CIM program seeks donations for World of Concrete 2013 auction

Source: Concrete Industry Management, Murfreesboro, Tenn.

In preparation for its eighth annual auction scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6 at World of Concrete at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the CIM program—a business-intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management—is seeking donations. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the live auction following at 1 p.m.

Organizers hope the 2013 event is even bigger than the 2012 Auction, which raised more than $617,750 and benefits the CIM National Steering Committee and supports the CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, Arizona State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State University, and the California State University–Chico. According to Michael Philipps, chairman of the CIM Auction Committee, the proceeds from the auction also support the new Executive MBA program, and help fund future program expansion.

“The NSC was pleased that the 2012 World of Concrete Auction surpassed the previous year’s total proceeds by more than $100,000,” said 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 155 donated items and all the bidders that helped make last year’s auction a huge success.”

All totaled, the NSC of CIM has raised more than $2.6 million through the previous seven auctions. Previous auction items have 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 Philipps at [email protected], or at 713/722-2969.