrete show management, Informa and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers have provided us with outstanding support,” states CIM Marketing Committee Chairman Brian Gallagher. “We are grateful to the numerous companies and organizations that contributed items, aiding in the success of the CIM auction.”
Live and silent auction items included cement, fly ash, aggregate, concrete saws, drills, safety equipment, training sessions, reference books and software subscriptions, sports travel packages, golf and vacation travel packages and much more.