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Concrete Industry Management Program Raises $386,000 at Auction

The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program — a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management — raised $386,000 at its fifth annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Feb. 4.

According to Wally Johnson of US Concrete Products, the 2010 CIM Auction chairman, this year’s auction totals are nearly $100,000 more than the 2009 event.

“The attendance at the auction was greater than in years past and we are thrilled about how everyone stepped up to bid on the great auction items and support the CIM program, especially given this difficult economy.”

The money raised will benefit the National Steering Committee and support the current CIM program as well as help fund future program expansion.

“Thanks to the incredible support of the event from the World of Concrete [WOC] Show Management, Hanley Wood Publications, McNeilus Companies Inc., Freightliner, and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the auction was a complete success,” said Brian Gallagher, chairman of the CIM marketing committee.

In addition to the live auction, a silent auction also was held. Auction items included cement, a skid steer, concrete saws, drills, mixers, vibrators, scaffolding, safety equipment, screeds, fiber transport systems, dust collectors, NDT equipment, decorative concrete tools, water meters, pumps, generators, training sessions, reference books, advertisements, laptop computers, sports memorabilia, sports travel packages, golf school packages and vacation travel packages.

For more information, visit www.concretedegree.com.