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Tina Grady Barbaccia is executive editor of Better Roads and news & digital editor for Aggregates Manager. She has bachelor’s degrees in Journalism and Mass Communication and in Theater Studies from Kent State University and a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Master of Science in Communication managerial program. Barbaccia is currently national second vice president and a board member of the Construction Writers Association and national treasurer of the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) and a Chicago board member. She has won numerous national and regional ASBPE Awards as well as being a finalist for the American Business Media’s (ABM) Jesse H. Neal Award in 2007 and recipient of the award in 2011. Her coverage of a program to help children learn about the aggregates industry and pique their interest in geology earned an industry organization a 2005 Littleford Award from ABM.


New state data revealed on infrastructure report card latest tablet app update

Jan 12, 2015

New state data revealed on infrastructure report card latest tablet app update

We already know that our nation’s infrastructure isn’t scoring top marks on its report card. They’re the kind of grades that would have put me in trouble with my folks and certainly wouldn’t have bene marks I could have used ...

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Peterbilt’s heavy-duty trucks now have tandem-drive axles

Jan 01, 2015

Peterbilt’s heavy-duty trucks now have tandem-drive axles

The Dana Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem-drive axle is now available for all Peterbilt heavy-duty truck models. The axle design with AdvanTEK gearing and optimized integration with Peterbilt’s chassis is said to improve fuel efficiency by up to 2 percent. The ...

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How a grant, training is helping disadvantaged youth and adults learn construction and earn their GED

Dec 30, 2014

How a grant, training is helping disadvantaged youth and adults learn construction and earn their GED

A grant is helping youth and adults achieve their GED high school diploma equivalent and at the same time, it’s helping groom them for opportunities in the construction industry. The $84,474 Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training (I-BEST) grant from the ...

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Fecon’s RTF230 Rubber Tire Mulching Tractor

Dec 29, 2014

Fecon’s RTF230 Rubber Tire Mulching Tractor

Fecon’s RTF230 Rubber Tire Mulching Tractor is a four-wheel drive, four-wheel steer machine that boosts tractive and handling capabilities. A center-mounted engine and hydraulic drive train give the RT230 a very low center of gravity and even balance. The machine has ...

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VIDEO: Fun with snowplowing

Dec 19, 2014

VIDEO: Fun with snowplowing

Who says shoveling your driveway can’t be fun? Last year, I tried to make shoveling the driveway fun by having my two boys shovel along with me and make a fort while doing so. We had races with who could push ...

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Illinois Tollway helping veterans with free training Dec. 18, Jan. 8

Dec 17, 2014

Illinois Tollway helping veterans with free training Dec. 18, Jan. 8

The Illinois Tollway has an ambitious 15-year, $12 billion capital program, Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future, and it’s helping veterans get involved. The agency will host four free Veterans Goals Workshops to provide an opportunity for prime contractors, ...

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Construction industry growth numbers keep outlook positive

Dec 16, 2014

Construction industry growth numbers keep outlook positive

  The latest report from the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) highlighting construction growth last month is welcome news and a good sign that the construction industry continues to recover. ABC’s Chief Economist Anirban Basu says that nonresidential construction added nearly 5,000 ...

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2014 Better Roads Bridge Inventory

Dec 16, 2014

2014 Better Roads Bridge Inventory

Methodology: The Better Roads Bridge Inventory is an exclusive, award-winning annual survey that has been conducted since 1979. Bridge engineers from every state and Washington, D.C., are sent a survey with both qualitative and quantitative questions. The Federal Highway Administration, ...

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N.C. high school, middle school students invited to participate in Model Bridge Building Competition, deadline Dec. 31

Dec 12, 2014

N.C. high school, middle school students invited to participate in Model Bridge Building Competition, deadline Dec. 31

  The North Carolina Department of Transportation invites all North Carolina middle and high schools to participate in its 16th annual Model Bridge Building Competition. The contest is designed to give students a hands-on opportunity to apply their science, technology, engineering ...

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MaxLite Tunnel Lights have no downtown after power outage

Dec 12, 2014

MaxLite Tunnel Lights have no downtown after power outage

MaxLite’s Merak LED Tunnel Lights are capable of replacing 175-watt to 1,000-watt high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps and are said to provide energy savings of up to 70 percent. The LEDs have an 118,000-hour L70 lifetime. Available in a wide range of ...

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Keep your laws off our ditches

Dec 12, 2014

Keep your laws off our ditches

The current proposed regulation that would change the definition of the “waters of the United States” and expand federal regulations to cover other wet areas in the country – including roadside ditches – could be extremely detrimental to the highway ...

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Ditch Witch’s SK850: The company's most powerful mini skid steer

Dec 11, 2014

Ditch Witch’s SK850: The company's most powerful mini skid steer

Ditch Witch’s SK850 is equipped with a 37-horsepower, Tier 4 Yanmar diesel engine and is the company’s most powerful mini skid steer. It has an 860-pound rated operating capacity and 83-inch hinge-pin height. The mini skid steer’s 74-square-inch platform and ...

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