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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.


North Carolina’s DOT adding signs for electric charging stations along the highways

Dec 09, 2014

North Carolina’s DOT adding signs for electric charging stations along the highways

It’s going to get a whole lot easier for drivers in North Carolina who operate some hybrid vehicle to find “refuelbing” stations. The N.C. Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has agreed to include electric vehicle charging station signs along highways, according to ...

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Dissecting the Affordable Care Act

Dec 08, 2014

Dissecting the Affordable Care Act

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 under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). In 2016, this ...

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What you need to know about the new public-private contract guidelines

Dec 08, 2014

The latest surface transportation bill, "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century (MAP-21)" required that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) develop public-private partnership (P3) transaction model contracts for the most popular type ...

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Caterpillar 335F compact radius excavator for bridge, road work in tight spaces

Dec 08, 2014

Caterpillar 335F compact radius excavator for bridge, road work in tight spaces

  Caterpillar’s 335F CR is the manufacturer’s largest compact radius excavator available. The reduced swing radius and heavy lifting capabilities suit this machine for rehabilitation work on roads and bridges where work space is at a premium. The machine is also ...

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Walz Scale’s volume loader scanner field tests underway

Dec 02, 2014

Walz Scale’s volume loader scanner field tests underway

Walz Scale’s field-testing is underway on its WLS Volume Load Scanner or Walz Load Scanner at multiple locations. The field tests are designed to prove the accuracy and reliability of the Walz Load Scanner for managing material volumes excavated and ...

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Atlas Copco single-drum soil rollers

Dec 02, 2014

Atlas Copco single-drum soil rollers

Atlas Copco’s CA1300 and CA1500 single-drum soil rollers for high maneuverability and visibility on parking lot, road, utility pipe and street projects feature the manufacturer’s exclusive Active Bouncing Control (ABC), a cross-mounted Tier 4 Interim or Tier 4 Final engine ...

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Bobcat’s Zero-Tail Swing compact excavator with retractable undercarriage

Dec 02, 2014

Bobcat’s Zero-Tail Swing compact excavator with retractable undercarriage

Bobcat Company’s Tier 4-compliant Zero Tail Swing (ZTS) E20 compact excavator is a 13.9-horsepower model features a retractable undercarriage, unmatched cab comfort, increased uptime protection, attachment readiness and an ease of serviceability. The E20 replaces the 324 excavator model and ...

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Komatsu crawler dozer is Tier 4 Final emissions certified

Dec 02, 2014

Komatsu crawler dozer is Tier 4 Final emissions certified

Komatsu America’s D155AX-8 crawler dozer has an operating weight of 89,300 pounds. Rated at 354 horsepower net, the D155AX-8 is powered by a Komatsu SAA6D140E-7 engine, which is EPA Tier 4 Final emissions certified. Equipped with the KOMTRAX technology, data such ...

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ASTM standard provides accepted procedure for measurement

Dec 02, 2014

ASTM standard provides accepted procedure for measurement

The release of the ASTM F3080 provides engineers, inspectors and authorities with an internationally accepted procedure for the measurement and/or confirming of installed pipe size and/or shape deformation. The F3080 – 14 Standard incorporates a 360-degree, non-rotating laser light ring projected ...

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Kohler generators with optional liquid propane tanks

Dec 02, 2014

Kohler generators with optional liquid propane tanks

        Kohler Power Systems’ compact gaseous-fueled generators – the 50REZGT and 70REZGT – can easily switch between optional on-board liquid propane (LP) fuel tanks and external LP liquid, LP gas or natural gas fuel sources. The two models are eligible Kohler Power ...

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LiuGong introduces its largest wheel loader

Dec 02, 2014

LiuGong introduces its largest wheel loader

Introduced at bauma China, LiuGong’s worldwide debut of the CLG8128H is the company’s largest wheel loader to date. The CLG8128H is mainly used for large projects and is developed according to the manufacturer’s product planning and market demand. It is featured ...

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Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc. HTSS-1 HM Emulsion Trackless Tack

Dec 01, 2014

Blacklidge Emulsions, Inc. HTSS-1 HM Emulsion Trackless Tack

  Blacklidge Emulsions’ HTSS-1 HM Emulsion Trackless Tack is an advanced asphalt emulsion tack specially formulated to dry extremely fast into a hard and driveable coating – often in less than 10 minutes after application. Recent national studies indicate that Trackless ...

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