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Tina Grady Barbaccia

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.

Let’s stop spending money extraneously and solve the infrastructure problem

Feb 13, 2013

Let’s stop spending money extraneously and solve the infrastructure problem

I think Obama needs to learn if there isn't money, it can't be spent. It's not a difficult concept. I'd love a brand new car, but I don't have the money for one right now so I'm not going into ...

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Deere’s bright ideas: Hybrid diesel-electric wheel loader, new line of skid steers and compact track loaders

Feb 08, 2013

Deere’s bright ideas: Hybrid diesel-electric wheel loader, new line of skid steers and compact track loaders

LAS VEGAS—John Deere Forestry and Construction showcased its latest “bright ideas” at a Feb. 5 World of Concrete 2013 press conference: the 644K Hybrid wheel loader and the new E Series line of skid steers and compact track loaders. The ...

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Dexter + Chaney project management software system integrates projects ‘end-to-end’

Feb 08, 2013

Dexter + Chaney project management software system integrates projects ‘end-to-end’

LAS VEGAS--Seattle-based construction software developer Dexter + Chaney rolled out its new Spectrum Project Management software at the 2013 World of Concrete trade show this week in Las Vegas. Spectrum Project Management is available as part of the suite of applications ...

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Jobless benefit claims fall, levels near second half of 2012

Feb 08, 2013

In aBloomberg report, the news agency reports that claims for U.S. unemployment insurance payments fell in the week ended Feb. 2, which returns it to levels seen in the second half of 2012. Applications for jobless benefits dropped 5,000 to 366,000 ...

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Woman and Machine?

Feb 06, 2013

Woman and Machine?

Man and Machine? I'm here, and I'm a fiesty female editor. Watch out John Deere hybrid 644K wheel loader. It's woman editor and machine. :-) You may run on part electric, part diesel. I run on coffee (espresso, that is!) and words with ...

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AggMan’s ‘The Daily Scoop’ heads to World of Concrete

Feb 05, 2013

AggMan’s ‘The Daily Scoop’ heads to World of Concrete

At the crack of dawn on Tuesday, I headed out to Las Vegas to cover the World of Concrete 2013 trade show for Aggregates Manager's sister publication, Better Roads, and report back on the latest product introductions, new technologies in concrete as ...

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Pre-bauma wrap: Bye from Munich

Jan 31, 2013

The two pre-bauma media dialogue days are gone, and I'm trying to get some idea from them of what the big show here in Munich in April might be like. About the only certainty I can come up with is that ...

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LaHood leaving post as Secretary of Transportation

Jan 29, 2013

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood has told President Obama that he will not serve a second term in his position. This announcement comes exactly one week after saying he would stay. LaHood was the only Republican left in the ...

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Ritchie Bros. goes online with equipment in non-auction sector

Jan 22, 2013

Ritchie Bros. goes online with equipment in non-auction sector

Vancouver, B.C.-based Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers has gone online with its equipment sales. Already a major player in equipment sales as the world's largest seller of used industrial equipment as an auctioneer, the company on Jan. 22 announced the initial release Ritchie ...

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How bad is the tax ‘bite’ out of your paycheck now?

Jan 17, 2013

How bad is the tax ‘bite’ out of your paycheck now?

We all work hard for our money. Now we are all seeing less of it with the new payroll tax that has taken effect. A temporary cut in Social Security withholdings has given us hundreds of extra dollars to spend throughout ...

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MSHA final rulemaking ensures cost-of-living adjustments

Jan 17, 2013

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) in a final rulemaking declared that it has raised penalty amounts for two specific violations in order to ensure that cost-of-living adjustments mandated by law are implemented, according to a report from the ...

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USGS director stepping down

Jan 17, 2013

U.S. Geological  Survey (USGS) Director Marcia McNutt will be stepping down, effective Feb. 15, according to a National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) report. McNutt announced her departure from USGS on Jan. 14. The departure is timed to follow the launch ...

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