Tags: Tina Grady Barbaccia

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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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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‘Stretching’ your heavy equipment: a new trend?

Feb 27, 2013

‘Stretching’ your heavy equipment: a new trend?

In a sit-down conversation with Rob Marringa, North American brand marketing manager for wheel loaders and heavy excavators, Case Construction Equipment, at World of Concrete 2013 earlier this month, he talked with me about trends in the heavy equipment industry. The current ...

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Shuster ‘encouraged’ by infrastructure plan, but ‘long-term plan’ needed

Feb 25, 2013

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) released a statement on Wednesday following the release of additional details on President Obama’s infrastructure plan. In his statement, Shuster pointed out that he is “encouraged” by the need to reduce “red ...

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Oldcastle talks with AggMan about how saving pennies can save millions

Feb 24, 2013

Oldcastle talks with AggMan about how saving pennies can save millions

Pennies DO matter in an aggregates operation. In a recent conversation with Shane Buchanan, asphalt performance manager with Oldcastle Materials Group’s Asphalt Performance Team, about mix-design optimization, he told me how watching your pennies can save your operation millions. But it’s not ...

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Foreclosure filings down, but does it really mean we’re on the rebound?

Feb 19, 2013

Foreclosure filings down, but does it really mean we’re on the rebound?

Are we on the rebound? Dow Jones reports that the number of U.S. properties with foreclosure filings fell 28 percent in January from a year earlier, while foreclosure starts fell to a six-year low, according to market researcher RealtyTrac. According to the ...

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FHWA data show $7 billion in federal funding obligated in FY 2013

Feb 15, 2013

The latest analysis of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) data shows that federal, state, and local departments of transportation (DOTs) have so far obligated $7 billion in federal funds during Fiscal Year (FY) 2013, which began last Oct. 1, is an ...

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Limestone byproducts for food create niche market

Feb 14, 2013

Limestone byproducts for food create niche market

For daily news updates and web-exclusive news items, visit the “AggBeat” section of our website at www.aggman.com ‘Animal feed’ segment can be a compelling outlet in uncertain economic times.   by Tina Grady Barbaccia, News and Digital Editor tgbarbaccia@randallreilly.com     In a challenging economy, creating ...

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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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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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Compliance with proper equipment guarding

Dec 04, 2012

Compliance with proper equipment guarding

The Mine Safety and Health Administration develops a guide to help producers abide by industry rules and protect against guarding-related violations. The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) rolled out a new compliance assistance resource on Oct. 4 to address one ...

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Lake Carriers Association: Limestone trade down 22% in October

Nov 19, 2012

Lake Carriers Association: Limestone trade down 22% in October

Shipments of limestone on the Great Lakes totaled 2.9 million tons in October, a decrease of 10 percent compared to September, and 21.8 percent below the level of a year ago, according to the Cleveland-based Lake Carriers Association (LCA). The ...

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