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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.


Cat’s mini hydraulic excavator compact radius design works well in congested spaces

Oct 29, 2014

Cat’s mini hydraulic excavator compact radius design works well in congested spaces

Caterpillar’s 303E CR mini hydraulic excavator is 61 inches wide across the blade and has a compact-radius design that limits tail swing to less than 5 inches (127 mm), allowing it to work efficiently and safely in small spaces and ...

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Doosan Telematics allows for remote monitoring

Oct 29, 2014

Doosan Telematics allows for remote monitoring

Doosan Telematics is an upgraded telematics package for its heavy equipment including excavators, wheel loaders and articulated dump trucks and will be standard on all of the company’s equipment, except for DX63-3 and DX85R-3 compact excavators. The new system includes ...

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How the change by large employers to only offer consumer-driven health plans affects you

Oct 28, 2014

How the change by large employers to only offer consumer-driven health plans affects you

The National Business Group on health released a study in mid-August that found that nearly one-third (32 percent) of large employers only plan to offer consumer-driven health plans (CDHP) next year. That’s 10 percent more than in 2014 and almost ...

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VIDEO: Case rolls out Tier 4 Final TR310 Alpha Series compact track loader

Oct 27, 2014

VIDEO: Case rolls out Tier 4 Final TR310 Alpha Series compact track loader

The new Tier 4 Final TR310 Alpha Series compact track loader (CTL) from CASE Construction Equipment features wider tracks (15.75 inches), a greater overall width (74.3 inches) and lower ground pressure (5.0 psi) than other medium-frame CTLs in the Case ...

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How new healthcare laws will affect worker’s compensation care

Oct 23, 2014

How new healthcare laws will affect worker’s compensation care

The new health care reform law will have both negative and positive effects on worker’s compensation systems throughout the nation, Dr. David Deitz, national medical director of commercial insurance strategic practices at Liberty Mutual Insurance Co. in Boston, told attendees ...

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How new healthcare may affect you starting in 2015

Oct 20, 2014

How new healthcare may affect you starting in 2015

Beginning in 2015, employers with more than 50 employees are required to offer healthcare coverage to their full-time employees or otherwise be hit with a significant financial penalty. In 2016, this kicks in for smaller firms. A Willis Group Holdings ...

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Six tips on how to sustain your business model

Oct 14, 2014

Six tips on how to sustain your business model

Do you know how to sustain your business model and be a profitable dealer for the future? At the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED)/Infor Executive Forum held in mid-September in Rosemont, Illinois, Steve Leonard, president and owners of Annapolis, Maryland-based American ...

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Do you drive one of the 20 ‘most-ticketed cars’ in the United States?

Oct 13, 2014

Do you drive one of the 20 ‘most-ticketed cars’ in the United States?

When I first read this list in CNN’s Money online section, I was pretty sure that my minivan (which is far from new and has certainly seen better days and cleaner times), didn’t make the list. After going through the list, ...

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Don’t underestimate the transportation construction industry

Oct 09, 2014

The transportation construction industry was hit pretty tough with this latest recession. In a 2014-2018 Construction Outlook from the Portland Cement Association’s (PCA) Dave Zwicke, senior regional economist, at the Associated Equipment Dealers (AED)/Infor Executive Forum, he noted that this ...

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Connecticut leans on federal funding for transportation while others find alternatives

Oct 06, 2014

Connecticut leans on federal funding for transportation while others find alternatives

Despite some states – and even some counties and municipalities – finding a way to fund transportation projects without relying on the federal government, the state of Connecticut isn’t one of them. (To read, “States Aren’t Waiting Around for Federal ...

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A giant pothole swallows up a school bus tire

Sep 23, 2014

A giant pothole swallows up a school bus tire

Our nation’s roads are becoming so bad that potholes are apparently starting to look more like sinkholes. At least that was the case with a pothole in Detroit that was big enough to swallow a bus wheel, according to an online ...

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Illinois Tollway opens new interchange as part of $2.5 billion project

Sep 15, 2014

Illinois Tollway opens new interchange as part of $2.5 billion project

The Illinois Tollway opened a new ramp connecting Irene Road to the eastbound Jane Addams Memorial Tollway (I-90) in Belvidere on Sept. 12 as part of the I-90 Rebuilding and Widening Project. This work is part of the project that will ...

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