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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.


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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Donaldson showcases medium-pressure hydraulic filtration at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Mar 07, 2014

Donaldson showcases medium-pressure hydraulic filtration at ConExpo-Con/Agg

Donaldson featured its FLK medium-pressure filtration technology at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 in Las Vegas. The technology, used in hydraulics for OEMs and equipment owners, is manufactured using the company’s Synteq XP media and RadialSeal technologies. The FLK assemblies are said to provide higher pressure fatigue ...

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March 7: ConExpo-Con/Agg Top Educational Picks

Mar 07, 2014

March 7: ConExpo-Con/Agg Top Educational Picks

This once-every-three-years show is the perfect opportunity to look at the latest equipment, network and increase your industry knowledge. Here’s a guide to the most useful sessions for Better Roads readers. ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 is North America’s biggest construction equipment trade show ...

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Doosan launches Tier 4 Final non-DPF compact diesel engines

Mar 07, 2014

Doosan launches Tier 4 Final non-DPF compact diesel engines

The Doosan Infracore Engine Business Group launched three Tier 4 Final-compliant compact diesel engines with a non-diesel particular filter (DPF) design for the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 in Las Vegas. The new D18, D24 and D34 engine ...

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Volvo President: ‘Not pleased with recent results but well positioned for growth’

Mar 07, 2014

Volvo President: ‘Not pleased with recent results but well positioned for growth’

Although Volvo Construction Equipment is "not pleased with its recent results," the company is "well positioned for growth," Martin Weissburg, president of Volvo, told editors and analysts at a March 5 press conference at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 in Las Vegas. Although Weissburg ...

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Volvo partners with Lego Group

Mar 06, 2014

Volvo partners with Lego Group

How cool is this? My boys would be drooling! At a press conference Wednesday, Volvo announced it is partnering with the Lego Group to make Lego construction equipment. Guess what’s next on my list to do (after recovering from the madness of ...

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March 6: ConExpo-Con/Agg Top Educational Picks

Mar 06, 2014

March 6: ConExpo-Con/Agg Top Educational Picks

This once-every-three-years show is the perfect opportunity to look at the latest equipment, network and increase your industry knowledge. Here’s a guide to the most useful sessions for Better Roads readers. ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 is North America’s biggest construction equipment trade show ...

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VIDEO: Could ‘Beer Money’ help solve our infrastructure problem?

Mar 05, 2014

VIDEO: Could ‘Beer Money’ help solve our infrastructure problem?

 Country singer-songwriter Kip Moore, who will be touring with country superstar Tim McGraw this summer, is partnering with Case Construction Equipment to promote the importance of finding a solution for our nation’s crumbling infrastructure. “Case knows my vision and the things ...

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Komatsu rolls out new ‘innovative, intelligent, integrated’ hydraulic excavators, dozers and an articulated dump truck, many Tier 4 Final

Mar 05, 2014

Komatsu rolls out new ‘innovative, intelligent, integrated’ hydraulic excavators, dozers and an articulated dump truck, many Tier 4 Final

Komatsu America Corp. introduced six new hydraulic excavators, two crawler dozers and a Tier 4 Final articulated dump truck at a March 4 press conference at ConExpo-Con/Agg 2014 in Las Vegas. The company’s theme for the trade show this year is ...

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LiuGong chairman Zeng: Company ‘confident’ in global market strategy

Mar 05, 2014

LiuGong chairman Zeng: Company ‘confident’ in global market strategy

Despite global economic challenges, Liugong is not only “confident” in its global market strategy, but it has the numbers to show its success. The company achieved an operating profit that increased 34 percent and 9.95 percent net profit increase during 2013, ...

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