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3 Reasons You Can’t Miss World of Concrete or the CIM Auction

January 9, 2019

World of Concrete (WOC), an annual event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry industries, is coming up soon. If you’re still on the fence about attending, here are a few reasons you can’t miss this event.


WOC boasts more than 1,500 exhibiting companies and 58,000 registered industry professionals in more than 745,000 net square feet of exhibit space. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to connect with concrete and masonry experts at the world’s largest annual event dedicated to our industries.


Brimming with skill-building workshops and management seminars, you’ll find everything you need to improve your business and/or increase your knowledge of the concepts and products that will be important to the future of the concrete industry. A special draw this year is the first-ever Concrete Start-Up Zone. Participants will present technologies, equipment, and materials that have yet to be commercially introduced into the market, including NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge.


The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) Auction is CIM’s largest source of funding. Last year’s auction was the most profitable ever, netting $1.1 million in gross revenue. The auction directly supports the CIM program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management.

This year’s auction will take place on Wednesday, January 23 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. A silent auction will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., followed by the live auction at 1 p.m. Even if you aren’t attending in person, you can still bid on loads of items online, including Ozinga’s donation—a sports weekend for four that includes Bulls and Blackhawks tickets, airfare, hotel accommodations, and a meal allowance. View the auction items and find out how to bid online and in-person.

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