Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Program Announces Sports And Travel Packages

(Nevada) — 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 the following list of sports and travel packages available for their eighth annual Auction at the World of Concrete.

The Auction is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the North Hall Room N262 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent Auction is held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the live Auction begins at 1 p.m.

“We have some tremendous sports and travel packages in the CIM Auction this year,” said Michael Philipps, Chairman of the CIM Auction Committee, “These items offer the opportunity for some once-in-a-lifetime travel and the Auction supports a great cause.”

This year’s CIM Auction, in addition to equipment, parts, materials, construction software and supplies, offers bucket list sports and vacation packages including: The Masters; Players Tournament Championship; The Rose Bowl; Indianapolis 500; NFL tickets; NASCAR races and driving course; NBA and NHL; San Francisco Bay sailing package; Los Angeles, San Antonio, Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas, Orlando, Nashville, Charlotte, New Orleans, New York, Las Vegas and Chicago travel packages, college football tickets (Alabama, Notre Dame, Florida, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, South Alabama); Texas golf and relaxation package; quail hunts, fishing trips, and much, much more!

To date, the following companies have donated these big ticket items for the Auction:

Aggregate Industries – 4 Tickets to Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys at FedEx Field during 2013 season

American Concrete Pavement Association – two-night stay at Rio Mar Beach Resort

American Concrete Pipe Association – ACPA Annual Convention, March 10-12 at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

American Restore, Inc. – New York Yankees at Los Angeles Angels tickets (4 tickets for one game during the June 14-16 series, lower field seats)

Basalite Concrete Products – four floor tickets to Kings vs. Phoenix Suns on March 8

Buzzi/Unicem – Ray Seipp – four tickets to the University of Tennessee vs. Vanderbilt football game on Nov. 23 in Knoxville, Tenn.

Buzzi/Unicem – Ray Seipp – four tickets University of Tennessee vs. University of South Alabama football game on Sept. 28 in Knoxville, Tenn.

Buzzi/Unicem – Ray Seipp – four tickets to New York Yankees vs. Minnesota Twins baseball game from Yankee Stadium on July 13

Buzzi/Unicem – Ray Seipp – four tickets to Philadelphia Phillies vs. Atlanta Braves baseball game from Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on July 6

Canada Building Materials (CBM) – four tickets to Buffalo Sabres vs. NY Islanders hockey game on Feb. 23 in Buffalo, NY

Cemex – four tickets to University of Florida vs. Tennessee Volunteers football game on Sept. 21 in Gainesville, Fla.

Central Concrete Supply – Division of U.S. Concrete – four tickets to Sharks Game during the 2014 season plus parking pass

Conco Companies – four field level San Francisco Giants baseball tickets and 1 parking pass

Conco Companies – four field level Oakland A’s baseball tickets and 1 parking pass

Concrete Supply Company – Richard Petty Driving School

Davis Colors – two tickets to any Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game (except first and last game of season) and parking pass. Tickets are field level MVP Box behind home plate.

Fastenal – two tickets to NASCAR Nationwide Series for Dover International on June 1

Holliday Rock – four premiere Lakers vs. Golden State Warriors tickets plus parking for game 39 on April 12

Komatsu – Masters Package – two tournament round badges and full hospitality at the VIP lodge on Heath for April 12. Includes one-night hotel stay in Augusta with check-in on April 11, VIP parking or transportation from hotel and souvenir of the day

Lehigh Hanson – San Francisco Giants tickets with premier parking pass. Includes four club level seats behind home plate for April 20 and 21 games against the San Diego Padres

Martin Marietta – Four Spurs tickets to April 12 game vs. Sacramento Kings – Section 24, Row 10, seats 20-23. Includes one parking pass

Martin Marietta Materials – West – Four Spurs tickets to March 16 game vs. Cleveland Cavaliers. Includes parking pass, $500 Southwest gift card, 2 two-night hotel reservations for two persons each room at Omni Colonnade for March 15 and 16

Matt Childs – Grapevine Wine Tour – two dinner tours and one night lodging at Dallas/Fort Worth area hotel. Tour includes wine tasting at three Grapevine Texas wineries plus dinner and ground transportation

Metro Ready Mix – Sandestin, Fla. condo

Northeast (NJIT) Patrons – Two tickets to annual wine dinner at Valbella in New York City on Saturday, March 9, plus one night’s accommodation at The Standard Hotel

PCA – Two-night stay at Four Seasons Las Colinas (Dallas) with breakfast

Power Curbers – Four Carolina Panthers tickets for a single game to be mutually agreed upon between Power Curbers and the buyer after the 2013 NFL season is released. Tickets are 50-yard line, eight rows from field on visitor’s side.

Ready Mix USA – Four University of Alabama football tickets vs. University of Tennessee

Robertsons Ready Mix Concrete – Los Angeles Angels baseball tickets (4) to any home game from May 2-May 22 (except opening day)

Robertsons Ready Mix Concrete – San Diego Padres baseball tickets (4) to any home game in the month of May (excluding opening day)

Ruttura & Sons Construction Company, Inc. – Four tickets to any Notre Dame home football game in the 2013 season

Stoneway Concrete – Four tickets to the Seattle Mariners vs. Los Angeles Angels baseball game on April 26

Texas Industries (TXI) – Four tickets to Dallas Cowboys football game vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Tropicana Las Vegas – Two night/three-day stay with two tickets to the Laugh Factory

Visit New Orleans Tour Activities – Two night stay in deluxe suite at Bluegreen Club in New Orleans; Creole Pub Crawl for eight, New Orleans jogging tour for two, cemetery and voodoo tour for four

Vulcan Materials – Four tickets to Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys football game from FedEx Field in Washington, D.C. during 2013-2014 season, includes parking

Westin Las Vegas – Three nights VIP accommodations

Woodland Construction Company, Inc. – Four tickets to a 2013 Miami Dolphins football game with a parking pass

Wynn Las Vegas – Two nights stay in an Encore Tower king room, two tickets to Le Reve and roundtrip ground transportation in Las Vegas

Bay Area Friends of CIM – San Francisco package including yachting around Alcatraz Island and the Americas Cup route, a tour of Alcatraz and Giants baseball tickets. Hotel and travel allowance included.

Cemex – Sports weekend package for four in Los Angeles including Lakers vs. Raptors game on March 8 and Clippers vs. Pistons game on March 10. Includes two hotel rooms (double occupancy) for 3 nights at the JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot, plus $1,500 airfare allowance

Cemex- Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers luxury suite – seats for 16 and four parking passes

Charles Pankow Builders, Ltd – Rose Bowl package

Chico State CIM Patrons/NSC – Monterey Bay package

CIM NSC – Big Apple package

Dunn Investment Company – Mississippi quail hunt

Giant Cement – Four club level seats for Carolina Panthers game and two-night accommodation (two rooms each double occupancy), plus $1,200 air travel allowance

IronPlanet – Big Oak Plantation quail hunt pl
us $1,200 air travel allowance

Irving Materials Inc. and MTSU CIM Patrons- Nashville Weekend Experience package with upgraded box seats to Titans home football game

Lehigh Hanson – Deep in the Heart of Texas Golf and Relaxation package

MTSU CIM Patrons – One week houseboat rental

Ozinga Bros, Inc. – Fabulous Windy City Professional NBA and NHL sports weekend includes four front row tickets to see Jalen Rose and the Chicago Bulls play Carmelo Anthony and the New York Knicks on April 11 at 7 p.m. On April 12 at 8:30 p.m., enjoy one of the longest-running sports rivalries – the Chicago Blackhawks face the Detroit Red Wings in four lower level goal seats. Blackhawks tickets include four Ketel One club passes. Airfare and lodging for two nights included, plus a $350 voucher for dinner at Michael Jordan’s Steak House.

Peterbilt Motors Company/Cummins Engine – All-inclusive package at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Sika Corp – 2013 Masters Package

Travel Manitoba/Laurie River Lodge – Four-day fishing trip for two including accommodations, guide, meals and round-trip transportation

Vulcan Materials – Sawgrass golf and beach holiday

Note: All-inclusive means travel, accommodations and more. Items subject to change.

Once again this year, Internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Bros. website, To participate in the Auction, bidders must register one week in advance.

About CIM 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 Arizona State University, 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.

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


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