Mack Trucks Donates Mack® Granite® Model to Concrete Industry Management Auction
GREENSBORO, NC (Jan. 14, 2019) – Mack Trucks is continuing its support of the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program with the donation of a 2019 Mack® Granite® model to the CIM Auction. Proceeds from the auction, which will be Wednesday, Jan. 23 during World of Concrete 2019, will benefit the CIM program’s mission to develop the next generation of leaders within the concrete industry.
The Granite model will go up for bid during the live portion of the auction, which begins at 1 p.m. PST in North Hall Room N262 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Prospective bidders at World of Concrete can register on-site, while those unable to attend in person can bid online through the CIM Auction website hosted by Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers. To participate in electronic auction bidding, bidders must register a week in advance.
“As a leader in the construction market, Mack understands the hard work required to succeed in today’s ultra-competitive world,” said Tim Wrinkle, Mack construction product manager. “That’s why Mack is proud to support the CIM program and their efforts to develop future leaders and teach them the necessary skills to be successful within the concrete industry.”
Spec’d as an axle forward, boost-a-load mixer, the donated Mack Granite model is powered by a 395-horsepower Mack MP®7-395C engine, which also delivers 1,560 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is mated to a 14-speed Mack mDRIVE™ HD with ultra-low ratio creeper gears, as well as Mack front and rear axles. The Granite model features an 11-cubic-yard Interstate Class VORTEX paving mixer, generously donated by Beck Industrial.
"Mack Trucks has stepped up once again with a significant donation in support of CIM,” said CIM Auction Committee Chairman Mike Philipps. “This truck will not only help ensure a successful auction, but will enable us to continue providing an outstanding education to future leaders within our industry.”
A four-year degree program, CIM focuses on developing the in-depth business, technical and communication skills required for success in today’s concrete industry. Approximately 500 students are currently enrolled in the program, which is offered at four institutions: Middle Tennessee State University, the New Jersey Institute of Technology, California State University – Chico and Texas State University. In 2018, bidders helped CIM raise more than $1.1 million in gross revenue through its silent and live auctions, thanks to the generous contributions and support of the concrete industry. Mack Trucks has participated in the CIM Auction with a truck donation for several years.
CAPTION: Mack Trucks donated a 2019 Mack® Granite® model to the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Auction, which will be Wednesday, Jan. 23 during World of Concrete 2019. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the CIM program’s mission to develop the next generation of leaders within the concrete industry.
Dedicated to durability, reliability and meeting the needs of customers, Mack Trucks has provided purpose-built transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America's largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks, diesel engines and transmissions sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems and OHSAS 18001 standard for health and safety management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations' public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways.
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