CIM program holds record breaking auction
More than $810,000 in gross revenue raised
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, Jan. 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. “This is a great example of the high value the concrete industry places on the CIM program. 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 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.
“We are very pleased with how everyone stepped up to donate and bid on the great auction items and support the CIM program,” continued Philipps. “The money raised will benefit the NSC and support the current CIM programs.”
“We were fortunate to have the incredible support of the World of Concrete Show Management, Hanley Wood Publications and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers,” said CIM Marketing Committee Chairman Brian Gallagher. “We thank the many companies such as McNeilus Companies, Inc., Mack Trucks, Inc., Somero Enterprises, 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 of more than $65,000 from 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.
About the Author
Steven Pomerantz is the Marketing Manager for Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction and Real Estate and the World of Concrete.