The CIM National Steering Committee grossed more than $925,000 at its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete 2016. “[It] surpassed our highest gross proceeds total ever,” affirms Auction Committee Chairman Mike Philipps (Cemex USA). “We had a record in terms of the value of donated items and attendees that helped make this year’s event a tremendous success.”
Roy Simmons of Rockingham Redi-Mix Inc. prevailed in bidding for the signature item, a Granite-mounted 11-yd. Bridgemaster mixer, donated by Mack Trucks and McNeilus Cos. Steve Ireland of SD Ireland Concrete bested other bidders for a second truck: A 1951 Ford-mounted Rex mixer, restored and donated by Dean Leaman of Houston’s Allied Concrete Materials.
The National Steering Committee also reports record proceeds from a silent auction, which preceded live bidding at the Las Vegas Convention Center. 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, laptop computers, plus sports and vacation travel packages.
The committee once again partnered with GiveSmart, a user-friendly bidding technology service providing customized auction and event solutions. Participants were able to register for the auction; sneak preview items for silent and live bidding; submit instant bids on silent auction items; and, make CIM Program donations. Auction proceeds will support grants to CIM degree programs at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro; New Jersey Institute of Technology; Texas State University; and, California State University, Chico.