CIM officials call for 2016 World of Concrete Auction donations

33 CIM 400The National Steering Committee for the Concrete Industry Management program has announced that it is seeking donations for its 11th annual auction to be staged Wednesday, February 3, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, amid World of Concrete 2016. A silent auction will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., immediately followed by live bidding.

“Proceeds from the 2016 Auction will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee and support the current CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State University and the California State University–Chico, Executive MBA program, as well as help fund scholarships,” explains 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 Auction aim to eclipse the $800,000 raised in early February at the 2015 World of Concrete. “The National Steering Committee has raised nearly $5 million through the previous 10 CIM Auctions,” affirms CIM Marketing Committee Chairman Brian Gallagher. “We’ve been blessed with tremendous support from the concrete industry. World of Concrete Show Management has been an amazing partner for CIM.”

Items donated for past CIM 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, advertisements, 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].