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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.


Bobcat unveils hydrostatic drive utility vehicles, Tier 4-compliant excavators and completes M Series transition

Mar 21, 2014

Bobcat unveils hydrostatic drive utility vehicles, Tier 4-compliant excavators and completes M Series transition

Last year was a big year for Bobcat Company, and it doesn’t look like the equipment manufacturer is slowing down anytime soon. In 2013, Bobcat launched its 3600 and 3650 utility vehicles as the company transitioned its product line to Tier ...

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Bobcat is ‘unstoppable’ as it gets ready to produce one millionth loader

Mar 18, 2014

Bobcat is ‘unstoppable’ as it gets ready to produce one millionth loader

As Bobcat gets ready to produce its one millionth loader – expected sometime this summer – the equipment manufacturer is launching its “Unstoppable” campaign. “We are not stopping,” a company rep said during a March 5 press conference at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. ...

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VIDEOS: Colorado DOT’s humorous PSAs on legalization of marijuana

Mar 17, 2014

VIDEOS: Colorado DOT’s humorous PSAs on legalization of marijuana

I remember the first time I smelled marijuana. It was at a concert at an outdoor venue in the fall that I went to college. I don’t smoke, and it makes me ill when I’m around it. When I smelled a ...

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XL Specialized Trailers showcases low-profile, detachable gooseneck trailer

Mar 16, 2014

XL Specialized Trailers showcases low-profile, detachable gooseneck trailer

XL Specialized Trailers displayed its XL 110 Low-Profile Hydraulic Detachable Gooseneck (HDG) trailer at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The trailer for hauling heavy construction equipment has a 13-inch-long, low-profile neck and a five position variable ride height. It also features an overall length ...

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VIDEO: Climbing Mont Blanc to test out surveying equipment

Mar 15, 2014

VIDEO: Climbing Mont Blanc to test out surveying equipment

The highway and bridge construction industry uses surveying in building this infrastructure, but I bet most of you haven’t climbed a mountain to conduct surveying. This is a pretty neat video of surveyors climbing the Swiss Alps’ Mont Blanc in Heerbrugg, ...

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Illinois Tollway launches translation feature for seven more languages on its website

Mar 14, 2014

Illinois Tollway launches translation feature for seven more languages on its website

The Illinois Tollway has become an agency of many tongues. Related: Illinois Tollway refinances Series 2005A bonds, anticipates $44 million in savings It launched a new feature Thursday on its website that now allows users to see select information about the Tollway system ...

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John Deere releasing Interim Tier 4 retrofit kit in 2015 to allow machine sales to countries without USLD availability

Mar 13, 2014

John Deere releasing Interim Tier 4 retrofit kit in 2015 to allow machine sales to countries without USLD availability

Starting in 2015, owners of John Deere Construction and Forestry Equipment will able to purchase a retrofit kit that will enable Interim Tier 4 (IT4) machines to be sold in countries where ultra-low sulfur diesel (ULSD) fuel is not available, ...

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U.S. Bridge certification upgraded by AISC

Mar 13, 2014

U.S. Bridge certification upgraded by AISC

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) upgraded U.S. Bridge’s certification after the company’s recent AISC audit. AISC determined, after the audit, that U.S. Bridge “successfully met the quality certification requirements for Certified Bridge Fabrication - Advanced (Major)” and subsequently awarded ...

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Topcon hits the road: 23K miles in six months

Mar 12, 2014

Topcon hits the road: 23K miles in six months

Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) is hitting the road in April when it launches its “Topcon Technology Roadshow 2014.” The program officially launches April 10 in Pleasanton, Calif., and will end in October in Riverside, Calif. The “hands-on, bring-the-technology-to-you” educational program is ...

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Toro hosts 100th birthday celebration in Las Vegas

Mar 12, 2014

Toro hosts 100th birthday celebration in Las Vegas

The Toro Co. is turning 100 years old on July 10, so what better way to celebrate than with a party in Las Vegas? At ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014, the company held a small birthday bash in its booth on March 4, the ...

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VIDEO: Illinois launches ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign to educate drivers about new hand-held cell phone ban

Mar 11, 2014

VIDEO: Illinois launches ‘Drop It and Drive’ campaign to educate drivers about new hand-held cell phone ban

Drivers in Illinois caught using using a cellphone without a hands-free device (except in an emergency) such as speakerphone or headsets that feature voice-activated or one-digit dialing are ticketed and fined from $75 up to $150 for repeat offenses, with ...

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Volvo launches Tier 4 Final engines, E Series excavators, G Series articulated haulers and H Series wheel loaders

Mar 11, 2014

Volvo launches Tier 4 Final engines, E Series excavators, G Series articulated haulers and H Series wheel loaders

Volvo has launched its Tier 4 Final technology and several new machines that use it. The D4, D6, D8, D11, D13 and D16 diesel engines improve fuel efficiency by 5 percent compared to previous models. The engines were “comprehensively tested,” according to ...

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