Concrete Industry Management Program Seeks Donations for World of Concrete Auction
LAS VEGAS, NV — 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 — is seeking donations for their tenth annual auction to be held at the World of Concrete. The auction is scheduled for Wednesday, February 4 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
According to Michael Philipps, chairman of the CIM Auction Committee, “The proceeds from the 2015 Auction will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee (NSC) and support the current CIM programs, the Executive MBA program, as well as help fund scholarships.”
Organizers hope the 2015 Auction is even bigger than the record-breaking 2014 Auction, which raised more than $810,000 in gross revenue. The money raised from the CIM Auction will benefit the NSC and support the CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State University and the California State University–Chico.
“The NSC was pleased that the 2014 World of Concrete Auction surpassed the previous year's total proceeds by almost $200,000,” comments Philipps. “This is yet another example of the high value the concrete industry places on the CIM program. The NSC appreciates the record number of donated items and all the bidders that helped make last year’s auction a huge success.”
“The NSC of CIM has raised more than $4 million through the previous nine CIM Auctions,” says Brian Gallagher, CIM Marketing Committee chairman. “We’ve been blessed with tremendous support from the concrete industry. The World of Concrete Show Management, Hanley Wood Publications, The Concrete Producer magazine, Concrete Construction magazine, McNeilus and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers have been with us from the beginning,” he adds.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 713/722-2969.
Receiving tremendous support from the concrete industry, the CIM program was the first of its kind in the U.S. — a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. The need for such a program was recognized in 1994 and was put into action by the concrete industry. The end-result was a partnership between the concrete industry and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) to develop the CIM program, implementing it with its first two students in 1996. Available at MTSU, California State University–Chico, Texas State University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the program has been successful for both the industry and the graduates.