Source: CIM National Steering Committee; CP staff
The Concrete Industry Management Auction at World of Concrete will have an equipment pool topped by two mixers for a second consecutive year, thanks to donations from Beck Industrial and Mack Trucks, plus Con-Tech Manufacturing, Kenworth Truck and Kenworth of Central Florida. Vehicle bidding will cap the CIM Auction, January 23 in Las Vegas Convention Center Room N262.
The first truck is a Beck 11-yd. Interstate Class Vortex paving mixer mounted on a 2019 Mack Granite Bridge Formula GR64F. “We believe in this program and we see proof as every year, more CIM graduates assume leadership roles in the industry,” says Frank Beck, partner at Texas-based Beck Industrial.
The second truck is a Con-Tech 11-yd. BridgeKing mounted on a Kenworth T880S Set Forward Axle model. “What a great industry to support and thank you to all of our loyal customers who make this donation possible,” notes Con-Tech President Dan Welsh, urging auction participants to “get ready to bid it up and support our young people in the concrete industry.”
The CIM Auction pool spans concrete production and construction equipment, tools, materials and technology products, plus travel, entertainment and sports event packages. The January 23 schedule calls for a silent auction on select items, 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., followed by live bidding—on site or online—under the direction of Ritchie Bros. auctioneers. A full list of auction offerings is posted at www.concretedegree.com/auction.
“We have the potential for our greatest auction ever,” says CIM National Steering Committee Executive Director Eugene Martineau, who in addition to Beck Industrial, Con-Tech, Kenworth and Mack credits the auction’s sustained success to other major, perennial CIM Auction donors and supporters—among them Ritchie Bros. and World of Concrete show management, Cemex USA, Command Alkon, LafargeHolcim, Lehigh Hanson and Somero Enterprises. The Committee directs proceeds to four-year degree CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, Murfreesboro; New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark; Texas State University, San Marcos; and, California State University, Chico.