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 — is seeking donations for its seventh annual auction to be held at the World of Concrete. The auction is scheduled for Jan. 25 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the live auction begins at 1 p.m.
According to Gene Martineau, chairman of the CIM National Steering Committee, “The proceeds from the 2012 auction will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee [NSC] and support the current CIM programs, the new executive MBA program, as well as help fund future program expansion.”
Organizers hope the 2012 auction is even bigger than the 2011 auction, which raised more than $500,000. The money raised from the CIM auction will benefit the NSC and support the CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, Arizona State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State University and the California State University - Chico.
“The NSC of CIM has raised more than $2 million through the previous six CIM auctions,” said Brian Gallagher, CIM marketing committee chairman. “We’ve been blessed with tremendous support from the concrete industry. The World of Concrete [WOC] show management, Hanley Wood Publications, The Concrete Producer magazine, Concrete Construction magazine, McNeilus and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers have been with us from the beginning,” he added.
Previous auction items have included concrete mixer trucks, cement, skid steers, 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, mobile computers, sports memorabilia, sports travel packages, golf school packages and vacation travel packages.
Those interested in making a donation should contact CIM Auction Committee Chairman Gene Martineau at firstname.lastname@example.org or 904/735-5537.