CIM Executive Director Eugene Martineau with the mixer truck winning bidders from San Benito Supply.
CIM Executive Director Eugene Martineau with the mixer truck winning bidders from San Benito Supply.

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 more than $500,000 in gross revenue at its sixth annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Thursday, Jan. 20.

According to Brian Gallagher, Chairman of the Marketing Committee for the NSC, this year's auction totals are nearly $120,000 more than the 2010 event. "The attendance at the auction was greater than ever before - both on-site and online. The expanded participation this year from internet bidders was a key as we sold $97,000 worth of items through online bidding."

Mack Truck and McNeilus Company donated the signature mixer truck for the 6th Annual CIM Auction.
Mack Truck and McNeilus Company donated the signature mixer truck for the 6th Annual CIM Auction.

The signature item this year was a Mack Truck model GU713 equipped with a McNeilus 11-cubic-yard Bridgemaster® concrete mixer donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus Companies, Inc. The winning bidder of the mixer truck was San Benito Supply from Northern California.

"We are thrilled how everyone stepped up to donate and bid on the great auction items and support the CIM program," commented Eugene Martineau, Executive Director of the NSC. "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., Mack Trucks, Inc., and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the auction was a complete success," said Martineau.

Several hundred people turned out in-person to bid on the CIM auction items. Bidders were also able to participate online.
Several hundred people turned out in-person to bid on the CIM auction items. Bidders were also able to participate online.

In addition to the live auction, a silent auction was also 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.

To learn more about the CIM program, visit www.concretedegree.com.