Concrete Industry Management's auction raised more than $2.1 million at the 2023 World of Concrete auction.
The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program has announced record-breaking results for its annual auction at World of Concrete 2023.
The program, which provides bachelor of science degree training in construction industry management, raised more than $2.1 million in gross revenue at the auction, which took place on Jan. 18.
“Once again, we thank the concrete industry for their tremendous support for this record-breaking auction,” said CIM Auction Committee Chairman Ben Robuck.
“The auction results are indicative of the high value this industry places on the CIM program and the need for talented leaders in the industry. This year’s auction was an incredible success, both in terms of the value of donated items and the auction participants. In addition to a concrete mixer truck donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus, a truck-mounted concrete pump donated by Alliance Concrete Pumps and Papé Kenworth, a concrete mixer truck donated by Peterbilt Motors Company and Con-Tech Manufacturing and an S-485 Laser Screed donated by Somero Enterprises, we had a multitude of items targeted specifically for the concrete industry," he said.
In addition to the live auction, a silent auction was also held. This year CIM had record proceeds from the silent auction. Live and silent auction items included cement, fly ash, aggregate, concrete saws, drills, safety equipment, training sessions, reference books and software subscriptions, laptop computers, sports travel packages and golf and vacation travel packages and much more.
Since its beginning, the CIM program has expanded and offered at Middle Tennessee State University, California State University, Chico, Texas State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and South Dakota State University. Today, there are more than 1,500 graduates of the CIM program working in the industry. The goal of the program is to produce broadly educated, articulate graduates grounded in basic construction management, who are knowledgeable of concrete technology and techniques and can manage people and systems, as well as promote products or services related to the concrete industry. It entails a range of courses, from English and history to science and mathematics. A series of required business courses such as finance, marketing, management and business law are also taken throughout the length of the program.