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 that the signature item for their 10th annual auction at World of Concrete is a Mack Granite step forward axle model mounted with a McNeilus 11-cubic-yard Bridgemaster concrete transit mixer, donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus Co., a Division of Oshkosh Truck.
"The truck chassis donated by Mack Trucks and the concrete mixer donated by McNeilus Company is the strong foundation we need to help ensure a successful CIM Auction at the 2015 World of Concrete,” said Michael Philipps, CIM Auction Committee Chairman. “We are very appreciative that, over the past many years, these two industry leading manufacturers have collaborated on a significant donation to our auction. It speaks volumes to their commitment to the concrete industry and the importance they place on the CIM program.”
The truck is a 2015 Mack truck and specifications include:
- Chassis # GU713
- GSO #77437
- Set forward axle 248 inch wheel base
- MP7-365HP engine with REPTO
- Allison RDS 4500 Automatic
- FXL20 20,000 pound front axle
- 46,000 pound Mack S462 rear axle with Hendrickson HMX460
- Single frame 11.811" x 3.54" x 0.37"
- Fuel tank = 50 gallon - left hand
- Chassis only weight = 17,737 pounds
The mixer specifications for the 2015 McNeilus Bridgemaster are:
- 11 cubic yard M77P 46-inch Paver Bridgemaster
- BM cobalt cylinder
- 3/16 AR steel drum and fins
- PMP 7.1 drum drive with Eaton 54 series Hydros
- Eaton electronic drum control with constant speed
- Three extension chutes
- Upper ladder gate
- 150 galllon aluminum water tank
- Air disc chute lock
"Mack and McNeilus are proud to once again support the Concrete Industry Management program's annual auction with the donation of the Mack Granite chassis and the McNeilus Bridgemaster mixer body," said Stu Russoli, Mack vocational product manager and Tom Harris, Vice President, Concrete Mixers at McNeilus. "More than most, Mack and McNeilus understand the importance in supporting our customers, which is why we support CIM which encourages and educates those interested in the concrete industry.”
The 10th annual auction will be held Wed., Feb. 4 in the North Hall Room N262 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the live auction begins at 1 p.m. Once again this year, Internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Bros. website, www.rbauction.com. To participate in electronic auction bidding, bidders must register a week in advance. Those participating in the auction at World of Concrete can register on-site. For a full list of items, please visit www.concretedegree.com/auction.
Those interested in making a donation should contact CIM Auction Committee Chairman Michael Philipps at firstname.lastname@example.org or (713) 722-2969.
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 over 600 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.
In 2012, an Executive MBA program was added by the CIM National Steering Committee. The CIM Executive MBA is specifically designed for individuals with three or more years of experience in the industry.
The CIM program has provided and continues to provide future leaders for the concrete industry. To learn more about the program, visit www.concretedegree.com.