LAS VEGAS, Nev. – The National Steering Committee (NSC) 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 more than $617,750 in gross revenue at its seventh annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

"The National Steering Committee (NSC) of the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program is pleased to report that the 2012 World of Concrete Auction surpassed last year’s total proceeds by more than $100,000 and exceeded the previous record by $50,000,” commented Eugene Martineau, Executive Director of the NSC. “This is yet another example of the high value the concrete industry places on the CIM program. The NSC appreciates the record number of 155 donated items and all the bidders that helped make this year’s auction a huge success."

The signature item this year was a Mack Truck model GU813 equipped with a McNeilus 11-cubic-yard concrete mixer donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus Co., a Division of Oshkosh Truck. The winning bidder of the mixer truck was Danny Rodgers, President of MMC Materials, Inc., an operating company of Dunn Investment Company.

“We are thrilled how everyone stepped up to donate and bid on the great auction items and support the CIM program,” continued Martineau. “The money raised will benefit the National Steering Committee and support the current CIM program as well as help fund future program expansion.”

“Thanks to the incredible support of the event from the World of Concrete (WOC) Show Management, Hanley Wood Publications, McNeilus Companies, Inc., Mack Trucks, Inc., and Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers, the auction was a complete success,” said Martineau.

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