The National Steering Committee 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 $300,000 at its fourth annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete (WOC) on Thursday, Feb. 5.

According to Wally Johnson of US Concrete Products, the 2009 CIM Auction Chairman, "The money raised will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee and support the current CIM as well as help fund future program expansion."

Support for the event was provided by the WOC Show Management, Hanley Wood Publications, McNeilus Companies Inc., and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers.

In addition to the live auction, a silent auction was held this year. 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.

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