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CIM Programs Holds Record-Breaking Auction at 2018 World of Concrete

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 $1.1 million in gross revenue at its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, Jan. 24.

The 2018 World of Concrete Auction was our best ever!” commented Mike Philipps, CIM Auction Committee Chairman. “The results of this Auction are indicative 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 tremendous success.”

The signature item this year was a Mack Granite Axle Back model mounted with a McNeilus 10.5-cubic- yard M77 paver mixer, donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus Co., a Division of Oshkosh Truck.

An addition to the list of industry items donated to the annual Auction this year was a 2018 T880S bridge formula truck with a 11-yard bridge formula rear discharge BridgeKing mixer. This vehicle was donated by Con-Tech Manufacturing, Inc. and Kenworth and Kenworth of Central Florida.

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, fiber transport systems, dust collectors, decorative concrete tools, water meters, pumps, generators, training sessions, reference books, laptop computers, sports travel packages and golf and vacation travel packages.

“We were blessed to have the incredible support of the World of Concrete show management, Informa and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers,” said CIM Marketing Committee Chairman Brian Gallagher. “We thank the many companies such as McNeilus Companies, Inc., Mack Trucks Inc., Con-Tech Manufacturing, Kenworth and Kenworth of Central Florida and the numerous companies that donated items to the Auction to make it a complete success.”

Again this year, 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. Once again this year, participants who were not able to attend the live auction were able to bid online during the event.

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