The Concrete Industry Management (CIM, Booth NL15) program is a business-intensive program that has been developed specifically for the concrete industry to provide students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in concrete industry management. Supported by leading companies and trade associations in the concrete industry, this program benefits everyone by increasing the number of qualified workers in the field.
Sponsored by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (Booth C4237), this year’s auction will be held on Thursday, January 20 in the North Hall, Room N262.
There are three ways to place your bid: the silent auction, held from 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; the live auction at 1 p.m.; or if you find your schedule is too busy to attend either the silent or live auction, you may place your bids electronically via the Richie Bros. website, www.rbauction.com. To participate in electronic auction bidding, bidders must have registered one week in advance.
The signature item up for bidding this year is a Mack Truck model GU713 (pictured) equipped with a McNeilus 11-cu.-yd. Bridgemaster concrete mixer donated by Mack Trucks Inc. (Booth C5469), Greensboro, N.C., and McNeilus Co., a Div. of Oshkosh Truck, Dodge Center, Minn. The total combined value for this item is more than $160,000.
The 2010 Mack Truck includes an MP7-365M engine with US07 emissions and Mack engine breaks, fuller RTO14909ALL transmission, an air ride cab and Bostrom Talledega driver seat, SB38 Mack Tandem rear axle with Chalmers 46,000-pound suspension, and many more features.
The mixer is white and includes 1/4-in. AR steel drum and fins, 125 aluminum cross-mount water tank, aluminum fenders, three extension chutes on vertical hanger at rear pedestal, power up/down chute lift, and an air chute lock.
Other items to bid on range from concrete tools and equipment to safety equipment and reference books. Also available are sports events and vacations to electronics and gift certificates.
The money will benefit the CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, Arizona State University, California State University at Chico, New Jersey Institute of Technology, and Texas State University. For more information about the CIM program, visit www.concretedegree.com.