Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee, Murfreesboro, Tenn.; CP staff
Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee (NSC) members will formally celebrate the CIM Program’s 25th anniversary on October 26 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The venue is near Middle Tennessee State University, which in 1996 launched the four-year CIM degree program, since expanded to California State University, Chico; New Jersey Institute of Technology, Newark; Texas State University, San Marcos; and, South Dakota State University, Brookings (2022 academic year).
A first-of-its-kind college degree program for concrete production and construction in the United States, the CIM program has lived up NSC members’ expectations for the industry to have a continuous stream of professionals trained in concrete technology and management. To date, more than 1,500 students have graduated from CIM programs with the skill set necessary to meet the growing demands of the progressively changing concrete industry.
“For the last 25 years, CIM has remained strong throughout the many changes in the economic climate,” says NSC Executive Director Eugene Martineau (U.S. Concrete). “I attribute our success to two things—the dedication of the National Steering Committee and the local patron groups. The NSC exemplifies how firmly entrenched the concrete industry is in CIM.”
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