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 – announces the following list of cement and fly ash items have been donated for their tenth annual Auction at the World of Concrete. The Auction is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 4 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent Auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. PST in North Hall Room N263 and the live Auction begins at 1 p.m PST next door in North Hall Room N262.
“Thanks to the tremendous response from the industry, we anticipate having the best CIM Auction ever,” said Mike Philipps, CIM Auction Chairman. “In addition to our signature concrete mixer truck donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus Company, we have a variety of items targeted specifically for the concrete industry.”
This year’s Auction also offers bucket list sports and vacation packages including: The Masters; The Rose Bowl; NFL tickets; NASCAR races; NBA and NHL; San Francisco Bay sailing package; Los Angeles, San Antonio, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Orlando, Nashville, Charlotte, New Orleans, New York and Las Vegas travel packages, college football tickets; quail hunts and much, much more!
“The National Steering Committee (NSC) is pleased by the overwhelming support of the cement and fly ash industry with their support of the CIM program,” said CIM Marketing Committee Chairman Brian Gallagher. This year, a large number of companies have donated truckloads of cement and fly ash for the CIM Auction in a variety of types and amounts.
Cement and Fly Ash-Focused Auction Items:
Argos Cement has donated five truckloads of Type I bulk Portland cement, to be picked up at a manufacturing facility in either Harleyville, S.C. or Roberta, Ala.
CalPortland has donated five truckloads of Portland cement that can be picked up at a CalPortland location.
CEMEX has donated ten truckloads of Type I/II Portland Cement that can be picked up at a CEMEX US plant location.
Continental Cement has donated two truckloads of cement, to be picked up at any Continental Cement location.
Eagle Materials - Central Plains Cement Company has donated three truckloads of Type I/II Portland cement.
Essroc Cement Corp. has donated five loads of cement that can be picked up at an Essroc Cement location.
GCC has donated five truckloads of Type I/II cement that can be picked up at a GCC location.
Headwaters Resources has donated five loads of fly ash that can be picked up at any Headwaters plant.
Holcim (US) has donated ten truckloads of Type I/II Portland Cement that can be picked up at a Holcim US plant location.
Illinois Cement has donated three truckloads of Type I Portland Cement that can be picked up at an Illinois Cement plant.
Lafarge North America has donated ten truckloads of Portland Cement that can be picked up at a Lafarge location.
Lehigh Hanson has donated ten truckloads of cement that can be picked up at a Lehigh Hanson U.S. location.
Martin Marietta has donated five loads of Type I/II (TX) or Type II/V (CA) cement that can be picked up at their cement plant in Midlothian, TX, Hunter, TX or Oro Grande, CA.
Mitsubishi Cement Corporation has donated five loads of Type II/IV Portland cement.
National Cement has donated five truckloads of Type I/II Portland cement that can be picked up at a National Cement location.
Roanoke Cement has donated five truckloads of Type I/II Portland cement that can be picked up at a Roanoke Cement location.
Salt River Materials Group has donated four bulk truckloads of Phoenix Fly Ash Class F Pozzolan that can be picked up at Salt River Materials Group locations.
St. Marys Cement, Inc. (US) has donated five truckloads of Type I bulk Portland cement that can be picked up at various St. Marys Cement locations.
Titan Florida has donated five loads of cement, bulk or bagged, of either Type I Portland cement, ASTM C91 masonry cement, or ASTM C91 stucco cement that can be picked up at the Titan Florida Pennsuco plant in Medley, Fla.
Once again, in addition to on-site bidding, internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Bros. website, www.rbauction.com/heavy-equipment-auctions/cim-charity-auction. To participate in the Live Auction on-line, bidders must register one week in advance.
This year, all items are available for bid whether in attendance at the show or not. Bidding can begin on the 100+ items in the silent auction immediately and continue bidding on any mobile device straight through the event. The live auction items will only be available for bidding during the event itself, but can be bid on either in person or on-line. Auction participation instructions are available on the CIM website at http://concretedegree.com/auction/.
Receiving tremendous support from the concrete industry, the CIM program was the first of its kind in United States – a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. The need for such a program was recognized through the RMC 2000 movement in 1994 and was put into action by the Tennessee concrete industry. The end-result was a partnership between the concrete industry and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) to develop the CIM program, implementing it with its first two students in 1996, and producing its first graduates in 2000. Since its humble beginning, the CIM program has expanded and now in addition to MTSU, it is offered at California State University, Chico, Texas State University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Today there are over 600 students pursuing degrees in Concrete Industry Management, and hundreds of CIM graduates working in the concrete industry.
The goal of the program is to produce broadly educated, articulate graduates grounded in basic construction management, who are knowledgeable of concrete technology and techniques and are able to manage people and systems as well as promote products or services related to the concrete industry. It entails a broad range of courses, from English and history to science and mathematics. A series of required business courses such as finance, marketing, management and business law are also taken throughout the length of the program.
The concrete-specific courses teach the fundamentals of concrete, properties and testing, concrete construction and more. All of these courses provide much more than what is simply in the text – they emphasize problem solving, quality assurance and customer satisfaction. They utilize practical case studies and an internship to make sure the student obtains real-world experience essential to starting a successful career. Additional opportunities include on-campus socials and other events providing industry networking and professional development.
The CIM program has, and continues to provide future leaders for the concrete industry. To learn more about the program, visit www.concretedegree.com.