Curecrete Distribution, Inc. is a proud supporter of the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program and donated multiple products for auction at this year’s 2013 CIM Auction held at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, NV.
This past year, Curecrete Distribution, Inc. donated the following items:
- (2) 5-gal pails of Ashford Formula™ liquid hardener/sealer/dustproofing agent
- (1) 10-gal kit of CreteFill Pro 85™ Polyurea Joint Filler
- (1) 5-gal pail of CreteClean Plus with Scar Guard™ floor cleaner
- (1) 5-gal pail CreteStrip concrete floor stripper
This annual auction was held on on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at the World of Concrete show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year, the program raised “$615,000 in gross revenue” making this year’s totals the “highest gross proceeds total ever.” According to Mike Philipps, CIM auction committee chairman, “we had a record number of donated items and attendees at the Auction that helped make this year’s event a huge success.”
To learn more about the program, visit www.concretedegree.com.
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 in 1994 and was put into action by the 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. Available at MTSU, California State University, Chico, Texas State University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology, the program has been successful for both the industry and the graduates.
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 for growth include on-campus socials and other organized events providing industry networking and professional development.