CIM officials invite 2016 World of Concrete Auction donations

Sources: CIM National Steering Committee; CP staff

The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program is seeking donations for an 11th annual auction, scheduled February 3 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, amid World of Concrete. A silent auction will run 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., immediately followed by live bidding.

“Proceeds will benefit the National Steering Committee and support the current CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State University and California State University–Chico, Executive MBA program, as well as help fund scholarships,” notes CIM Auction Committee Chairman Michael Philipps (Cemex USA). “The concrete industry has certainly responded with tremendous support for the CIM Auction.”

Organizers of the 2016 fundraiser aim to eclipse the $800,000 grossed at the 2015 World of Concrete. “The National Steering Committee has raised nearly $5 million through the previous 10 auctions,” affirms CIM Marketing Committee Chairman, Brian Gallagher. “We’ve been blessed with tremendous support from the concrete industry [and] World of Concrete Show Management has been an amazing partner.”

Items donated for past auctions have included mixer trucks, cement and fly ash loads, skid steers, concrete saws, drills, mixers, mix vibrators, scaffolding, safety equipment, screeds, fiber transport systems, dust collectors, NDT equipment, decorative concrete tools, water meters, generators, training sessions, reference books, laptop or mobile computers, sports memorabilia, and sports or vacation travel packages. Those interested in making a donation can contact Michael Philipps, 713/722-2969, [email protected].