Source: Concrete Industry Management (CIM) National Steering Committee, Silver Spring, Md.
CIM program patrons are soliciting donations of equipment, material, and other marketables for a sixth annual auction, to be staged January 20 at the 2011 World of Concrete in Las Vegas. Proceeds will benefit the CIM National Steering Committee and support CIM programs [at Middle Tennessee State University, Arizona State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State University, and California State University-Chico], as well as help fund future program expansion, notes CIM Auction Committee Chairman Peter Brewin.
The CIM National Steering Committee raised approximately $386,000 at the February 2010 auction, bringing five-year total proceeds from silent and live bidding--customarily on World of Concrete day three--to $1.7 million-plus. Auction items have included cement loads, concrete saws, drills, mixers, vibrators, scaffolding, safety equipment, screeds, fiber transport systems, dust collectors, testing equipment, decorative concrete tools, water meters, pumps, generators, training sessions, reference books, advertisements, laptop computers, sports memorabilia, and, sports, golf or vacation travel packages. Manufacturers and service providers interested in making donations can contact Peter Brewin, 214/693-6669, firstname.lastname@example.org.