The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program—a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year bachelor’s degree in Concrete Industry Management—raised more than $925,000 in gross revenue at its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete.
“The NSC of the CIM program is pleased to report that the 2016 World of Concrete Auction surpassed our highest gross proceeds total ever,” comments Mike Philipps, CIM Auction Committee Chairman. “This auction is a great example of the high value the concrete industry places on the CIM program. We had a record in terms of the value of donated items and attendees at the Auction that helped make this year’s event a tremendous success.”
The signature item this year was a Mack Granite Axle Forward model mounted with a McNeilus 11-cubic-yard Bridgemaster concrete transit mixer, donated by Mack Trucks Inc. and McNeilus Co., a Division of Oshkosh Truck. The winning bidder of the mixer truck was Roy Simmons with Rockingham Redi-Mix Inc.
An addition to the list of industry items donated to the annual auction this year was a 1951 vintage Ford Ready Mix truck. This vehicle was restored and donated by Dean Leaman of Allied Concrete Materials. The winning bidder of this unique item was Steve Ireland of SD Ireland Concrete.
In addition to the live auction, a silent auction was also held. This year CIM had record proceeds from the silent auction. Auction items included cement, concrete saws, drills, mixers, vibrators, safety equipment, screeds, fiber transport systems, dust collectors, decorative concrete tools, water meters, pumps, generators, training sessions, reference books, advertisements, laptop computers, sports travel packages, and golf and vacation travel packages.
“We were blessed to have the incredible support of the World of Concrete show management, Informa and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers,” says CIM Marketing Committee Chairman Brian Gallagher. “We thank the many companies, such as McNeilus Companies Inc., Mack Trucks Inc., Somero Enterprises, and the numerous companies that donated items to the Auction to make it a complete success.”
Again this year, NSC partnered with GiveSmart—a user-friendly bidding technology service providing customized auction and event solutions primarily for nonprofit organizations. With GiveSmart, participants were able to register for the auction, sneak preview silent and live auction items, make a donation, and bid on their favorite silent auction items immediately. Once again this year, participants who were not able to attend the live auction were able to bid online during the event.