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 – is seeking donations for their 2022 CIM Auction to be held at World of Concrete. The auction will be on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will take place 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the live auction begins at 1 p.m.
“The proceeds from the 2022 CIM Auction will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee (NSC). It will also support the current CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State University, California State University – Chico, South Dakota State University, the Executive MBA program, as well as help fund scholarships,” said Ben Robuck, Chairman of the CIM Auction Committee.
Once again, the CIM Auction organizers are hoping for another record event in 2022. According to CIM Marketing Committee Chairman Brian Gallagher, the 2021 auction, while not a record-breaker, raised an impressive $1.150 million in gross revenue.
“The annual CIM Auction is a critical funding mechanism for the CIM NSC,” said Gallagher. “We’ve been blessed with tremendous support from the concrete industry. The World of Concrete Show Management has been an amazing partner.”
World of Concrete exhibits are open from Jan. 18-20 and seminars run Jan. 17-20.
Previous auction items have included concrete mixer trucks, cement and skid steers. Also included were 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, mobile computers, sports memorabilia, sports travel packages, golf packages and vacation travel packages.
Those interested in making a donation should contact CIM Auction Committee Chairman Ben Robuck at [email protected] or (404) 456-6867.
Receiving tremendous support from the concrete industry, the CIM program was the first of its kind in the United States. It is a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. The need for such a program was recognized through the RMC 2000 movement in 1994 and was then put into action by the Tennessee concrete industry. The end-result was a partnership between both the concrete industry and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) to develop the CIM program. Its first two students started the program start in 1996. The first graduates were in 2000.
Since its humble beginning, the CIM program has expanded. Now, in addition to MTSU, it is available at California State University, Chico, Texas State University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Beginning fall of 2021, the program is available at South Dakota State University. Today, there are more than 475 students pursuing degrees in Concrete Industry Management. Additionally, hundreds of CIM graduates are now working in the concrete industry.
To learn more about the program, visit www.concretedegree.com.