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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.

Case brings 821F and 921F wheel loaders to Tier 4 Final standards

Mar 10, 2014

Case brings 821F and 921F wheel loaders to Tier 4 Final standards

Case Construction Equipment announced at ConExpo-Con/Agg 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 with diesel ...

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The Impact of Fuel Use Trends on the Highway Trust Fund’s Present and Future – downloadable PDF

Apr 01, 2013

The Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) commissioned the study, "The Impact of Fuel Use Trends on the Highway Trust Fund's Present and Future," through The College of William & Mary's Thomas Jefferson Program in Public Policy (TJPPP) commissioned a study to ...

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No budget until April?

Mar 12, 2013

No budget until April?

So our president is delaying the budget once again. According to a March 8 report from The Hill which cites Congressional sources, the Obama Administration won’t be releasing its 2014 budget until April 8 — more than two months late. By law, ...

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Ritchie Bros. sells $55+ million at March auction

Mar 12, 2013

In the first 2013 Edmonton, AB, Canada, unreserved public auction of Ritchie Bros., the industrial auctioneer sold more than 3,500 heavy equipment items and trucks – including large selection of mining equipment bringing in $55+ million (CA$57 million). The auction took place March 7-8, ...

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‘Gridlock’ – a video from ARTBA on fixing the Highway Trust Fund

Mar 12, 2013

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) has put together, "Gridlock," a grassroots mobilization video to urging Congress to fix the Highway Trust Fund and subsequent crumbling infrastructure. To see the video, go to http://www.artba.org/article/video-message.  

Monthly motor fuel report shows -0.2 percent change nationwide

Mar 11, 2013

The November 2012 Monthly Motor Fuel Reported by States report, publicly released on March 7 by the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Office of Policy, showed a a change of -0.2% nationwide, from the same month the previous year. A ...

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Vulcan elects Lee Styslinger III as a company director

Mar 11, 2013

Vulcan Materials Co. has elected Lee Styslinger III, 52, as a director of the company. Styslinger is chairman and CEO of Altec Inc., a holding company for businesses that design, manufacture, and market equipment for the electric and telecommunications industries with ...

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‘Who Makes America’ contest entry deadline extended to March 18

Mar 08, 2013

‘Who Makes America’ contest entry deadline extended to March 18

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) I Make America campaign has extended the entry deadline for its “Who Makes America” contest to March 18, 2013. The contest is seeking the individual who best “makes America” through hard work, dedication to their ...

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Granite named as one of ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’

Mar 07, 2013

Granite named as one of ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’

Granite Construction Inc. has again been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical Companies (WME). The 2013 WME companies are those that embrace ethical business practice and demonstrate industry leadership. "Not only did more companies ...

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Public spending on construction may decline from sequestration

Mar 06, 2013

Public spending on construction may decline from sequestration

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reports that nonresidential construction spending fell 3.3 percent in January, with outlays decreasing to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $572.1 billion, citing a March 1 report by the U.S. Census Bureau. Year over year, ...

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MDU Resources webcasting investor analyst seminar March 14

Mar 06, 2013

MDU Resources Group plans to webcast its annual investor analyst seminar March 14 from New York City. For the analyst seminar, MDU Resources' President and Chief Executive Officer David L. Goodin and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Doran N. Schwartz ...

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14 miles of new tolls in L.A. won’t solve infrastructure problem

Mar 05, 2013

14 miles of new tolls in L.A. won’t solve infrastructure problem

The Los Angeles Times reports that 14 miles of new tolled "HOT lanes" (high-occupancy travel lanes) have opened on the San Bernardino Freeway as part of a trial program to see if drivers traveling alone will pay to use the ...

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