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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.


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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Fecon’s RTF230 Rubber Tire Mulching Tractor

Dec 02, 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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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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Peterbilt’s heavy-duty trucks now have tandem-drive axles

Dec 02, 2014

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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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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Michelin Earthmover X-Super Terrain artic dump truck tire optimize uptime

Dec 01, 2014

Michelin Earthmover X-Super Terrain artic dump truck tire optimize uptime

Michelin Earthmover’s X-Super Terrain articulated dump truck tires are said to improve service capabilities. The tire size range includes 23.5R5. Uptime will be optimized through the use of C2 technology, which has robust casings with less shoulder mass that leads ...

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Gradall 4100 excavator’s push-button auto transmission makes travel easy

Dec 01, 2014

Gradall 4100 excavator’s push-button auto transmission makes travel easy

Gradall’s XL 4100 IV excavators have a host of mobility advantages including highway travel speed capability up to 60 mph, which eliminate the expense, time and manpower needed by excavators that require an extra truck and a lowboy trailer. The XL ...

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ClearSpan adds three length options to HD Building solutions

Dec 01, 2014

ClearSpan adds three length options to HD Building solutions

ClearSpan Fabric Structures has added three different length options to its HD Building solutions. The buildings are available in both gable- and round-style designs and can be mounted as a freestanding structure or affixed to other foundations, such as ponywalls ...

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