Somero Enterprises, Inc. Donates Somero® S-485 Laser Screed® Machine For CIM Auction At World of Concrete

The Concrete Industry Management (CIM) program – a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management – is pleased to announce the donation of a Somero Enterprises, Inc. S-485 Laser Screed® for the annual auction at World of Concrete.

The annual auction will be held Wednesday, Jan. 19 in the West Hall Room W106 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and the live auction begins at 1 p.m. Once again this year, Internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Bros. website, To participate in electronic auction bidding, bidders must register a week in advance. Those participating in the auction at World of Concrete can register on-site. For a full list of items, please visit Those interested in making a donation should contact CIM Auction Committee Chairman Ben Robuck at or (404) 456-6867.

The Somero S-485 Laser Screed® is incredibly easy to operate and a very powerful 4-wheel drive machine. It is very multi-functional as well capable of fine grading most subbase materials, raking concrete level, or for screeding of concrete to very high floor levelness standards including world record setting and Golden Trowel® Award winning performance. Its lightweight design allows for utilization either on grade or on most decks (level or cambered), ice rinks, or chaired mesh or rebar.  Add the optional 3D Profiler System and greatly expand your opportunities.

Standard features for the S-485 Laser Screed® include:

  • Leveling control system which is able to operate in laser, 3D, or sonic mode.
  • Available with 8-or 10-foot vibrator beams to work around any number of slab penetrations.
  • Self-leveling head system (SLS)
  • Adjustable vibration settings
  • Column block protection
  • Somero Quick GradeSet System™
  • Soft landing
  • USB charging ports
  • Cup holder

According to industry renowned and flat floor finishing expert Steve Lloyd who purchased his S-485 at a previous CIM Auction; “If you want high F-numbers and can’t get a large Somero machine in there, you have to use their small Laser Screeds®. The S-485 is state of the art.  It is so essential every concrete contractor should own one or more!”

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