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 – announced the following list of professional and bucket list items have been donated for their annual auction at World of Concrete. The auction is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 24 in the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. PST in the North Hall Room N263 and the live auction begins at 1 p.m. PST next door in North Hal Room N262. Bidding can also be done online.

“We have some tremendous sports and travel packages in the CIM auction this year,” said Mike Philipps, Chairman of the CIM Auction Committee, “These items offer the opportunity for some once-in-a-lifetime travel while supporting a great cause at the same time.”

This year’s CIM auction offers bucket list sports and vacation packages including: NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NASCAR tickets; the Kentucky Derby, Monterey Bay package; New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Diego and Nashville travel packages; college football tickets, quail hunts and much more!

While the list continues to grow, as of Jan. 17, items include:

Allen-Villere Partners - New Orleans stay and quail hunt for three hunters

 

Anderson Concrete - Golf at Muirfield Village, Dublin, OH

 

AOE - Social media audit 

 

Baker Concrete Construction, Inc. - Kentucky Derby package for two

 

Bay Area Friends of CIM/California State University CIM Patrons - Escape to Seascape and experience beautiful Monterey Bay 

 

Bradford Renaissance Portraits - Exclusive family portrait

 

Buzzi Unicem USA - University of Tennessee football tickets

 

California State University CIM Patrons - Chico experience package for four 

 

Capital Genealogy - Two hours of geneaological research 

 

CEMEX - Florida Gators football tickets 

 

CEMEX - Sports weekend package for four in Los Angeles

 

Central Concrete Supply Co, a U.S. Concrete Co. - San Francisco travel package for two

 

Conco Companies - Napa Valley weekend 

 

Concrete Supply Company - Outdoor sportsman’s package

 

ConcreteCareers.com - Deeply discounted placement fee

 

Doosan-Bobcat – Remote-control Bobcat T190 toys 

 

Doug and Kelly Guerrero - “Final Game at the Stick” print and miniature helmet signed by Dwight Clark 

 

Doug and Kelly Guerrero - Pair of pen and ink limited prints by concrete industry artist Bill Gearhart 

 

Dunn Investment Company - Quail hunting at Circle M Plantation in Mississippi

 

Erie Strayer Company - Lenovo Ideapad 15.6-inch laptop

 

Fastenal - Signed diecast car with hat and racing flag 

 

FiberForce by ABC Polymer - Bandon Dunes Golf 

 

Frank Kozeliski Consulting Engineer - Concrete bowl 

 

Frank Kozeliski Consulting Engineer - Concrete mason jar

 

Frank Kozeliski Consulting Engineer - Concrete business cards

 

Frank Kozeliski Consulting Engineer - Concrete coasters 

 

General Motors Fleet - NASCAR O’Reilly Auto Parts 500 tickets 

 

Holliday Rock - Los Angeles Lakers tickets 

 

Housby - $1,500 gift certificate to Golf Galaxy 

 

John Deere Construction and Forestry Division - XUV825M gator with upgrades 

 

Las Animas Concrete - Seascape beach resort condo 

 

Lehigh Hanson, Inc. - San Francisco Giants tickets 

 

Martin Concrete Construction, Inc. - iPad Pro 

 

Martin Marietta Materials - Dallas Cowboys tickets 

 

Matt Childs of Grapevine Wine Tours - Two gift certificates to Grapevine Wine tours 

 

Miles Sand and Gravel - Sailgating at University of Washington Pac 12 Champion Husky game and weekend in Seattle 

 

MTSU CIM Patrons - Houseboat rental 

 

MTSU CIM Patrons - Nashville experience package for two

 

National Precast Concrete Association - The Precast Show registration and hotel

 

National Precast Concrete Association Foundation - Certificate to Tequila of the Month club

 

NJIT Northeast CIM Patrons - New York City weekend for two

 

Ozinga Bros., Inc. - Sports weekend for four in Chicago

 

Portland Cement Association - Hotel del Coronado two-night stay 

 

Ready Mix USA - University of Alabama football tickets 

 

Ritchie Bros. and IronPlanet: Best Together - Wine country getaway for two

 

Rogers Group Inc. - Hog hunting in Tennessee mountains for two  

 

Rush Enterprises, Inc. - Dallas Cowboys tickets 

 

Sandler Training - Two one-day sales or sales management training programs for up to 25 people 

 

Seaglass Fine Art Photography, a Thomas Fallon Company - Fine art print 

Shane Xu - Freshwater pearl necklace 

 

Silvi Group Companies, Inc. - Wine from Larry Silvi’s personal collection

 

Stego Industries LLC - Anaheim Ducks hockey tickets 

 

Stoneway Concrete – Seattle Mariners tickets 

 

Superior Concrete Materials, Inc. A U.S. Concrete Company - Explore Your Nation’s Capital travel package 

 

Texas State CIM Patrons - San Antonio Spurs tickets plus travel

 

Thomas Fallon Photography - Photography session

 

United Rentals, Inc. - PGA Tour FedEx Cup Championship for two 

 

U.S. Concrete – Redi-Mix Concrete - Dallas Sports for four 

 

U.S. Concrete – NYC Division - Unforgettable weekend in New York City 

 

VCNA Prairie LLC - Chicago Blackhawk tickets 

 

Vulcan Materials - Washington Redskins tickets

 

Webcor - Sailing San Francisco Bay 

 

Wirtgen America, Inc. - Welcome to Nashville “Home of Country Music” package 

 

Woodland Tilt-Up - Miami Dolphins football tickets 

 

World of Concrete - $500 Marriott gift certificate

 

In addition to on-site bidding, Internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Bros. website. All items are available for bid whether in attendance at the show or not. Bidding can begin on the 100+ items in the silent auction immediately and continue bidding on any mobile device straight through the event. The live auction items will only be available for bidding during the event itself, but can be bid on either in person or on-line. Auction participation instructions are available on the CIM website at http://concretedegree.com/auction/.

Receiving tremendous support from the concrete industry, the CIM program was the first of its kind in United States – 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 put into action by the Tennessee concrete industry. 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, and producing its first graduates in 2000. Since its humble beginning, the CIM program has expanded and now in addition to MTSU, it is offered at California State University, Chico, Texas State University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Today there are more than 380 students pursuing degrees in Concrete Industry Management, and hundreds of CIM graduates working in the concrete industry.

The goal of the program is to produce broadly educated, articulate graduates grounded in basic construction management, who are knowledgeable of concrete technology and techniques and are able to manage people and systems as well as promote products or services related to the concrete industry. It entails a broad range of courses, from English and history to science and mathematics. A series of required business courses such as finance, marketing, management and business law are also taken throughout the length of the program.

The concrete-specific courses teach the fundamentals of concrete, properties and testing, concrete construction and more. All of these courses provide much more than what is simply in the text – they emphasize problem solving, quality assurance and customer satisfaction. They utilize practical case studies and an internship to make sure the student obtains real-world experience essential to starting a successful career. Additional opportunities include on-campus socials and other events providing industry networking and professional development.

The CIM program has, and continues to provide future leaders for the concrete industry. To learn more about the program, visit www.concretedegree.com.