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Alliance Concrete Pumps Donates to Concrete Industry Management Auction

“It’s important to provide opportunities for students who will build infrastructure projects in America and CIM does a tremendous job of this through its programs,” said Clayton White, Alliance Concrete Pumps president and CEO. “We’re pleased that this auction generated a major donation to the CIM program which will help support the program and its students.” The JXLZ 38m on a Kenworth Chassis sold for $540,000 approximately $100,000 over asking price. 


CIM Auction at the World of Concrete 2022

The National Steering Committee (NSC) for 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 pleased to announce they raised more than $1.740 million in gross revenue at its annual auction, held in conjunction with the World of Concrete on Wednesday, Jan. 19.


“This year’s auction was a tremendous success, both in terms of the value of donated items and the Auction participants,” commented Ben Robuck, CIM Auction Committee Chairman. “The results are indicative of the high value the concrete industry places on the CIM program. We thank the concrete industry for their tremendous support. In addition to a concrete mixer truck donated by Mack® Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus®, a truck-mounted concrete pump donated by Alliance Concrete Pumps, a truck chassis donated by NORCAL Kenworth and Kenworth Truck Co., a high-performance mixer donated by Con-Tech Manufacturing, Inc., an S-485 Laser Screed® donated by Somero Enterprises and a Shumaker Industries’ Load and Go Ready Mix Truck Wash® system, we had a variety of items targeted specifically for the concrete industry.”


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Brief history on the CIM

In 1995, leaders in the concrete industry recognized a need for a program to develop skills specifically suited for the concrete and construction industry. The following year, the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program was created to supply the concrete industry with future managers and leaders while providing graduates with the education and training they need to excel in a broad array of careers within the industry.

The CIM program got its start in 1996, enrolling its first two students at Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU). The program’s popularity spread across the country over the next decade and a half: California State University – Chico, Texas State University and New Jersey Institute of Technology began to offer the CIM program as well.Since its start, the CIM program has had the support of the concrete industry, associations and other business leaders in the field. The National Steering Committee (NCS), along with industry Patrons, advance their local CIM programs by providing mentorship, learning opportunities, funding and other support for students.


In 2006, the NCS held its first CIM auction at the World of Concrete, where members of the concrete and construction industries generously donated products, services and other items of interest to be auctioned off. Over the past 13 years, the auction has raised more than $8 million to benefit CIM at the four program universities.


In October 2012, CIM grew further, expanding into the business side of things by offering an Executive MBA program at MTSU. The first cohort graduated in March 2014.


In December 2020, the National Steering Committee for CIM announced that South Dakota State University would be joining the family of CIM program universities beginning fall 2021.


As of 2020, there are currently more than 472 students pursuing degrees in CIM. More than 1,300 have graduated from the program since its inception, armed with the skillset necessary to meet the demands of the progressively changing concrete industry of the 21st century.


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