The annual CIM Auction held at World of Concrete raised $386,000, nearly $100,000 more than last year's event.
Jowdy Photography The annual CIM Auction held at World of Concrete raised $386,000, nearly $100,000 more than last year's event.

At the fifth annual Concrete Industry Management (CIM) auction held at World of Concrete (WOC), $386,000 was raised for the business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in concrete industry management.

According to Wally Johnson of US Concrete Products, Timonium, Md., and chairman of the 2010 CIM Auction, this year's auction totals are nearly $100,000 more than last year's 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,” he says. The money raised will benefit the National Steering Committee and support the current CIM program as well as help fund future program expansion.

In addition to the live auction, a silent auction also was held. Auction items included cement, a skidsteer, 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. Learn more about the program at www.concretedegree.com.