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Tour spotlights role of Hawaii manufacturers

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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
The Chamber of Commerce Hawaii, in partnership with INNOVATE Hawaii, hosted a bus tour for an inside look at how manufacturing companies operate and their impact on Hawaii’s economy. Using a heat lamp and a heat-measuring device, Bob Barrett, president of Coastal Windows, demonstrated Thursday how new technology such as dual panes and glass coatings for windows and doors can dramatically lower the amount of heat that passes into a home. At right is state Sen. Michelle Kidani at Coastal Windows’ Waipio location.
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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
Workers constructed a window Thursday at Coastal Windows’ manufacturing facility in Waipio.