Kenworth T880 Concrete Pump Truck Produces $505,000 Donation To Support CIM Education Program
Sold at Annual CIM Auction at World of Concrete
A donated Kenworth T880 concrete pump truck sold during the Concrete Industry Management annual auction recently at World of Concrete in Las Vegas will provide a major contribution to the CIM educational program, thanks to Kenworth, Alliance Concrete Pumps, Papé Kenworth and other Kenworth supplier partners.
The Kenworth T880 concrete pump truck was purchased by East Coast Concrete Pumping, a residential and commercial concrete pumping company based in Taylors, South Carolina.
Above and Below: From left, Brian Forcier and Erik Pakkala, East Coast Concrete Pumping partners are shown with the Kenworth T880 concrete pump truck.“We’re happy to have the opportunity to add a new Kenworth concrete pump truck to our fleet while, at the same time, support CIM through this auction,” said Brian Forcier, East Coast Concrete Pumping partner. “CIM’s educational program does a tremendous job at providing the next generation of professionals in the concrete industry with the skills they need to succeed. We appreciate Kenworth, Papé Kenworth, and Alliance Concrete Pump’s donation to CIM. It means a lot to have them support our industry.”
The donated Kenworth T880 features a PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 455-hp and 1,650 lb.-ft. of torque with a truck-mounted Alliance Concrete Pumps JXLZ 38-meter boom pump. Other contributing suppliers for this truck include Alcoa, Allison Transmission, Bridgestone, Meritor and Neway.
“Papé Kenworth is honored to support CIM and its students through this auction,” said Dave Laird, Papé Kenworth president. “Programs like CIM are critical in educating future leaders in concrete and construction industries and play an important role in building America’s infrastructure.”
“Educational programs such as CIM’s pave the way to new and innovative ideas, making the industry stronger,” said Clayton White, Alliance Concrete Pumps president and CEO. “We are pleased to have partnered with Papé Kenworth and make a donation to assist in the CIM fundraising effort.”
Proceeds from the auction will support the CIM educational program and help fund scholarships for students pursuing a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management at Middle Tennessee State University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Texas State University, California State University – Chico, and South Dakota State University.
“A big thanks goes to East Coast Concrete Pumping for purchasing the Kenworth T880 concrete truck to help support CIM,” said Jim Walenczak, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. “Education is key in building a stronger workforce. We appreciate this important opportunity to assist CIM in its efforts to provide students with a chance at extending their education through the Concrete Industry Management program.”
The CIM program’s goal is to produce broadly educated, articulate graduates knowledgeable in all aspects of the concrete industry and provide them the opportunity to enter a field that has an urgent need for professionals with the skills to meet the growing demands of a progressive, changing industry. Today, there are more than 500 students pursuing degrees in Concrete Industry Management, and hundreds of CIM graduates employed in the concrete industry.
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.