Mack Donates Mack® Granite® Concrete Mixer to Ninth Annual Concrete Industry Management Auction

LAS VEGAS (January 22, 2014) – Mack Trucks donated a 2014 MACK® Granite® Axle Forward model to the Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Auction taking place today during the 2014 World of Concrete at the Las Vegas Convention Center. CIM awards students with a four-year bachelor’s degree in Concrete Industry Management. 

Mounted with a McNeilus Co. 11 cubic-yard concrete transit mixer, the Mack Granite model will be bid on during the ninth annual live auction benefitting CIM programs at Arizona State University, California State University – Chico, Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology and Texas State University.

“Donating a Mack Granite to the CIM Auction allows us to support students interested in a career in the concrete industry, which is a significant market for Mack Trucks,” said Stu Russoli, Mack construction product marketing manager. “This is a powerful opportunity for Mack to help encourage the growth of the concrete industry while also doing our part to enhance the career development of those who wish to work in the business.”

Equipped with a MACK MP7® engine offering 365 hp and 1,340 lb.-ft. of torque, the Granite model delivers exceptional fuel efficiency without sacrificing power and performance. Also featuring the MACK Cornerstone™ chassis – for the durability and reliability customers expect from a Mack – the Granite has the strength needed to handle the most demanding of jobs.

“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 2014 World of Concrete,” said Michael Philipps, CIM Auction Committee chairman. “The fact that these two industry leading manufacturers have donated the ready mix truck and mixer speaks volumes of their commitment to the concrete industry and the importance they place on the CIM program.”

Mack has donated a truck for the CIM Auction for several years, most recently in 2013.

Granite Axle Forward

Mack Trucks donated a MACK® Granite® Axle Forward model to the ninth annual Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Auction at the 2014 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.

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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