• 2014 was a record breaking auction for the Concrete Industry Management program.

    Credit: Amy Numbers

    2014 was a record breaking auction for the Concrete Industry Management program.

The National Steering Committee (NSC) for the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program raised more than $810,000 in gross revenue at its ninth annual auction at the 2014 World of Concrete, surpassing the highest gross proceeds total ever. “This is a great example of the high value the concrete industry places on the CIM program,” says Mike Philipps, CIM auction committee chairman.

The signature item this year was a Mack Granite Axle Forward concrete truck chassis mounted with a McNeilus 11-cubic-yard Bridgemaster concrete transit mixer, donated by Mack Trucks and McNeilus Co., a Div. of Oshkosh Truck. The winning bidder of the mixer truck was U.S. Concrete Inc. of Euless, Texas.

“We are very pleased with how everyone stepped up to donate and bid on the great auction items and support the CIM program,” adds Philipps. “The money raised will benefit the NSC and support the current CIM programs.”

In addition to the live auction, a silent auction was also held. This year CIM had record proceeds of more than $65,000 from the silent auction. Auction items included cement, concrete saws, drills, mixers, vibrators, safety equipment, screeds, fiber transport systems, dust collectors, decorative concrete tools, water meters, pumps, generators, training sessions, reference books, advertisements, laptop computers, sports travel packages, and golf and vacation travel packages.