The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program is a business-intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. The group is seeking donations for their 2024 CIM Auction that will take place at World of Concrete. Organizers have scheduled the auction for Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the live auction will begin at 1 p.m.
“The proceeds from the 2024 CIM Auction will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee (NSC) and 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, and 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 2024. According to CIM Marketing Committee Chairman Brian Gallagher, the 2023 auction broke the record for all previous years’ auctions, raising more than $2.1 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 and the World of Concrete Show Management has been an amazing partner.”
Last year’s auction items included two concrete mixer trucks, a truck-mounted concrete pump, a laser screed and much more. Other donated items included cement, fly ash, aggregate, concrete saws, drills, safety equipment, training sessions, reference books and software subscriptions, laptop computers, sports travel packages, golf and vacation travel packages and much more.
Those interested in donating to the auction 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 – a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. The concrete industry recognized the need for such a program in 1994 and they then put it into action. The end result was a partnership between the concrete industry and Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) to develop the CIM program, implementing it with its first two students in 1996. Available at MTSU, California State University – Chico, Texas State University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology and South Dakota State University, the program has been successful for both the industry and graduates. MTSU also offers an Executive MBA Program in CIM.
To learn more about the program, visit www.concretedegree.com.