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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.


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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GKN rolls out inverted slip design range driveshafts

Mar 11, 2014

GKN rolls out inverted slip design range driveshafts

GKN Land Systems rolled out its new inverted slip design range Synergy 5C-10C driveshafts for the construction and mining industry at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014. The range has a service-free design, which is done through optimizing spline geometry, spline grease for off-highway loads, ...

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What your agency needs to know about how this year’s cold and snow might affect spring weather

Mar 10, 2014

What your agency needs to know about how this year’s cold and snow might affect spring weather

I don’t know about you, but I’m ready for spring weather. Sure, I love winter sports and playing in the snow with my kids, but this winter has been particularly rough with extreme winter weather. It has certainly done a ...

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Ritchie Bros. Las Vegas auction coinciding with ConExpo-Con/Agg brings in $60 million-plus

Mar 10, 2014

Ritchie Bros. Las Vegas auction coinciding with ConExpo-Con/Agg brings in $60 million-plus

Coinciding with ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 last week, the every-three-year concrete/aggregate equipment show, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers broke several of its side records with its auctions on March 6 and 7 that brought in more than $60 million in gross auction proceeds, had ...

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The Bearded Editors of Construction

Mar 09, 2014

The Bearded Editors of Construction

For those of you who were at ConExpo-Con/Agg last week, you know how busy this show has been. I’m sure many of you have seeing the editors running – literally – from one press event to another trying to cram in ...

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Transportation Talk: Can We Stop a ‘Painful’ Transportation Situation?

Mar 08, 2014

Transportation Talk:  Can We Stop a ‘Painful’  Transportation Situation?

  We’re in trouble – big trouble – and it’s going to be hard to find a way out. It’s not news to anyone in the transportation construction industry that the nation’s Highway Trust Fund (HTF) is in peril. So far, ...

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The Last Word

Mar 08, 2014

The Last Word

By Tina Grady Barbaccia The Roadologist Blog For more blogs from Better Roads, visit betterroads.com.   The Saga Continues with ‘Booth Babes’ and the S.T.E.A.M. Professions’ Post I wasn’t sure at first what kind of reaction I would get to the “‘Booth babes’ and the S.T.E.A.M. ...

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Snow and Ice Control Equipment and Techniques for Snowfighters

Mar 07, 2014

Snow and Ice Control Equipment and  Techniques for Snowfighters

From the havoc severe winter weather has wreaked this year to sustainability in action and lessons learned from other agencies, here’s a look at the latest in snow and ice control and a sneak peek at the upcoming APWA Snow ...

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Case updates 821F and 921F wheel loaders to Tier 4 Final

Mar 07, 2014

Case updates 821F and 921F wheel loaders to Tier 4 Final

Case Construction Equipment (Booth 11722, North Hall) announced that its 821F and 921F wheel loaders have been updated to meet Tier 4 Final emission standards. The wheel loaders are equipped with a selective catalytic reduction (SCR)-only solution that treats emissions separately ...

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