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Special Charity Kenworth T880S Mixer To Be Displayed in Con-Tech Manufacturing Booth at 2022 World of Concrete

Auction Sale of Mixer Produced $250,000 For Leading Charities

Kenworth Truck Company, Con-Tech® Manufacturing, Inc., and Kenworth of South Florida have teamed to exhibit a charity Kenworth T880S federal bridge formula mixer at the 2022 World of Concrete Jan. 18-20 in Las Vegas. The T880S mixer will be displayed in the Con-Tech Manufacturing booth (West Hall W3964) during the show.

Soto Ready Mix, Inc., in Sylmar, Calif., purchased the special T880S and 11-yard Con-Tech BridgeKing® mixer and chassis package with a $250,000 winning bid at a recent live auction. All proceeds of the sale were equally divided to support Con-Tech-designated charities Ronald McDonald House® of Rochester, Minnesota, Make-A-Wish® Foundation of Minnesota, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Wounded Warrior Project®. Each charity received a donation of $62,500 to support their missions.

“The auction offered a great opportunity to buy an excellent T880S mixer and see the purchase price dollars go directly to help children and veterans in a significant way through the special organizations chosen by Con-Tech. It’s an honor to exhibit this truck at World of Concrete. We look forward to putting this special truck into service,” said Gilberto Soto, CEO of Soto Ready Mix, Inc.
Dan Welsh, Con-Tech Manufacturing president, presents one of the checks to staff representing Ronald McDonald House of Rochester, Minnesota.

“This important fundraising project produced a tremendous donation that benefits the work of Ronald McDonald House, Make-A-Wish, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Wounded Warrior Project – all agencies close to our heart at Con-Tech. Thanks to Soto Ready Mix for the purchase that helped make this possible,” said Dan Welsh, president of Con-Tech Manufacturing in Dodge Center, Minnesota.

“It was very gratifying to be involved in this special project and assist these four outstanding organizations with excellent financial support,” said Eric Johns, Kenworth of South Florida vice president and co-dealer principal in Fort Lauderdale.

“The $250,000 donation for these exceptional charities resulted from an outstanding industry effort by Kenworth, Con-Tech Manufacturing and Kenworth of South Florida, along with our other valued supplier partners,” said Jim Walenzcak, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.
Other contributing supplier partners for the T880S charity truck are Allison (4500RDS 6-speed automatic transmission), Alcoa (front wheels) and Bridgestone (tires). The T880S is specified with a PACCAR MX-11 engine rated at 430 hp and 1,550 lb.-ft of torque. The Kenworth T880S with set-forward front axle is the go-to configuration for mixer customers required to comply with federal bridge formulas.

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