Sources: CIM National Steering Committee; CP staff
The annual auction supporting five university Concrete Industry Management degree programs raised more than $2.1 million in gross revenues. Staged at the Las Vegas Convention Center one level up from World of Concrete 2023 exhibits, the event saw silent and live bidding led by concrete delivery and finishing equipment from major donors Alliance Concrete Pumps, Kenworth Truck and Papé Kenworth (T880-mounted 38M boom pump); Con-Tech Mfg. and Peterbilt Motors (567-mounted 10.5-yd. High Performance Mixer); Mack Truck and McNeilus Cos. (Granite-mounted 11-yd. Bridgemaster mixer); and, Somero Enterprises (S-485 Laser Screed).
“We thank the concrete industry for the tremendous support for this record breaking auction. Results are indicative of the high value the industry places on the CIM program and the need for talented leaders,” says CIM Auction Committee Chairman Ben Robuck (Cemex USA).
“Again this year, we had incredible support from the World of Concrete show management, Informa Markets, and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers,” adds CIM Marketing Committee Chairman Brian Gallagher. “We’d like to thank the many companies and organizations that donated items and helped us set a record.”
Along with the top ticket equipment offerings, Ritchie Bros. staff oversaw live or silent bidding on a deep CIM Auction pool: from cementitious material or aggregate loads to computer software and hardware to sports or leisure travel packages. The CIM National Steering Committee will direct auction proceeds to New Jersey Institute of Technology, Middle Tennessee State University, Texas State University, South Dakota State University and California State University, Chico.
World of Concrete attendance approaches pre-pandemic (> 50,000) levels