The Granite model, which is mounted with an 11 cubic-yard Bridgemaster mixer donated by McNeilus, will be the signature item up for bid during the live portion of the CIM Auction. All proceeds from the auction will go toward developing and supporting CIM's educational programs.
The CIM program was developed to equip students with the enhanced technical, communication and management skills needed to succeed in the concrete industry of the 21st century. Originally offered at Middle Tennessee State University, the four-year degree program is now offered at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, California State University – Chico and Texas State University.
"As the construction truck market leader, we at Mack know what it takes to succeed in today's competitive marketplace," said Curtis Dorwart, Mack vocational products marketing manager. "CIM is teaching those same skills to the next generation of concrete industry professionals, and we couldn't be more proud to support their efforts with the donation of a Granite model."
Built on Mack's proven Cornerstone™ chassis, the donated Mack Granite model is powered by a Mack MP7® engine delivering 365 horsepower. The Granite model is also equipped with Mack front and rear axles, as well as Mack GuardDog® Connect, a telematics solution that helps maximizes uptime by proactively monitoring diagnostic codes that could shut a truck down. When a potential issue is detected, GuardDog Connect automatically notifies Mack OneCall™, a 24/7 customer support team, the customer and the customer's pre-selected dealer to enable faster repairs, all while the truck remains on the job.
"We thank Mack Trucks and McNeilus for once again stepping up to the plate in their support of CIM," said Michael Philipps, CIM Auction Committee chairman. "As the feature item, the donated truck chassis and mixer will go a long way to help ensure a successful auction and enable us to continue to develop our educational efforts."
Members of the concrete industry generously donated over 150 items last year for both the silent and live auctions, raising more than $800,000 for CIM. Mack has participated in the CIM Auction with a truck donation for several years, most recently in 2015.
Dedicated to quality, reliability and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc., has provided its customers with innovative 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 and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental 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.
Mack Trucks, Inc. is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 19 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2014, the Volvo Group's sales amounted to about $38.2 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm and are traded OTC in the U.S.
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