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Record Concrete Industry Management auction surpasses $1M

Sources: Concrete Industry Management National Steering Committee

The annual fund raising auction for CIM degree programs grossed $1.1 million from a pool of concrete fleet, plant and construction equipment and material offerings, along with sports, travel and entertainment packages. CIM Auction Committee Chairman Mike Philipps calls the event, staged at the Las Vegas Convention Center on World of Concrete 2018 day two, "our best ever … We had a record in terms of the value of donated items and attendees."

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World of Concrete draws best crowds since 2009

Sources: Informa Exhibitions, Irving, Texas; CP staff

World of Concrete 2018 logged just over 58,000 registered attendees from the concrete and masonry business, plus 1,567 exhibitors—302 of them new this year—promoting equipment, products, materials and services across nearly 750,000 square feet of Las Vegas Convention Center indoor and outdoor space.

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Builders renew plea for Trump to level federal contract field, sans PLA mandates

Sources: Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Washington, D.C.; CP staff

ABC and a coalition of construction and business associations continue to urge President Donald Trump to eliminate government-mandated project labor agreements (PLA) on federal and federally assisted projects.

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International builds concrete fleet offerings with shortened cab HV models

Sources: Navistar Inc., Lisle, Ill.; CP staff

International Truck has completed a transition from its WorkStar line with the HV Series Mid-Range Diesel trucks, including a bridge formula model—the set forward axle HV507 with rear-engine power take-off—suited for concrete delivery. Unveiled at World of Concrete 2018, the HV507 and set back axle HV607 are sized at 107-in. bumper-to-back-of-cab, powered by Cummins L9 or B6.7 engines, and serve as vocational market companions to the regional or long-haul HV513 and HV613 International introduced at the 2017 North American Commercial Vehicle Show.

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