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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.


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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John Deere adds three Tier 4 Final wheel loaders to K Series

Dec 01, 2014

John Deere adds three Tier 4 Final wheel loaders to K Series

John Deere has added three updated models to its K-Series Four-Wheel Drive Wheel Loader lineup. The 744K-II, 824K-II, and 844K-II meet Final Tier 4 emissions standards. The 744K-II (303 hp), 824K-II (333 hp) and 844K-II (377 hp) are built on the Interim ...

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SnowEx Brine Pro made for use with low-flow water input

Dec 01, 2014

SnowEx Brine Pro made for use with low-flow water input

To address the increased need for liquid solutions in snow and ice management, SnowEx has introduced the Brine Pro 2000 brine maker. With its unique, patent-pending design, the Brine Pro provides simple installation and automated operation, empowering end users to ...

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What causes the most damage to our nation’s bridges?

Nov 25, 2014

What causes the most damage to our nation’s bridges?

We surveyed all 50 state Departments of Transportation (DOT) and the District of Columbia’s DOT for the Better Roads Annual Bridge Inventory. In doing so, we took a look at what causes the most damage to bridges. Here’s what the ...

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Looking for the best of the best in equipment and products

Nov 16, 2014

Looking for the best of the best in equipment and products

  The Better Roads staff has been going through the hundreds of products and equipment we’ve covered or received press releases about throughout 2014. It’s a massive undertaking the staff goes through each year. The sheer volume of introductions is overwhelming. Better ...

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Do as I say, not as I do

Nov 12, 2014

Do as I say, not as I do

I recently went on a short trip to New York City with one of my closest friends. It was just an in-and-out weekend to spend a few days together catching up away from our busy lives of work, family and ...

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How the IRS’ adjustment up of affordability percentages for 2015 may affect your business

Nov 12, 2014

How the IRS’ adjustment up of affordability percentages for 2015 may affect your business

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has released the Revenue Procedure 2014-27 to index the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act’s (PPACA) affordability percentages for 2015 under the employer’s shared responsibility” (more commonly known as “play or pay”) mandate. This employer ...

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2014 Bridge Inventory Online Exclusive: How the 2014 numbers compare to 2013 numbers

Nov 12, 2014

2014 Bridge Inventory Online Exclusive: How the 2014 numbers compare to 2013 numbers

Better Roads published its 2014 Annual Bridge Inventory in the November 2014 print edition. (The digital edition will be uploaded soon so keep checking back for it at www.BetterRoads.com. For a downloadadble PDF of the print version, click here.) Funding remains the No. 1 ...

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Looking for the best of the best in equipment and products: Deadline Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. CT

Nov 10, 2014

Looking for the best of the best in equipment and products: Deadline Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. CT

The Better Roads staff has been going through the hundreds of products and equipment we’ve covered or received press releases about throughout 2014. It’s a massive undertaking the staff goes through each year. The sheer volume of introductions is overwhelming. Better ...

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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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