The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) programme has announced a number of the generous donations made to its annual auction at World of Concrete. The CIM programme is a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in concrete industry management, the first of its kind in the US. The programme accepted its first students at the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) in 1996, and was later introduced at California State University, Chico, Texas State University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Currently, more than 600 students are taking the course.
The auction at World of Concrete is one of the programme’s main sources of funding. It has been running for nine years, raising almost US$4 million. In 2014, over 150 items were donated, generating more than US$810 000. The 10th annual auction, which includes both a live and a silent auction, will take place on 4 February in the Las Vegas Convention Center. Items range from concrete mixer trucks, to sports and holiday packages, to truckloads of cement and flyash. The following building material producers are among those who have donated cement and flyash.
- Argos Cement.
- Continental Cement.
- Eagle Materials - Central Plains Cement Company.
- Essroc Cement Corp.
- Headwaters Resources.
- Holcim (US).
- Illinois Cement.
- Lafarge North America.
- Lehigh Hanson.
- Martin Marietta.
- Mitsubishi Cement Corporation.
- National Cement.
- Roanoke Cement.
- Salt River Materials Group.
- St. Marys Cement, Inc. (US).
- Titan Florida.
“Thanks to the tremendous response from the industry, we anticipate having the best CIM Auction ever,” stated 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.”
“The National Steering Committee (NSC) is pleased by the overwhelming support of the cement and flyash industry with their support of the CIM programme,” added CIM Marketing Committee Chairman, Brian Gallagher.
More information about the auction can be found here.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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