Mack Trucks donated today Granite Axle Back model to the eighth annual Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Auction conducted during the 2013 World of Concrete at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Outfitted with a 10.5 cubic-yard standard mixer drum donated by McNeilus Co., the Mack Granite model was auctioned during the live portion of the event.
“Donating a signature item to the CIM Auction was a great chance for Mack to support management education in the concrete industry,” said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing. “The concrete industry is a very important market for our business and we want to do all we can to encourage the growth and excellence of the industry in North America.”
Proceeds from the CIM Auction benefit the efforts of the CIM National Steering Committee as they support the CIM programs at Middle Tennessee State University, Arizona State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, California State University – Chico and Texas State University.
The Granite is equipped with a powerful and fuel-efficient MACK® MP7 engine with 395 horsepower and 1,560 lb.-ft. of torque. The lighter weight, high-strength steel alloy MACK® Cornerstone™ chassis enables the Granite model to deliver rock-solid performance in rugged conditions and with the durability customers expect from Mack.
“Offering a Mack Granite as our featured item in the CIM Auction gave us a strong anchor for our fund-raising efforts,” said Michael Philipps, chairman of the 2013 CIM Auction Committee. “As two of the leading manufacturers in the industry, Mack and McNeilus Co. set an impressive standard for support of the CIM program. Donations of this caliber help fund future CIM program expansion and new programs like the Executive Master of Business Administration degree in Concrete Industry Management.”
Mack has donated a truck for the CIM Auction for several years, most recently in 2012.