The Concrete Industry Management program will host the Fifth CIM Annual Auction at the World of Concrete on Thursday, Feb. 4 in the North Hall Room N262 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the live auction from 1-2 p.m.
Organizers hope the 2010 Auction will be even bigger than the 2009 Auction, which raised approximately $300,000. The money raised from both the live and silent auctions will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee and support the CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, Arizona State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, California State University - Chico and Texas State University.
“We have been blessed with the tremendous support from the concrete industry,” said Brian Gallagher, chairman of the CIM Marketing Committee. “Even in challenging economic times, the World of Concrete Show Management, Hanley Wood Publications, Concrete Producer magazine, Concrete Construction magazine, McNeilus, Freightliner and Ritchie Brothers Auctioneers, have stepped-up to help raise valuable dollars that benefit the CIM programs.”
The signature item for this year’s auction will be a concrete mixer truck donated by McNeilus and Freightliner. The mixer truck is a McNeilus 10.5-cubic yard transit mixer with 46-inch drum opening, and the drum has a ¼-inch AR steel shell and fins, a 150-gallon steel side mount water tank, a ZF 7300 drum drive and Eaton 54 series hydraulics with slump meter. In addition, the mixer truck features a remote drum - start/stop, night pour lights, and rear tow loop. The chassis is a 2009 Freightliner M2 112 6x4 with 222-inch wheelbase and 156-inch CA.
To date, the following companies have donated these big ticket items for the auction:
• BASF Admixtures
• Blastrac Rental
• Capitol Aggregates Cement
• Cemex Cement
• Command Alkon Software
• Essroc Cement
• Freightliner Truck Chassis
• GCC Cement
• Holcim Cement
• Jonel Engineering Batch Panel
• Lafarge Cement
• Lehigh Cement
• MAPEI Product Gift Certificate
• McNeilus and Freightliner Truck Ready Mix Mixer
• Mountain Cement
• Peterbilt Motors Pac Car Indy 500 Package
• Propex TPC Sawgrass Golf Package
• SIKA Master's Golf Package
• Tekla BIM Software
• Titan Cement
• TXI Cement
• Votorantim Cement
• Vulcan/Florida Rock Cement
Other items available through the silent and live auctions include concrete saws, drills, vibrators, scaffolding, safety equipment, screeds, fiber transport systems, dust collectors, NDT equipment, decorative concrete tools, water meters, pumps, generators, training sessions, reference books, advertisements, computers, sports memorabilia, sports travel packages, golf school packages and vacation travel packages.
Internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Brothers website, www.rbauction.com for those not traveling to the World of Concrete. To participate in the auction, bidders must register a week in advance.
To learn more about the auction, visit www.concretedegree.com/auction.