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 — held its annual fundraising auction on Jan. 18 in conjunction with the World of Concrete. Proceeds for this event exceeded $875,000 in gross revenue.
The signature item this year was a Mack Granite Axle Forward model mounted with a McNeilus 11-cubic-yard Bridgemaster concrete transit mixer, donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus Co., a Division of Oshkosh Truck. The winning bidder of the mixer truck was Liquid Stone Concrete from Burleson, Texas.
In addition to the live auction, a silent auction was also held. Auction items included cement, concrete saws, drills, mixers, vibrators, safety equipment, screeds, fiber transport systems, dust collectors, decorative concrete tools, water meters, pumps, generators, executive training sessions, reference books, advertisements, laptop computers, sports travel packages, and golf and vacation travel packages.
Again this year, NSC partnered with GiveSmart — a user-friendly bidding technology service providing customized auction and event solutions primarily for nonprofit organizations. With GiveSmart, participants were able to register for the auction, sneak preview silent and live auction items, make a donation, and bid on their favorite silent auction items immediately. Once again this year, participants who were not able to attend the live auction were able to bid online during the event.